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San Diego County Events for March 4 – 6

There are so many great things to do this weekend — San Diego has a full slate of family activities and fun events to attend, starting today through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendWest Sycamore Star Party

Mission Trails Regional Park hosts this free stargazing party at the West Sycamore Canyon Staging Area located at the east end of Stonebridge Parkway. The viewing shindig will be led by the park’s volunteer George Varga. Telescopes will be available for attendees to use to view the stars and planets.

When: Friday, March 4 | 6:30pm

Where: Mission Trains Regional Park | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Carlsbad flower fieldsSpring is in the air and Carlsbad is in bloom at the Flower Fields, open daily through May 8th. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders – our Fields of Dreams, our Fields of Color. A place where kids can run and adults can linger – 50 acres of extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers, and festivals throughout the season.

When: Now through May 8, 2016| 9am – 6pm
Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
Cost: $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for children 3-10
More Info: www.theflowerfields.com

29th Annual Koi Showkoi show

The world’s largest Koi show comes to San Diego this Saturday. Stop by the free festival to marvel at more than 300 Koi displayed at Del Mar Fairgrounds in competition. Vendors will also be selling art, t-shirts, pond equipment and Koi of all sizes. If you’re looking to get a Koi garden started, experienced owners can offer advice.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | starting at 9am

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free
More information: 29th Annual Koi Show 

Seaport Village Busker Festival

San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 12 – 6pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: http://www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival

31st Annual Spring Home Garden Show

The Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds March 4-6, 2016 for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with top experts — all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside. Much more info on their website or here.

When: Friday, March 4 starting at 11am | Saturday, March 5, 10am | Sunday, March 6, 10am
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
Cost: Free – $10
More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri, is an opportunity to partake in the Japanese custom of hanami, enjoying the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. We will also have food, cultural performances, beer garden, and activities for the whole family.

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6 | 10am
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden | 2215 Pan American Rd E,, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $8 general admission, $7 seniors and students
More information: www.niwa.org

Free Family Day And Eco Fair

Enjoy this free event with the kids at our Indoor Family Day and Eco Fair presented by the San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival.

When: Sunday, March 6 | 10am
Where: Marina Village Conference Center | 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free
More information: San Diego Audubon Society Bird Festival


San Diego County Events for January 1 – 3

Happy New Year!

As 2016 begins, start the new year with quality family and friend time — here in San Diego county, there are several fun first-of-the-year events and activities to enjoy!

San Diego county events this weekendLa Mesa Farmers’ Market

An open-air farmers’ market occurs every Friday afternoon from 2pm – 6pm at the intersection of University Avenue and Spring Street in La Mesa, CA. Sponsored by the City of La Mesa, the market offers farm fresh goods including flowers, produce and live plants.

When: every Friday, 2 – 6pm
Where: University Ave & Spring St., La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Farmers-Market.aspx

Puppet Show: Jack and the Beanstalk

Bring the kids to this free, one-hour puppet show in Balboa Park; the hand puppets and their masters will tell the classic story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

When: Friday, January 1, 2016 | 2:30 – 3:30pm

Where: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Balboa Park | 2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: Puppet Show: Jack and the Beanstalk

San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show®, will open its doors to the public just in time to kick off the new-year. The 2016 model-year of one of Southern California’s premier automotive events opens its four-day run on Dec. 31, 2015, closing on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Guests can expect to view more than 400 new-model vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, exotics, crossovers, and classics at the San Diego Convention Center.

When: Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan. 3 | 10am
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free – $12
More information: www.sdautoshow.com/location-parking

Pajama Jam

Celebrate the New Year at an after-hours party at The New Children’s Museum, for all ages! Jump into your jammies and join us for delicious dinner, New Year’s themed art activities, games, music, entertainment and our famous countdown balloon drop! Adults will enjoy one drink token with ticket and the chance to win amazing prizes in an opportunity drawing.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.classy.org/san-diego/events/pajama-jam-new-years-family-night-out/e64015

When: Saturday, Jan. 2 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $15 – $35
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org/fundraising-events