Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or planning to enjoy a few days off for President’s Day, there’s no storage of activities to do this weekend in San Diego. Your kiddos can get crafty at one of of many Valentine’s Day events. Or head to the Lunar New Year Festival. You can also travel with the Harlem Globetrotters or get artsy at the California Open Wildlife Art Festival. Have a great weekend!
The Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in celebration of its 90th anniversary world tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Fri., 7 p.m., Valley View Casino Center, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.
“Beauty and the Beast” Sing-Along
Head to the Balboa Theatre for a magical afternoon of watching “Beauty and the Beast” on the screen while singing along to the songs. Sun., 1 p.m., Balboa Theatre, $10/person (discounts available for military and kids under 12). All ages. Event details.
Jump Start Your Heart 5K
Valentine’s Day is all about having heart, so get your blood pumping as a family with the all-ages Jump Start Your Heart Walk/Run in Mission Bay. 100% of proceeds go towards research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects. Each walker will receive a goodie bag with t-shirt, sunglasses, socks and bag. Sat., 9 a.m., Mission Bay Park, $30/walker. All ages. Event details.
Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair to ring in the Year of the Horse! The event includes lion dances, martial arts performances, food, Asian Story Theater, arts and crafts, opportunity drawings, and more! Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Downtown San Diego, Free. All ages. Event details.
Kinder Koncert by San Diego Symphony
This concert for the family offers also includes a musical petting zoo where kids can touch and play with instruments. Fri., 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Free. All ages. Event details.
California Open Wildlife Art Festival
This event features a carving competition, art exhibits, antique docks, auctions and vendors. Kids under 17 can paint a silhouette to take home. Sat. and Sun., 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., McMillan Event Center, $5/person; free/12 and under. All ages. Event details.
Celebrate Tet Festival — the Vietnamese New Year celebration — with fun for whole the family including carnival rides, games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers. The entertainment programs include Miss Vietnam of San Diego and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture. Fri. – Sun., 11 a.m., Mira Mesa Community Park, Free. All ages. Event details.
Shalom Sesame: “Be Happy, It’s Purim!” Movie
Head to the San Diego Jewish Film Festival for this series of preschoolers the features the globetrotting Grover as he explores Jewish identify and traditions. Sun., 9:45 a.m., David and Dorothea Garfield Theater, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Free. All ages. Event details.
Insane Inflatable 5K
More than 11 extreme inflatable obstacles that combine imagination, creativity and a large dose of fun await! This fun day includes games, beverages, and swag from local vendors and sponsors. Kids will love getting their 5K on at this event. Sat., 8:30 a.m., Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, $49-$75/person. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
— Leah R. Singer