Whether you plan to attend one of San Diego’s many Easter egg hunts or picnic in the park, it promises to be a beautiful weekend in San Diego! Head to Belmont Park for a beachside egg hunt with the Easter bunny himself. Get outdoorsy and artsy with the bunny at the San Diego Botanic Gardens. Taste San Diego’s finest food trucks at the Valley Center Food Truck Festival. Or learn to talk like a pirate at Sailor’s Days at the Maritime Museum. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

“The Sleeping Beauty” Ballet Performance
In the ballet adaption of The Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora is cursed to sleep for 100 years, so Balboa Park’s Centennial Celebration is the absolutely perfect time for her to wake up! Fri. and Sat., times vary by day, Casa Del Prado Theater, $10-$18/person. All ages. Event details

Sailor’s Days
Lots of fun things to do: scavenger hunt with prize, make brass rubbings, ferryboat steam engine demos, explore our ships, raising sail, rope making, knot tying, rowing.  Activities available vary each day and are offered with paid admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Fri. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego, $8 – $16/person (kids 3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Crafteeo Spear and Shield Workshop
Watch your kiddo’s imagination take off as they build their very own spear and shield made from cardboard. This fun workshop for kids guides you through the process of building a 60” long spear and 22” diameter shield. Sat., 9 – 11 a.m., Steammaker’s Workshop, $25/person. Ages 7 and up. Event details.

Easter Surprises at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter and an egg hunt at the beach. Treat-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the park and kids can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny. Sun., times vary by activity, Belmont Park, $5/egg hunt on beach (park egg hunt is free). All ages. Event details.

North County

Eggstravaganza at Birch Aquarium
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the changes it brings by joining the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for Eggstravaganza! Explore animal eggs, discover changes in the sea by making your own plankton, create a shark egg craft, and participate in an underwater egg hunt; no baskets needed. Fri. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Birch Aquarium at Scripps, $9.50 – $14/person. All ages. Event details.

Spring Party with the Botanic Garden Bunny
Kids will create a variety of spring-themed crafts, including making their own bunny ears to wear at the party, and getting their face painted with a pink nose and whiskers to match. Sat., 10 – 11:30 a.m., San Diego Botanic Gardens, $18/non-member; $15/member. All ages. Event details.

Valley Center Food Truck Festival
This event is for all foodies and families. The day includes 16 gourmet food trucks, music, arts and crafts, a Kids’ Zone, and more. Sat., 12 – 6 p.m., Bates Nut Farm, Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Farm Stand West Spring Faire and Boutique
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, boutique, local arts and crafts, bakers, canners, seamstress, jewelry, and more will have their goods for sale. There will also be an afternoon BBQ lunch available, hay rides, and Easter egg hunt. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Farm Stand West, Free. All ages. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer

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