Family-Friendly Events & Things to Do
There are many things you can do with your kids in Pacific Beach and all of San Diego. From seasonal events to regular story time, check out upcoming events below to look out for the next kid-friendly and family-friendly events!
Upcoming Family-Friendly Events
May 22, 2019 (Wed) - World Heritage Day from 5PM - 7:30PM at Friends of Crown Point Jr. Music Academy. Free community event. There will be live music, dance, games and food. Address: 4033 Ingraham St., San Diego, CA 92109
May 31, 2019 (Fri) - Free movie showing at Pacific Beach Library in the park showing Smallfoot (PG) from 6pm - 9pm. Bring your blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs for a fun night for the whole family! Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the park! Pre-movie activities will begin at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin 15 minutes after sunset. Address: 4275 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109.
October 5, 2019 (Sat) - Pacific Beachfest in Pacific Beach from 11AM - 7PM on the Boardwalk from Felspar to Thomas Streets. Free admission.
Local Mom Groups
Becoming a mom is a great milestone and finding other moms to share experiences is helpful and a great bonding relationship. Here are some local mom groups near or in Pacific Beach.
La Leache League (breastfeeding support groups)
Meeting every first Thursday of the month from 10:30AM - 11:30AM, this group is great for mothers looking for breastfeeding advice or support. The location of the closest group is at the North Clairemont Library. Address: 4646 Clairemont Dr., San Diego, CA 92117
MOPS of Balboa Ave (Canyon View Church)
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and are Christian-based but accepts all mothers with children from 0-5 years old. This one on Balboa Ave meets every Thurs from 10AM - 11;30AM with childcare drop off starting at 9:45AM. There is usually a fee for joining a MOPS group as a member. The great thing about MOPS is that they usually have childcare while you meet with other moms. Location: Canyon View Church 4292 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92117
MOPS of Point Loma
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and are Christian-based but accepts all mothers with children from 0-5 years old. This one is located in Point Loma and meets every other Monday from 9:30AM - 11:30AM. There is usually a fee for joining a MOPS group as a member. This one looks very active from their website. Location: Point Loma Community Church 2128 Chatsworth Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
MeetUp.com Mom Groups
There are dozens of mom groups that you can find on Meetup.com for the San Diego area. Although I couldn't find one particular specific to the Pacific Beach area, there are many that do play dates and group outings. Some are more active than others and some also require you to pitch in for fees, while others don't.
Free Things to Do
Pacific Beach Public Library (Taylor Library)
Located at 4275 Cass St., San Diego, California, the Pacific Beach Public Library hosts a lot of free events for both kids and adults! With free story time and seasonal events, kids can come here to enjoy some fun while checking out books as well. They have a special children's area for the kids. Check out the event list on the left for upcoming events! They are usually open 7 days a week, unless there is a holiday.
Kate Sessions Park
This park offers one of the best scenic views in San Diego! There are also seasonal free concerts and events here throughout the year. On a nice day, you can always take the kids for a picnic, fly a kite or go for a little hike. This park is also very dog-friendly. Address: 5115 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Beach Tuesday Farmers Market
Take a stroll around this weekly farmers market in Pacific Beach. It takes place every Tuesday from 2pm - 7pm. Find fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, cheeses, eggs, breads, flowers, sauces, dips, and spreads, along with gourmet dining options & handcrafted artisan works on Bayard St. between Garnet & Grand.Only a few blocks from the ocean too!
Suggested Things To Do for Kids
Pacific Beach Recreation Center
Children will enjoy a morning of fun and safe activities that will provide exercise and enhance motor and cognitive skills. Parent or guardian must accompany their children for this program. *All parents and guardians will need to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability Waiver in order to participate. Cost is free is held at Pacific Beach Recreation Center
Ages: 3 - 8 years
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
This recreation center also has a teen center for ages 11 - 15! This is for fun filled activities after school.
his recreation park has 2 lighted outdoor basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, a lighted multi-purpose athletic field, a sand tot lot, gymnasiums used for basketball and volleyball, three meeting rooms, a weight room, a game room, and a kitchen. Pacific Beach Recreation Center Address: 1405 Diamond St.
San Diego, CA 92109 Tel: (858)-581-9927