Dine on donuts while watching race horses in Del Mar, attend a lavish princess tea party, make a splash on giant pool inflatables, jam out to Hullabaloo on the waterfront, watch Supergirls make waves at the Surf Pro Competition in Oceanside. This weekend has all this and more! Read on for where to get the party started!

photo: Donnie Ray Lewis via flickr


Supergirl Surf Pro Competition
The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside for the 12th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

La Jolla

TA-DA! Exploring the Science of Magic
Unlock the secrets and mysteries of the wonderful world of magic, participate in experiments and perform a few magic tricks of your own! Learn the science of magic in this amazing and educational program. Fri. Event details.


Inflatable Days
Enjoy splashtastic inflatable fun all summer long on large inflatables, the Magneetor or Swing & Slide, in the pool for everyone to enjoy! A swim test is required for all jumpers and life jackets are available. Limited to 25 Jumpers per one hour session and sessions are at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Fri. Event details.


Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Showcase
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego will host its fourth annual camper showcase at the House of Blues San Diego following a summer empowerment camp for girls ages 8-17. At the weeklong program, the girls engage in workshops and activities guided by inspirational female mentors and culminate the week with a final performance. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego aims to empower young campers through music education and promotes an environment where girls build skills that encourage self-confidence, uniqueness, creativity and teamwork. Sat. Event details.

Princess Tea Party at The Westgate Hotel
Back by popular demand, The Westgate Hotel invites all little princes and princesses to join Cinderella and her friends for a Princess Tea Party. Little ones will have the opportunity to sip tea like a royal with their favorite princesses complete with songs, a princess oath and a special photo opportunity. Meanwhile, their renowned afternoon tea will be served complete with signature house-made pastries, desserts, premium teas and delicious kid-friendly beverages. Sat. Event details.

Hullabaloo on the Waterfront
The perfect way to end your weekend––bring the whole family, throw down a picnic blanket and enjoy the happy tunes of Hullabaloo as the sun sets over San Diego Bay at this free concert. Thank you cpmgsandiego, East San Diego Soccer Shots, G3Kids and The Super Dentists for bringing the kid-friendly pre-show activities starting at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. Sun. Event details.

Carmel Valley

Summer Safety Splash Tour
This community water safety event will feature a wide variety of fun and interactive booths, free sunscreen and prizes, recreational swim time, tests for water competency, life jacket safety, games and crafts, CPR demos and more. Light refreshments will also be provided, as well as options to purchase food. Sat. Event details.

Del Mar

Donuts Day at Del Mar Racetrack
July 27 just got a lot sweeter as it’s Donuts Day at Del Mar! Come down to where the turf meets the surf for free coffee, orange juice and decadent donuts to kick start your day. Enjoy your delicious treats while listening to Q&A sessions led by track announcer Trevor Denman with world-class jockeys and watching the beautiful horses during their morning workouts. Kids will love all the free activities being offered including face painting, entertainers, free prizes and a meet and greet with Del Mar Mascot, Pony Boy. Sat. Event details.

San Marcos

My Yard Live Pop-Up Playdate
Bring the kids for Pop-Up Play Saturdays at My Yard Live in San Marcos! Climb up the treehouse and explore their amazing playground. They will be hosting free sensory play, crafting and a rotation of sponsored activities each week. Please RSVP so that they can provide adequate supplies for the kiddos. Grab some food, drinks and relax while the kids play. Sat. Event details.

Carmel Mountain Ranch

Baby & Me Storytime
Baby & Me Storytime is for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join other babies at Barnes & Noble to read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for little ones. Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea