Is your family ready to Rock the Weekend in San Diego? We hope so because there’s no shortage of events to enjoy. Cinco de Mayo celebrations are happening in Old Town and North County’s La Colonia Park. Kids can make a free Mother’s Day card at the San Diego Central Library. Visit a local bookstore for California Bookstore Day. Or rock the city at the first Pretend City talent showcase. Have a great first weekend of May!

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San Diego

Friday Night Liberty
Bring the family out for the first-Friday event, featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District at Liberty Station in Point Loma. Fri., 6 – 8 pm, Liberty Station, Free. All ages. Event details.

Old Town Cinco de Mayo
The fiesta has an incredible variety of festivities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including a special kids area and stage. Enjoy a car show, chalk art, shopping, Mexican wrestling, and rope tricks. Enjoy carriage rides, pony rides, and carnival rides; plus soccer matches, and displays. Sat. and Sun., 11 am, Old Town San Diego, Free. All ages. Event details.

California Bookstore Day at Yellow Book Road
Bring the family to San Diego’s only kids-only bookstore, Yellow Book Road, to celebrate California Bookstore Day. Enjoy  fun, food, celebrations, sales, and of course BOOKS! Sat., 10 am – 4 pm, Yellow Book Road, Free. All ages. Event details.

Make a Card for Mother’s Day
Kiddos can make a special card for mom or grandma at the San Diego Public Library Shop. All supplies will be provided. Sun., 2 – 4 pm, San Diego Central Library Shop, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County, in partnership with The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, invites the public to its new demonstration garden. Visitors to The Flower Fields can tour vignettes of different gardens that will be exhibited such as a square foot garden, a pizza garden, an edible front yard, and drought tolerant native garden. Fri. – Sun., 9 am – 6 pm, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Free with admission to Flower Fields. All ages. Event details.

Cinco de Mayo at La Colonia Park
Bring the family out to this free community fiesta for a live mariachi band, game booths, pinatas, crafts, performances by ballet folklorico dancers, and Mexican food. Sun., 1 – 4 pm, La Colonia Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

“Rock the City” Talent Showcase
Add some Rock N’ Roll to Pretend City! If your child loves to dance, sing, and perform on stage, Pretend City’s Rock the City Talent Show is the place to be. The Rock the City Talent Showcase celebrates the unique artistic expression of each child through a safe and warm environment that promotes self-confidence. Sat., 11 am – 2 pm, Pretend City, Free for participants. Ages 10 and younger. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us what’s on your calendar in the comments! 

– Leah R. Singer

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