This weekend, we’ve got a great mix of outdoor events to keep everyone in your crew happy and entertained. Check out the latest in Ringling Bros. entertainment with their brand new XTREME show. Play in the Alta Vista Garden at their fun Kids in the Garden day. Take a nature walk through Mission Trails. Or have some summer fun with jugglers and stilt walkers at Belmont Park’s Family Night. Have a great weekend!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Present Xtreme
Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before. Thurs. – Sun., Times vary by day, Valley View Casino Center, $15 – $65/person. All ages. Event details.
Guided Nature Walk
Enjoy a free guided nature walk and learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of our open space and the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Sat., 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Night at Belmont Park
Bring the family to Belmont Park for the summer kids series nights. Tonight’s fun features a stilt walker and juggling. Sat., 6 – 8 p.m., Belmont Park. Free. All ages. Event details.
San Diego Free to Breathe Walk/Run
Join the 6th Annual Free To Breathe 5K Lung Cancer Run/Walk! This event is family-friendly (with an amazing face-painter on hand!) and pet-friendly, and includes options of a 5K Run, a 5K Walk, or a 1-Mile Walk. Everyone who pre-registers and participates will get an event T-shirt. There is also a super fun Kids Dash, where all the kids race and are awarded with medals! Sat., 6: 45 a.m., North Embarcadero Marina Park, $30/participant. All ages. Event details.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Concert
Captain Jack is back! Dead Man’s Chest finds lovers Elizabeth and Will in dire pursuit of terrifying Davy Jones’ Treasure. See it on the big screen—while the San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs Hans Zimmer’s swashbuckling score! Sun., 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South, $20-$79/person. All ages. Event details.
It’s Happiness Happens Day
As the Dalai Lama said, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” In essence, happiness happens! Celebrate summer winding down at Pretend City with fun activities and education for children about what it means to be happy. Sat., 12 – 5 p.m., Pretend City Children’s Museum, $12.50/person. Ages 2 – 7. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
– Leah R. Singer
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