From un-birthday celebrations to outdoor nature fun, this weekend features lots of fun events for every kiddo in San Diego. Venture to the San Elijo Nature Center to experience their quarterly family days full of nature exploring and outdoor adventures. Party with Micky and his friends at Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate. Enjoy some haborside fun at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show. Or make a Mardi Gras mask at the Michael’s Kids Club event. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate
This fun-filled show features a magical montage of celebrations, holidays and festivals from around the globe set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a delightful tour as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Valentine’s Day Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses; and much more. Thurs. – Sun., times vary by day, Valley View Casino Center, $10 – $65/person. All ages. Event details.

San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
This annual tradition includes 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, Downtown San Diego Harbor, $12/person; Free/12 and under. All ages. Event details.

Michael’s Kids Club: Make a Mardi Gras Mask
It’s a piece of (King’s) cake! Stop by for the Mardi Gras Mask Event and take home a completed project. Each session is 30 minutes and includes supplies. Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Michael’s Stores in San Diego County, $2/person. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

Behold the Umbrellaphant
This concert takes you to a wilderness where beasts, flowers and vegetables have been mysteriously scrambled together to create one-of-a-kind creatures. Sun., 2 p.m.,  Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall, prices vary. 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 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Circus Vargas Presents Arlequin!
Circus Vargas continues to thrill audiences with their new and amazing 2015 edition, Arlequin! Steeped in tradition and devoted to all things magnificent and happy, Circus Vargas presents an array of unparalleled artists and performers dedicated to captivate and astound you! Fri.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Circus Vargas Big Top, $15-$70/person. All ages. Event details.

North County

Family Discovery Days: Wings Over Wetlands
Explore the winter bird migration, find birds using spotting scopes and participate in lots of nature-themed activities. Sat.-Sun., 1 – 4 p.m., San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

— Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment