The heat and humidity have lightened up and we’re back to our perfect San Diego climate. Make the last weekend of September an outdoor one. Your kids can meet their cartoon idol at Petco Park. If you’re in the mood to learn a little something new, attend a hands-on Gardening 101 class or stop by Farm Education Day at Bates Nut Farm, where they are celebrating the grand opening of the Halloween Pumpkin Patch. Yes, fall is fast-approaching!

San Diego

Nickelodeon Day at Petco Park
Do you have a Dora the Explorer fanatic in your home? Saturday, you’ll have a chance to meet Dora and SpongeBob before the Padres game. Come out to Petco Park for two hours of pre-game fun, including photo opportunities, gams and prizes. Sat., 3:35 pm. Petco Park. Ticket prices very. Preschool and older. Event Details.

Gardening 101: Grow Your Own Food
Have you ever wanted to create a garden in your own yard? This is the family-oriented class for you. Learn the basics of gardening, including composting. You’ll enjoy lots of hands-on fun, as well as some formal instruction. Sat., 8:00 am. Wild Willow Farm. Free. All ages. Event Details.  

North County

Oceanside Harbor Days
Take your whole family out for Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. Check out the art and craft exhibits, eat delicious food and participate in fun family activities.
Sat.-Sun. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Oceanside Harbor. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Worth the Drive

Farm Education Day at Bates Nut Farm
Bates Nut Farm is celebrating the grand opening of its Halloween pumpkin patch with Farm Education Day. See tractor parades, take a hayride, try homemade ice cream and more. Sat.-Sun. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bates Nut Farm. Activity prices vary. All ages. Event Details.

Wild West Bonita Fest
Commemorate the history and culture of Bonita at this community event featuring crafts, a kids’ zone, lots of food and a parade at 10:00 am. X-game freestyle Motocross riders will also put on three shows. Get ready to watch the action! Sat. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Bonita. Free. All ages. Event Details.

— Laura Willard