There is lots to do in San Diego this last weekend of April. Before you spring into May, pick out a few of the events happening throughout the county to enjoy. How about a kids book party in Balboa Park, or a Fancy Nancy Tea Party downtown? Travel back to the 1500s at a traditional Renaissance Faire in Escondido. Or get healthy with YMCA Healthy Kids Day in South Bay. Whatever the kiddos love to do, there’s plenty of it this weekend.

San Diego

Children’s Book Party
It’s a book party! All kids receive a free, brand new book, entertainment and refreshments. Sat., 8:30 – 10:30 am; Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. 5 and over. Free. Event Details.

MLK Jr. Community Choir 
Celebrate spring and song with the San Diego Children’s Choir and the MLK Jr. Community Choir. Sun., 4:00 pm; First United Methodist Church, Mission Valley. All ages. Free. Event Details.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Enjoy an afternoon tea party with Fancy Nancy bestselling  illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser. The event includes an elegant afternoon tea, signed book, and more. Sun., 4:30 pm; The Westgate Hotel, Downtown. All ages. $39 for adult/$49 for kids. Event Details.

North County

MamaFest 
Join Stroller Strides as it kicks off Pregnancy Awareness Month for a night to celebrate motherhood. Shop, Learn and have a great Mom’s Night Out all to promote Postpartum Health Alliance. Fri., 7:00 – 10:00 pm; La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad. Moms 18 and over. $20 in advance/ $25 at door. Event Details.

Renaissance Faire
Travel back in time with a full Renaissance village, featuring a kids entertainment area with a treasure hunt.  Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Felicita Park, Escondido. All ages. Costs vary. Event Details.

South Bay

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Participate in fitness demos and activities, rock wall climbing, gymnastics, inflatable jumpers for kids, arts and crafts, and more. Sat., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Border View YMCA, Chula Vista. All ages. Free. Event Details.

Worth The Drive

Crafting Community at Ace Hotel
Shift gears from the hectic hustle of city life to a poolside getaway filled with craft, recreation, and creativity. Fri.-Sun., All Day; Ace Hotel, Palm Springs. All Ages. See website for cost. Event Details.

— Leah Singer