How did it get to be June already? While it’s true that school is almost out and you’ll soon have to find activities to occupy your kid-filled days, we’ve got your back when it comes to SoCal weekends! There are no shortage of events happening this weekend. From Gold Rush Festivals, to sun festivals, to street fairs and chili cook-offs — there’s lots to keep you busy this weekend. So get out of the house and enjoy what Southern California has to offer!

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San Diego

Art Around Adams
This family-friendly event will showcase an array of artists, musicians, outrageous street performers, and interactive installations. Enjoy art and music from more than 75 local businesses that will transform themselves into art galleries and performance arenas for the day. Don’t miss the free “Comedy Trolleys” that will shuttle guests up and down Adams Ave. Sat., 2:00 – 10:00 pm, Adams Ave., Free. All ages. Event details.

San Gennaro Feast
The Annual San Gennaro Feast features a wide variety of ethnic food vendors, live national acts hourly on the main stage, and amusement rides and games. Thurs. – Sun., 4:00 – 11:00 pm, Qualcomm Stadium, $8 – $10. All ages. Event details.

North County

Fiesta del Sol
The Fiesta del Sol features a special area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities. Favorite destinations include the hair salon and face painter. The climbing wall is always a big hit. Kid’s rides favorites the “Dragon” and the “Swing” are back! Bounce houses, arts & crafts and other fun activites designed especially for children. The main stage showcases children’s dance groups, musicians and martial arts exhibitions. Sat. & Sun., 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Fletcher Cove at Solana Beach, Free. All ages. Event details.

San Diego Kids Consignment Sale
Shop and save 40 to 90% on more than 10,000 new and gently-loved bargain during this three day sale event! From strollers to high chairs, pack n’ plays to exersaucers, clothes, toys, books, games, puzzles, baby equipment, feeding & diapering supplies, women’s and maternity clothes, shoes, handmade and boutique items, and more, if you need it for your child, you’ll find it under one roof at amazing prices! Thurs. – Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Camino Town and Country Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Alpine History Day Celebration
Celebrate Alpine’s history with the Alpine Historical Society. Tour the two pioneer houses and Carriage House with new displays of the Justin Gruelle paintings, the 107 year old buggy, the farming tools and equipment and more. Learn about beekeeping and sewing on a treadle machine. See the Model T Ford on display. Hear the third graders read their winning essays on Alpine history and receive their awards. Sat., 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, The John DeWitt Historic Museum, Prices vary. All ages. Event details.

Julian Gold Rush Days
Bring the family out to enjoy the mining town of Julian of yesteryear. Experience historical encampments (with a chance to meet miners, mountain men & cowboys!), reenactments and mock claim jumping, tomahawk throwing demonstrations, gold panning and so much more. The old fashioned mining camp will offer free admission, vendors, an arts & crafts market, food & drink, gem mining, children’s pioneer games, free parking & plenty of family fun. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Julian, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off
The Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off will take to the streets of Old Town Tustin. The 29th annual event will feature the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids area, music and much more. Sun., 11:00 am – 5:30 pm, Old Town Tustin, Free. All ages. Event details.

Bring the family for a fun day at the cinema with a day of Kidtoons films (G-rated). Sun., 10:30 – 11:30 am, Anaheim GardenWalk, $2.50. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Heading outdoors or to an indoor event?

–Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of  the Fiesta del Sol Facebook page