There’s lots to do this weekend, so we better get started! Head to Fallbrook for a family day of Arts in the Park. Celebrate all-things nature and be a green thumb at the Spring Garden Festival. Dress like a pirate and make a splash at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Or enjoy some fun time outdoors at the Encinitas Street Faire. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair
The Linda Vista Fair has numerous cultural exhibits, a film festival, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego. The day includes the World Arts Village with performances and cultural artwork, Kids Zone, an international food court, carnival rides and much more. Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 6900 Block of Linda Vista Rd, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

The Art of Cartooning
Learn how to draw your favorite cartoon characters, from Japanese style manga to the Western comic strip. The program meets on the fourth Friday of the month. Today’s drawing theme is Hello Kitty, Sanrio Characters. Fri., 4 p.m., Carmel Mountain Ranch Library, Free. All ages. Event details.

Pirate Plunge
Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy swashbuckling activities including diving for treasure, cannonball crush, ship raider race and lots more fun. Don’t forget to participate in the treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, tropical bounce house and enjoy an outdoor screening of Pan. Sat., 5 – 9 p.m., Alga Norte Aquatic Center, $10/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Encinitas Street Faire
Join San Diego families and vendors browsing 400 unique booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques and more. The Faire also has lots of fun kids events including rides, crafts and four live stages of entertainment. Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., D St. to K St. Encinitas, Free. All ages. Event details.

Dutch Festival
The high school campus is transformed into a lively carnival with a variety of food and games for all ages. The gymnasium becomes a specialty market place, where you can find a silent auction and all kinds of unique Dutch treats and gifts. Throughout the day there are entertaining activities, including performances by student Klompen Dancers. Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Calvin Christian School, Free. All ages. Event details.

Arts in the Park
Spend a day of music, art, entertainment and activities for kids and families. Sun., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oak Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Lakeside Rodeo
Enjoy saddle bronc riding, bull riding, kids’ stick horse racing, team roping, barrel racing and lots more family fun. Fri. and Sat., times vary by day, Lakeside Rodeo. Free. All ages. Event details.

Spring Garden Festival
Enjoy exhibitors, programs and demos that help your family become green thumbs and conserve natural resources. There will also be a plant sale and lots of activities for kids. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cuyamaca College, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Day of the Child Community Fun Fair
This free event highlights storytelling, live performances, costumed characters, giveaways and local organizations that provide information on kid’s health, safety and education. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Memorial Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

— Leah R. Singer (photo too)