San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Mar


Everything’s coming up ranunculus this weekend! Behold the splendid blooms at The Flower Fields, dance your way through the Mariachi Festival, or feed your brain at the largest STEAM Festival in Southern California. Read on for where to find the fun!

photo: The Flower Fields


Visit The Flower Fields

Behold over 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that offer a wondrous display of color. Also enjoy a wagon ride pulled by an antique tractor, a sweet pea maze, mining for gemstones, a Santa’s village-themed playground and more. This year you can also find Dole Whip, chocolate covered strawberries, soft serve, and shakes at The Strawberry Shack of Carlsbad at The Flower Fields. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Ferdinand the Bull Concert

Venture to see “Ferdinand the Bull!” This musical adaptation of Munro Leaf’s iconic tale and captivating Spanish music. Experience this lovable character and his story promoting peace, self-acceptance and appreciation of nature, brought to life by the dynamic Malashock Dance. Fri. Event details.

EXPO Day at Petco Park

Join the fun at the 12th annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, the largest STEAM Festival in Southern California! The Festival kicks off with Expo Day at Petco Park for a free day of family-fun and learning. Bring the family to interact with 150+ exhibitors and STEAM professionals from San Diego’s local science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) industries. Whether you’re extracting DNA, making slime, hanging with reptiles, coding, 3-D printing, exploring space, playing with the latest VR technology–there is something for everyone and you don’t want to miss out! In the week following Expo Day, known as STEM Week, you’ll find dozens of STEAM-events and programs throughout San Diego County. Be sure to check out for a complete list of events. Sat. Event details.

College Heights

OVO from Cirque du Soleil

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a rush into a colorful ecosystem, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are intensely curious about this object that represents the mystery and cycles of their lives. It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 52 performing artists from 14 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. OVO is now a Cirque du Soleil classic. It features over 10 different high level acrobatic acts such as Foot Juggling & Icarian Games, Hand Balancing, Contortion, Aerial Straps, Slackwire, Russian Cradle and a signature final act mixing Trampoline, Tumbling & Rock-Climbing. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Balboa Park

San Diego Camp Fair 2020

Don’t miss the San Diego Camp Fair at Balboa Park! Meet representatives from over 50 amazing day, overnight, sports, and specialty summer camp opportunities all in one place. It’s a “one-stop-shop” to find the best camp for you. If you live in the San Diego area and want to find the perfect program for your child this summer, you must attend this free event! Meet representatives from over 50 camps and programs & get all your questions answered. Get free brochures & videos from all the camps. Enjoy games, prizes and activities for the kids––as well as raffles, drawings and free camp session giveaways, food and fun, free admission and parking. Sat. Event details.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Monthly Clean-Up

Join Surfrider Foundation on the first Saturday of every month for a beach and street cleanup at Ocean Beach Pier. Meet at Ocean Beach Veterans’ Plaza, just south of the lifeguard station where Abbot St. meets Newport Ave. If there is another event on the grass, they’ll be on the beach nearby. Just look for the blue Surfrider tent. That’s where you’ll start your morning by signing in and borrowing cleanup supplies. There will be supplies on hand, but please bring your own as our supplies are limited. By bringing your own reusable gloves, reusable bag/bucket and/or reusable water bottle, you help create zero waste at the cleanups. Sat. Event details.

San Marcos

PopUp Play Saturday

Bring the kids every Saturday for PopUp Play Saturdays at My Yard Live in San Marcos! Climb up the treehouse and explore their amazing playground. They will be hosting free Sensory Play, Crafting, and a rotation of sponsored activities each week. Please RSVP so that they can provide adequate supplies for the kiddos. Grab some food, drinks, and relax while the kids play. This family friendly venue has something for everyone. The “My Yard Live” experience brings together all the elements of a community center, park, upscale beer garden / brewery, diverse eatery, and a one of a kind live entertainment and event venue. For the young, or young at heart, MYL combines the comforts of your own fantasy backyard with the convenience of a brewery and restaurant. Sat. Event details.

Chula Vista

8th Annual International Mariachi Festival

Join the revelry at the 8th Annual Intl. Mariachi Festival. There will be face painting, a caricaturist artist, live street art, Wow Factor Attractions, including a rock climbing wall, a Mayan Maze, petting zoo, pony rides, arts & crafts, and so much more! Free entrance for kids under 12 years old. Sun. Event details.

––Beth Shea

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