Thursday | 4
4th of July In The 1800s
Recreate an Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. The day includes parades around the plaza, wagon rides, period clothing, brass bands, patriotic speeches, flag raising, square dances, egg tosses, cow chip throwing, cherry pit spitting, and pie-eating contest for all ages.
Friday | 5
North City, 250 North City Drive, Suite 9, San Marcos
$14 - $19
The Cado: Avocado Pop-Up Museum
The CADO is meant to be an interactive and Instagram-worthy experience with six large-scale art installations. Walls will be lined with bumpy avocado skin, teaching visitors how to determine when an avocado is at peak ripeness. In another room, musician and local farmer, Jason Mraz, will take guests through the avocado growing process. Guests will pass through the “ombre enclave” where shades of green will lead them to a dramatic art installation at the museum’s “pit.”
Saturday | 6
The Tale of Despereaux
In a mouse village in the castle’s abandoned kitchen storage room, a baby is born to the Tilling family. They name him Despereaux. As he grows up, it becomes clear Despereaux’s not like other mice: he isn’t meek and timid, but brave and curious, unnerving other mice around him. Despereaux dreams of becoming a knight. He sets off on a noble quest.
Sunday | 7
Lady Brain Fest
Akin to Lilith Fair, the debut Lady Brain Fest features 20 musical acts, along with vendors and interactive art. One stage offers songwriter duos performing in the round such as Astra Kelly & Heather Marie and Jessica Lerner & Marie Haddad. The larger mainstage features headliners Lindsay White (who organized the event), Corina Rose, Gaby Aparicio, the Becca Jay Band, and Tori Roze & the Hot Mess.
This Japanese festival celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Festival foods, carnival games, cultural performances and a chance to create kazari (decorations) and tanzaku (wishes that may be granted).