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This weekend is bursting at the seams with action-packed fun! Monster trucks, Moana skates through Disney on Ice, Lunar New Year celebrations begin at Disney’s California Adventure and a sing-along of The Greatest Showman! Read on for the details.

College Heights

Free Hullabaloo Kids Concert
Come sing and dance with San Diego’s favorite kid-friendly band! Kids can put some pep in the weekend with a musical morning of fun with Hullabaloo. The award-winning group mixes country, rock blues, and folk with kid-friendly lyrics to deliver a concert that kiddos go crazy for! Fri. Event details.


Monster Jam®
Monster Jam® returns to Petco Park with high-octane entertainment. This action-packed live event showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger®, Max-D™ and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. These Monster Jam trucks deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies and more action! In addition to the world-class racing and freestyle competition action, fans can come to the stadium early to enjoy the Monster Jam® Pit Party pre-show experience – which gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close and meet the star drivers for autographs & photos.  Also available is the limited quantity Pit PartyEarly Access Pass that provides fans early entry into the Pit Party one hour before open to the general public. Note: the Pit Party is open from 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry; located in the Lexus Lot) Sat. Event details.

San Diego

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream
Celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, skating Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with the beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella. Plus, fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate family and tradition with a special sing-along with Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s Coco in a live fiesta Disney On Ice style at the start of the show. Note: Showtimes vary by day. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Family-Discovery Day: Wings Over Wetlands
Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration. Kids can meet live birds and enjoy bird-themed crafts, face painting and nature activities. Kids will enjoy learning about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds. There will be a food truck on-site. Note: Park at MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus and take the free shuttle to the event. Sun. Event details.

San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Boat enthusiasts: don’t miss this great event on the San Diego Bay where you’ll find dozens of new marine services and products from vendors, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. There will be new & pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts at the in-water display, food and drink from local restaurants, boat rides for kids and adults and special boating events. Set sail! Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure
Disneyland Resort rings in the Year of the Pig this Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park! During the 24 days of this multicultural celebration, you can experience exciting live entertainment and musical performances, including an enhanced “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” fun-filled arts and crafts, beautiful décor, delicious cuisine and themed merchandise for the whole family. Even the Three Little Pigs join in the fun with a rare appearance. Discover a touch of Disney magic as you experience Asian culture through inspired food, music and entertainment. New this year is the Sip and Savor pass, available for any guest to purchase if they wish to get the best value as they taste their way through the festive Asian marketplaces. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Balboa Park

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
Bring the whole family and enjoy the exhilarating musical, The Greatest Showman, in this annual movie sing-along! Lyrics will be displayed on screen in the stunning theater nestled inside the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. Bring your singing voice, good or bad, and join a roomful of movie fans in singing an array of show-stopping songs like Rewrite the Stars, Come Alive, and This is Me. Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children. Buy raffle tickets to win prizes, raise funds to help the choral community and have fun while doing so! Please note: No food or drinks allowed inside the theater (except bottled water) and no pets permitted inside. Make this the perfect afternoon event to follow your own Sunday lunch or brunch plans! Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea