Jump into June with an event-filled weekend around the city. We’re looking forward to spending time with Grover, taking an historic walking tour and the return of a beloved art class for families. Read on for the scoop!


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Gaslamp Historic Walking Tour
Take a tour with one of our docents and learn the history of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter through the stories of the beautiful Victorian buildings that adorn the district. Opening a window to San Diego’s past, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation showcases the history of the Davis-Horton House built in 1850, as well as walking tours of the historic Gaslamp Quarter.  This Walking Tour starts at the Davis-Horton House. Advance reservations required. Sat. Event details.

D. Yoder Family Sundays
Enjoy free admission to the Casa Romantica with creative activities and performances based thematically on the center’s programming. Artist-in-Residence Rick J. Delanty will be onsite at the Casa for this final day of his solo exhibition, a collection of recently painted landscapes that inspire healing, growth and peace. Light snacks and lemonade will be provided. Sun. Event details.

Buicks at Bates 2021
Come join the Southern California Gran Sport club and take a trip back to the era that started it all. This will be the 16th year at Bates Nut Farm and we are hoping to break previous multi-year records of 80+ Turbo Regals. Sun. Event details.

Make It Yourself Art Class
Art Produce’s Make It Yourself classes are back. Held outside in their beautiful garden, families will enjoy this all-ages puppet making workshop with artist duo Brian & Ryan. Learn to make your own simple puppet from household supplies ranging from clothespins to old (but clean) socks. Sat. Event details.

Hayao Miyazaki Family Day
Inspired by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ upcoming exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, Virtual Family Day is a fun, interactive, family-friendly program featuring artist-led activities for all ages. Online art-making workshops for every skill level encourage participants to follow along and learn new skills inspired by the legendary Japanese animator. Advance registration required. Sat. Event details.

Rooftop Cinema
Check out the kid-friendly offerings at the Rooftop Cinema, where families can watch movies on the big screen in cozy lounge chairs with personal headphones. This weekend it’s a chance to see Ghostbusters. Tickets required. Fri. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe