First 5 San Diego participates in many community events and conferences throughout San Diego county.  To find the most up-to-date news, please read below.  We will continue to update this page as events occur and add new events as they are announced.  If you attended an event listed below and would like First 5 San Diego to potentially share you pictures or comments please click here.  Your pictures and comments could be used on our website [] or in future First 5 San Diego social media posts.

Future Events

Hosted by Faith Chapel

Bring your family out to this community event.  There will be plenty of opportunities for your children to play.  There will be food trucks, face painters, balloon animal artist, bounce houses, a DJ, exhibitor booths and more.


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April 20, 2019 12:00PM – 3:00PM Monte Vista High School
3230 Sweetwater Springs BL
Spring Valley, CA 91977


March for Babies (San Diego)
Hosted by March of Dimes

March Of Dimes’ mission is to improve the health of babies and their mothers, and like First 5 San Diego, we utilize research, education and advocacy to reduce the rates of pre-term births (before 27 weeks). Locally, we educate NICU staff, physicians and mothers about best practices to ensure healthy birth outcomes. Finally, events like March For Babies raises our profile as we advocate statewide for legislation to ensure the birth of healthy babies.

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April 27, 2019 7:00AM – 11:00AM Balboa Park
2514 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103


19th Annual Day of the Child
Hosted by Chula Vista Community Collaborative

The Chula Vista Community Collaborative is proud to present its 19th annual Day of the Child Event.  The event’s mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment for young children by promoting family and community togetherness. Our theme and focus of this event is “Children’s Opportunities, Our Responsibilities. The event is a free-of-charge event.

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April 27, 2019 11:00AM – 3:00PM Memorial Park
3rd Ave & Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910 


5th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair
Hosted by Vista Unified School District

This event will include student performances throughout the day, representing multiple schools including EES Preschool students.

Mini-Workshops | Food & Health | Dental Screenings (available for children)
Games and Play for Kids | Meet Teachers and School Leaders | Food for Purchase
Get Connected to VUSD

English Flyer          Spanish Flyer

April 27, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM V.I.D.A.
740 Olive Avenue
Vista, CA 92083 


Ramona Family Fiesta
“Dia de los Ninos”
Hosted by Ramona County Library

Health Screenings | Crafts | Raffles | Resources
Face Painting | Refreshments | Entertainment

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April 30, 2019 3:00PM – 6:00PM Ramona County Library
1275 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065


Hosted by Valley Elementary Education Foundation

The 5K and 10K

The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course — with a grueling out-and-back trek (or up-and-down if we’re being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Take our advice and start training now!

The Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race

The Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race kicks off with a warm-up 15 minutes before the race starts and is perfect for kids 10 and under who aren’t ready to tackle the 5K and the mini-runners who want the fun without the competition! The approximately 1/3-mile course follows a trail on the near-side of Lake Poway and finishes in the same spot as the 10K and 5K — so even the kids enjoy all the fun and festivity of the main finish line. Parents are invited to chaperone their children in this race.

Register Online [Cinco De Mayo Trail Run]

May 04, 2019 6:30AM Registration Opens Lake Poway
14644 Lake Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064


Miracle Babies Superhero 5K
Hosted by Miracle Babies

Festivities include a Kid Zone | Family Resource Fair
Hospital & Social Services Agencies Expo | Breastfeeding Lounge
Merchandise Vendors | Exotic Cars | Food 

Register Online [Miracle Babies Superhero 5K]

May 5, 2019 7:00AM – 12:00PM Liberty Station NTC Park
2455 Cushing Road
San Diego, CA 92106


Mito 5K Safari Run
Hosted by University of California – San Diego
Mitochondrial Disease Research Fund

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 as we host our 7th annual 5k Family Fun Day Event to raise funds for research to save children suffering from Mitochondrial disease.

Festivities Include:
Carnival games, rides and prizes, food vendors, live music and dance performances, over 100 raffles and silent auction items and all types of vendor booths.

Register Online [Mito 5k Safari Run]

May 18, 2019 Run Starts at 9:00AM
Walk Starts at 9:15AM
Liberty Station NTC Park
2455 Cushing Road
San Diego, CA 92106


Past Events

Disaster Aware, Are you Prepared?
Hosted by the YMCA – Child Resource Center

Disasters are overwhelming, unpredictable and scary. Planning and preparing is the number one way to minimize these fears. The YMCA Childcare Resource Service is holding a one-day conference to assist the child care community in getting prepared.

You can Register for the conference online
[There is a $15.00 Registration Fee.]

March 16, 2019 8:00AM – 5:00PM Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Cir North
San Diego, CA 92108

Lexington Elementary Wellness Fair
Hosted by Cajon Valley School District

Lexington Elementary will be hosting an open house which will include a health and wellness Expo on campus. Nutrition educators, County Eligibility Services, Behavioral Health Services and other government and non profit organizations will be there to assist families with obtaining resources.

March 28, 2019 2:00PM – 4:30PM Lexington Elementary
533 South 1st Street
El Cajon, CA 92019


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – East
Hosted by San Diego County

This FREE event is for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, other relative caregivers and the children in their care to learn about local resources, listen to informative presentations on building resilient children, adverse childhood experiences, drug prevention and more.

Registration for this FREE event will be open March 1, 2019 on the 211 website.

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April 06, 2019 8:30AM – 2:30PM Foothills Church
365 W. Bradley Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020


Red Carpet Party and Open House Reception
Hosted by Western Dental & Orthodontics KIDS

Meet us on the red carpet for a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to launch our newest Western Dental Kids office in San Diego. Stay for a tour, meet our staff and enjoy the festivities with music, giveaways, refreshments, face painting and more!

Visit Online: [Western Dental & Orthodontics KIDS]

April 06, 2019 11:00AM – 2:00PM Western Dental KIDS
5807 University Ave, STE 4
San Diego, CA 92115