Tag Archives: family events in San Diego

Event: Annual Koi Show

27th Annual Koi Show

koi showThe 27th Annual Koi Show happens this weekend. Come see hundreds of koi, koi judging and a trade show with everything you could need for your pond or water garden.

When: March 1st & 2nd | Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center

Events: Grape Day Parade and more

Grape Day Celebration
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grape Day Park

GrapeDay1908BadgeTake the whole family to Escondido’s biggest party of the year. The free celebration has grape stomping, food trucks and live entertainment. The event is free, but drinks are available for purchase.

San Diego Blues Festival
9:30 a.m. at Marina Park North
Rock out by the bay during this annual jam session. Ticket prices vary and proceeds benefit the San Diego Food Bank.

Gala in the Garden
5-9:30 p.m. at San Diego Botanic Garden

Enjoy food, wine, entertainment and a silent auction during this magical evening walking or dancing through the San Diego Botanic Garden.  

Art a la Carte
5-8 p.m. at La Jolla Village Drive

Check out the last weekend of this free pop-up art show featuring local artists and dining deals.


Event: ArtWalk at NTC Liberty Station

art_walkFormerly ArtWalk on the Bay, ArtWalk San Diego @NTC Liberty Station (shortened to ArtWalk @NTC) builds upon the success of the past 7 years at San Diego’s Bayfront. This 8th annual event takes place in San Diego’s flagship arts and culture district, NTC @ Liberty Station,  once San Diego’s Naval Training Center, and now a mecca for artist studios, galleries, museums and performing arts groups.

This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting the experience of owning original art.

This August, ArtWalk @NTC is set to draw more than 100 artists, a dozen musical  performers, gourmet food and interactive kids’ activities at KidsWalk. The new destination for the festival is complemented by an array of dining options at this scenic venue.

Attendees will be able to experience art “alfresco.” ArtWalk @NTC brings fine art outside under San Diego’s sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region. Attendees get to meet with artists and hear what inspires them about their work. Whether you are a seasoned collector, a family on vacation or are simply ready to be inspired, come to ArtWalk @NTC to discover the art that has been waiting for you.

Click here for an event map.  To find an artist location, see the artist search feature on this site.  Pick up your event map at the Information Booth near the tall flagpole.

For a map to our designated parking lots, click here.

When: August 24 & 25 | 10am – 6pm

Where: NTC Liberty Station at Ingram Plaza | 2645 Historic Decatur, San Diego

More info: www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc

Visit the USS Midway Museum

USS MidwayHere in San Diego, the USS Midway makes its home. It’s one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in the United States, and is an appropriate activity this weekend, with the 4th of July having been yesterday. 

Visitors to the floating museum walk the same pathways that 225,000 Midway sailors did during the Vietnam war. The museum hosts: “more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life. Those who dare can ‘take to the sky’ aboard one of two flight simulators” (www.midway.org).

Consider taking a family trip to the USS Midway Museum and enjoy a memorable part of San Diego and a piece of US history. More details about the museum, hours, and more can be found at the website, www. Midway.org.

Event: San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair: Opening Day

Plan to be at the Fair on Friday, June 8, when we open the gates for the 2012 “Out Of This World” season! We will have a special Opening Ceremony about 10:00AM featuring a marching band, the raising of our national flag, the singing of the National Anthem, many entertainers who will amuse and delight you while you wait for the Fair to open, and more surprises. The gates will open at 11:00AM.

The Fair will be open Friday, June 8, through Wednesday, July 4. The Fair will be closed Mondays, except for July 2.

More information at www.sdfair.com.

2012 San Diego County Fair Admission

Adults, $13
Ages 62 and older, $7
Ages 6-12, $7 (free on Tuesdays)
Ages 5 and younger, free