La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend activity at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands features a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended ages: 6 to 12). The DIY workshop includes step-by-step instruction led by Rain to Roots, plus all of the plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. The $56.50 ticket (for both mom and child entry) also includes a glass of wine or beer for grown-ups and a “mocktail,” juice or lemonade for the kids. Snacks from Searsucker can be purchased additionally.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins” takes over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday night on the scenic rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt as part of the hotel’s Rooftop Cinema Club. Catch the flick alongside stunning views of the San Diego skyline and feel the magic as Mary Poppins returns to help the Banks children navigate the obstacles of adulthood. Tickets start at $17; you can self-park in the hotel’s garage for four hours for free if you buy food (other than popcorn or candy) or drinks at the Rooftop Cinema Club.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality time painting with mom at this Mother’s Day Painting session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Tickets cost $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials; moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: March 23rd & 24th

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It’s the first week of spring, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, March 23rd: 

Kids Day at The Flower Fields
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
This Saturday will be “Kids Day” at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The special family-friendly day includes a drum circle, bubbles, face painting, balloon art, exhibits, and a musical petting zoo- you read correctly. Bring the kiddos (and your inner kiddo), and come enjoy! It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities are included with paid admission to the Flower Fields.

1,000 Lights Water Lantern Festival
4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Santee Lakes
1,000 Lights is this weekend, and you won’t want to miss out on this well-known water lantern festival. It takes place in various cities across the nation, but you’ll likely want to head Santee Lakes this Saturday. The event will be packed full with live entertainment, games, food trucks, and of course the beautiful lit up lanterns. A $25 adult ticket includes the lantern and decorating kit, and access to all of the live entertainment. Tickets for kids age 10 to 13 cost $13; kids age 9 and under get in free.

Sunday, March 24th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

 

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: March 9th & 10th

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From whale watching tours to beer festivals, this San Diego weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, March 9

San Diego Whale Watching Tours
9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Flagship Cruises & Events
Come experience an incredible moment with nature at the San Diego Whale Watching Tours. Aboard the two-story yacht, the Marietta, and enjoy the three-and-a-half hours tour. Weekend prices cost $48 for adults and $24 for children ages 4 to 12. Departure times vary, depending on the day you choose to cruise. 

Best Coast Beer Fest
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Embarcadero Park South
Bottoms up! This Saturday The Best Coast Beer Fest will be bringing more than 100 breweries together for a day of brewskies, food, music and fun at Embarcadero Park South. Tickets are $55 and include unlimited beer samples and a souvenir cup. Tickets the day of the event are $60.

Sunday, March 10

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Sunday, January 27th :Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: March 2nd & 3rd

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From nature walks to Mardi Gras, this San Diego weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, March 2

Yoga in the City

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Quartyard
Find some tranquility this weekend at the Quartyard. This weekly yoga series is presented by the Downtown San Diego Partnership, and is a family-friendly, one-hour class led by Yoga One. All ages and yogi levels are welcome. Don’t forget your mat!

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras: Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Field Irish Pub
It’s that time of year again! If you can’t make it to New Orleans, you can ring in Mardi Gras 2019 with aself-guided, walking tasting tour. Try New Orleans foods and libations from 20 of the top spots in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Have some fun VIP after-party once you collect 10 beads. Tickets run at $30, and this event is obviously 21+

Sunday, March 3 

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Sunday, January 27th :Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: April 28th& 29th

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It’s going to be another wonderful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla! Gather up your family and friends, and go explore. Check out what’s coming up.

Saturday, April 28th

Mission Federal ArtWalk
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), Little Italy
Come check out 17 blocks of the Little Italy neighborhood for the 34th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk. Over 350 artists from across the world will be showcasing at this festival. Don’t miss it!

Tango by the Beach
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Pacific Street Linear Park
Do you Tango? Well you’re in luck! Come tango right by the shoreline this weekend at Tango by the Beach. Lesson begin at 5pm.

Sunday, April 29th

Awesome 80s Run
6:30 a.m., De Anza Cove
Roads? Where we’re going we… actually, we might need some roads. Come participate in the Awesome 80s Run! Proceeds for this 5K or 8K race will go to the Free Hugs Project to promote peace and unity and Honor Flight San Diego.

7th Annual Chocolate Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maritime Museum of San Diego
Calling all chocolate lovers! This is your day! The Maritime Museum’s 7th annual Chocolate Festival is here. Learn about the history of chocolate, attend cooking demonstrations, drink wine, and… eat chocolate! Only $25.00.

 

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: March 31 & April 1

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It’s Easter weekend, and La Jolla and San Diego has plenty of wonderful activities ready that are fun for the entire family. Put on your finest pastels, and go explore!

Saturday, March 31th

Belmont Park Easter Bash
9 a.m., Belmont Park

Easter Sunday is going to be nice and sunny, so get prepared to have a big ole Easter Bash at Belmont Park this Saturday. Belmont Park will scatter hundreds of eggs for children 12 and younger to search for. A $5 Ticket for the hunt must be purchased ahead of time. Grab a pic with the Easter Bunny form 2 – 4 pm.

