Despite the fact that we’re nearly in the last month of summer, it promises to be another great San Diego weekend with lots to do around town! Head to Old Town for Stagecoach Days. Watch Peter Pan take flight under the stars. Or take in a summer concert or enjoy an outdoor movie. Have a great weekend! kids-at-festival-9

photo: Rock Cousteau via Creative Commons

San Diego

Stagecoach Days
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park celebrates travel and transportation in the era of real horsepower at Stagecoach Days. Each Saturday through August will focus on a different aspect of early San Diego history with kids’ activities, historic craft & trade demonstrations, cannon and anvil firings, living history activities, and more. This weekend’s theme is “A Taste of the Past.” Come learn about early San Diego through the foods they ate, both local and exotic. Sat. Event details.

Live Well San Diego 5K
A fun, family and pet-friendly event at the County Administration Center, Waterfront Park, downtown San Diego. Visit post-event Expo with fun and informative “zones” for all ages. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank which supports more than 100,000 patients each year. A donation will also be made to support foster youth in San Diego County. Sat. Event details.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Midnight Release Party
Celebrate the release of the eighth book in the Harry Potter series. The night includes costumes, games trivia, treats and your own copy of the book to take home. Be sure to pre-pay and reserve your spot! Fri. Event details.

Barbie Star Light Adventures
Fathom Events, Mattel and Women’s Forum are excited to bring the premiere of Barbie™ Star Light Adventure to select movie theaters nationwide for a fabulous one-day event. Barbie™ is a cosmic princess who flies high on her hoverboard through a far-off universe with her adorable and devoted pet sidekick, Popcorn. Sat. Event details.

Hullabaloo on the Waterfront
Enjoy summer with Hullabaloo on the Waterfront, a free family music concert series in the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Each concert will feature San Diego’s own award-winning kid-folk band, Hullabaloo, plus lawn games and activities for the kids, food trucks and more. Sun. Event details.

North County

Peter Pan at Moonlight Amphitheater
The Tony Award-winning musical production “Peter Pan” is soaring back to Moonlight Amphitheater. The classic, family favorite production hit the Broadway stage in 1954 and has since been adapted for the movie screen several times for more than 60 years. The original Broadway production and revivals received nine Tony Award nominations with the most recent in 1999 for Best Revival of a Musical. The Moonlight production features the sets and costumes of the famous Cathy Rigby production, including spectacular flying effects. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Hands-on Activity for Families: Summer Seascape Sculptures
San Dieguito ancestors fished in our ocean and rivers and gathered shellfish and seaweed on the beach.  During the month of July, we’ll be celebrating the beauty and wonder of our spectacular coastal areas in a really fun way.  As you create your brightly colored seascape sculptures featuring marine life, seashells, and surfboards, your imagination and personality will make them come to life. Sat. and Sun. Event details.

Fallbrook Summer Nights: National Night Out
It’s a fun night out in Fallbrook! Law enforcement and the community come together for an evening filled with live music, classic cars, a K9 unit, senior volunteer patrol, bomb and arson squad, vendors and more. Fri. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer

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