From ice skating extravaganzas to wellness and wetlands, there’s no shortage of family fun in San Diego this weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang sing all your favorite songs in Disney on Ice: Frozen. Head to the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center to learn all about birds in the wetlands. Participate in a ukulele sing-along at the Downtown library. Or get fit and have fun at the Wellness Week Festival in Encinitas. Have a great weekend!
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Disney on Ice: Frozen
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heart-warming tale that has captivated the world is now told live and skating into San Diego! Audiences will be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to instant Disney classics such as “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Thurs. – Sun., times vary by day, Valley View Casino Center, $20+/person. All ages. Event details.
San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
It’s back by popular demand!Hosted by the Sunroad Resort Marina, the annual tradition will be expanding this year with the addition of more floating docks to moor several larger vessels. Attendees will also be able to enjoy free boat rides for adults and kids, food, music, beer and spirits, making a great time for all to enjoy a day on the San Diego Bay. Thurs. – Sun., times vary by day, Sunroad Marina, $12/person; Free/12 and under. All ages. Event details.
Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning hosts a free craft activity each Saturday, where your kids can get creative. Every week features a new craft. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning, Free. All ages. Event details.
Hau’oli strummers will lead this family-friendly jam session. Join the musical fun! Sun., 2 – 3 p.m., Sanford Children’s Library, Downtown Central Library, Free. All ages. Event details.
Family Drop-In Days at the Museum of Art
Explore and learn more about art on view through activities designed to help families look at and think about art in new and different ways. Monthly themes are explored and weekly activities present projects using a variety of media and inspired by the works on view in the galleries. Join the art-making activities in The Studio, engage in family-friendly, docent-led tours, play with games and touchable objects, and Search-and-Find activities. Sun., 1 -3 p.m., San Diego Museum of Art, Free with admission. Ages 6-12. Event details.
Family Discovery Days: Wings Over Wetlands
Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration. Kids can meet live birds in presentations each day, and enjoy bird-themed crafts, face painting, and nature activities. Conservancy naturalists will have spotting scopes and binoculars for use along the Loop Trail that overlooks San Elijo Lagoon, with excellent birding views. Kids will enjoy learning about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds. Sat. and Sun., 1 – 4 p.m., San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, Free. All ages. Event details.
Wellness Week Festival
This event kicks off its annual Wellness Week and features dozens of exhibitors offering. Events include free treatments, product samples, health exams, cooking demos, raffle drawings, and tons of activities for the kiddos. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Encinitas Library, Free. All ages. Event details.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
– Leah R. Singer
feature photo: Sandor Weisz via flickr