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Kids at the Del Mar Track

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Kids at the racetrack? Are you bringing your kids with you to the races this year? We have taken our son to the races before and it was a fun day for the whole family. There are tons of activities in the infield for kids on weekends called Family Fun Days.  Admission is FREE to children 17 and under and you can purchase an adult ticket as low as $6 (except on opening day). It is very similar to the Del Mar Fair and the kids have a lot of fun. For more information on the Family Fun Day.

The FREE activities on SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 feature:
 • Pony Rides  • Giant Scramble Slide & Obstacle Course
 • Rock Climbing Walls & Bungee Trampolines  • Meet the Del Mar Mascot “Pony Boy”
 • Magic Show & GameZone  • Face Painters & Caricature Artist
 • Create & decorate your own hat with the Rad Hatter  • Magic Shows & Game Zone
Helen Woodward Animal Center  • San Diego Sockers and San Diego Gulls Hockey Demonstrations and Instruction

 

The FREE activities on every other Saturday and Sunday feature:
Pony Rides  • Giant Scramble Slide & Obstacle Course
Inflatable Games & Rides  • Del Mar Mascot “Pony Boy”
Magic Show & GameZone  • Face Painters
Jockey Stilt Walkers  • Caricature Artist

The Del Mar Racetrack also has a camp for kids ages 5-12 for $24 per child. Included is lunch, snacks, t-shirt and activities like mini golf, video games, inflatable jump house, air hockey and more. This is a great option especially for out of town guests who can’t find a babysitter. Camp Del Mar opens at noon and closes 30 minutes after the last race. Registration is always open and located at the Mission Tower building, no reservations required. For more information on Camp Del Mar click here.


Bean Bag Bucketz are buckets of fun for everyone!

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SoCal Savvy Mom was on another Fox 5 TV segment today about summer FUN for kids. This summer aim to get your kids outside and off their devices with the help of Bean Bag Bucketz! Invented by a dad who was tired of the age old “Dad, we are bored” statement while at the beach (or the Jersey Shore in this case) and decided to invent something fun for the entire family.

Bean Bag Bucketz is the newest in outdoor gaming for everyone. This new game can be played anywhere by anyone. It is easy to transport to any outing from tailgating, camping, the beach, the pool or just a backyard. Learn about the game, the story, and about the company behind Bean Bag Bucketz.

To order your Bean Bag Bucketz is as easy as 1-2-3! Visit their website and have yours delivered to you by the big holiday weekend coming up! To purchase the entire set is only $59.99, for more information or to purchase yours click here.

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Behind the scenes at SeaWorld San Diego

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A few weeks ago, my son and I were lucky enough to experience a behind the scenes tour of SeaWorld San Diego. Prior to visiting, I had no idea how much SeaWorld does for its marine life. If you have grown up in San Diego you no doubt have seen members of the SeaWorld team at a beach either helping to rescue an animal or release one back into the ocean. SeaWorld has rescued over 30,000 animals and 17,000 of them have been healthy enough to be released back into the wild – and the numbers keep growing everyday!

The day we visited was a unique one even for the SeaWorld crew because they had recently rescued a pregnant sea lion from the Oceanside Harbor. She gave birth the day before we arrived and we were able to see the one day old seal lion pup up close in the animal hospital. While we were visiting the state of the art facility, we also saw a penguin being checked out, which was particularly special for my son, because penguins are his favorite animal. And what’s even cooler, all of this is done on-site at SeaWorld, and their animals really have the best of everything, including their food. For example, just the penguins themselves eat over 700 pounds of  high quality fish per day!

We were also able to venture behind the scenes of the Penguin Encounter and come face to beak with a penguin. And not only did we get to meet a penguin we found out so much about them. There are five different types of penguins at SeaWorld, and over 400 penguins total. Everyday inside the Penguin exhibit they make fresh snow, that’s over 4,000 pounds of snow a day!

Want to see more of SeaWorld? Check out this FUN video from the Murray family made by WomensForum and SeaWorld San Diego.

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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Free things to do in San Diego June 11-12, 2017

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Saturday, June 10

San Marcos Summer Music Fest @ Walnut Grove Park – Featuring local craft brews from Noon to 8 PM. Family Lawn Games including cornhole, badminton, table tennis, soccer ball and more. Co-sponsored by San Marcos Youth Soccer and San Marcos Boys and Girls’ Club. FAQ’s

$12 early bird (limited availability), $20 at door
Children under 12 are free

Band Schedule
12 noon Dani Arribere
1 pm The Sea Monks
2 pm Bill Magee
3:30 pm Calphonics 80’s Tribute
5 pm Peace Frogs Doors Tribute
6:45 pm Craig’s Band
San Diego Greek Fest @ 3655 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 FREE – Treat yourself to an enjoyable Friday evening with delicious Greek food, imported wine and beer, live Greek music and dancing. Come back the next day for more fun. On Sunday, repeat as needed!
Get your annual super-dose of traditional and contemporary Greek Music all weekend!

