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

Healthy Start Cooking Event
Hosted by: First 5 San Diego

Parents, caregivers and early learning educators play an important role in teaching children how to make healthy food choices. In today’s busy world, healthy eating can be a challenge. First 5 San Diego offers tools, support and information that parents need to make healthier choices that the whole family will love.

First 5 San Diego and partner Vons is presenting a healthy food event for families. Join us at Vons on Saturn Avenue on June 15 to learn easy and fun healthy cooking ideas. Chef Danielle Soto will take you on a healthy-food journey, as she prepares quick and tasty meals and snacks that you can make at home. You’ll get to sample Chef Danielle’s cooking, enjoy musical entertainment and be treated to a special guest appearance by Channel 92.5’s Xavier the X-Man.


June 15, 2019 12:00PM – 2:00PM
665 Saturn Blvd
San Diego, CA 92154


All-Inclusive READ 3×3
Hosted by: Special Needs Resource Foundation
of San Diego

Salina Yoon
10:15 AM book reading and activity
Books:  Be A Friend; My Kit is Stuck!

Andrea Zimmerman
11:15 AM book reading and craft
Books: Trashy Town; All Buckled Up

Sally J. Pla
12:15 PM book reading and craft
Books:  Stanley Will Probably Be Fine; Benji, the Bad Day, and Me


June 22, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101


Encinitas County Library Outreach
Hosted by: Encinitas County Library

Join First 5 San Diego at the Encinitas County Library to check out our programs offered throughout San Diego County.  Come get some books and developmental items for your children under 5.


July 12, 2019 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Encinitas County Library
540 Cornish Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024


Day of Play
Hosted by: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

The purpose of Day of Play is to educate the community about the connections between food, health and nature.  Activities include hands-on gardening, hands-on cooking, healthy foods tasting stations, arts and crafts, nutrition education activities, garden explorations, nature observation and fun physical activities throughout the grounds.


July 20, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Olivewood Gardens
2525 N Avenue
National City, CA 91950


Live Well San Diego 5K
In Partnership with 211 San Diego

Now in its 6th year, the 2019 Live Well San Diego 5K and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run will bring thousands of San Diegans together on Sunday, July 28th in support of a healthy, safe and thriving San Diego County.

In partnership with 211 San Diego, this year’s event will celebrate the hero in all of us with a superhero-themed race and activities throughout the morning. Come on out to the Waterfront Park on July 28th for some family fun in the sun!

After the race, join the San Diego Padres for an afternoon of baseball as the Padres face the Giants at 1:10pm.  Specially discounted tickets are available with promo code LIVEWELL5K and include a donation back to 211 San Diego.  Visit to purchase game tickets

Link to Register and for More Information

July 28, 2019 7:00AM – 11:00AM
Waterfront Park
San Diego, CA


The Global BIG Latch On
Hosted by: NCHS (North County Health Services) WIC


Building community support, one latch at a time.

The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world. Women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Friends, family and the community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding.

Join us for snacks, gift bags, raffle prizes and lots of fun!


Cooking Demonstrations  |  Kids Craft Corner  |  Photo Gallery
Guest Speakers  |  Community Partners Expo  |  Feeding San Diego
and MORE!!!



August 2, 2019 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Mission Mesa WIC
2210 Mesa Drive
Oceanside, CA 92054


Past Events

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June 2019

Summer Time is Reading Time in the DIAMOND Summer Kickoff Event
Hosted by: DEEP (Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership)
June 8, 2019

Hosted by: Neighborhood House Association
Hosted by: San Diego County Black Infant Health Program
Hosted by:  Association of Black Social Workers
June 8, 2019

Head Start – Let’s Move Olympics
Hosted by: Neighborhood House Association
June 1, 2019

Star Wars Day
Hosted by: San Diego County Library (Santee)
June 01, 2019

May 2019

Maplewood Spring Resource Fair
Hosted by:  Community Housing Works
May 25, 2019

Mito 5K Safari Run
Hosted by University of California – San Diego
Mitochondrial Disease Research Fund
May 18, 2019

Healthy Start Cooking Event
Hosted by: First 5 San Diego
May 15, 2019

Miracle Babies Superhero 5K
Hosted by:  Miracle Babies
May 05, 2019

13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Trail Run
Hosted by:  Valley Elementary Education Foundation
May 04, 2019

April 2019

Ramona Family Fiesta
“Dia de los Ninos”
Hosted by:  North County Health Services

March for Babies (Balboa Park)
Hosted by:  March of Dimes
April 27, 2019

19th Annual Day of the Child
Hosted by:  Chula Vista Community Collaborative
April 27, 2019

5th Annual Early Childhood Education Fair
Hosted by:  Vista Unified School District
April 27, 2019

Block Party – Egg Hunt
Hosted by:  Faith Chapel
April 20, 2019

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – East County
Hosted by:  San Diego County
April 06, 2019

Western Dental & Orthodontics (Kids)
Hosted by:  Western Dental
April 06, 2019

March 2019

Lexington Elementary Wellness Fair
Hosted by:  Lexington Elementary
March 28, 2019

Disaster Aware, Are You Prepared?
Hosted by:  San Diego County – YMCA
March 16, 2019