Can you believe it’s the first weekend of May already? San Diego has some great events lined up this month to keep your weekends busy and fun for kids. Head to Old Town San Diego for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. Enjoy nature, outdoors and art at the Torrey Pines Art in the Pines Festival. Or learn about animals at Critter Connections at the Escondido Humane Society. There is so much happening, your kids won’t be bored in this weekend.

San Diego

Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate the 28th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo at the largest celebration north of the border. The weekend fiesta features live music, entertainment, delicious food, and fun family-friendly activities. Sat., 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Old Town. All ages. Free. Event Details.

Kidical Mass
Enjoy a 2-mile family bike ride and lessons in bike safety. Enjoy a post-ride helmet and bike decorating activity. Sun., 9:00 am. Liberty Station, Point Loma. All ages. Free. Event Details.

Wacky Science Sunday
Are you ready for a hands-on adventure exploring mysterious creatures, habitats and wacky science? Come experience two kid-friendly shows at the San Diego Natural History Museum that will sure to leave your little scientists wanting to learn more! Sun., 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm. San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park. All ages. Free with museum admission. Event Details.

East County

Sage and Songbirds Festival
The 15th Annual Sage & Songbirds Festival features a live butterfly release, caterpillar races, live birds of prey, entertainment, art and craft vendors, educational seminars, and much more family fun. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Viejas Outlet Center, Alpine. All ages. Free Event Details.

North County

Critter Connections
Critter Connections are classes designed to introduce children and parents to animals. Kids learn about animals and their needs through arts and crafts, speakers and stories. Fri., 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Escondido Humane Society. Ages 2+. Costs vary. Event Details.

Art in the Pines Festival  
This weekend festival features nature-inspired art, food, live music, kids activities, and tours of the historic Torrey Pines Lodge. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. All ages. Event is free ($10 parking fee). Event Details.

— Leah Singer