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San Diego Museums Free Tuesdays in June 2017


As a public service the San Diego park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month. Most of the museums are in Balboa Park with a few outside of Balboa Park. Tuesdays the museums are free to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents. Below is the full list for the month of June 2017.

Please note: Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge admission to special exhibitions or films. Also note: Some museums may require ID for minors. Due to large crowds and for visitor safety some museums may restrict entrance to strollers.

The Timken Museum of Art is always free.

Tuesday – June 6, 2017

Tuesday – June 13, 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Tuesday June 27, 2017

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Cars 3 event cruising into San Diego June 6 & 7


CARS 3 is coming out on June 16 and it is going to be HUGE! It is going to be so big that they are stopping in towns all across the country. This Tuesday June 6th and Wednesday June 7th they will be cruising into San Diego’s Belmont Park.

At the event there will be fun themed activities, exclusive footage from the film and you can even have your picture taken with the stars of CARS 3!

June 6th: From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 7th: From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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Carlsbad Concerts in the Park 2017 Line-Up


TGIF is back and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors. Please remember no pets and only low back chairs.

Food vendors are on site where you can purchase a delicious variety of food options or bring your own picnic, simple or complex. Family Open Studios On-the-Go free art-making workshops will be there for the whole family to create together.

There will be plenty of great prize packages available in the Friend’s of the Arts opportunity drawing. The proceeds help support art and culture in our city and bring you great programs.

For questions please contact the Cultural Arts Office at All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m. Fields open at 4 p.m. The full summer lineup may be found below.

Stagecoach Community Park

3420 Camino de los Coches

  • June 23 – Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, Blues/Boogie WoogieBest known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane in the ’90’s, Sue Palmer has been making her mark in the last decade with her high-energy band, the Motel Swing Orchestra, and her flashy boogie woogie stylings. Sue is known widely as San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie.
  • June 30 – Morgan Leigh Band, Pop CountryMorgan Leigh Band is one of Southern California’s hardest working, high energy country bands. They will keep the party rocking all night long, performing all your favorite country hits as well as songs from their original debut album Trouble. Morgan Leigh was a contestant on American Idol, a Texaco Country Showdown State Winner and nominated for Best Country/Americana by San Diego Music Awards.

Poinsettia Community Park

6600 Hidden Valley Road

  • July 7 – Robert Jon & The Wreck, Southern Rock/Country BluesRobert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Based out of Orange County, this quintet is dedicated, driven,and committed to giving their fans a powerful rock and roll show – night after night and town after town. This team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon, recently releasing their sophomore album, Good Life Pie.
  • July 14 – The Routine, Soul/Rock/FunkThe Routine is a five-piece rock collective from San Diego that defies categorization in today’s genre-driven media cloud. A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling, they are not simply a band. And they are anything but “routine”. Russell Ramo, guitar player and son of Syrian immigrants, explains, “Just by looking at us, you see the story of global artistic culture: Black, White, European, Middle Eastern and Latino. We epitomize diversity and the strength of its unity.”
  • July 21 – Feufollet, CajunWhile Feufollet remains central to the neo-traditionalist brush fire they helped ignite as youths, their album, En Couleurs found the band coming into its own and pushing the envelope, leading the way once again as Cajun music extends itself into a new century. It was praised by the New York Times, Garden & Gun and Elvis Costello who proclaimed En Couleurs is the most beautifully melodic album I’ve heard all year.”

Calavera Hills Community Park

2997 Glasgow Drive

  • July 28 – The Spazmatics, 80’s CoversAll the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.
  • August 4 – High Tide Society, 70/Yacht RockHigh Tide Society, formerly AM Gold, is keeping it classy and re-creating all of your 70’s and early 80’s soft-rock hits from artists like Ambrosia, America, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Exile, Orleans, Air Supply, Little River Band, Toto, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross and more.

Alga Norte Community Park

6565 Alicante Road

  • August 11 – The Mighty Untouchables, Party Cover Band
    This supreme multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers entertain throughout the world and are guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their extensive and diverse collection of material. Their repertoire includes songs from Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Earth, Wind & Fire, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Prince, Santana, AC/DC, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Celia Cruz just to name a few!
  • August 18 – JazzKatz Orchestra with Whitney Shay, Big Band/SwingDirected by Chaz Cabrera and Whitney Shay, the JazzKatz members are some of the finest and most experienced jazz musicians hand-picked in the San Diego area. The JazzKatz exhibit a passion for modern to classic jazz and emulates the swing sounds of big band music, helping to create a distinctive style that is their own, and never fails to impress.

Best Day Ever at SeaWorld San Diego


What is the best day ever? Does it include a theme park? Learning about different sea creatures? One-on-one interaction with dolphins? Look no further – SeaWorld San Diego has it all and much more. My son and I were lucky enough to visit SeaWorld San Diego recently and had a full day of incredible activities planned.

My child loves penguins, they have always been his favorite animal, so it was on the top of our list of things to see. When we found out there was a Penguin Encounter that lets guests get up close and personal with penguins, we knew we had to do it! Included with the Penguin Encounter is one-on-one interaction with a penguin, behind-the-scenes access, and you can actually visit the penguin habitat (bring a jacket).  From the second the penguin walked into the room, my son was on Cloud Nine. He kept saying “this is the best day ever,” he was able to touch the penguin and ask questions. Seeing the look of pure joy on a child’s face is what life is all about.

