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Below are fun upcoming events for kids and families in the San Diego Area. This list is updated weekly, so check back often.





July 2014
Summer Movies in the Park - Several Locations, May 16-September 27
Snoopy by San Diego Junior Theatre - San Diego, June 27-July 13
Old Fashioned 4th of July (Free) - Poway, July 4
4th of July Fireworks (Free) - Poway, July 4
Old Town Fourth of July (Free) - San Diego, July 4
Family Campout at Lake Poway - Poway, July 4-5
Family Read and Play Day (Free) - San Diego, July 8
Nature Adventures at Mission Trails - San Diego, July 8, 15, 22, 29
Balboa Park Puppets: Circus Hilarious - San Diego, July 9-13
Dive In Movies at the Kroc Center - San Diego, July 9, 30
Summer Kids Series at Belmont Park - San Diego, July 9-31
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, July 10
Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanical Garden - Encinitas, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Family Science Saturdays at Ruben H. Fleet Science Center - San Diego, July 12, 19, 26
History for Half Pints - San Diego, July 11
Christmas in July Carnival - Oceanside, July 11-13
Movies by the Lakes - Santee Lakes, July 11, 25
Roar & Snore at San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Escondido, July 11, 26
KPBS Kids Workshops - Escondido, July 12
Family Festival
(Free) - Oceanside, July 12
Superheroes Night Out - San Diego, July 12
Doggie Street Festival - San Diego, July 12
Insect Festival at San Diego Botanical Garden - Encinitas, July 12-13
Open Cockpit Day at The Flying Leathernecks Museum (Free) - San Diego, July 12, 13, 26, 27

Sleepovers at San Diego Zoo - San Diego, July 12, 19, 26
Movies in the Park (Free) - Escondido, July 12, 26
Summer Movies in the Park (Free) - Poway, July 12, 26
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, July 13, 20, 27
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, July 13, 20, 27
Balboa Park Puppets: The Crane Maiden - San Diego, July 16-20
Annie Jr by ACT San Diego - San Diego, July 18-27
Art Tales & Mini Masters at Timken Museum (Free) - San Diego, July 19
July Jam Skateboarding Competition - San Diego, July 19
Family Campout at Lake Poway - Poway, July 19-20
Turtle and Tortoise Show - San Diego, July 19-20
Nora's Children's Art Classes at Mission Trails - San Diego, July 19, 26
Picnic with a Pilot - San Diego, July 20
KidsFest at the Park (Padres games) - San Diego, July 20
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, July 20
Balboa Park Puppets: Pirate Paul - San Diego, July 23-27
Summer Movies in the Park
(Free) - Poway, July 26
Family Discovery Walk at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, July 27
Balboa Park Puppets: Giddy Goat - San Diego, July 30-August 3
Ramona Country Fair - Ramona, July 31-August 3

August 2014
History for Half Pints - San Diego, August 1, 5
Wildlife Tracking at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, August 2
Family Camputs at Lake Poway - Poway, August 2-3
Nora's Children's Art Classes at Mission Trails - San Diego, August 2, 16, 23, 30
Sleepovers at San Diego Zoo - San Diego, August 2, 16, 23
Family Day at the San Diego Maritime Museum - San Diego, August 3
KidsFest at the Park (Padres games) - San Diego, August 3 & 31
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nature Adventures at Mission Trails - San Diego, August 5
Balboa Park Puppets: Little Mermaid - San Diego, August 6-17
Summer Kids Series at Belmont Park - San Diego, August 6-21
Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanical Garden - Encinitas, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Movies by the Lakes - Santee Lakes, August 8, 27
Family Overnight Adventures at Living Coast Learning Center - Chula Vista, August 9
Roar & Snore at San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Escondido, August 9
Movies in the Park - Escondido, August 9
Open Cockpit Day at The Flying Leathernecks Museum (Free) - San Diego, August 9, 10, 23, 24
Summer Movies in the Park (Free) - Poway, August 9, 23
Free Second Sunday at the New Children's Museum
(Free) - San Diego, August 10
Dive In Movies at the Kroc Center - San Diego, August 13
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, August 14
Fairy Tales in the Park by San Diego Civic Youth Ballet - San Diego, August 16
Escondido Roots Series: Turkey (Free) - Escondido, August 16
Picnic with a Pilot - San Diego, August 17
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, August 17
Balboa Park Puppets: King Midas - San Diego, August 20-24
Summer Movies in the Park
(Free) - Poway, August 23
Balboa Park Puppets: Really Hot Jungle Show - San Diego, August 27-September 1
Festival of Sail - August 29-September 1


September 2014
History for Half Pints - San Diego, September 2, 5
Wildlife Tracking at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, September 6
Grape Day (Free) - Escondido, September 6
Open Cockpit Day at The Flying Leathernecks Museum (Free) - San Diego, September 6, 7
KPBS Kids Workshops - Escondido, September 13
Nora's Children's Art Classes at Mission Trails - San Diego, September 6, 13, 20, 27
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, September 7, 14, 21, 28
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, September 7, 14, 21, 28
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, September 11
KidsFest at the Park (Padres games) - San Diego, September 21
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, September 21
Family Discovery Walk at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, September 28

October 2014
Miramar Air Show - San Diego, October 3-5
Wildlife Tracking at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, October 4
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, October 9
KPBS Kids Workshops - Escondido, October 11
Escondido Roots Series - Escondido, October 18
Sleepovers at San Diego Zoo - San Diego, October 18, 25
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, October 18

November 2014
Wildlife Tracking at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, November 1
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
KPBS Kids Workshops - Escondido, November 8
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, November 13
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, November 16
Family Discovery Walk at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, November 23

December 2014
Wildlife Tracking at Mission Trails (Free) - San Diego, December 6
Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanical Gardens - San Diego, December 6-30
Family Drop-In Days at San Diego Museum of Art - San Diego, December 7, 14, 21, 28
Wacky Science Sundays - San Diego, December 7, 14, 21, 28
Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time - San Diego, December 11
Escondido Roots Series - Escondido, December 20
Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum - San Diego, December 21

On-Going
Family Overnight Adventures at Living Coast Learning Center - Chula Vista
Nature Discovery Tours (most Wednesdays) - Chula Vista
Fur Fix Thursdays (most Thursdays) - Oceanside & San Diego
Family Science Saturdays at Ruben H. Fleet Science Center (Saturdays) - San Diego
Family Sundays at Mingei International Museum (third Sunday of month) - San Diego
San Elijo Lagoon Family Walks (quarterly) - Carlsbad
San Diego Archaelogy Center Open House (second Saturday of month) - Escondido
Stars in the Park (first Wednesday of Month) - San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art Family Drop-In Day (third Sunday of month) - San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum Nature and Me Story Time (second Tuesday of month) - San Diego
Wacky Science Sundays (Sundays) - San Diego
San Diego Air and Space Museum Family Days - San Diego
History for Half Pints (first Tuesday and Sunday of month) - San Diego
Family Days at the NAT - San Diego
San Diego County Library Programs for Children - Several Locations
Home Depot Kids Workshop (first Saturday of month) - Several Locations
Family Fridays at Lux Art Institute - Encinitas
Family Fun Night at San Diego Botanical Gardens - (Thursdays June-August) - Encinitas