If your weekend is not already jam-packed, get ready for it to be after hearing what’s happening around Southern California this weekend. You can get your fix of all-things natural at the Natural Baby Fair, or head up to North County for the San Diego Kids Expo and Fair. Take your daughters to Del Mar for a Fancy Nancy parade adventure, or head to Little Italy for the annual ArtsWalk event. Whatever you decide to do, there will not be a shortage of fun for the entire family. Happy weekend!

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San Diego

Natural Baby Fair
The Natural Baby Fair event is for anyone interested in learning more about all things supportive for fertility, pregnancy, birth and baby. Whether you are a practitioner, expert, parent or someone interested in learning the most recent trends in health and wellness for the entire family. The day includes a keynote speech by Dr. Sears, educational presentations, a vendor fair, kids entertainment, an online auction, and much more. Sat., 9:00 am, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, $10+. All ages. Event details.

Mission Federal ArtsWalk
This festival features more than 50 music and dance groups and a park filled with interactive art for children at KidsWalk. It also features fine art from artists across the country and Mexico. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Little Italy, Free. All ages. Event details.

Multi-cultural Fair and Parade
The Linda Vista Fair is a family-friendly event featuring the World Arts Village, Kids Zone activities, Education Lane, Carnival Zone, and an International food court. Entertainment over three stages will bring us culturally diverse, as well as contemporary music. The Parade begins at 11 am and will feature many marching bands, officials, clubs and others taking part. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Linda Vista Road, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Kids Expo and Fair
Bring the family out to the largest kids expo in San Diego. Four stages of music, dance, modeling and guest appearances, plus 100 businesses and products for kids and families. Sat. & Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds, $6 adults (kids free). All ages. Event details.

Oceanside Green Fair
The largest Earth Day celebration in north county, the Green Fair will be chock full of green activities including dozens of environmentally friendly booths, products, and organizations. For those families who bike to the event, there will also be a mobile bike repair to help you get your bike ready for some spring riding. Watch live performances and snack on the city’s finest local food offerings. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Junior Seau Amphitheater, Free. All ages. Event details.

April Street Fair
Families will enjoy two days of 450 arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment on four stages, and an award-winning Main Street.  Plus, Encinitas 101 MainStreet is happy to announce the launch of the Kids Zone in The Lumberyard parking lot, where kiddos will enjoy a variety of activities and games. Sat., & Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, South Coast Hwy 101, Free. All ages. Event details..

Fancy Nancy Parade
Enjoy a splendiforous Fancy Nancy Parade Adventure. The fun begins with Fancy Nancy activities, including a tiara craft and a reading of The Fanciest Doll in the Universe by the children’s illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser. After the activities, Glasser will lead Fancy Nancy fans and their families on the first-everFancy Nancy Parade along a short route through the streets of Del Mar. Sun., 1:00 pm, Powerhouse Community Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

SanTree Fest
This family-friendly event features tree planting and river clean-up, live music, kids zone, interactive demonstrations, splash science lab, and vendors. Sat., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Town Center Community Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Parading with Fancy Nancy, having fun outdoors, or attending an indoor festival?

–Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of the San Diego Kids Expo and Fair’s Facebook page.