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


Lakeside Halloween Festival
Hosted by:  San Diego Parks and Recreation

Dress in costume and bring the whole family for an evening full of trick-or-treats, music, food, games and prizes.  Children must be accompanied by and adult.  This event will take place at Lindo Lake around the Peninsula and is free for all ages!

Stay in the park to enjoy Movies in the Park from 6:00-8:00PM.
Hotel Transylvania 3:  Summer Vacation

October 26, 2019
4:00PM – 8:00PM 12660 Lindo Lane
Lakeside, CA 92040


Waterfront Park Pumpkin Patch
Hosted by: San Diego Parks and Recreation

All ages will enjoy a festive event at Waterfront Park! Roam the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin to take home or to decorate at the crafts tables. Supplies will be provided.

Downtown parking lots are available for a fee. Guests may also consider ride shares and public transportation.

This event is free and all ages are welcome!

Inclement weather may cancel this event.

For more information, call the park at (619) 232-PARK.

October 27, 2019
11:00A – 02:00P Waterfront Park
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101


Trunk or Treat
Community Block Party

Hosted by: Faith Chapel

This event is used to provide a safe, fun and educational environment for young children and their families from the La Mesa/Spring Valley area. It is an outdoor event open to all.

Face Painters | Balloon Artists | Petting Zoo
Jumpers | Carnival Games | Video Game Truck
Photo Booth | Food | & More!


October 31, 2019
6:00PM – 8:00PM Faith Chapel
9400 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA 91977


Multicultural Festival
 Hosted by: Welcome Newcomer Network

The Welcome Newcomer Network of El Cajon will be celebrating their diverse communities in
El Cajon by hosting this event with food, music, raffles and community resource tables.

Arabic Flyer  |  English Flyer Farsi Flyer
Kurdish Flyer Spanish Flyer

November 2, 2019
10:00AM – 04:00PM EJE Academics
851 S. Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020


Past Events

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October 2019

Book Rich Environments San Ysidro Branch Library
Hosted by: San Diego Housing Commission
Hosted by:  San Diego City Library
October 15, 2019

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Hosted by: HHSA Central & South Regions
October 12, 2019

9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks
Hosted by: ECCDC & Escondido East Rotary Club
October 12, 2019

Solana Beach 5K
Hosted by: Champions for Health
October 12, 2019

San Diego Pediatric School Health Conference
Hosted by: American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 3
October 12, 2019

Toddler Fest & Resource Fair
Hosted by: The New Children’s Museum
October 11-12, 2019

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
13th Annual Spring Valley FIESTA
Hosted by: San Diego County Library – Spring Valley
October 5, 2019

September 2019

We Didn’t Wait Conference A Decade of Progress – A Future of Hope
Hosted by: San Diego Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
September 12-14, 2019

August 2019

3rd Annual Festival of Books
Hosted by: San Diego Union-Tribune/
August 24, 2019

Project 10,000 Plus
Community Outreach and Ministry to the Homeless
Hosted by:  Bethel Baptist Church
August 24, 2019

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (North)
Hosted by: HHSA North County Regions
August 24, 2019

Back to Work Day
Hosted by: San Diego Career Centers
August 21, 2019

Back to School Bash
Hosted by: North County Health Services
In Partnership with:  Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos
August 19, 2019

Imperial Avenue Street Festival
Hosted by:  Logan Heights Community Development
August 17, 2019

Closing Events – Summer Time IS Reading Time
Hosted by: NAACP of San Diego
August 17, 2019

Family Night Book Giveaway
Book Rich Environments
Hosted by: San Diego Housing Commission
Hosted by:  San Diego Public Libraries
August 13, 2019

Back to School Jam
Hosted by: Spring Valley Parks and Recreation
August 9, 2019

All Inclusive DAY OF PLAY & Resource Fair
Hosted by: Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego
August 7, 2019

National Latino Family Expo
Hosted by: UNIDOS US
August 3-4, 2019

The Global BIG Latch On
Hosted by: NCHS (North County Health Services) WIC
August 2, 2019

July 2019

Live Well San Diego 5K
In Partnership with 211 San Diego
July 28, 2019

Day of Play
Hosted by: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
July 20, 2019

Encinitas County Library Outreach
Hosted by: Encinitas County Library
July 12, 2019

Options Resource Family Picnic
Hosted by: County of San Diego Child Welfare Services
July 10, 2019

Prior Years

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019