3 for Free This Weekend in San Diego

It’s festival season in San Diego and what better way to enjoy the city than to enjoy it for free! Here are our 3 for Free this weekend in San Diego:

Sicilian Festival in Little Italy 2011

Sicilian Festival in Little Italy

1. 18th Annual Sicilian Festival

The music, dance, culture and cuisine of Sicily come to the streets of downtown San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood on May 20 with four performance stages, a parade of costumed dancers, musicians and more.

North Park's Festival of the Arts

2. 16th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts

On May 20, head over to North Park for this free festival that has grown into a local tradition embracing a diverse line-up of bands, dancers and artists into one marathon day of performances spread across six stages. The North Park Festival of the Arts celebrates all types of art forms in its Juried Arts Area with over 40 artists. There will be something for everyone including the kids as the Hands-On Arts area returns offering children the chance to participate in free, interactive activities designed to stimulate and inspire their imaginations to create their own masterpieces.

San Diego Museum of Art's Target Free Family Festival Day

San Diego Museum of Art's Target Free Family Festival Day

3. Target Free Family Day & Festival at the San Diego Museum of Art

Families and visitors to Balboa Park are invited to the Museum to participate in a free day of outdoor and indoor art-making activities, performances, artist demonstrations, and docent-led tours inspired by a chosen featured exhibition. Three to four art-making stations offer insights into artist techniques and ideas about making art. These all-ages art-making activities are led by Museum educators and professional artists. The Festival is held on Sunday May 20 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and admission is complimentary.

What are your “free” plans for the upcoming weekend in San Diego?

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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