Event Date

Event Description




Aug. 1-30

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

Tues. and Wed.: 7 pm; Thurs. and Fri.: 7:30 pm; Sat.: 2 and 7:30 pm; Sun.: 1 and 6:30 pm

San Diego Civic Theater

1100 3rd Ave. San Diego


Aug. 1

Clairemont Family Day

Pancake breakfast, live music, arts and crafts, pony rides, carnival rides, and free swimming in the pool.

8 am-4 pm

South Clairemont Recreation Center

3600 Clairemont Dr.,

San Diego,

Free admission but some activities have a fee

Aug. 1-2

Fisher-Price Play Weekend

Enjoy a huge play area filled with toys from Fisher-Price, including Power Wheels vehicles. Costumed characters from Go Diego Go! (Sat.) and Little People Eddie and Sonia Lee (Sun.) will be there to entertain as well.

9 am-4 pm

San Diego Wild Animal Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido

Free wit paid admission

Aug. 4

National Night Out

Live entertainment, games, giveaways, meet local police officers and the Horse Patrol..

6-8 pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

6845 University Ave., San Diego


Aug. 8

Ruby and the Red Hots

Free concert in the park.

5:30-7:30 pm

Bird Park

Upas St. and 28th St.,

San Diego


Aug. 9


Families are invited to bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner for a free performance at the lake.

5:30-7:30 pm

Lake Poway

14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway

Free; non-resident parking: $5

Aug. 9

A Slice of Americana

Fee concert of ballads, show tunes, and jazz by popular American artists.

7 pm

Grape Day Park

321 North Broadway,



Aug. 16

The Corvettes

Bring a picnic and enjoy the free performance at the west end of Scripps Park above the La Jolla Cove.

2-4 pm

Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Coast Blvd., La Jolla


Aug. 16

Exploring Animals

Interactive games, child-friendly tours, storytelling, and art projects.

1-3 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado, San Diego

Free with paid admission

Aug. 21-23

Summergrass Festival

Live performances, activities and Summergrass Kids Camp.

Fri. 3 pm-10 pm; Sat. 10 am-10 pm; Sun. 9 am-5 pm


Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

2040 N Santa Fe Ave., Vista

Adults: Single day pass $15-$18; Three-day pass $48-$54; Children (ages 10 and under): Free with adult. Save $2 to $6 with advance ticket purchase.

Aug. 23

Blue Rockit

Live entertainment for the whole family in the gazebo.

1-4 pm

Seaport Village

849 West Harbor Dr.,

San Diego


Aug. 30

House of Panama Lawn Program

Celebrate Panamanian culture with ethnic music, food and dance during a program on the lawn.

2-3 pm

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

Balboa Park, 2125 Park Blvd., San Diego


August 2009 Family Events in San Diego