It’s time to gear up San Diego families because this weekend we have a plethora of super fun outdoor and indoor activities. On the books for what will surely be another memorable summer weekend is a fish puppet show, a variety of live (and free!) outdoor concerts, a showing of everyone’s favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, on Broadway and a LEGO master builder competition. We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the last month of summer vacation than the below family-friendly events! We have tons more fun lined up so be sure to check out our full events calendar for the best and most awesome weekend activities.

San Diego

Fish Puppet Show
Your little ones will enjoy this puppet show entitled “Something’s Fishy.”  Presented at Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre this exciting show features the little curious fishy named Garabaldi who doesn’t want to swim with the other fish. Follow Garabaldi’s adventures as he is rescued from the jaws of a very lazy, but very hungry whale. Showtimes are at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Fri., 11:00 am. All ages. Event details.

Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Civic Theater is proud to showcase everyone’s favorite British nanny, Mary Poppins, in this one-week special event. This Broadway performance draws inspiration from the eponymous Disney film. Get ready to enjoy your favorite moments from the movie acted out live on stage! Sun., 1:00 pm. Age 5+. Event details.

Swing Music by the Sea
Get ready to twirl, spin, and swing this weekend as the La Jolla summer concert series brings you “Big Time Operator.” This swing band is sure to get you and your little ones on your feet and dancing up a storm! Sun., 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Clean Up at Cottonwood Grove
Want to get a little dirty and make a difference in the community? Join San Diego River Park Foundation’s Clean and Green Team in a cleanup of Cottonwood Grove. This environment often experiences pollution from surrounding areas, so everyone’s help is welcome! Tools and supplies are provided, but be sure to wear close-toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Sat., 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free. Ages 6+. Event details.


LEGO Master Model Builder Competition
Calling all future architects! Now is your chance to show off your building skills and your creativity in this LEGO Junior Master Model Builder Competition. Builders will design and build their own masterpiece, which they will submit by age category. Entries are judged by a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder and one winner from each age category will be chosen. This month’s theme is “Alien Conquest”! Sat., 10:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

San Carlos

Tree Time Naturalist Walk
Learn about sycamore, willow, and cottonwood trees, which are all now in the height of their season. This naturalist-led walk takes you through some of the local flora on the way to Old Mission Dam. Meet at Kumeyaay Campground entry station. Sat., 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.