There’s lots to do this weekend, so we better get started! Head to the Kids Expo and Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Little ones and parents will have a blast at Mission Federal ArtWalk. You can dive into reading at the Kids Book Party in Balboa Park. Or check out one of the many neighborhood and garden festivals happening. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Art Alive
Check out more than 100 floral designer that bring the San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection to life! The day includes a flower hunt, nature-inspired tales and floral-themed projects. Fri. – Sun., 12 – 4 p.m., San Diego Museum of Art, $20/person (free for kids 6 and under). All ages. Event details.

Art in the Garden Spring Craft Show
Join us for a full day of local artists showcasing hand-made goods. From pottery to glass, beading to intricate gourds, you’ll be astounded with what our local artists produce. Sat., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., City Farmers Nursery, Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids Book Party
It’s a celebration of book! Kiddos will enjoy refreshments, entertainment and free, new books to take home at this annual event by Reading Literacy Learning Inc. Sat., 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Free. All ages. Event details.

Healthy Kids Day
The Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day is aimed at inspiring kids to keep moving and learning. Healthy Kids Day features health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, swimming, and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. Activities include open swim in the pool, music by tween band Victims of Authority, Zumba classes, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, educational activities, healthy snacks, and more. Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mission Valley YMCA, Free. All ages. Event details.

Linda Vista Multicultural Fair
The Linda Vista Fair is intended to promote cultural awareness and understanding within the City of San Diego. Its numerous cultural exhibits, film festival, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances are eagerly anticipated by residents and visitors to San Diego. Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Block of Linda Vista Rd., Free. All ages. Event details.

Mission Federal ArtWalk
Families are invited to bring their kids to enjoy KidsWalk, a special area at the event offering more than 15 hands-on art activities provided by the children’s museums, performing art schools and art instructors. KidsWalk is part of the Mission Federal ArtWalk event. Visitors will also enjoy five stages of live music, a dedicated venue for San Diego’s dance companies, terrific eateries and creative vignettes of performing and interactive entertainment. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Little Italy, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Kids Expo and Fair
Bring the family out to the largest kids expo in San Diego. Four stages of music, dance, modeling and guest appearances, plus 100 businesses and products for kids and families. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds, Free for kids, $5/adult. 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. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Downtown Encinitas, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

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. – 4 p.m., Cuyamaca College, Free. All ages. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of San Diego Kids Expo and Fair Facebook page