We’ve got a great list of events that are fun for the whole family this weekend. Read on for what to do first!


photo: The Flower Fields

Visit The Flower Fields
It’s time to enjoy and marvel in the blooming of 50-acres of ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad! Melt your cares away under the glowing, warm SoCal sun. New this season: advanced reservation tickets, available online only, mask requirements for staff and visitors, social distancing as per state guidelines and protocols in all areas, exciting, new 2-Acre U-Pick Blueberry Patch that can be experienced in two ways… as part of your Flower Fields visit or if you just want to come pick blueberries you can access the Blueberry Patch from the brand-new parking area off Cannon Road. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

LEGOLAND Build N Play Days
Unleash your imagination, sleep like royalty and immerse yourself in a creative world of LEGO® during LEGOLAND® California Resort’s “Build ‘N Play” Days. This new experience offers guests a chance to explore play structures within the Park such as Kai’s Spinners and Cole’s Rock Climb in LEGO® NINJAGO® World and DUPLO® Playtown, building activities, a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A., live entertainment, character meet and greets, shopping at The Big Shop and more! With ticket prices starting at $19.99, Build ‘N Play activities include a Miniland dance party where guests can do the LEGO limbo, design their own Minifigure on the roof of the Model Shop, rock out to live musical appearances in Fun Town and taste crazy food concoctions such as deconstructed S’mores and colorful churros. Two building activities have been designed to stretch children’s imaginations with separate sanitized brick packs and a space for children’s creations to stay on display each weekend. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Join the Doodling & Comics Club
Participants will write their original stories, design new characters and worlds, learn techniques to master their storytelling as well as doodling skills, and publish their very own comics! We’ll meet once a week on Fridays to brainstorm together, share ideas, doodle, tell stories, laugh, and have a fantastic time. Fri. Event details.

You Can Be a Veterinarian
Get a leg up in the competitive field of veterinary medicine when you attend Helen Woodward Animal Center’s “You Can be a Veterinarian Camp” for kids ages 9-16 with an emphasis on surgery. Campers will participate in the following activities: meet a frog and perform a paper frog dissection, get a behind-the-scenes look at the equine hospital, practice suturing techniques on a lifelike model, meet a snake and learn about a life-saving surgery performed on snakes, practice fundamental CPR techniques on a canine training model, excel in a vet relay race, create a craft and meet a rabbit and look at slides under a microscope Sat. Event details.

The Magic Tree
InterAct Story Theatre presents A funny, uplifting story adapted from a Zambian folk tale, performed by actor and teaching artist Khaleshia Thorpe-Price. The animals of the grasslands are in terrible trouble—it hasn’t rained in ages, and everyone is hungry and thirsty! Their only hope is to find out how to get the fruit from a mysterious magic tree, but they must journey across the land to learn how…and they have to remember the secret on the long journey back! Suitable for ages 3 and up. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are free and open to the public! Sat. Event details.

How To Make an Urban Bird Feeder
Birds need to eat 365 days a year!  Birdseed ornaments are a fun project to make year-round. They are perfect for a backyard bird feeder, as holiday ornaments or gifts for teachers. They are made with ordinary cookie cutters, so you can easily customize your ornaments to suit the occasion. In this live, one-hour Zoom class, you will make your own bird feeder ornaments using unique seeds like black sunflower seeds, nyjer seeds, cracked corn, millet and meal worms. You will also learn about San Francisco Bay Area bird species. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Fun for the entire family! Sat. Event details.

Virtual Chocolate Tasting Class
Join one of our Theo chocolate experts live from our Chocolate Factory in Seattle for this delicious virtual chocolate class! No trip to Washington required; you can now experience our most popular Flagship class right from home via Zoom, and have everything you need sent right to your door. The hour-long class includes a behind-the-scenes factory tour. Then, we’ll guide you through the best part: an extensive chocolate tasting that will change the way you eat chocolate. This class is interactive, so you’ll be able to ask questions, share your tasting thoughts, and compare with others in your class. Each class purchase includes class access for one device (email address), and enough chocolate for whomever you’re staying at home with. Register online. Sat. Event details.

Pier into the Night
Take an underwater adventure beneath the waves of the Salish Sea, while you stay warm and dry at home! Our scuba divers and an underwater drone (ROV) will explore the underwater world. We never know what we will see: feather-duster tube worms, perch, sculpin, stubby squid and maybe even a Giant Pacific Octopus! Tune in on Harbor WildWatch’s Facebook page to take the dive. Sat. Event details.

Sing a Sea Shanty & More Maritime Music
From our living rooms and kitchens, join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. Sun. Event details.

Sink Your Teeth into San Diego’s Best Cookies
From exotic and classic flavors to vegan and gluten-free varieties, read our guide on where to get the best cookies all over San Diego. You can even have them delivered!

Free & Cheap Things to Do
Save a buck but have some priceless family fun this weekend. Here are 33 free and cheap things to do in San Diego with your kids.

––Beth Shea