Uncorked: San Diego Wine Festival 
2 to 5 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North

Calling all wine lovers! San Diego’s annual wine festival is happening this Saturday, and you don’t want to miss it. There will be a selection of more than 200 wines from across the world,  food trucks and a champagne bar. General admission is $60, or get access to pours an hour early for $10 more.

Sunday, April 1st

Easter Jazz Brunch at the Abbey
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

The Abbey will be celebrating Easter with flowing champagne and a brunch buffet. There will be live music from “Republic of Music”. For $49, guests will get a reserved table to enjoy the spread, and a special visit from The Easter Bunny.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: February 17th & 18th

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It’s going to be another beautiful weekend in San Diego and La Jolla. Whether you like to shop, paint, go to the theater or get outside and exercise, there’s something for everyone!
Saturday, February 17th:
Lucky Street Vintage Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1722 South Coast Highway #3, Oceanside

If you’re a sucker for vintage, you will love Lucky Street Productions vintage marketplace. You’re sure to find just about every style of vintage in this large warehouse filled with treasures. Every Saturday and Sunday!

Painting by the Sea
3 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado

Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean that the romance has to end. Head over to Hotel Del Coronado and paint by the sea! Guests will be painting the hotels red turret with heard shaped clouds. Classes are an hour and a half, and they welcome in novice to intermediate painters.

Sunday, February 18th:
Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

The Importance of Being Earnest
7 p.m., The Old Globe Theatre The Old Globe

The Old Globe Theatre proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The story follows Jack and Algernon, a pair of bachelors attempting to maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Performances run at various times through March 4; with ticket prices varying by day.

La Jolla and San Diego Weekend Events: October 20 – 22

Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 4.51.31 PMAs we creep towards the end of the Spooktacular month and a bevy of things to do, here are just some of our favorite things to see and do this weekend. Either call the babysitter for a getaway date or lock up the digital devices and bring along the kids. Either way, these events look to be a great way to spend the weekend.

The Haunted Hotel
6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Gaslamp Quarter

Live Halloween haunts of larger-than-life proportions wait in every corner of the muck and mire at The Haunted Hotel. New frights this year will be sure to scare the … well, you know, out of you. For the past 25 years, this ultra-spooky fall attraction has invited courageous fans of all things horrific to try and make their way through a creepy hotel while attempting to escape from a veritable glut of monsters, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. The Haunted Hotel is located at 424 Market St., near Fourth Avenue, in downtown San Diego. The Haunted Hotel runs most evening now through Oct. 31. General admission tickets are reasonably priced at $19. Parking is $5 for three hours.

Casa de Oro Second Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Spring Valley

The 2nd Annual Fall Festival is kicking off in Spring Valley. Last year’s turnout was so big that it was necessary to find a new location for this year’s exciting event! The festival features in excess of 50 local vendors, a variety of food trucks serving up mouth-watering food, and, of course, live entertainment. Bring the whole family out for a day filled with fun! Hosted by the Case de Oro Alliance, admission is free. Get on over to the Spring Valley Academy, easily located at 3900 Conrad Drive.

10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival
Sunday, 10 a.m., Dusty Rhodes Park

Seriously, what’s cuter than more dogs than you throw a stick at than pooches garbed in costumes? Yeah, okay, kids for sure, but doggies come in 2nd. The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach invites one and all to get on over to OB for the 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival. The event features a street fair, games, music, lovely prizes, costume contests, a parade, and food. The event is absolutely free to attend. The Canine Carnival will be held at Dusty Rhodes Park, located at 2483 Sunset Cliffs Blvd in OB. Grab the kids, put on your costumes, get into the Halloween spirit, and have a blast with the entire family. Please note that all dogs must be on a leash.

1st Annual Day of the Dead Festival
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., North Park

The first-ever Day of the Dead Festival in North Park comes to life this Sunday afternoon. The energetic festival honors the special Mexican holiday whereby the living take some time out to reminisce about their loved ones who have passed on. The free event features live music, a tequila tasting and cerveza cantina (beer!), a variety of food trucks, craft workshops, artisan vendors, and awesome Dia De Los Muertos-style face painting. In addition, a community altar is available to pay tribute to the departed souls of loved ones and friends who have gone on before us. Oh, the first 100 individuals to arrive to the Cantina will received awesome Day of the Dead goodie bags! Woot! Bring the family to this free event located at 3803 Ray Street in San Diego (between University Avenue and North Park Way). If you’re so inclined, $15 tickets get you entry to the Cantina which includes Mezcal and Tequila tasting, and a 12 ounce pour of SouthNorte Beer Co. Either way, it’s all good!

Stone Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Beer and Cheese. Wow, what pairs better?! Well, peep this: Some of the country’s finest cheeses encounter some of San Diego’s best craft beer at this exclusive pairing festival. Come on by and sip on Stone’s iconic brews while tasting decadent artisanal cheeses. A $55 ticket includes (count ‘em) 15 three ounce craft beer pours, unlimited tastes of cheeses (yes!), and a commemorative glass to tote on back to la casa. Tickets for designated drivers are only $25. Please note that this craft beer and cheese event is strictly 21 and over. Be sure to bring your ID. No exceptions. The fun and entertaining event is at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens (Liberty Station), located at 1999 Citracado Parkway in Escondido. See ya there!