After we left the penguin habitat we scheduled a Dolphin Encounter and set out to meet our dolphin trainer. The trainer explained what we could do during our encounter. We were able to touch and feed a dolphin and we were able train with them. Being that close to a dolphin and actually interact with it was a truly beautiful experience. There is also a Dolphin Interaction Program where you suit up (wetsuit that is) and you actually get into the water with the dolphins.

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Next,we hit up the ride Journey to Atlantis water coaster. Be prepared, you will get WET! It was perfect as the day was warming up and it was nice to have a little cool down. The ride itself is fun, with twists and turns and even a large elevator ride in the middle.

Around lunch time we were able to “Dine with Shamu.” Yes, you read that right, you get to have lunch with the Orcas! The picture above is one who came over to say hi to us. During lunch we were told some about the new presentation for the Orcas and what the new stadium will look like. It is more of a natural habitat for them, it is all about the whales and what SeaWorld can do for them.

And we learned about some upcoming attractions! There will be a couple fun new rides for the whole family to enjoy at SeaWorld this summer. For example, ever wonder what it would be like to be dangling from an jellyfish tentacle? With the all new Tentacle Twirl you can find out. The one ride my son and I can’t wait to try is the Submarine Quest. On Submarine Quest you can embark on an underwater adventure in a submarine that allows children of all ages to participate with onboard navigation along your journey. These rides and more will open Memorial Day weekend so you can experience them this summer!

Spending the day with my son at SeaWorld San Diego may have been one of the best days we have ever had. For more information or to purchase tickets visit SeaWorld’s website here.

This post was created in partnership with WomensForum and SeaWorld San Diego, but all opinions are my own.

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Disney Store Summer Play Days all summer long


Everyday throughout the summer at your nearest Disney Store (*Select stores only. Find or call your local store for details.)There will be tons of FREE Disney fun beginning on June 10th with a Cars 3 event visit a Disney Store everyday at 3 PM. Every week you participate you will receive a free Disney Character patch, attend every week and receive a special patch at the end of the summer. 

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Regal Summer Movie Express 2017


Regal & Edwards have released the schedule for the Summer Movie Express for the Summer of 2017! The movies are all rated G/PG, and are great for kids of all ages. It is only $1 per person to attend! All of the movies begin at 10 AM on Tuesday’s and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Every week there are two different movies playing for you to choose from. The start date for movie theaters vary so I have listed the start dates below the list of movies. If you live outside of California please click here for a full list.

Click on the city closest to you to see the dates and times in your city.    

Theater Name  City  Start Date
Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX Alhambra June 6, 2017
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX Aliso Viejo June 20, 2017
Edwards Anaheim Hills 14 Anaheim June 20, 2017
Regal Arroyo Grande Stadium 10 Arroyo Grande June 13, 2017
Regal Auburn Stadium 10 Auburn June 6, 2017
Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14 Bakersfield June 6, 2017
Edwards Brea Stadium West 10 Brea June 20, 2017
Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX Camarillo June 20, 2017
Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10 Cerritos June 20, 2017
Regal Corona Crossings Stadium 18 & RPX Corona June 20, 2017
Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12 Costa Mesa June 20, 2017
Regal Davis Stadium 5 Davis June 13, 2017
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX Dublin June 13, 2017
Edwards Eastvale Gateway Stadium 14 Eastvale June 6, 2017
Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15 El Cajon June 20, 2017
Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX El Cajon June 20, 2017
Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX El Dorado Hills May 30, 2017
Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX Escondido June 13, 2017
Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX Dublin June 13, 2017
Regal Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22 Foothill Ranch June 20, 2017
Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX Fresno June 20, 2017
Regal Indio Metro 8 Indio June 13, 2017
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX Irvine June 20, 2017
Regal Jackson Cinema 4 Jackson June 6, 2017
Regal La Habra Stadium 16 La Habra June 6, 2017
Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX Long Beach June 20, 2017
Regal LA LIVE A BARCO Innovation Center Los Angeles June 20, 2017
UA Regency 7 Merced June 6, 2017
Edwards Kaleidoscope Stadium 10 Mission Viejo June 20, 2017
Regal Modesto Stadium 10 Modesto May 30, 2017
Regal Oceanside Stadium 16 Oceanside June 13, 2017
Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX Ontario June 6, 2017
Regal Placerville Stadium 8 Placerville May 30, 2017
Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16 Rancho Mirage June 13, 2017
Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16 Riverside June 20, 2017
Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16 Sacramento June 6, 2017
UA Arden Fair 6 Sacramento June 13, 2017
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX San Diego June 27, 2017
Regal San Jacinto Metro 12 San Jacinto June 13, 2017
Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 San Marcos June 27, 2017
Edwards Canyon Country Stadium 10 Santa Clarita / Canyon Country June 20, 2017
Regal Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 Simi Valley June 20, 2017
Regal Sonora Stadium 10 Sonora June 13, 2017
Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX South Gate June 20, 2017
Regal Stockton Holiday Cinema 8 Stockton June 6, 2017
Edwards Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX Temecula June 6, 2017
Regal Turlock Stadium 14 Turlock May 30, 2017
Regal Ukiah Stadium 6 Ukiah June 13, 2017
Regal Visalia Sequoia Mall 12 Visalia June 6, 2017
Edwards West Covina Stadium 18 West Covina June 6, 2017


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