North County Summer 2017 Events

Are you ready for San Diego North County summer staycation? There are plenty of family fun activities right in our backyard.

Families looking to connect with nature with an outdoor adventure will find many activities for all ages to enjoy including scenic gardens, natural lagoons, and car shows. There’s something for all ages.

If you’re looking to satisfy your creative side, there are plenty of movies and musicals to choose from that are suitable for family viewing.

Be sure to plan a special night out at one of the town’s Independence Day celebrations and fireworks’ displays.

Here’s where to find the best free family activities for June through August 2017:


Outdoor Activities

Friday nights are also a good time to check out the cruisin’ car shows at Cruisin’ Grand Escondido where you can check out the cars and enjoy great summer music and food.

Put on your hiking shoes and take a trip around the Carlsbad Trails for a rugged unpaved adventure or a leisurely scenic walk. Get the kids involved with volunteering by helping maintain the trails on the second Saturday of the month.

Explore more of North County’s natural beauty at the San Diego Botanic Garden or Batiquitos Lagoon, or let the kids explore history at the Leo Castillo Ranch Historic Park.

Music and Movies

The TGIF Jazz in the Parks series entertains the crowds with fun concerts by local bands every Friday evening through the middle of August, in Carlsbad’s Poinsettia Park. Kids will enjoy a hands-on art project every second concert of the month. Pack up a dinner basket on Thursday nights, starting in July, and take in a move under the stars in Carlsbad Village for Flicks at the Fountain. Set up some chairs and enjoy chatting with your neighbors starting at 6pm before the movie starts at dusk.

Holiday Events

Take the whole family to see Our Only Hope, which is a free patriotic musical on Sunday July 2, at Carlsbad Community Church. Put on your red, white and blue and head out to Bradley Park in San Marcos for the annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks where you will enjoy the carnival and entertainment.

Paradox Psych Services is a child and teen therapy center with two Carlsbad locations: Bressi Ranch (near San Marcos) and Aviara Parkway. We hope to encourage positivity and health amongst San Diego North County families. To learn more about our services, contact us today for a free phone consultation. 

About Patrick Savaiano

Patrick Savaiano, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and co-owner of Paradox Psychological Services in Carlsbad, CA. Paradox offers therapy and psychoeducational evaluation for families in San Diego North County.

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