This weekend is all about flags, sun, music and sleep in San Diego. Take the family to Solana Beach for the annual Fiesta del Sol Festival. Participate in the La Mesa Flag Day Parade. Learn about the time-honored banjo at the Museum of Making Music or enjoy a Battle of the Bands at Westfield North County. If sleep is what you’re looking for, try the Family Sleep Event in Mission Valley. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

Family Sleep Event
Families will participate in engaging discussions, product demonstrations, giveaways and more. The Family Sleep Event is designed to meet the needs of today’s parents, addressing the pressing concern of sleep deprivation in a fun and interactive manner. Sat. – Sun., 1 – 5 p.m., San Diego Doubletree Hilton, $35/person. All ages. Event details.

Grand Re-Opening of Gymboree Play and Music
Explore a brand new playscape and learn about our classes, receive special discounts, and prizes! Be sure to bring socks and advance reservation is preferred. Sun., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gymboree Play and Music, Scripps-Poway, Free. Ages 0 – 5. Event details.

North County

The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument
Check out a display of banjo artifacts and replicas, modern banjo instruments and illustrated drawings that detail the origins of this eclectic musical instrument. Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Museum of Making Music, $5 – $8/person; free/kids under 5. All ages. Event details.

Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands is a free musical showcase organized and hosted by Westfield North County with talented local youth musicians taking the stage. The competition features ten musical performances, with participants as young as ten, as part of its continued efforts to support the arts and encourage personal growth in youth through music. Sat., 12 – 5 p.m., Westfield North County, Free. All ages. Event details.

Fiesta del Sol
The Fiesta del Sol features a special area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities. Favorite destinations include the hair salon and face painter. The climbing wall is always a big hit. Bounce houses, arts & crafts and other fun activites designed especially for kiddos. The main stage showcases kid’s dance groups, musicians and martial arts exhibitions. Sat. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Santee Street Fair
Bring the family out for more than 300 food and vendor booths, three stages of live music and entertainment, rides and lots of family fun! Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m, Downtown Santee, at Riverview and Town Center Parkway, Free. All ages. Event details.

“It’s How We Live” Festival
Learn how to live a healthy, active lifestyle at this free community event with health and dental screenings, food samples, entertainment, giveaways, games and lots more family fun. Sat., 12 – 4 p.m., Spring Valley County Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Flag Day Parade
Dress up in red, white and blue and celebrate Flag Day at the City of La Mesa’s Flag Day Parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and marches through downtown La Mesa Village. Families will enjoy more than 70 entries, including marching bands, floats and the Marine Corps Ensemble. Sat., 9 a.m., La Mesa Village, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Kindermusik in the Neighborhood at Pretend City
This special demo Kindermusik class will be a world of discovery and adventure. Grown-ups will witness their kiddo’s developmental evolution in language skills, literacy, listening, problem solving, social skills, self-esteem, and musicality. And it all happens within a nurturing environment-full of energy, imagination, music, dancing, and playful delight. Fri., 3:30 p.m., Pretend City, $12.50/person. All ages. Event details.

What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments! 

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Fiesta del Sol Facebook page.