6 Free & Cheap Happenings In San Diego This Weekend!

By Courtney Daly-Pavone August 26, 2023

Saturday August 26th

Cheap! Night Fishing at Lake Poway !

Fridays & Saturdays through Sept. 2. $3–$7. 14644 Lake Poway Rd.

Free Storytime Visions Museum of Textile Art

Saturday 8/26 FREE Children’s Story Time at the Museum. Children will be read to in a magical setting sure to spark the imagination. Today & Aug. 26, 10–11 am. Visions Museum of Textile Art, 2825 Dewey Rd.

Parks After Dark 8/26/23

FREE Parks After Dark. Live music, games, activities and free meals for kids. Thurs.–Sat. through Aug. 26, 5–8 pm. City Heights (4380 Landis St.), Linda Vista (7064 Levant St.), Memorial (2902 Marcy Ave.) & Skyline Hills (8285 Skyline Dr.) rec centers. Details:

Sunday August 27th

$4 Movies National Cinema Day

This Sunday, most movie theaters in San Diego County will offer $4 tickets for all movies during the second annual National Cinema Day. The deal includes movies in all formats and at all showtimes.

More than 3,000 movie theaters are participating in the event, including all AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas.

Here is a list of San Diego County theaters participating in National Cinema Day:

  • AMC Chula Vista 10: 555 Broadway, Suite 2050, Chula Vista
  • AMC Dine-In Poway 10: 13475 Poway Road, Poway
  • AMC Fashion Valley 18: 7037 Friars Road, San Diego
  • AMC La Jolla 12: 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla
  • AMC Mission Valley 20: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego
  • AMC Otay Ranch 12: 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista
  • AMC Palm Promenade 24: 770 Dennery Road, San Diego
  • AMC Plaza Bonita 14: 3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City
  • AMC UTC 14: 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego
  • Angelica Film Center & Cafe Carmel Mountain: 11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego
  • Cinepolis Del Mar: 12905 El Camino Real, San Diego
  • Cinepolis La Costa Paseo Real: 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
  • Cinepolis La Costa Town Square: 3434 Via Mercato, Carlsbad
  • Cinepolis Vista: 25 Main St., Vista
  • Reading Cinemas Grossmont: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa
  • Reading Cinemas Town Square: 4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego
  • Regal Carlsbad: 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
  • Regal Edwards Mira Mesa: 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego
  • Regal Edwards Rancho San Diego: 2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon
  • Regal Edwards San Marcos: 1180 W San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
  • Regal Escondido: 350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido
  • Regal Mission Marketplace: 431 College Blvd., Oceanside
  • Regal Oceanside: 401 Mission Ave., Oceanside
  • Regal Parkway Plaza: 405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon
  • Regal Rancho Del Rey: 1025 Tierra Del Rey, Chula Vista
  • River Village Cinema Is D'Place: 5256 South Mission Road, Bonsall
  • UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley: 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 100, San Diego

Sunday 8/27

Free Summer Bash @ The JCC Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center

4126 Executive Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

FREE End of Summer Bash at the JCC. With a mix of fun in the sun plus ice-cold drinks and desserts, this is the perfect chance to connect with the community at one of our favorite spots…the POOL. All ages are welcome, you do not need to be a JCC member to attend. Aug. 27, 11 am–3 pm. Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla. RSVP:

Free Leucadia Art Walk!

8/27 10 AM-5 PM FREE LeucadiART Walk. Art, music, culture and fun. 10 am–5 pm. Along Hwy. 101.

FREE Spreckels Organ Society Concerts. Sundays, 2–3 pm. Pavilion-Pan American Pl., Balboa Park.

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