Not many weekends include mini horses, Hello Kitty, monster trucks and leaping lizards! But we’ve rounded up quite an array of thrilling family events. Read on for where to make your plans.

Grave Digger Monster Jamphoto: Monster Jam

Escondido

Fun Animal Friday: Mini Horses
Meet and learn about mini horses through a live presentation, meet & greet, special craft, and more! There will be a welcome and storytime followed by an animal presentation and meet and greet. This event is free with Museum admission. All visitors will need to fill out a hold harmless form before petting the animals. Forms will be available at the front desk. Petting is contingent upon the animals’ well-being. Fri. Event details.

Downtown

Ozokidz Concert
Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop group Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz, a special family-friendly set geared towards performing for children as well as adults! Doors open at 1 p.m., show begins at 2 p.m. Sat. Event details.

Monster Jam
Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. It’s full-throttle family fun. Pick up your free Pit Party pass at participating San Diego County Ford Dealers. Sat. Event details.

La Jolla

Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards Concert
Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City-inspired, jazzy musical adventure with her band, the Leaping Lizards. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans-style. Let your little ones wiggle to the tunes played by this exciting band! Recommended for kids ages 3-8. Kids on lap under age 3 are free. Shows are at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Sat. Event details.

Chula Vista

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to Otay Ranch Town Center! Come say hello near Justice and pick up some super cute treats and merch, while supplies last. Sat. Event details.

San Marcos

Kids Night Out
Parents, plan that date night because your kids will have a blast at A Colorful Universe Art Studio’s Kids Night Out. The first hour they’ll get to paint, followed by enjoying popcorn while watching the movie Hotel Transylvania 3. It’s a win-win! Sat. Event details.

Point Loma

Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga
There is a twinkling light inside of each human being. The practice of mindfulness encourages that light to glow. Zen Totz believes it is crucial to lead kids through mindfulness practices. When we teach children to be resilient and compassionate, they will grow up to shine their lights with greater consciousness and love for all other beings. Bring your child to The Point Loma Library’s Community Room every 1st Saturday of the month to meet ZenTotz Founder Jenny Blackwood. Kids will practice mindful movement, play enriching games, and develop creativity through art! Sat. Event details.

San Diego

San Diego Museum Month
Explore over 40 museums across the county including the San Diego Natural History Museum, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and the USS Midway Museum, for just half-price admission. Pick up a free Museum Month pass at at over 75 library locations in the San Diego area. The pass is free and can be used to get half-price admission at more than 40 local museums in the month of February. San Diego Museum Month passes will not be available until Jan. 31, 2020. One pass is good for up to four half-price admissions at each museum. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea