It’s the last weekend of summer. Do you have plans to soak up the sun before the autumn leaves start falling? If you want to get outdoors, spend some time at San Diego Bayfair in Mission Bay. Enjoy an outdoor evening showing of “Madagascar 3” at Carlsbad Movie Night in the Park. Or walk around Coronado enjoying the community’s annual Art Walk celebration. If going outside isn’t your thing, how about enjoying a Pirate and Princess Adventure with the new Disney Junior Live show? Whether you want to play outside or hang out inside, there’s something for everyone in SoCal this weekend!


San Diego

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure
Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show, featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The spectacular show is filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises. Fri., 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, Valley View Casino Center, $18.00 – $60.00, All ages. Event details.

San Diego Bayfair
The three-day event features overnight RV camping on Mission Bay, more than a dozen classes of professional boat racing, musical entertainment, large  kids’ zone and food vendors. The Vendor Village on East Vacation Island is free to the general public. Fri. – Sun., times vary,  Mission Bay, $20 – $45 (kids 12 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Fiestas Patrias
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with contests, a parade, relay races, paper flower making, horses, piñatas, music, dance and corn husk Doll making. at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Share a day of family and culture with your entire family at this all ages, free event. Sat., 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Old Town State Historic Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Coronado Art Walk
The two-day Coronado Art Walk is a free public event designed to foster creativity and appreciation for the wonders of art. Artists will be housed in tented booths along the entrance and on the grounds of the Coronado Ferry Landing. Painting, hand crafted jewelry, photography, ceramics and other mediums will be featured. This is an all ages event, as art activities to delight both children and adults abound. Sat. – Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Coronado Ferry Landing, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

KPBS Kids Workshop
Explore the world of fossils with help from Dinosaur Train. This is your opportunity to dig further and discover the world of paleontology! Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Little Tiger Hunt
Games, obstacle courses and prizes for everyone in attendance. Come and join the FUN! Bring a buddy for extra chances to win. On Line Registration is required for this event. Cupcakes and Prizes immediately following event. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Sat., 10:00 am, AK Martial Arts & Fitness/ RealFit4Life Building, Free. All ages. Event details.

Carlsbad Movie Night in the Park
Bring family and friends, a blanket and low-back chairs to Stagecoach Community Park for a night of fun activities and an outdoor movie presentation of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Sat., 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Stagecoach Community Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Sign4Baby Celebrates 6 Years!
Join Sign4Baby in celebrating six years of signing babies and toddlers in our community. The event includes a performance by Hullabaloo, hands-on craft by UrbanSitter, loads of fun exploring Kid Ventures, goodie bags, silent auction, and healthy snacks courtesy of Happy Family. Don’t forget to bring socks (kids and adults). Sun., 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Kid Ventures 4S Ranch, $25 per kid. All ages. Event details.

East County

El Cajon Concert Series
Celebrate Friday night with music during this weekly concert series performed by a local band on the Prescott Promenade, which is surrounded by a variety of restaurants. Fri., 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Prescott Promenade, Free, All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend?

–Leah R. Singer

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