Who’s ready for an extended weekend? Whether you’re planning a small BBQ with friends or looking to play around the city with your pod, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly things to do. It all starts with a long-awaited opening. Be one of the first families to visit LEGOLAND’s newest world—THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD opens this weekend. If water play is more your style, head to Aquatica during their re-opening weekend. Read on for more ways to spend the long weekend with your crew.


Toddler Time at The New Children’s Museum
Bring your tot to the newly re-opened New Children’s Museum for some in-person toddler time. Kids will enjoy learning about science and nature, when they attend this program that values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement and social play for young children. Tickets required. Fri. Event details

Magical Music of Disney
Be our guest as The Moonlight celebrates the great music from Walt Disney’s films and Broadway shows! Some of your favorite Moonlight artists, under the musical direction of Lyndon Pugeda, are taking The Moonlight stage for this one night only concert that explores the vast artistry of music from the Disney catalog. This is sure to be a treat for the entire family. Tickets required. Sat. Event details.

Walk Back Through Time Tour
Memorial Day weekend is a great time to learn something at Liberty Park. As you walk through the historic grounds, parks and open spaces, take a step back in time with an audio tour. Learn the role FDR took in helping establish NTC. Relive the days when the likes of Bob Hope, Tommy Dorsey and Nat King Cole took the stage at Luce Auditorium. And discover how the Navy shaped the growth of San Diego as a city. Fri.-Mon. Event details.

Pick Up a Fan Craft Kit
During the final weekend of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join the public libraries for a craft activity where kids can make their own fruit-shaped paper fan. They are easy to make, cute to carry around and the perfect accessory to cool off on a hot summer day. Swing by any SDPL location offering contactless pickup or limited in-person services to pick up your kit. Kits are available while supplies last. Fri.-Mon. Event details.

Among Us Painting Class
If you’ve got an Among Us fan, this painting class is for you. At this family class, kids ages 8 & up will paint a colorful SUS canvas to take home. Get the policies and register online to get painting. Tickets required. Sat. Event details.

Concerts at the Ferry Landing
Head to the Ferry Landing to Coronado Island to catch a live concert with the kids. Enjoy afternoon shows in the sunshine every day Memorial Day weekend. Sat.-Mon. Event details

—Allison Sutcliffe