photo: Richard Benton/Balboa Park Conservancy

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend! Celebrate with a grande fiesta in Balboa Park. Also on tap: Disney’s Frozen on Ice, Pinkalicious the Musical, The Mom Made Market and the Renaissance Faire! Read on for the details.

Balboa Park

Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Balboa Park
Balboa Park presents one of the region’s largest free Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The family-friendly fiesta includes Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, a fashion show of traditional Mexican dress, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and more! The event culminates with a 5 p.m. concert in Spreckels Organ Pavilion featuring crowd-favorite Jarabe Mexicano, accompanied by the SDSU School of Music Percussion Ensemble. Sat. Event details.

San Diego

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like “Let It Go” and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Pinkalicious the Musical
In this one-hour musical, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious, can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Pinkalicious the Musical is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mira Mesa

The Mommy Exchange Pop-Up Consignment Market
Join the Pop-up consignment market where moms can buy and sell gently used baby and children’s clothing, toys, furniture and more! Buy quality items for up to 90% off store prices. Or book a booth and sell your gently used stuff! Sat. Event details.

Del Mar

The Mom Made Market
The Mom Made Market is back for its 4th summer market in San Diego, returning to the Del Mar Fair Grounds in O’Brien Hall. There will be plenty of room for strollers and tons of vendors! Come shop from over 200 local mommade shops and enjoy tons of onsite entertainment with your kids! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Craft With a Purpose Workshop for Kids
Join the creator of worldwide famous Word Rocks Project to learn how to make kindness famous! Kids will acquire the knowledge of how each one of us has the potential to impact someone’s life in a positive and loving way through crafting with a purpose. Kids will create kindness rocks and three other different ideas of how to spread random acts of art and kindness. They will have access to a big and colorful range of supplies to create their pieces of art and kindness in their own unique way. Sat. Event details.


Spring Renaissance Faire
Guests young and old will be entertained and enthralled as they learn about life in the Elizabethan Era… from battles on the field, to having a drink at the pub, to browsing through the many vendors and their wares, or watching the variety of shows. Whatever catches your fancy, you’ll find it at the Escondido Spring Renaissance Faire. With two stages, a kids’ zone, crafty pirates and much more, your portal to the pleasures of the past awaits at Felicita County Park in Escondido. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

La Jolla

Artisans in the Atelier Workshop
These fantastic art classes for kids ages 1-5 are held in La Jolla in the Gillispie School’s beautiful atelier and community garden! Classes encourage participants to express their ideas using their hands and hearts in ways that are unique and meaningful. All classes are led by artisan Porschia Talbot of My Art Shed. Advanced registration is required online here. For more information, contact or 858-459-3773. Sat. Event details.

Liberty Station

10th Annual Miracle Babies 5k
The 10th annual Miracle Babies 5K includes a timed 5K run at 8 a.m. followed by a family-friendly 5K walk at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a collectable race medal and are encouraged and invited to attend the post race celebration, including a Kid Zone with bounce house, obstacle course, carnival games, diaper dash contest, Family Resource Fair, merchandise vendors, food trucks and exotic cars. Attendees are invited to show their spirit by dressing up as their favorite hero! No matter if it’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Police Officer, Firefighter, Soldier or even a Doctor, all heroes are welcome! Sun. Event details.

Where are you having a fiesta this weekend? Share in the comments!

––Beth Shea