What does a chili cook-off, playing in an outdoor garden and a Hullabaloo concert at the Waterfront Park have in common? They’re all part of what’s happening in San Diego this weekend. Sample your way through dozens of chili at the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off. Bring the kiddos to the Olivewood Gardens Day of Play and have fun in the gardens. Celebrate Mass Creativity Day at the New Children’s Museum. Or watch Hullabaloo perform at Waterfront Park. Have a great last weekend of June!

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San Diego

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off
Join more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival food fare, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and grand prize People’s Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair mural or playing outdoor laser tag. Sat., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Art Class at Mission Trails: Cats in Mixed Media
Discover ways to draw and paint cats in mixed media, and in a natural setting! Sat., 1 – 4 p.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center, $25/class. Ages 7 and up. Event details.

Mass Creativity Day
Mass Creativity Day is now in its fourth year! This free all day celebration of art and creativity now includes the Museum’s newest installation, The Wonder Sound, which will open in junction with this year’s event. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The New Children’s Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

Hullabaloo on the Waterfront
Enjoy summer with Hullabaloo on the Waterfront, a free family music concert series in the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Each concert will feature San Diego’s own award-winning kid-folk band, Hullabaloo, plus lawn games and activities for the kids, food trucks and more. Sun., 6 – 7 p.m., Waterfront Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

The Mom Made Market
“The Mom Made Market” will be at the Flower Fields for a weekend of shopping and family fun. On site food trucks, kid concerts, magic show, live music, crafts, an amazing playground for the kids to enjoy and shopping from over 150 #mommade shops. Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Carlsbad Flower Fields, $5/person. All ages. Event details.

Splash Bash
Play on giant inflatables, walk on water in a giant water ball, dance to music under the lights by the pool and lots more water fun. Sat., 6-9 p.m., Alga Norte Aquatic Center, $8 (kids under 3 free). All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Day of Play at Olivewood Gardens
Enjoy hands-on cooking, gardening, crafts, nutrition, games and physical activities in a beautiful outdoor garden setting. the Day of Play promotes healthy living and environmental responsibility. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. Sat., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, Free. Ages 12 and under. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer