Summer may be coming to a close (or already over for some tykes) but that doesn’t mean that the San Diego area is lacking in fun weekend activities! In fact, San Diego is chock full of family fun that is sure to entertain, enthrall, and get the kids out of the house this weekend. Take your kids to participate in a Young Angler’s Fishing Tournament, or if they’d prefer to observe instead of participate, opt for an evening scouting out nighttime creatures at Owl Prowl. There’s also a Back-to-School bash and the chance to see the world’s best bodysurfers in action. Have fun out there!

San Diego

Young Angler’s Fishing Tournament
The San Diego Sportfishing Council is calling all aspiring young anglers to come out and compete in a friendly fishing tournament. Registration begins at 9:00 am, fishing is from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, and awards are at 2:00 pm. Bring your rods and tackle boxes for a fun-filled day of fishing. Questions? Call 619-234-8793. Fri., 9:00 am. Free. Ages 6-15. Event details.

Owl Prowl
“Whooooooo!” Bring the family out for an exciting evening of searing for owls and other elusive night creatures. Your guide will teach the little ones all about these exciting and hard-to-spot night hunters. It’s sure to be an evening of outdoor fun your kiddos won’t forget! Fri., 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Meditation for Kids and Families
Let’s be honest — all that jumping, bouncing, and dancing around is exhausting (for both parents and the energetic little ones). Sometimes all you need and certainly yearn for is a quiet moment of peace. If you’re nodding your head “yes”, then it’s time to head on over to the Vajrarupini Buddhist Centre for a meditation workshop. Appropriate for kiddos of all ages, this workshop will give you and your little ones the tools to culitivate minds of peace and happiness. Namaste! Sun., 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. $10 per family. All ages. Event details.


Back-to-School Bash
What better way to savor the last few days of summer (and boy, it was a great summer!) than a fun-filled back-to-school bash?! This afternoon of free fun in the sun offers families one last hurrah as kids can partake in a variety of awesome activities that include face painting, games, a photo booth, goodie bags, food samples, and an exciting treasure hunt! There is so much fun to be had this Saturday at Vista Palomar Park Shopping Center so be sure to arrive early so you don’t miss one minute of fun. Sat., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

La Jolla

Hullabaloo Sing-a-Long Concert
Hullabaloo is farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkies, and Ding-Dongs. You’ll hear traces of twang, funk, rock, folk and blues in their songs. Hullabaloo plays the time-tested favorites that everyone all grew up with and they write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing, dance, clap and stomp their feet. Your little ones are sure to be singing and dancing in no time! Fri., 10:00 am – 11:30 am. $5 suggested donation per family. All ages. Event details.


World Bodysurfing Championships
Cowabunga! This summer marks the 35th annual bodysurfing competition where over 250 surfers will spin, barrel roll, and split for their chance to be crowned grand champion. Bring your kiddos as the gawk in amazement at these acrobatic surfers! Sat., 6:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.