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Ice skating Disney characters! A free Hullabaloo concert! An enchanting sailing excursion! Tidepooling with a trained naturalist! There are so many adventures in store for this weekend. Read on to see where to go first!

Point Loma

Disney on Ice Presents “Follow Your Heart”
Follow your heart straight to adventure with Disney On Ice! Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends at this ice skating extravaganza which features the beloved stories & characters from the smash hit animated movies “Finding Dory” and “Inside Out” for the first time in a live production. Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from “inside Out” as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure
You’ll find festive celebrations of the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park! Dive into Asian culture through inspired cuisine from Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures and a special Lunar New Year menu at Paradise Garden Grill, multicultural performances, gorgeous decor and themed merchandise. Don’t miss Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, which is a delightful, vibrant parade that celebrates family and friendship. Let the fun continue with the “Hurry Home Lunar New Year Celebration“: a nighttime water show at Paradise Bay that takes place before “World of Color.” This show tells the tale of a little lantern’s quest to reunite with her family for the annual celebration of good luck and fortune. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Solana Beach

Around the World in Eighty Days
Stampeding elephants! Runaway trains! Unbridled humor! Reaching new heights! North Coast Rep skyrockets into the New Year with the dazzling San Diego premiere of the Jules Verne classic, Around the World in Eight Daysadapted by Mark Brown. Fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg circles the globe lurking with danger, romance and comic surprises at every turn. Five fiercely talented actors portray 42 characters with deft and dexterity, adding to the fast-paced merriment. Described by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as “somewhere between Monty Python and Groucho Marx,” this stupendous theatrical trip is suitable for the whole family. Book passage now for this outrageously funny adventure. Fri.-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.

Adventure Day Sail Aboard San Salvador
Set sail! Maritime Museum of San Diego offers an unforgettable sailing adventure aboard San Salvador, a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. This 4-hour adventure is perfect for those who love history and sailing. Very few people have sailed aboard galleons of the sixteenth century and this experience offers the chance to be aboard the magnificent galleon, San Salvador. No sailing experience required. San Salvador has sailed to Oxnard, Monterey, Morro Bay, Channel Islands, Santa Barbara, and San Pedro as part of her multi-year Pacific Heritage Tour. Note: Space is limited. Excursion boards at 11:30 a.m., Sail is from noon – 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or by calling 619-234-9153, ext. 111. Sat. Event details.

Rancho Bernardo

Free Hullabaloo 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! Sat. Event details.


Steam Powered Giraffe 10 Year Anniversary Show
See San Diego’s own robot band perform live at the California Center for the Arts, Center Theater! The band is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and will be joined on stage by various past band members. More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is a musical act that combines robot pantomime, puppetry, ballet, comedy, projections and music for an experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. Merchandise and free autographs after the show for all. Costumes and makeup are welcome. Sat. Event details.

La Jolla

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Pre-purchase of tickets required. Depending on the date, tidepooling takes place at Dike Rock or False Point. Note: Tidepooling does not take place at Birch Aquarium. Sun. Event details.

Where are you playing this weekend? Share in the comments!

––Beth Shea