Still flying high off all the weekend fun from Labor Day? Well you’re in luck because there’s a whole mess of things going on this weekend that will keep you celebrating! The spirit of summer is still kickin’ with an awesome fiesta by the shore, a chance to dine with dogs, and a sweet Grape Festival! Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full run down on what’s happening this weekend. With all these great events going on, you and your kiddos are sure to be in a festive mood. Party on!

San Diego

Free Market
This isn’t your usual flea market–everything here is free! This is the perfect place to donate items that you just don’t use anymore, and maybe pick up a few back to school items that you’ve been looking for. Sun., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Free. All Ages. Event Details

Escondido

Grape Day Festival
They’re soft, sweet, and if you leave them out in the sun too long they turn into a delicious treat. We’re talking about grapes! These succulent summer fruits are the reason for celebration this weekend at the annual Grape Day Festival. There’s a 5K run, beer garden, and live entertainment. Best of all, there’s a grape stomping vat where your little ones can squish grapes between their toes! Sat., 7:30 am. Free. All Ages. Event Details

Encinitas

Dinner With The Dogs
If your kiddos love animals, then this behind-the-scenes look at an animal shelter will make them giddy with excitement. They’ll get to play with furry friends, make arts and crafts for shelter animals, and even enjoy a special meal with their new pet pals. Fri., 4:00 pm. Free. All Ages. Event Details

Oceanside:

Firefighters Surfing Event
Bring your kiddos down to the shore to see some gnarly surfing action. This annual surfing event honors and remembers the local surfers who passed away. Bring your hats and sunscreen and get ready to hang ten. Fri. – Sun., 7:00 am – 4:30 pm. Free. All Ages. Event Details

Seventh Annual Western Hoedown
Hook arms with your partner and dance up a storm at this country event. Kids can check out horse and buggy rides, a special Kiddy Corral, and watch live horseback riding demonstrations. Be sure to bring your cowboy boots and ten gallon hats, cause this event is gonna be true blue Western. Sat., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. $40. All Ages. Event Details

Imperial Beach

Fiesta Del Rio
Celebrate the cultures and natural resources of the Tijuana River Estuary. Rock out to some 1970s rock ‘n’ roll and participate in family games, dance, and observe native Kumeyaay arts and crafts. Sun., 5:00 pm. Free. All Ages. Event Details

– Scott Wardell