When did it get to be August already? Despite the fact that we’re now in the last month of summer, it promises to be another great San Diego weekend with lots of stuff to do around town! Enjoy a banana split at Sandley Park. Head to Old Town for Stagecoach Days. Or take in a summer concert or enjoy an outdoor movie. Have a great weekend!


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 Trades That Shaped the West. Sat., 12 – 4 p.m., Old Town, Free. All ages. Event details.

Banana Split Day
Celebrate 34 years of banana splits with a make-your-own banana split bar! The park will provide unlimited ice cream and toppings. All you need to do is bring your own bananas. Sat., 2 p.m., Standley Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Catamaran Summer Luau
This summer tradition is a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for family and friends…without having to travel all the way to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, or the Cook Islands! Enjoy a true luau experience that includes a lei, Mai Tai, all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Fri., 6 – 9 p.m., Catamaran Hotel, $32-$69/person (prices vary by age). All ages. Event details.

OzCon International
OzCon 2015 will feature all our traditional activities: Oz quizzes for all ages and levels, the Oz Treasure Hunt, the Oz Research Table, the Oz Dealers Room, Oz Show and Tell to share your rare and wonderful Oz discoveries, panel discussions, displays, and super after-parties. Fri. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., San Diego Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, $25-$75/ person (Day Passes Available). All ages. Event details.

Family Fringe Day
Fringe Artists, local dance companies, local artists, and more, will come together at Westfield Horton Plaza to provide our community with a free day of Family Fringe Events as part of the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Family Fringe Day events include musical theater and dance workshops, creative writing classes, interactive art mural and fairytale show, Dr. Seuss and Shel Silversein readings, a circus show and much more. Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Westfield Horton Plaza, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Writing with Pictures
Writing With Pictures is a multi-media exhibition that tells the story behind the creation of the picture book: why we love them, and their widening audience and role in the 21st century. This exhibition features original published artwork from local illustrators, and from artists working with local writers. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  California Center for the Arts, Escondido, $8/person. All ages. Event details.

East County

Watermelon Days
Bring the kiddos to meet baby camels, tour the Oasis Camel Dairy, enjoy camel rides and enjoy summer watermelon! Fri. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy, $10 – $15/person (under 4 free); $5 – $10/camel rides. All ages. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Rock Cousteau via Creative Commons