Can you believe it’s June already? If this first weekend of the month is any indication of what’s happening in San Diego this summer, there is so much in store for families! Summer’s Past Farm is holding their annual Fairy Festival. Celebrate Flag Day in La Mesa Village while wearing your red, white and blue. Join City Farmer’s Nursery for their annual kids pumpkin growing contest. Up in North County, there’s the RB Alive! Expo in Rancho Bernardo, and Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach. Lets hope we don’t get too much June gloom weather this week with so many great activities taking place. 

East County

Fairy Festival
Enjoy live music in the garden and an abundance of fairy garden displays. Kids can participate in the fairy fashion parade and enjoy a tea party in the garden with magical fairy cookies (sprinkled with pixie dust, of course). Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Summer’s Past Farms, Free All ages. More details.

Flag Day Parade
Dress up in red, white and blue and celebrate Flag Day at the City of La Mesa’s Flag Day Parade. The parade begins at 10:00 am and marches through downtown La Mesa Village. Families will enjoy more than 70 entries, including marching bands, floats and the Marine Corps Ensemble. Sat., 9:00 am, La Mesa Village, Free. All ages. More details.

Wings Over Gillespie
The 17th Annual “Wings Over Gillespie” air show features the awesome howl of airplane engines such as famous WWII B-17 “Sentimental Journey” and B-25 “Made in the Shade” bombers, F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, TBF Avenger, and more. The Air Show will also feature a Kids Zone with rides, entertainers, games and prizes, education displays, a variety of food and beverages, and SHADE. Sat. & Sun., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Gillespie Field, Cost varies (kids 5 and under free). All ages. More details.

San Diego

Pumpkin Growing Contest
Join City Farmer’s Nursery for their 24th annual pumpkin growing contest for kids. Future farmers will get a lesson in pumpkin growing and free seeds from Farmer Bill. Bring every kid on your block and enjoy a fun start to a memorable gardening experience. The day also includes a craft fair. Sun., 11:00 am, City Farmer’s Nursery, Free. All ages. More details.

North County

RB Alive! Expo
The RB Alive! Expo for a full day of entertainment and enjoyment with more than 300 booths. Health exhibitors will provide screenings and information regarding their facilities. Visitors can browse the arts and crafts booths, get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations and partake in tasty treats and meals from food vendors. Plus the Kids Zone will provide lots of rides, games and special carnival foods. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Bernardo Center Drive, Free. All ages. More details.

Fiesta del Sol
Fiesta del Sol is an annual family and community event featuring live music, an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, and an international food court. There is a special Kids Zone that features special activities just for kiddos with rides, games and hands-on activities. Favorite destinations include the hair salon and face painter, the climbing wall, and bounce houses. The main stage showcases children’s dance groups, musicians and martial arts exhibitions. Sun., 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Fletcher Cove Park, Free. All. More details.

— Leah R. Singer

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