If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the beautiful weather, there’s lots happening in San Diego this weekend. If you want to hang outdoors, head to Summer’s Past Farm for Lavender Day and Antique Craft Fair. Celebrate Flag Day on the USS Midway. Or get artsy at the San Diego Festival of the Arts. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

San Diego Festival of the Arts
This festival features more than 200 award-winning artists, along with live chalk art creations, art performances, delicious and healthy cuisines, adult beverage libations, and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Sat. and Sun., 12 – 5 p.m., Waterfront Park at the County Administration Center, $12+ (16 and younger free). All ages. Event details.

LT 5K and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Get your running shoes ready and join NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson for a walk/run along the water at NTC Park. The day includes music, an autograph booth and meet-and-greet with former and current Charger players, a free food court, and a Kids Fun Zone. All the event proceeds benefits Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation. Sat., 9 a.m., NTC Park at Liberty Station, $20 – $48/person. All ages. Event details.

Flag Day Celebration at USS Midway
Celebrate America on the USS Midway with live music, musket gun salute, guest speakers and a flag presentation. Don’t forget to wear red, white and blue for free admission. Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., USS Midway, Free w/ red, white and blue clothes. All ages. Event details.

North County

KPBS Kids Workshop Presents: Curious George
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the KPBS Kids Workshops featuring Curious George. Celebrate Dad and family in this hands-on workshop by making a special Father’s Day project. Special visit by a costume character. Sat., 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, $6/person (free/kids under 1). Toddlers – 10 years. Event details.

Second Saturday: Superhero Illustrations
Learn about superheroes, colors and logos to explore metaphors, and make an illustration that uses symbolism to create your own superhero. Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Free. All ages. Event details.


Friday Nite Splash
Enjoy a night of games, contests, prizes and food discounts. Fri., 4 – 8 p.m., The Wave Waterpark, $8.95/person. All ages. Event details.

San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ Festival
This family-frienldy event includes nine bands, BBQ vendors, entertainment, and lots more. Sat., 12 – 9 p.m., Walnut Grove Park, $10-$20/person. All ages. Event details.

Filipino Cultural Festival
Enjoy music, dance, colorful costumes, folk art, kids’ activities and delicious food. Sat., 12 – 7:30 p.m., Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Lavender Day and Antique Craft Fair
Celebrate the fragrance and beauty of lavender and spend the day with a friend at the farm and shop in the barn for great lavender gifts. More than 70 fine craftsman and expert artisans can be found at this event. Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Summer’s Past Farms, Free. All ages. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer