San Diego County is busy with all sorts of activities and events and festivals going on this weekend — there is something for everyone in the next few days!
5th Annual Spring Festival & Maypole Dance
The event features music, kid crafts, face painting, food trucks, cupcake walks, local vendors and opportunity drawings. This is a family-friendly event and all proceeds help sponsor the school’s specialty classes, field trips, and classroom supplies. Musical performers include Hullabaloo, Kathryn the Grape, and the Yes Team. View the flyer here.
When: Sunday, May 1 | 10:30am – 3pm
Where: NUA Sparrow School | 4207 Spring Gardens Road, La Mesa
More information: nuasparrow.org/2016/03/09/spring-festival
Mission Federal ArtWalk
On April 30 & May 1, 2016, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 17 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance and participate in interactive art experiences.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1 | 11am – 6pm
Where: Little Italy, San Diego
More information: www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal
Adams Avenue Unplugged
The fifth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature 150 live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries on Adams Avenue.
When: Saturday, April 30, 12pm – 10pm | Sunday, May 1, 12pm – 7pm
Where: Adams Avenue | From Texas Street to Marlborough Drive, San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: Free – $15
More information: www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-unplugged
Fiesta del Mar
The first ever Fiesta del Mar – a cross-border Celebration of Friendship between the cities of Imperial Beach and Rosarito, Mexico. The day-long, family-friendly celebration will showcase live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas as well as interactive family activities hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of both cities.
When: Saturday, April 30 | 12 – 7pm
Where: Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach, CA
More information: www.facebook.com/events/1133980979980050
32nd Annual Children’s Book Party
Calling all children and families in San Diego! The 32nd Annual Children’s Book Party will be held at the world famous Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on April 30, 2016!
All children in attendance will receive two brand-new books (for free)! And there will be light refreshments and entertainment for all.
When: Saturday, April 30 | 8:30 – 10:30am
Where: Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion | Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.childrensbookparty.org
14th Annual Spring Demo Days – Huge Outdoor Golf Demo Day
Carlsbad Golf Center 14th Annual Spring Demo Days & Custom Fitting Experience is San Diego’s largest outdoor, on-the-driving-range golf demo event. Golfers of all skill and experience levels can test the latest equipment, get info from 25+ brand vendors and save on new clubs and throughout the pro shop.
When: Friday, April 29 at 10am | Saturday, April 30 at 9am
Where: Carlsbad Golf Center | 2711 Haymar Drive, Carlsbad, CA
More information: www.thecarlsbadgolfcenter.com
El Cajon’s 26th Annual Arbor Day Ceremony
The City of El Cajon – a community designated a “Tree City USA” for the past 18 years for its devotion to planting and maintaining trees – will host its 26th Annual Arbor Day Ceremony at Hillside Park (840 Buena Terrace). Volunteers will plant more than 20 new trees in the surrounding park. The event also includes light refreshments and free tree seedlings distributed by SDG&E.
When: Saturday, April 30 | 8am
Where: Hillside Park | 840 Buena Terrace, El Cajon, CA
More information: www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us/discover-el-cajon/events
Spring Talmadge Art Show
More than 80 local artists will showcase their works, all for sale, at this homegrown local craft show, now in its 23rd year. The crafts come in all sizes: jewelry, clothing, handbags, pottery, mixed media, and more will be up for grabs here. Artists will be on hand to answer questions.
When: Sunday, May 1 | 10am
Where: Liberty Station Conference Center | 2600 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
More information: www.talmadgeartshow.com