What does Snoopy, a chili cook-off, crafting and July 4th have in common? They’re all part of what’s happening in San Diego this weekend. Bring the kiddos to Casa del Prado to see Junior Theatre’s performance of “Snoopy!” Head to Oceanside for the Independence Day Parade. Sample your way through dozens of chili at the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off. Get artsy and craftsy at Lakeshore Learning and the New Children’s Museum. Have a great last weekend of June!


San Diego

“Snoopy!” Performance
See the Peanuts gang dance and have fun in this new musical by Junior Theatre. The comic vignettes are based on the beloved Charles M. Schultz’s beloved Snoopy and friends. Fri. – Sun., times vary by day, Casa del Prado, $10 – $15/person. All ages. Event details.

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.

Mass Creativity Day
Make art, share art and discover what others are creating at this free outdoor arts festival! Mass Creativity Day will showcase artwork that was made in different communities throughout San Diego. Attendees will be able to meet the artists who inspired our unique Mass Creativity projects and work alongside them during this special celebration. Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The New Children’s Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning hosts a free craft activity each Saturday, where your kids can get creative. Every week features a new craft. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Independence Day Parade in Oceanside
Celebrate Independence Day before the July 4th crowds at this annual parade and event. This year’s theme is “Share Your Pride, Oceanside!” Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Coast Highway, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Movies By the Lake: “Frozen”
Enjoy an outdoor showing of “Frozen” and play games and participate in contests for kids. Movie starts at 8 p.m. Fri., 7 p.m., Santee Lakes, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Day of Play at Olivewood Gardens
Make and take home crafts, gardening, play games, experience with hands-on food prep activities and tastings at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Sat., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, Free. Ages 12 and under. Event details.

Splash of Color: Wildlife + Art
Check out the latest exhibit that uncovers animals and how they use color to communicate in the world they live in. Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Living Coast Discovery Center, $9 – $14/person. All ages. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer

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