San Diego Family Events

San Diego Symphony: Family Festival Series

Date: November 8, 2014

Introduce children to the spectacle, wonder and fun of classical music!

  • All concerts are just one hour long
  • The concerts are both entertaining and educational, and are most suited for kids ages 4 to 12, although all are welcome.
  • There are always fun, pre-concert activities starting at 1pm, including a "Musical Petting Zoo" where children can play a variety of musical instruments.
  • Adult subscriptions are available NOW for $44 or $88 for all four concerts.  All child subscriptions (ages 17 and under) are $24.  Call 619-235-0804 to subscribe.
  • Family Packs are available for $40-$50, but new conditions apply.
  • Children two years and younger can come for free and sit on Mom or Dad's lap.

Stories, Myths and Legends

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2pm

Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2pm

Behold the Bold Umbreallaphant

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2pm

Girl Power! Honoring Women in Music

Sunday, May 10, 2015 pm

Location:  Jacobs Music Center

Call 619-235-0804 or sandiegopsymphony.com

 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Flower Fields

Date: March 1, 2015

Southern California's spring season kicks off with the return of 50 acres of colorful flower overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature's wonders - a field of dreams, a field of color.  Come and enjoy tractor driven wagons rides, and navigate through the pathways of the sweet pea maze; smell the fragrance of the blossoms designed to amuse and entertain you.

Open March 1st thru Mother's Day.

Admission:  $12; Children 3-10 $6

Hours:  9:00am-6:00pm Daily

Directions:  Take Interstate 5 and exit on Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad (look for the Windmill).  Go east approximately one block to the first intersection, which is Paseo Del Norte, and turn left.  Make the next right into the parking lot.

For more information visit flowerfields.com.

Potty Training Made Easy

Date: March 30, 2015

In the midst of our frustration over diaper changes or accidents, it's easy to forget that all children will eventually learn to use the potty.  make this transition stress-free for you and your child by learning the ins and outs of potty training from an expert, Nonie Levi, MFT.  You'll learn how to tell when a child is ready, how to encourage your child to use the potty and even when to call it quits for a while until your child is truly ready to get down and potty.  This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: April 1, 2015

Learn the basics of child and babysitting safety.  Topics include:  recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.

Cost:  $60.  Registration is required; call 858-344-0475.

EGGstravaganza Spring Festival

Date: April 4, 2015

Celebrate the spring with Carlsbad's version of an egg hunt, the "Egg Scramble".  Participants will also enjoy interactive summer camps demonstrations, crafts, a fun zone, cookie decorating, a Easterbasketfamily scavenger hunt, face painting and a chance to soak the bunny.  A $6 activity card is available for purchase at our community centers or at the event.

April 4, 10:00am-1:00pm

Poinsettia Community Park

760-434-2843

Home Alone Safety for Kids!

Date: April 8, 2015

This workshop is designed to help families prepare their children age 9 and over, to be responsible and care for themselves safely.  It's difficult to tell when a child is ready to stay home alone for short periods.  Topics include: recognizing an emergency, fire safety and walking home safely.

Cost:  $55.  Registration is required; call 858-344-0475.

Coolest Shoes to Lagoon and Back

Date: April 9, 2015

Coolest Shoes in CA, 2984 State St., Carlsbad

Contact: Kristine Schindler, kschindler@circulatesd.org

For more information: Carlsbad Walks! MeetUp

Event Map

This faster paced walk will start in front of Coolest Shoes in CA on State Street and will go to Buena Vista Lagoon and back.  The planned route is 2.2 miles and 42 minutes (over 4,000 steps) and there is an extension planned, if the group wants more mileage and time.

Use the public parking lot just south of Carlsbad Village Drive off State Street, on the right-hand side of road before Oak Avenue.

Paint & Play: Family Art Workshop

Date: April 11, 2015

Saturday, April 11th 11:00am-1:00pm

My Rustic Garden & ArtBeat San Diego
8874 La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 302-2578
http://www.artbeatsandiego.com/paintplay.html

$20 includes admission for 1 adult & 1 child, $10/each additional adult or child

A painting experience for the entire family!
At this Mommy (or Daddy!) and me painting event, parent and child will work together to create a work of art. Sharing one 16X20 canvas, you'll learn to create "FAMILY TREE" with guidelines provided by a professional artist. Parent & child will share the responsibility of adding their own personal elements to the painting, to create a piece of artwork that represents their family.

Bringing a snack and/or beverage to enjoy during the painting workshop is great! Complimentary lemonade and cookies will also be available to painters. All art materials will be provided during the workshop, including painting smocks (aprons). However, we encourage our painters to come in their play clothes! $20 includes admission for 1 adult, and 1 child. This workshop is recommended for painters aged 5+, with parent participation.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: April 14, 2015

Join a Scripps Women's health physical therapist to learn how you can stregthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period.  Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Free. Registration is required.  Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Date: April 16, 2015

MUL_FB_12Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you've seen before.  Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers - Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to cities around North American.

Buy online at www.axs.com with Group Discount Offer Code.  Must be a Parent Connection member to receive discount codes that can be found under Attraction Discounts at sandiegoparent.com.

April 16-19

Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego 92110

Pirate Plunge

Date: April 18, 2015

Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad's new Pirate Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center.  As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of movies Pirates of the Carribean on the giant outdoor movie screen.  Cost is $8 per child.  Children ages 3 and under are free.

April 18, 5-9pm

Alga Norte Aquatic Center

760-434-2843

Wag and Walk in Carlsbad Village

Date: April 25, 2015

Where: Aranelle, 2940 State St., Carlsbad

Contact: Kristine Schindler, kschindler@circulatesd.org

For more information: Carlsbad Walks! MeetUp

Event Map

Our first dog walk as part of Carlsbad Walks! on Feb. 27, was so much fun and so successful that we cannot wait until the next one.

As before, bring your dog, borrow a dog, or come dog-free and enjoy all the other dogs on this walk in and around the Village. The planned route will be here and there from painted art fire hydrant to fire hydrant for about an hour. Distance is a little hard to predict and certainly pace will be too. But you will be guaranteed smiles, barks, and wagging tails (both dogs and walkers).

Use the public parking lot just south of Carlsbad Village Drive off State.  It is on the right-hand side of road Oak Avenue.

Classics 4 Kids Concert Series Presents: Once Upon A Tiempo

Date: May 3, 2015

The Historic Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Balboa Theatre Box Office, kshelat@classics4kids.org, (619) 570 1100
http://sandiegotheatres.org/the-classics-philharmonic-orchestradiego-isabella/
$10-$20

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, journey through the magical world of fairy tales with special guests from Southwestern College Mariachi Garibaldi, Directed by Jeff Nevin! (Bilingual English & Spanish Performance)

Midwives Mamas & More Family Festival

Date: May 9, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the new Waterfront Park in San Diego
Free family festival at the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego celebrating Mother's Day and International Day of the Midwife.  This event will feature live entertainment, kids’ zone, musical interaction, art, bounce houses, pampering station for Moms, informational presentations,  food and unique vendors for families of all types.  Event produced by the The Midwives Coalition of Greater San Diego www.CallAMidwifeSD.org to raise awareness of the benefits of birthing with a midwife in San Diego.

For more information visit their website at www.midwivesmamasandmore.com

Bike To Work Day

Date: May 15, 2015

Pledge to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 15! Join thousands of bike riders throughout the San Diego region on the morning of Bike to Work Day as we attempt to log 25,000 miles – the equivalent of one trip around the world and one million calories burned!

Log your bike trips in the iCommute TripTracker tool to make sure you’re included in our Bike to Work Day count. Every time you bike to work and log your trips in May you will be entered to win prizes, including a new bike from Bicycle Warehouse.

When you pledge to GO by BIKE, you can stop by one of an estimated 100 pit stop locations on Friday, May 15 to pick up your FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. Pit stops will be available from 6 to 9 a.m. and locations will be listed on theBike Month web page in early May.

For more information on Bike Month 2015 activities, visit the Bike Month web page, call 511 and say “iCommute,” or emailbiking@sandag.org.

Wild West Fest

Date: May 16, 2015

Leo Carrillo Ranch is the perfect back drop for this festive step back in time.  This Wild West event brings cowboys to Carlsbad with western music, cowboy crafts, pony rides and more.  There is also a salsa contest where you can either compete or taste.  A $6 activity card is available for purchase at the event.

May 16, 11am-2pm

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

760-434-2843

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: May 17, 2015

For new and expecting parents who have dogs.  This class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.

Cost:  $40/couple

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

1:30-4:30pm

Registration is required for all courses.  To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Dogs and Babies Play It Safe!

Date: May 17, 2015

For new and expecting parents who have dogs.  This class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer.  Please do not bring your dogs to the class.

Cost:  $40/couple

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

1:30-4:30pm

Registration is required for all courses.  To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Grandparenting Today

Date: May 31, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: June 9, 2015

Join a Scripps women's health physical therapist to learn how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period.  Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Free.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Hello Kitty: Supercute Friendship Festival

Date: June 19, 2015

Hello Kitty, The beloved pop icon created to inspire happiness around the world, is hitting the road in 2015 with her first-ever live North American tour.

June 19-21

Valley View Casino Center

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego 92110

Friday, June 19 at 12:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday, JunHello Kittye 20 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, June 21 at 12:00pm

Children 2 and under are free with paid adult ticket.  Parent Connection members go to Attraction Discount site to retrieve code for group sales offer.

Prices for General Admission range from $22.25 - $32.25.

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: June 24, 2015

Learn the basics of babysitting safety, recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.  $60.  Registration required.  Call 858-344-0475.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Grandparenting Today

Date: June 28, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and care seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

South Park Walkabout

Date: July 25, 2015

South Park is a neighborhood nestled between North Park and Golden Hill, just east of Balboa Park and northeast of San Diego.  Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cafes and stores.

Saturday, July 25, 6-10pm

Grandparenting Today

Date: July 25, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  Sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

To register, call 1-800-727-4777

Child and Babysitting Safetly

Date: August 5, 2015

Learn the basics of babysitting safety, recognizing an emergency, personal safety and infant care.  Ages 11 and up.  $60.  Registration required.  Call 858-344-0475.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Postpartum and Your Pelvic Floor

Date: August 11, 2015

Join a Scripps women's health physical therapist to learn how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period.  Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function.  Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following.  Free.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777.

Breast Cancer Surgery: Lowering the Impact

Date: August 21, 2015

Join Scripps surgeon, Steven Chen, MD, as he discusses new techniques in breast cancer surgery that can help to preserve the look of the breast and reduce side effects of surgery while maintaining excellent outcomes.  $2.50 cash or check at the door.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

To register, call  1-800-727-4777

Grandparenting Today

Date: August 30, 2015

Grandparents are a link between generations.  This class will provide information to help parents transition.  Topics:  sleep safety and car seat safety.  $30 per person/couple.

Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

To register, call 1-800-727-4777

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