photo: Lisa Marie Quilles Photography

Take a weekend jaunt to Big Bear for Outdoor Adventure Days or head to the ocean to watch the Supergirl Pro Surfing competition or Surf Dog competition! It’s also Donut Days at Del Mar Racetrack and so much more! Read on for the details.


Farm Animal Fridays
Come learn about and meet a new animal on the last Friday of every month! You’ll get an opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals, hear a special storytime, and participate in a themed craft or activity. Free with museum admission. This Friday’s theme is canine companions. Fri. Event details.


Supergirl Pro Surfing Competition
The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside for the 11th 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.


Disney’s Newsies The Broadway Musical
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! Newsies is a high-energy explosion of song and dance based on the popular 1992 film which became a hit Broadway musical in 2012. It features an incredible score by Alan Menken and is based on the thrilling true story of the Newsboy strike in 1899, when a bunch of rag tag orphans took on the mighty Joe Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, nearly bringing down the city of New York. The musical features many of the beloved songs from the movie while introducing eight new songs. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls Annual Camper Showcase
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego is hosting their third annual camper showcase. Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego is a nonprofit organization that brings the community together to empower girls through music at a week-long summer camp for ages 8 to 17. The camp aims to foster an environment that encourages self-confidence, uniqueness, creativity and teamwork. The event is open to the public and all ages are welcomed. Doors open at noon and the show begins at 12:30 p.m. Come see camper girl bands perform their original songs! Sat. Event details.

Imperial Beach

Surf Dog Competition
Get stoked! It’s time for the most adorable surf event of the year . . .The Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20! The Imperial Beach event is the original surf dog competition. Check out the action adjacent to the Imperial Beach Pier, where more than 60 dogs are expected to participate in this family friendly event, which raises funds for the San Diego Humane Society. Sat. Event details.

Del Mar

Donuts Day at Del Mar Racetrack
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.

Big Bear

Big Bear’s Outdoor Adventure Days
Big Bear’s Outdoor Adventure Days is an Ecotourism Festival that enables visitors to explore Big Bear’s natural environment and introduce them to ecological stewardship. Activities on this day may include: Discovery Center activities, hikes, walks including bird walks,, pebble plain activities sky chair, water sports, nature talks, zip lines, climbing walls and vehicle driven tours. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Family Swim Night
Floaties offers an opportunity for families to come in and use their facility for a fun family night out! Please note: Floaties will not have instructors in the water, but there will be staff on hand to assist with anything you may need. Call 877-277-7946 to reserve a spot. Sat. Event details.

Summer Concert Series
Some of the best local entertainment and summer fun returns to Poway with the Summer Concert Series! Arrive early to secure a spot in front of the stage. Come hungry because there will be Food Trucks offering food for purchase (or bring your own picnic). Bring your blanket or chair and have a great time with family and friends. For more information call 858-668-4772. For the concert line-up click here. Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea