Summer Activities for Kids in Del Mar & Carmel Valley

Family-Friendly Events Near Del Mar and Carmel Valley, San Diego

Are the kids getting stir crazy at home? If you live in or near Del Mar or Carmel Valley, you can find dozens of fun things to do with the kids right in your own neighborhood. REALTOR® Team Mary Beth Kellee and Philip Fredricksen have put together a list of some of the top family-friendly activities near Carmel Valley and Del Mar this summer. Enjoy!

Movie Night at Piazza Carmel

When: Wednesday, July 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm


Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley, San Diego will be showing Coco, their final FREE movie screening, on Wednesday, July 25th.  Arrive at 6 pm for entertainment and crafts for the kids. The movie starts at 8 pm.

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Family Days at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

When: Every Saturday from 1–6pm through September 1, 2018


Family weekends are back every Saturday at Del Mar! Families can enjoy numerous free attractions and kids activities, including pony rides, a giant inflatable slide, a giant obstacle course, a game zone, face painters, and special appearances from Del Mar Mascot “Pony Boy”.

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Piazza Carmel Kids Fun Zone

When: July 28 & August 25 from 11 am to 2 pm


On the last Saturday of the month from 11 am to 2 pm, come to Piazza Carmel for their Kids Fun Zone. Kids ages 12 and under can enjoy FREE crafts and more at this free event.

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Sea Side Skate at L’Auberge Del Mar

When: Through August 31, 2018


L’Auberge is bringing outdoor roller skating to Del Mar. Now through August 31st, they’ve turned their amphitheater into a roller rink complete with music and ocean breezes. There will be DJ’s, food specials, themed skates, and summer surprises. Kids are welcoming during their Open Skate sessions, which run Saturday thru Wednesday from 12pm to 9pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.

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Summer and Songs ’18 at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

When: Every Thursday from 6pm–8:30pm until August 23, 2018


Another music filled summer returns to The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Families are invited to enjoy outdoor concerts from a different headliner every Thursday evening now through August 23rd. Some of the upcoming artists include Corey Leal, Gaby Aparicio, Lola, Lee Coulter, and Ariel Levine. Grab a bite to eat with the family at one of the many restaurants at The Village at PHR, or enjoy a sweet dessert at Baked Bear and Nothing Bundt Cakes before the show.

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Various Activities at Carmel Valley Library


The Carmel Valley Library’s community calendar is chock-full of fun activities for kids this summer. Here are some of the highlights from this library located at 3919 Townsgate Drive:

Lego Lab

When: July 20th & August 3rd from 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Offered for ages 6-12, this program provides Legos for building projects. No is registration required, but space is limited to 30 participants.

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Arts & Crafts

When: July 27th, August 10th, & August 24th from 3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Arts & Crafts program at Carmel Valley Library is designed for PreK – 6th graders and is limited to 30 participants. No registration required.

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Hullabaloo Concert at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

When: Wednesday, August 22 at 10 am


Bring your kids out to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center on August 22, 2018 for a FREE, fun, sing-along morning jam session with the Hullabaloo kids group. The concert will take place at the pop jet fountain (located in the heart of the center on the main floor). If you RSVP for the event at the link below, you’ll be entered to win a $25 Geppetto’s gift card.

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Posted on July 19, 2018 at 6:31 pm
Mary Beth Kellee & Philip Fredricksen | Category: Uncategorized

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