San Diego County has plenty of fun events, family activities, and free things to do this weekend! Stop by and enjoy Poway’s free Winter Festival, the San Diego Home Show, the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and much more in the next few days!
Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join Poway for Winter Festival on Friday, January 8 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 9 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill; smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores; experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink; and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway.
When: Friday, Jan. 8, 5 – 9pm and Saturday, Jan. 9, 3:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Poway Community Park | 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway, CA
More information: ca-poway.civicplus.com
San Diego Spring Home Show
At the Home Show, their goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.
The show will feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. The Home Show is for Everything For In And Around Your Home.
When: January 8, 9 & 10, 2016 | Friday – 11am-8pm, Saturday – 10am-8pm, Sunday – 10am-6pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.homeshowsandiego.com
Sesame Street and a HBO Free Day
Cookie Monster and his friends are coming to San Diego! Bring your kids by the New Children’s Museum Saturday for a free museum day to promote new episodes of Sesame Street on HBO. There will be activities for the little ones and a performance by the Sesame Street Muppets, in addition to more fun.
When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9am
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org/sites/default/files/artwork/images/Sesame-Street-and-HBO-FREE-Museum-Day.png
2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music
The 2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music: APOCALYPSE AND TRANSFIGURATION. Replete with evocative and powerful imagery, classic Jewish and Christian apocalypses (the most well-known being the first century Apocalypse of John or Book of Revelation) portray an imminent end of history, and are characterized by descriptions of a supernatural world and the fate of the dead. Yet many were written to comfort and encourage a people in crisis, and thus in a sense are documents of hope, pointing to an ultimate transfiguration of existence.
When: Thursday, Jan. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 10 2016
Where: Athenaeum Music and Arts Library | 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: $10 – $70 | See website for specifics
More information: sandiegonewmusic.com/2016-soundON
CRY Kite Festival 2016
CRY San Diego’s Color the Sky Kite Festival is back for the second time on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.. Join us and hundreds of others in beautiful Coronado. There will be live music, Indian food and snacks, Desi kites, and more.
When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1pm
Where: Tidelands Park | 2000 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: $7 – $12
More information: https://www.portofsandiego.org/coronado-tidelands-park.html
California Native Plant Society Old Town Garden Party
What Germinated in December in the Old Town Native Plant Landscape?
Partners in Grime will see what plants came up in December. Then they will grub the bad and nurture the good. The good ones are plants that were here when Europeans arrived. The bad ones are the others! Bring sun protection water, gloves, and.tools, or share ours.
When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1 – 3pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St., San Diego
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/jan/09/california-native-plant-society-old-town-garden-pa