If you feel like you blinked and it went from January to June, you’re not alone! The summer season is here in San Diego and there are so many events to keep families busy. The San Diego County Fair kicks off this weekend, which is always a fun event for the family. Climb the walls at Mesa Rim’s Anniversary Party. Be a fighter pilot at the Open Cockpit Days. Or learn all about nesting birds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Have a great weekend!

We Played at the County FairPhoto: Leah Singer

San Diego

Art Around Adams
This family-friendly event will showcase an array of artists, musicians, outrageous street performers, and interactive installations. Enjoy art and music from more than 50 bands and local businesses that will transform themselves into art galleries and performance arenas for the day. Sat., 12 – 8 p.m., Normal Heights, Free. All ages. Event details.

Mesa Rim Climbing Anniversary Party
Mesa Rim goes BIG with the annual celebration from exciting climbing competitions and yoga activities, local vendors and food, to raffle prizes, and having an unforgettable time with friends and family, this day is one of the top things to do in San Diego each year! Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mesa Rim Mira Mesa, Free. All ages. Event details.

Open Cockpit Days
Climb aboard historic aircraft and feel like a real pilot! Also check out 27 aircraft on display and artifacts from World War I to present day. Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, Free. All ages. Event details.

International Children’s Day Celebration
International Children’s Day is a holiday that isn’t well recognized in the United States, but should be. It’s not only about celebrating kids, but also brings awareness to the plight of many of the world’s youth. There will be arts and crafts stations, panda painting, coloring contests, storytelling, refreshments, music, and more here in SDCHM’s garden! The Gaslamp Museum is also going to have an array of kids’ activities! Sat., 12 – 3 p.m., San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, Free/kids ($5/adults). All ages. Event details.

San Diego Children’s Choir Spring Concert
In “Homesteads and Holy Places,” you’ll travel through the ages from cathedrals of Russia to the soulful American South, from the lively folk melodies of French Canada to the rhythms of South Africa. Sun., 3-5 p.m., Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall, $10-$26/person. All ages. Event details.

North County

San Diego County Fair
The 2016 San Diego County Fair promises a summer of fun! The San Diego County Fair runs June 3 – July 4 (closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays) and is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the fourth largest fair in North America. Fri. – Sun., times vary, Del Mar Fairgrounds, $8 – $14 (kids 5 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Family Fun Day at San Elijo Lagoon: Nesting Birds
Discover ways birds build their nests and make your own to take home. Sun., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, Free ($1 suggested donation). All ages. Event details.

RB Alive! Street Fair
Enjoy 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 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bernardo Center Drive, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? Tell us in the comments! 

— Leah R. Singer