Party time in San Diego! Did you know that there’s a family-friendly party scene in downtown San Diego? Well, there is… sort of. This weekend, you can bring your entire family out for a carnevale! (No, we didn’t forget to spell check. Keep reading for the details). Or, perhaps you’re in the mood for a circus. You’re in luck — Circus Vargas is coming to town and performances are taking place at Balboa Park this weekend. We’ve also found a huge consignment sale, a great outdoor learning activity and more.

San Diego

Little Italy Carnevale
Grab your masks and garments and head to Little Italy for an Italian festival. Or, leave your masks behind and just come out for the fun. The 9th Annual Little Italy Carnevale promises a great time for everyone — surprise performances will pop-up on street corners and Little Italy businesses a playful and family-friendly event. Sat., 5:00 pm. Little Italy. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Circus Vargas
Does the name Circus Vargas sound familiar? You may have seen it in Water for Elephants. Your whole family can catch the modern day performance this weekend. Arrive early because kids of all ages are invited out into the ring to learn a few circus skills, like juggling! Sat., 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 pm. Balboa Park. $20-$70. All ages. Event Details.

Crafty Sunday
Time to sharpen your family’s crafting skills by creating photo puzzles. This fun craft allows you take take your picture in Photo Booth, then turn that into an actual photo puzzle. The cost includes all materials and you take home your handiwork. Have fun assembling yourself! Sun., 12:00 pm. Museum of Photographic Arts. $7. All ages. Event Details.

South Bay

Trunk Treasures Consignment Event
Bring the kids… or leave them at home! We’re all about saving money and the Trunk Treasures Consignment Event is a great place to do it. Savvy shoppers are invited to peruse a huge selection of new and previously loved merchandise for your little ones.  Sat. – Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Eastlake Design District. Free. All ages. Event Details.

La Jolla

Tidepooling
Get outside and enjoy this beautiful February weather. Tidepooling is fun and educational, and these Tidepooling Adventure activities, led by trained Birch Aquarium naturalists, never disappoint. Please be sure to RSVP. Sat., 12:30 pm. Hospital Point. $10 for members/$12 for non-members. All ages. Event Details.

— Laura Willard

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