This weekend brings the start of fall and with it comes lots of family fun in Southern California. Kids will enjoy an autumn celebration at Pari Land in Carlsbad, complete with pumpkin cake making. The Mira Mesa Street Fair, Carlsbad Music Festival and and the Hullaballoo Family Arts Festival are great activities for outdoor fun. You can also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Spring Family Library Fiesta. And if you’re in Orange County, you do not want to miss Lately Lilly Day at Land of Nod. Have a great first weekend of fall!

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San Diego

Mira Mesa Street Fair
The annual Mira Mesa Street Fair includes a day of fun with crafters, non-profit and business information booths, food from around the world, two entertainment stages, carnival, kids crafts and games, and free rock painting for the kiddos. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, Free. All ages. Event details.

Hop in for arts and crafts, bunny activities, vet information, kids games and bunnies galore. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Balboa Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Carlsbad Music Festival
This fun festival includes more than 50 performances, a Village Music Walk, and several concerts of different styles and sounds. Fri. – Sun., Times vary by day, Carlsbad Village Theater, Price varies by day. All ages. Event details.

Autumn Celebration at Pari Land
Celebrate the beginning of autumn by making pumpkin cake and participate in cool fall-themed activities at this festival. Fri., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Pari Land, $12. All ages. Event details.

Hullaballoo Family Arts Festival
The Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival is a celebration of music, art, storytelling and dance for young kids and families. Art Soup will facilitate music-themed art projects. Gymboree will present a wide variety of music and movement activities, and Dance to Evolve will offer free dance classes throughout the day. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds, $7. All ages. Event details.

East County

Spring Valley Library Fiesta
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a ballet folklorico competition, musical performances, an art exhibition, laster tag and video games, health screenings, food and face painting. Sat., 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Spring Valley Library, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Chula Vista HarborFest
Enjoy performance stages, a boat parade, historic seafaring vessels courtesy of the San Diego Maritime Museum, kids zone and lots of fun harbor activities. Sat., 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Bayside Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Coronado Speed Festival
The Coronado Speed Festival is Fleet Week San Diego’s signature event, featuring fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts at one of the most distinctive race track locations — Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of Naval Aviation. Sat. and Sun., 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, North Island Naval Air Station, $25 – $45. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Lately Lilly Day at Land of Nod
Celebrate Lately Lily Day with The Land of Nod Stop by our South Coast Plaza store. Not only will there be tons of activities for you and the little ones, but you’ll also receive 10% OFF your in-store purchase just for attending. Sat., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Are you ready for the fall season?

–Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Hullaballoo.