It’s all about getting outdoors and having fun this last weekend of March. Bring the family to the Flower Fields for Kids Day for a day full of fun activities for kids like arts and crafts, face painting and Ronald McDonald. Head to Pacific Beach for CicloSDias where the streets will be closed to cars, but open for bicycling. The Spring Busker Festival will be taking place in Seaport Village. Or you may want to take the kids to learn about all eggs and hiking at the San Elijo Lagoon Family Discovery Day. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

Unseen Science
Take a peek at the “big” science of nanotechnology, view molecules through augmented reality and look at science in a whole new way as kiddos experience several exhibits from the Fleet’s collection. Fri., 10 am – 5 pm, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, $11 – $13/person. All ages. Event details.

Namaste at New Children’s Museum
Bring your mat and join us for an evening of yoga at The New Children’s Museum! Susana Wold and the talented instructors of Urban Yogi will lead the second annual Namaste at NCM. After yoga, you can enjoy the Museum during a reception with wine, dinner and dessert. You can also win a variety of prizes in our opportunity drawing! Fri., 5:30 – 8:30 pm, The New Children’s Museum, $40 NCM Members / $45 Non-Members. All ages. Event details.

Spring Busker Festival
Seaport Village will be filled with professional street performers from across the country performing their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Sat. – Sun., 10 am – 6 pm, Seaport Village, Free. All Ages. Event details.

Rolando Street Fair
This family-friendly event, held on several blocks of Rolando Blvd., just south of El Cajon Blvd., features live music, carnival rides, vendors, activities for kids, a food court, and much more. Sun., 10 am – 6 pm, Rolando Blvd., Free. All ages. Event details.

CicloSDias
This is a day of “open streets” where families (including furry friends) can spend the day riding, walking, strolling, or jogging through Pacific Beach. The day will be auto-free and the streets transformed into a space for the community to play. Sun., 10 am – 3 pm,  Pacific Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Family Discovery Days: Spring Egg-ucation
Crack open clues to secret lives of egg-laying animals in San Elijo Lagoon. Kids will get an up-close look at critters that hatch from eggs, and participate in an egg-themed trivia hunt. There will also be arts and crafts, nature hikes, and more. Sat. – Sun., 1 – 4 pm, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

Flower Field Kids Day
Bring the family to the Flower Fields for Kids Day for a day full of fun activities for kids like arts and crafts, face painting and Ronald McDonald. There’s also a sweet pea maze, live music, Gourd Art & Crafts Jubilee, and Make and Take workshops. Sun., 9 am – 6 pm, Carlsbad Flower Fields,  $6 – $12 (free for kids 2 and under). All ages. Event details.

Paws in the Park
Paws in the Park is the largest dog walk in North San Diego County and is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Walkers and canine companions can enjoy a 1.5 or 2.5-mile course. There are also contests, giveaways, opportunity drawings, and more than 60 vendors. Sun., 8 am, Kit Carson Park, Prices vary by activity. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Bubblefest
Witness bubble scientist, Fan Yang, as he performs wondrous stunts with a wave of his wand! Then, learn the science behind bubbles and test your new knowledge with hands-on experiments. For a day bursting with fun, your family won’t want to miss this effervescent and educational experience! Sat. – Sun., 10 am – 5 pm, Discovery Science Center, Admission prices vary. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? 

–Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of The Flower Fields Facebook page