Say it ain’t so! What was a fabulous and fun-filled summer is now over. The kids are headed back to school with new school supplies and perhaps a brand spankin’ new outfit or two. Since the kiddos are in school during the week, this means that packing a ton of fun into the short weekends is even more important. Lucky for you, we have a bunch of awesome events this weekend in the San Diego area for the entire family from a screening of Up to an outdoor patriotic concert to a special summer festival at the Zoo! Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full run down on what’s happening this weekend (and beyond!).

San Diego:

Up Screening
Snuggle up for some family fun in Teralta Park for an outdoor screening of Disney-Pixar’s Up. Don’t forget to pack your blankets, chairs, and popcorn! Fri., 7:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Celebrate China Festival at the Zoo
Pack up the family and head on over to the world famous San Diego Zoo for their summer festival that highlights China! Get up close and personal with the critters, see some acrobatic acts and take a walk through the new Panda Trek habitat that includes red pandas, takins and Mang Mountain vipers! Sun., Park open 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm (open late!). Free with park admission. All ages. Event details.

Marine Band Concert
Take the family out to enjoy a concert by the Marine Band and sit back as they serenade you with some patriotic, traditional and contemporary selections. This is the last summer outdoor concert for the Twilight in the Park series so you’ll not want to miss out! Thurs., 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Chula Vista:

The Green Scene
Green thumbs unite! This garden show promises to be budding with things to see and do. With more than 40 booths for garden and environmental vendors and organizations, plant sales, and a kid’s zone, there is something for every gardener. Sat., 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.