photo: Harlem Globetrotters

It’s Presidents’ Day and Chinese New Year this weekend and we have plenty of ways to celebrate and have fun. Read our guide to 12+ Ways to Play over Presidents’ Day Weekend and where to ring in Year of the Dog and see below for even more super events we hand-picked just for you!


The Addams Family
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family (snap, snap). Take your clan to see The Addams Family, a spectacular musical comedy! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only her father Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a responsible family. With his adored wife Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them all, along with Uncle Fester, Pugsley and more for this heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! (snap, snap). Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mira Mesa

Tet Festival
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the San Diego Tet Festival. The 3-day celebration features children’s games and activities, games, food and live entertainment, including A-list Vietnamese singers and performers, lion dancing, firecrackers and the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant, Step-Up Dance and Golden Voice. There will also be a beer garden, full carnival rides, a petting zoo, a new cultural village and food vendors with a variety of foods from cultures worldwide. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is! Fri. & Sun. Event details.

San Diego

The Harlem Globetrotters
Enjoy a star-studded event that 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. Event details.

La Jolla

SEA Days: Ocean Love
Discover Science, Exploration & Adventure. Love is in the air – and the ocean – this month. It’s the time of year when whales are calving, birds are nesting, and fish are spawning. Join us as we learn about ocean “love” from experts at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sat. Event details.


5K Paw Walk in the San Diego Botanic Garden
Take a beautiful, scenic stroll through a 37-acre garden with your best canine companion in tow in the “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” which benefits the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and San Diego Botanic Garden. Enjoy food (for people and dogs), pet products and the unbeatable company of pooches and puppies. Sat. Event details.

Barrio Logan

Fern Street Circus
Cesar Chavez Park will be transformed into a carnival for the senses where attendees will enjoy circus performances, aerialists, musicians, acrobatic acts, jugglers, carnival games and free refreshments as part of this family-friendly waterfront art event. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. Sat. Event details.

Balboa Park

Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum
While enjoying a discounted $5 admission for the entire family, explore the Mingei’s colorful exhibitions, make an art project, complete a treasure hunt, talk to a docent, take home prizes and most of all, have fun! Sun. Event details.

Where are you having fun with the fam this holiday weekend? Share in the comments!

––Beth Shea