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

Family Night Book Giveaway
Book Rich Environments
Hosted by: San Diego Housing Commission
Hosted by:  San Diego Public Libraries

Free new books for ALL You!
Family Entertainment
Mini Resource Fair
Refreshments Provided


August 13, 2019 05:30PM – 07:30PM
Mira Mesa Library
8405 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA 92126


Closing Events – Summer Time IS Reading Time
Hosted by: NAACP of San Diego

This event is the closing ceremony for the Summer Reading Campaign:  Summer Time IS Reading Time.  The evens goal is to build a community-wide culture of reading in southeast San Diego by encouraging residents to make summer time reading time.

Free School Supplies – Educational Activities – Entertainment


August 17, 2019 11:00A – 3:00P
Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92114


Imperial Avenue Street Festival
Hosted by:  Logan Heights Community Development

Food  |  Music  |  Vendors & Shopping  |  Kids Zone
Healthy Hub |  and MORE!!!

Live Musical Performances |  Line Dancing & Stepping
Price Dance Competition

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August 17, 2019 12:00PM – 07:00PM Imperial Avenue
Between 25th & 27th Streets


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


North County Health Services (NCHS) invites you to join them for thier Annual NCHS San Marcos Community Event in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Marcos. The event will be held at The Boys and Girls Club, 1 Positive Pl, San Marcos, CA 92069, 3:00pm-6:30pm on Monday, August 19th, 2019.

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August 19, 2019 3:00P – 6:30P
Boys and Girls Club
1 Positive Place
San Marcos, CA 92069


Back to Work Day
Hosted by: San Diego Career Centers


Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to attend any of the scheduled events and learn about the resources, programs and services available for parents and caregivers with small children.



August 21, 2019 9:00A – 3:00P
Metro Career Center
4389 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (North)
Hosted by: HHSA North County Regions

This is a FREE community event tailored to provide information and access to resources and services particularly relevant to grandparents and other relative caregivers raising young family members.

30 Community Partners  |  2 Speaker Sessions  |  Various Consultants


August 24, 2019 08:00AM – 01:30PM North Inland Live Well Ctr.
649 W. Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025


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


Social Services  |  Meals & Clothing  |  Personal Care
Transportation  |  Adults & Children

FLYER 1        FLYER 2

August 24, 2019
August 25, 2019
10:00AM – 4:00PM Bethel Baptist Church
1962 N. Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92105


3rd Annual Festival of Books
Hosted by: San Diego Union-Tribune

Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers, and word lovers at the 3rd Annual San Diego Festival of Books presented by UC San Diego.

Admission to the Festival of Books is FREE.

August 24, 2019
10:00AM – 5:00PM Liberty Station
2641 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106


Past Events

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August 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