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 have some fun at Mingei Museum’s Family Day. Or celebrate National Bubble Week at Gymboree Play & Music. Have a great weekend!


San Diego

“The Music Man”
The story follows the charismatic con-artist, Harold Hill, a traveling-salesmen who charms the townsfolk of River City into starting up a kids marching band. His scam? Harold plans to take the townsfolks money and run. His problem, Marian Paroo, the town librarian and piano teacher, who sees right through the charade and who Harold Hill finds himself falling in love with. Fri. – Sun., 2 p.m., Mission Hills United Church of Christ, $9-$12/person. Event details.

Saturday Morning Cartoons, Movie-Style
Come see Bugs Bunny and all of his buddies on the big screen with Saturday Morning cartoons! Wear your jammies and relive your childhood, watching cartoons by 4-time Academy Award winner, Chuck Jones.A portion of the proceeds goes to The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Sat., 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Horton Grand Theatre, $8/person. All ages. Event details.

Tissue Paper Flower Making Crafts
Drop in and kids will make a beautiful tissue paper flower, just in time for the start of spring! Sat., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Michael’s Store, $2/person. Ages 3 and up. 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.

Family Sunday at Mingei Museum
Come and explore the Museum’s colorful exhibitions, make an art project, go on a treasure hunt throughout the Museum, talk to a docent and take home prizes. This month’s Family Sunday is STEAM Family Day, focusing on architecture and adornment. Sun., 12 – 5 p.m., Mingei International Museum, $5/family. Ages 5 and up. Event details.

North County

Celebrate National Bubble Week
Celebrate National Bubble Week at Gymboree Play & Music! Schedule a free preview class to experience the magic of our Bubble Ooodles. We’ll be offering special bubble activities in class all month long! Fri. and Sat., times vary by day, Gymboree Play & Music, First class is free. Ages 0-5. Event details.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
See 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that offer a wondrous display of color. Also featuring antique tractor wagon rides, a sweet pea maze, a cymbidium orchid greenhouse and more. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Carlsbad Flower Fields, $6-$12/person (2 and under free). All ages. Event details.

American Girl Fashion Show
Attention all American Girl fans! Join the Scripps Performing Arts Academy for the American Girl Fashion Show, featuring historical and contemporary girls’ clothing, refreshments, prizes and more! Sat. – Sun., 2 – 4:30 p.m., Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, $35-$100/person. Ages 6 and up. 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. Sun., 1 – 5 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy, $7-$10/person (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

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

— Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Oasis Camel Dairy’s Facebook page