It’s official: Summer is completely over and school is back in session. Well, it’s more technical, as San Diego’s fabulous weather suggests anything but fall. We’re enjoying sunny weather in the 70’s. Make the most of your weekends and beat the back-to-school blues. Check out some of these fun weekend activities happening all over San Diego. For even more ideas for the weekend and the coming weeks, click on our to our event calendar and see what Red Tricycle has gathered for your social calendar.
Family Moon Festival
Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in celebrating the brightest full moon of the year. Not only will you learn more about Chinese culture, but you’ll also enjoy sweet treats while you do it. You’ll watch mooncake making demonstrations and children will have a chance to make their own mooncakes. Festivities in the museum garden include Chinese arts and crafts, a calligraphy demonstration and, of course, a chance to sample various types of mooncake. Yum-o! Sat., 7:00 pm. $2 for adults, free 12 and under. All ages. Event Details.
California Coastal Cleanup Event
Spend your Saturday morning taking care of Mother Earth and teaching your kids about environmental responsibility. The California Coastal Cleanup is a volunteer event for all ages. In 2009, more than 10,000 volunteers removed over 174,000 pounds of debris in one morning from San Diego beaches, bays, canyons and open space areas. Help make it happen this year. Check the website to find an area near you to volunteer. Sat., 9:00 am. Free. All Ages. Event Details.
Your kids might not believe it, but you know there was life – once upon a time – without 3D and computer animation. Introduce them at this year’s Leo Carrillo Film Festival. Hit Leo Carrillo Ranch Park in Carlsbad to see a special screening of “Blockade.” Arrive early to snag a great seat and bring low back chairs, a to-go dinner, and blankets. Popcorn, candy, ice cream and soda are all available to buy on site and the proceeds will go to the Carrillo Ranch Trust Fund. Fri., 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.
Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival
It’s party time…kids’ style. Check out this one-day celebration of music, art, dance and storytelling for kids. The four-hour family-friendly event will take place on the grounds of the historic Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. But remember: We said kids’ event. You and your little ones will not want to miss this awesome celebration! Sun., 11:00 am. $5 per person, Free 1 and under. Event Details.
– Laura Willard