Event Date

Event Description




Sept. 1-6

The Really Hot Jungle

Wed.-Fri.: 10 and 11:30 am; Sat.-Mon.: 11 am, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater


Sept. 4

Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Celebrate the harvest with grape stomping, bounce house, live music, dancing, food and a craft sale.

10 am-7 pm

Menghini Winery

1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian

Adults: $10, Children ages 6-20: $5, Children 5 and younger: Free

Sept. 4

Hawaiian Plumeria Festival

Learn more about Hawaiian flowers and culture while enjoying live Hawaiian music.

10 am-4 pm

Casa del Prado, Balboa Park


Sept. 5

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea

Enjoy music from The Heroes.

2-4 pm

Scripps Park,

La Jolla Cove


Sept. 6

Family Fun Day at the Del Mar Racetrack

Bounce houses, pony rides, scramble slide, magic shows and more.

1-6 pm

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Adults: $6, Children ages 17 and younger: Free

Sept. 11

Fiestas Patrias

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated with relay races, music, dancing, games and crafts.

12-6 pm

Old Town San Diego


Sept. 11

Grape Day Festival and Parade

Grape stomping, demonstrations, food court and more.

9:30 am-4 pm

130 Woodward Ave., Escondido


Sept. 11-12

Chula Vista Live Steamers

Join the volunteers for a ride on the rails.

12-3 pm

Rohr Park

4548 Sweetwater Rd., Chula Vista

.50 donation

Sept. 11

Serra Mesa Family Day

Carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and more.

10 am-4 pm

Serra Mesa Recreation Center

Lower Field, 9020 Village Glen Dr., San Diego


Sept. 17

Disney Live: Mickey’s Magic Show

Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella and Princess Jasmine perform magic right before your eyes.

3:30 pm and 6:30 pm

San Diego Sports Arena

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego


Sept. 18-19

Coronado Art Walk

See artists display and demonstrate their work and also take part in hands-on activities.

10 am-5 pm

Coronado Ferry landing

1201 1st St., Coronado


Sept. 18

Fun with Ronald McDonald

Songs, activities and more!

1 pm

5065 Clairemont Dr., San Diego


Sept. 18

Family Storytelling

Professional storyteller Harlynne Geisler spins tales that are inspired by the costumes on display in the museum.

11 am

Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego


Sept. 19

History for Half-Pints: Home Sweet Home

Discover what happens when a city grows up around an old house.

10-11 am

San Diego History Center, Balboa Park


Sept. 25

Kids Care Fest

Health screenings, art activities, meet fire fighters and police officers, kids fun zone and pony rides.

9 am-2 pm

Briercrest Park

9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa

Free with free parking

Sept. 25

Fall Festival at North Broadway Elementary School

Carnival games, bouncy houses, crafts and food vendors.

10 am-3 pm

2301 N. Broadway, Escondido

Free admission; a charge for the activities

Sept. 25

Sage and Songbirds Fall Festival

Live monarch butterfly release, caterpillar races, caterpillar sale, chrysalis tree, live birds-of-prey, live spiders, snakes, lizards and more and an ongoing butterfly education program.

10 am-6 pm

Viejas Outlet Center

5005 Willows Rd.,



Sept. 25

Mira Mesa Street Fair

Live entertainment, carnival rides, rock painting activity, a display of military vehicles from MCAS Miramar and more.

10 am-4:30 pm

Camino Ruiz, from New Salem St. And Mira Mesa Blvd.

Free admission

Sept. 25

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Bring your own bucket and help clean up debris and trash along the coast.

9 am-12 pm

Various locations along the coast, see website for detials.


September 2010 Family Events in San Diego