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

Every Tuesday -  Pacific Beach Farmers Market is held every Tuesday for their weekly farmers market. Great free event. Times: 3PM - 7Pm. Address for GPS: 901 Garnet Ave., San Diego, California 92109

June 26, 2021 (Sat) - Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off from 10AM - 8PM. Free admission. Enjoy an array of food and merchandise vendors, 4 stages of continuous music, a Beachside Bar, the Community Mural Project, a Local Art & Artisans showcase, and the Chili Cook-Off! The OB Street Fair & Chili Address:  4800 – 5000 blocks of Newport Avenue, along the waterfront and in the pier parking lot. Trolley services will run from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., one near Robb Field every 30 minutes and one on Sea World Drive at Pacific Coast Highway every hour.

July 4, 2021 (Sun) - SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks will have 15-minute display of fireworks set to a patriotic soundtrack.

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 above for upcoming events! They are usually open 7 days a week, unless there is a holiday but during the pandemic, depending on county guidelines, they may be closed or open for contactless pick up only. 

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 3pm - 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! 

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 Leche League (breastfeeding support groups)

There are 4 different La Leche League groups in San Diego. This is a great support group for moms who are breastfeeding. See the La Leche League San Diego locations.

San Diego MOPS groups

MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers and they have many chapters in San Diego including Point Loma, Balboa Park, Solana Beach and dozens more. This is a great moms group who have children between 0 - 5 years old. Use the MOPS search tool to find the one closest to you.

Stroller Strides San Diego Locations 

Stroller Strides is an exercise group for moms who have kids in tow. This makes it very convenient when childcare is an issue when needing to get a work out. You just bring the kiddos with you in their strollers. The work outs are amazing and are usually outside and near a playground. See multiple chapters in San Diego and pick the one that suits you. See Stroller Strides details. Mom Groups

There are dozens of mom groups that you can find on for the San Diego area. There are many that do play dates and group outings. To create a account is free. It only costs money if you join a particular group that requires you to pitch in a member fee so browse at to find a group that's more suitable for you. 

Suggested Things To Do for Kids  

Pacific Beach Recreation Center

PB Kids 
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. It's always free and is held at Pacific Beach Recreation Center at 1405 Diamond St, San Diego, CA 92109.

Ages: 3 - 8 years
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Teen Center
This recreation center also has a teen center for ages 11 - 15! This is for fun filled activities after school. This 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

Pacific Beach Attractions

Belmont Park
Located right at the Mission Beach boardwalk, Belmont Park is free to roam around. It only costs money to ride on the rides. There is also an arcade, restaurants and shopping within the park. See Belmont Park Ride Passes. Address: 3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109

SeaWorld San Diego
Located in Mission Bay, SeaWorld is one of the most popular marine parks in the world. They now have amazing rides throughout the park for adventurers. With a kids area, restaurants and a lot of shows, there's something to do for the whole family. See special priced SeaWorld San Diego tickets. Address: 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109