It may be hard to chose just one or two events to check out since there are so many ways to rock this spring weekend. See your favorite super heroes at Marvel Universe LIVE! Watch live ladybugs be released into the wind at Ladybug Day at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Celebrate Mother Earth at the biggest Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park. Ride a pony and take a tractor ride at the Sweetwater Farm’s Spring Festival. Or taste every avocado creation known at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Marvel Universe Live!
Great ready for a live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before! Kids will watch their favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) plus menacing Villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. Thurs. – Sun., times vary by day, Valley View Casino Center, $15 – $75/person. All ages. Event details

Whale Watching Adventures
Spot some whales and sea life on this last ride of the season. This extraordinary journey with ocean experts from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Flagship Cruises & Events. Fri. – Sun., 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Flagship Cruises & Events, $19 – $43/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

San Diego Earth Day
EarthFair 2015 features more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Balboa Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Week of the Young Child Festival
Check out this fun event where families can connect, find a variety of resources and network while their kids are involved in developmentally-appropriate activities. Sat., 10 – 2 p.m.,  Jacobs Center World Court, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Escondido Roots Series Presents: Mexico
Celebrate Mexico with a program that includes a showcase of the culture’s rich art shown in folk tales, music, dance, or puppetry along with a special cultural craft and a dress-up costume area. Sat., 2 – 4 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free. All ages. Event details

Ladybug Day
Participate in the “Lost Ladybug Project” sponsored by Cornell University. Search the garden for ladybugs and your information will get reported back to Cornell University. In addition, there will be lots of craft activities located in the Eucalyptus Grove by Seeds of Wonder and a release of ladybugs at noon to benefit the garden. Sat., 10 – 12:30 p.m., San Diego Botanic Gardens, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Fallbrook’s Annual Avocado Festival provides an opportunity for entertainment and camaraderie bringing large numbers of visitors. The central role that the avocado plays in our lives is evident in the Festival’s Farmers Market, Agricultural Area, Avocado Culinary Demonstrations, Guacamole Contest, Avocado Ice Cream, Holy Guaca-Moly, the Art of the Avocado Contest, the Avo 500 Children’s Car Race, and the Best Decorated Avocado Contest. Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Historic Main Street (Fallbrook), Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Sweetwater Farm’s Spring Festival
Kids will love this day at the farm that includes a petting barnyard, pony rides, photo booth, tractor-drawn hayrides, and a farm market with beautiful fresh flowers and yummy food and drinks.  Bring your camera … ‘cause the photo ops are everywhere and all day long at Sweetwater Farms. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sweetwater Farms, $5/person. All ages. Event details.

How are you rocking the weekend? Tell us in the comments!

— Leah R. Singer

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