Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day or just feel like enjoying the beautiful weather, there’s lots happening in San Diego this weekend. Sign up the kiddos and dad for a Daddy-Daughter Dance. Get artsy and crafts at Pachis Art Studio for Kids or make a gift for dad at the San Diego Central Library. Or if you want to hang outdoors, head to the Carlsbad Beach Fest or celebrate the U.S.A. at El Cajon America on Main Street. Have a great weekend and Happy Father’s Day!

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San Diego

Celebrate Father’s Day at Pachis
Pachis art studio for kids and Solare Italian restaurant are teaming up this Father’s Day to bring dads and kids together for a morning of art and cooking. The class includes a 1-hour of pizza making at Solare Restaurant and a 1-hour art project at Pachis. Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Pachis Art Studio for Kids, $55/dad and kid. All ages. Event details.

Father’s Day Crafting at San Diego Central Library
Visit the Library Shop at the San Diego Central Library and make a fun craft for Father’s Day. Parents and kiddos can create a handmade card or story stones for dad. Parking is available in the library’s underground lot. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Diego Central Library, Free ($5 for story stones). All ages. Event details.

North County

Daddy-Daughter Dance
Fathers and daughters will enjoy a delightful evening that includes entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and more. Pre-registration is required. Fri., 5 – 8 p.m., El Corazon Senior Center, $5-$10/person. Ages 4 – 10. Event details.

Father’s Day Walk and Festival
Celebrate dad with this 6K walk that begins at Sears in Westfield UTC mall and ends at the new National Cemetery in Miramar. The event concludes with a short ceremony honoring fathers who served our country. Back at Sears, there’s entertainment, inflatable games, the Man Cave, a BBQ cook-off competition and Duffy’s Amazing pet Expo. Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Westfield UTC, Free. All ages. Event details.

Carlsbad Beach Fest
Kids will love this annual festival featuring remarkable sand sculptures, kite flying huge beach cleanup, live music and dancing, activities for kiddos and community booths. Sat., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tamarack State Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids in the Garden
Harvest some veggies, make fruit kebabs and veggie quesadillas, and learn about nutrition at this fun event. Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Alta Vista Garden, $5/person. 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.

El Cajon America on Main Street
This awesome festival features live entertainment, multicultural food, rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and a climbing rock wall. Sat., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Downtown El Cajon (Main St.), Free. All ages. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer

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