  1. The Olympians will tear it up all weekend long at the main stage, playing mainstream Greek favorites  for your listening and dancing enjoyment.
  2. Kompanía will be churning out a variety of Greek music amalgamations at The Oracle Wine Bar, Friday and Saturday 6pm-9:30pm.
  3. Tatoolis will be performing popular Greek tunes at The Oracle Wine Bar, Saturday 1:30-4:30 and Sunday 1:00-4:00.
  4. Drómia will delight your senses with their selections of traditional Greek music spanning 200 years. See them at the main stage Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm.

Sunday, June 11

San Diego Makes Music @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park at 3:30 PM, enjoy a FREE Concert with members of the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra & Adult Amateurs Playing Side-by-Side with Festival OrchestraMainly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Michael Francis, conductor.

They are inviting any musician (regardless of skill level) from the San Diego community to participate in this performance by playing along from the audience. The five pieces of music for the general play-along portion of the program can be downloaded from the links below. In these links, you will find three levels of difficulty for each part with the #1 part being Advanced and #3 being the easiest (Beginner). Choose whichever level suits your ability.

Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park @ Hoyt Park – This FREE family concert is fun for everyone! Information below:

Rule 1
Bring Family and Friends with picnic baskets full of food map
Rule 2
Only low-to-the-ground beach chairs so nobody’s view is blocked.
Rule 3
NO dogs. It is too hot, too crowded and too loud for them.
Rule 4
No plastic tarps. It kills the grass and the City gets mad.

Scripps Ranch Blvd & Aviary Dr, San Diego, CA 92131

Coronado Promenade Concert (CPC) @ Spreckels Park(FREE) The Spreckels Park summer concert series has been a staple of Coronado life for over four decades. Join at 6 PM to enjoy Marine Band of San Diego – Founded in 1921, Marine Band San Diego has thrilled countless audience members through a schedule of appearances averaging nearly 400 per year. Established to support the Marines’ Recruit Training Regiment, the band also performs a wide variety of military and civilian events throughout the Southwest. They are a perennial favorite of Coronado Concerts in the Park audiences.

Sunday Concert Series @ Seaport Village – 1:00pm to 4:00pm Part of the FREE Sunday Concert Series. Bill Mcgee Blues Band is San Diego’s best blues experience. East Plaza Gazebo


Del Mar Summer Twilight concerts 2017

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Summer Twilight Concerts bring together friends and families to enjoy music, dance, picnic and experience a priceless Del Mar sunset. Bring low back chairs, blankets and a picnic basket. While dogs are allowed at Powerhouse park the organizers ask that you please leave your pets at home due to the large crowds. As always there is no smoking, you may reserve a “seat” by placing a blanket down as early as 8 AM on the day of a concert.

2017 Summer Twilight Concerts
All concerts are held at
Powerhouse Park

Blue Eyed Soul Band
Tue, June 20, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act The Flounders will start at 6:00PM

DSB – The Next Best Thing To Journey
Tue, July 11, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Jocko and the Aces will start at 6:00PM

The Ultimate Stones
Tue, August 8, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act The Setting Sons will start at 6:00PM

The Mighty Untouchables
Tue, August 22, 7:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Clay Colton Band will start at 6:00PM

Sensation Show Band
Sun, September 10, 5:00PM
The Zel’s Opening Act Whitney Shay & Robin Henkel will start at 4:00PM


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San Diego Movies in the Park June 2017

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Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars with your family. Arrive early to pick out a good seat! Bring blankets or low back chairs to sit on while you enjoy the movies. Bring a picnic dinner for your family to share as well. Enjoy Free summer movies with your family at  your local park all summer long.

Movies are all rated G or PG, and this year because of Star Wars PG-13, and the movies are all family friendly. Movies this year include Moana, Sing, Secret Life of Pets, LEGO Batman Movie, are some top favorites this year.  Each movie is at a local park all over both the city of San Diego and San Diego County.  All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset, 8 p.m.). Movies are subject to change. For more information visit the event website here. See below for the movie/park nearest you for the month of June:

Friday, June 9 

Saturday, June 10

Friday, June 16 (more…)


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