Happy Mother’s Day! There is lots to do this weekend if you want to celebrate yourself with a little pampering or bring the family together for the special day. Families can kayak together, take part in a community service project, and attend the Asian Cultural Festival at Liberty Station. Partake in your love of chocolate at the annual Chocolate Festival at the San Diego Botanic Gardens. And celebrate Space Day at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Whether you want to celebrate with the family or treat mom to some pampering, San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend has something or everyone.

San Diego

Asian Cultural Festival
The Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego features two entertainment stages, cooking demos with celebrity chefs, craft area for kids, martial arts performances, anime exhibit, vendors, and more. Sat., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Liberty Station, Point Loma, Free. All ages. More Details. 

Space Day
The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host its 9th Annual Space Day celebration featuring demonstrations, giveaways, hands-on activities with local and national space experts, and the chance to meet a real astronaut. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park. All ages. More Details.

Mother’s Day Brunch Paddle
Take mom on an unforgettable Mother’s Day adventure when you kayak along Glorietta Bay on Coronado Island. Take a paddling lesson, row a kayak, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Sun., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm; Glorietta Bay, Coronado. Ages 2+. Prices vary. More Details. 

North County

Chocolate Festival
Bring the family to the San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival on the day before Mother’s Day. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; San Diego Botanic Gardens, Encinitas. All ages. Prices vary. More Details.

East County

Concerts on the Promenade
Music-loving families will gather at the Concerts on the Promenade for musical concerts ranging from blues to rock, oldies to swing, and country to Caribbean. Fri., 6:00 – 8:00 pm; Prescott Promenade, El Cajon. All ages. Free. More Details.

— Leah R. Singer

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