San Diego Kids Weekend Events: March 11-13

Have your kiddos been to a camel dairy yet? Well now’s your chance to check one out at the Oasis Camel Dairy’s Open House. There’s also lots of St. Patrick’s Day events around town, and you can celebrate International Pi Day. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!


Photo: Oasis Camel Dairy

San Diego

Celebrate International Pi Day
Celebrate this irrational number and Einstein’s birthday as you measure circles’ circumferences and diameters, learn the history of pi across the continents, sing Pi Day songs and eat delicious Julian apple pie! Sat., 2 – 6 p.m., Renaissance Village Academy, Free. All ages. Event details.

Spring Into Spring
The Kumeyaay Lake and nearby Old Mission Dam are showing off their spring colors with buds and flowers. Connect with nature and learn some of its secrets on this guided walk. Sat., 8:30 – 10 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
The parade features floats, the Emerald Societies, marching bands, bagpipe contingents, and more. After the parade, treat the family to Irish fare, live entertainment, Celtic Village and kids’ activities. Sat., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Balboa Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Gold Rush Days at Maritime Museum
Relive the Gold Rush Days on a “clipper” ship, pan for gold, climb deep into a “mine” and more. Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego, $9-$17/person. All ages. Event details.

North County

Super STEM Saturday
Build your own robot using recycled materials, get your heart pumping in the Crazy Obstacle Challenge Course, touch real fossils, play frisbee with a robot, make and launch your own rocket and more in this celebration of all-things science! Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., California State University, San Marcos, Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids in the Garden: Battle of the Bugs
Meet Garit Imho who will present Battle of the Bugs with storytelling, music and a craft. Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, $5/kids, $3/adults. All ages. Event details.

Developmental Disabilities Month Resource Fair
Families with different abilities and needs are invited to join us for a day full of free fun and access to amazing Autism & Special Needs resources! Activities include open play, yoga, dance, face painting, crafts, food, community resources, local service providers, a presentation from Regional Center, and more! Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Oasis Camel Dairy Open Farm Tour
Enjoy an Open Farm Tour where the public can come visit, learn about, ride, feed and pet camels, catch the intimate and funny Camel Dairy Life Show with hosts Gil and Nancy Riegler and their furry and feathery friends. Sat. and Sun., 1 – 4 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy, $7-$10/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Circus Vargas
See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, and uproarious clowns under a music filled, blue and yellow Big Top. Fri.-Sun., times vary, Westfield Plaza Bonita, $15-$70/person. All ages. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer