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


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Hullabaloo Band

Date: January 16, 2015


Fridays, January 16, February 20, March 27
10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30am
Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Hullabaloo is a farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkes and Ding-Dongs.  Don't get us wrong (and please don't sue us, Hostess Foods Inc.), Twinkies and Ding-Dongs are great in small doses.  But, after a while, you need something with a little more substance.  No registration required.  Suggested donation of $3/Parent Connection members, $5/family for nonmembers.


Available Spaces: Unlimited

Basic Training for Dads-to-Be: The Third Trimester

Date: January 17, 2015



Saturday, January 17, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC and

Saturday, March 14, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

We're looking for a few good dads-to-be!  With a baby on the way, your life is about to change profoundly.  Our basic training class allows expectant dads the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from experienced dads who have been through it all.  Learn about what to expect in the last trimester of pregnancy, at the birth, during the first few weeks at home and more.  Our expert dads, accompanied by their infants, will provide practical tips on diapering, feeding and soothing a newborn.  This class provides an experience you can't get from reading a book or attending a childbirth class.  Call 858-380-4636, go to or email for information and registration.  The cost is $40/class.


Tummy to Play Every Day for Infants

Date: January 20, 2015

Baby on tummyTuesday, January 20, February 17 or March 17, 11:00am-12:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Introductory Class for First Timers

Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down?  This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time is a happy time.  This class is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.

The cost is $35/class for members (use code PC2014), $45 for nonmembers.  Register at


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

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

Date: March 6, 2015

Based on the childrens book by Mo Willems, this family friendly musical follows Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny on an exciting adventure to the laundromat. All is fun until 2 year old Trixie realizes she has left her Knuffle Bunny there. She tries everything to make her father understand the problem, but he just doesnt speak "toddler". Filled with fun music and lively action this show will definitely brighten your day.

Fridays-Sundays between March 6, 2015 and March 22nd, 2015 @ 11 AM
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D Solana Beach CA 92075
North Coast Rep Box Office 858 481 1055

Price- $18

One Shot Two Victims

Date: March 10, 2015

The one-act play deals with the effect a single tragedy has upon two families, one white and one African American and the differences in their perception of this event viewed through the eyes of race.
Price- Donations at door to benefit our New Works reading series.

March 10th, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
North Coast Repertory Theatre Box Office  858 481 1055

Just Between Friends

Date: March 14, 2015

San Diego Spring Children's and Maternity Consignment Sale

March 14, 9am - 6pm, free admission with Close5 app download
March 15, 9am-3pm half price sale
Town & Country Convention Center
Sponsored by Close5

Yoga and Wellness Workshops: Mastering March

Date: March 15, 2015

yogaimageSunday, March 15, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  There is a $10 minimum donations per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to

This class will incorporate movement, breath work and breakout sessions focused on detoxification.  It's time for a little spring cleaning as we clear the clutter that no longer serves us in order to make more room for the things we really want in our lives.  You'll learn some simple techniques, easy detox foods and everyday lifestyle practices that will clear up your body, mind and spirit.  You'll walk away with an understanding of how to incorporate easy detox practices into your daily life and a little extra spring in your step as a result.


Write Out Loud: Voices of Ireland- Stories by and about the Irish

Date: March 17, 2015

A joyous evening of Irish stories and live Irish music featuring actors Ron Choularton, Linda Libby, Veronica Murphy, and Walter Ritter with music by The Celtic Echoes. The stories jump off the page and you'll jump out of your seat.


March 17th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D, Solana Beach, CA, 92075
North Coast Repertory Theatre Box Office at 858 481 1055

Price- Regular is $25, Seniors are $22, and NCRT and WOL subscribers are$20

South Park Walkabout

Date: March 21, 2015

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

Saturday, March 21, 6-10pm

Child and Babysitting Safety

Date: March 21, 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

Kids Yoga Workshop

Date: March 28, 2015

Yoga kidSaturday March 28 & Sunday, March 29 1-5pm

Are you looking for a fun way to work with kids?  Learn how to teach kids Yoga!

This teacher Training is for: Yoga Instructors, Parents, School Teachers, Care Givers

Workshop will include:
Child development, yoga asana, building a fun class, sample classes, practice classes at Hapa Yoga, Bal Yoga for Kids (book, CD, DVD)

Meet the authors of Bal Yoga for Kids - Glenda Kacev & Sylvia Roth

Register at Hapa Yoga: or 619-309-6732

Potty Training Made Easy

Date: March 30, 2015

PottyTrainingNEW DATE:
Monday, March 30, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC

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 children 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: 40

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


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.

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 with Group Discount Offer Code.  Must be a Parent Connection member to receive discount codes that can be found under Attraction Discounts at

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


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,, (619) 570 1100

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 to raise awareness of the benefits of birthing with a midwife in San Diego.

For more information visit their website at

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


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.

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

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