In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, there are family friendly fiestas happening throughout San Diego! They are all offering activities for children, traditional performances, food, and free admissionThey also offer a free monthly e-newsletter that highlights local events.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, there are family friendly fiestas happening throughout San Diego! They are all offering activities for children, traditional performances, food, and free admission. In Old Town, National City, Chula Vista, and Solana Beach.
Friday, May 4
Living History Demonstrations: See history come alive and see demonstrations of primitive skills, tipis, and period tents, archery, target shooting, trade goods, clothing and more. Lake Morena County Park. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Price: $4, free for ages 10 and under, military with ID and Scouts in uniform.
Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: Buy gently-used children’s clothes, toys, baby equipment, books, shoes, and more during this consignment sale. Faith Chapel. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Price: $3 (free admission pass online).
Friday Night Liberty: Featuring open artist studios, galleries, shopping and entertainment throughout NTC. Liberty Station. 5-8 p.m. Free.
Concerts on the Promenade: Formerly Concerts on the Green, this concert series features weekly performances by local artists. Today is classic rock group Pelican. Prescott Promenade. 6-8 p.m. Free.
Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.: It’s an adventure to Neverland that Wendy, John, and Michael will never forget. Casa del Prado Theatre. 7 p.m. Price: $8-$14. Article.
Saturday, May 5
Moonlight Beach Surf Faire: Surfing and ocean-related festival featuring over 130 surf related booths, music, demos, and more. Moonlight Beach. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free admission.
Home Depot’s Kids Workshops: Offers useful and fun projects for kids while teaching children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. At your local Home Depot. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.
Cardiff’s Spring Fling: Learn about sustainable gardening practices, enjoy live music, food, and a Kid’s Zone. Carpentier Parkway. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free admission. Article.
San Diego Dragon Boat Festival: Celebrate pan-Asian cultures and cuisines. Featuring a boat race with the dragons, food, and performances. Mission Bay Park. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Price: Fee for boat race; Free admission to festival.
The Salvation Army Spring Fling: Featuring a variety of vendors, food, carnival games and bounce houses, and live music. The Salvation Army. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission.
Sage & Songbirds Festival: Featuring entertainment, art and craft vendors, educational seminars, live butterfly release, and more. Viejas Outlet Center. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission.
Encinitas Arts Festival: Enjoy music, dance, and theatre on two stages, and outdoor drum circle, performance art, hands-on art workshops, dance workshops, and more. Encinitas Community Center. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission.
Art in the Pines: Festivities include music, refreshments, guided nature walks, children’s art and activities, and more. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, May 6
Carlsbad Village Street Faire: Take advantage of over 900 vendors, an international food court, and a children’s area with face painting, bounce house, super slide, rock climbing, arts and crafts, and more. Carlsbad Village. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission.
Kidical Mass Family Friendly Bike Ride: Promotes family friendly riding, bicycle safety skills, raises community awareness about kids on bikes and is great way to have fun! Liberty Station. 9 a.m. Free.
Hullabaloo Family Music Festival: A celebration of all things music! A family festival packed with performances, classes, and hands-on musical experiences! Bernardo Winery. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Price: $7/person or $25/family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Article.
California Ballet’s Cinderella: When it comes down to it, it’s all about the shoes! San Diego Civic Theatre. 1-3:30 p.m. Price: $25-$80.
Xanadu – The Musical: Xanadu follows the journey of Kira, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre. 1 p.m. Price: $16
Organ Concerts: Enjoy a concert on one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs. Spreckels Organ Pavilion. 2-3 p.m. Free.
*It’s always a good idea to check with the venue before heading out as cancellations, postponements, and date/time changes do occur on occasion.
About SoCal Kids San Diego
SoCal Kids San Diego was founded by Kathie Zaccaria, an East County Mom dedicated to providing families all over San Diego with events and activities that are kid-friendly. From science to festivals, concerts to crafts – SoCal Kids San Diego aims to be your one-stop-shop for family fun!