Happy Spring! Of course, being in Southern California, you probably already feel like it’s been spring for quite some time. But since this week marked the official start of the season, the calendar is full of fun activities to keep you and the kiddos occupied. There are plenty of egg hunts and bunny train rides scattered across the county. If hunting eggs is not your thing, head take the kids to visit Clifford the Big Red Dog at Explore SDSU Open House. Or spend the day at the Science and Engineering Fair or Youth Fitness Expo. Whatever you do, enjoy the SoCal spring weekend!

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San Diego

Explore SDSU
Head to the SDSU campus for the Explore SDSU Family Village for fun for the entire family. Enjoy live music including a performance by Hullabaloo; a bounce house; the Rad Hatter; face painting; balloon artist; and a special appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog. Sat., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, San Diego State University, Free. All ages. Event details.

Youth Fitness Expo
Delight in fitness activities, kids’ performances, a coloring contest, a cake walk, carnival games and raffles. Sat., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Spreckles Organ Pavilion, Free w/ $2 activity fee. 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., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Seaport Village. Free. All ages. Event details.

Family Day at Science and Engineering Fair
Bring the family and check out science demos and games, solar observation, Ms. Smarty-Plants, scavenger hunts and an impressive display of student projects. Sun., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Balboa Park Activity Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

North County

Spring Fling
Enjoy an egg hunt, food and entertainment to kick off the spring season! Egg hunt begins at 11:15 am. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Rancho Bernardo Community Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Easter Egg Hunt
Celebrate Easter with an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt! There will be separate divisions for different age groups, so every kid will have a chance to find an egg with candy or a toy inside. Pony rides and other family-friendly activities are also scheduled. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bates Nut Farm, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

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., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Rolando Blvd. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bunny Trains
Bring the family for a ride on the Bunny Train, featuring a one-hour train ride, an Easter egg hunt, admission to the museum, and an Easter craft project for the kids in the Museum’s Display Building after the train ride. Sun., 11:00 am, Campo Depot, $5 – $15. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Easter Festival
Free treasure hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, Pullin’ Strings Marionette puppet shows and other entertainment. Sun., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Orange County Market Place, Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Will you be egg hunting, participating in science experiments, or just enjoying the outdoors?

— Leah R. Singer