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Make the most of the last weekend of March with these wonderful opportunities for family fun! Here are our top picks:
March 29, 30
Spring Busker Festival
Juggling, unicycling, sword swallowing and MUCH more – you’ll have to see it to believe it at the annual Spring Busker Festival at Seaport Village! Watch street performers all afternoon, plus check out the many shops and restaurants that Seaport Village has to offer. The event is free, but audiences are encouraged to tip performers.
849 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
25th Annual Junior Carlsbad
There’s still time to register your little athlete for the 25th Annual Junior Carlsbad, a race geared toward the 12-and-under crowd. The emphasis is on fun, not speed; every child receives a Finisher’s medal, a goodie bag, and a T-shirt. After the race, enjoy the Health & Fitness Expo at The Village of Carlsbad, featuring race souvenirs, running apparel, food, and more.
Carlsbad Village Dr and Roosevelt
Saturday, 7 a.m.
(You can also register and pick up your goodie bag early at the Pre-Registration party on Friday, March 28th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the Village Faire.)
East Village Opening Day Block Party
Get into the spirit before the Padres vs. Dodgers opener at this free event with live music, an interactive game zone, food trucks, and more! The game begins at 5:05 p.m., but if you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry – the free fun continues until 7 p.m.!
East Village – Downtown San Diego
J Street (between 7th Ave & 10th Ave)
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rolando Street Fair
Head over to East County for the 18th annual Rolando Street Fair, featuring entertainment, crafts, vendors, carnival rides, a bounce house, face painting, puppet shows, and more!
Rolando Blvd. between El Cajon Blvd and Solita Avenue
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grab your bikes and head to Pacific Beach for this auto-free, open-streets celebration! Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome to bike, walk, stroll, or skate throughout the neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shops and restaurants will be open along the route, plus there will be a bicycle repair booth, official event merchandise, and a bike raffle!
Pacific Beach – check this map for more information
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flower Fields Kids Day
Haven’t checked out The Flower Fields yet? This weekend is the time to go! This year’s Kid’s Day at The Flower Fields will include arts and crafts, face painting, live music from the Star Theater Glee Club, plus a visit from Ronald McDonald! Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 3-10, and free for kids 2 and under.
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Paws in the Park
Calling all animals lovers! This Sunday, join the Escondido Humane Society at the Paws in the Park fundraiser, where you can stroll along a 1.5 or 2.5-mile course, enter your pooch into the fashion show or “wet t-shirt” contest, and win prizes in the giveaways and contests!
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Sunday, 8 a.m.
Make it a great weekend!