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FREE Events in East County San Diego – April

Posted on: March 29th, 2015 by Kate Hamernik


Yay!  We have another edition of FREE Events in East County San Diego from our friend Brittany over at Pennies into Pearls!  Check out the fun things you can do with your family – please make sure to check out the links provided for any further information and make sure to check out Pennies into Pearls for more frugal fun tips!

Spring Extravaganza

April 4th 9am-3pm

Located at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve you will find a guaranteed fun Easter egg hunt for your family members 8 years old and younger! An egg hunt is not all you will find, the even website mentions bunny hayrides, carnival rides, pony rides, games, inflatables, crafts, a petting zoo, DJ music, food, and photos with live bunnies. This event is sure to keep your family entertained! More information can be found at Spring Extravaganza.


Santee Farmers Market

Every Wednesday 3pm-7pm

Fresh is best! It looks better, it smells better, and it tastes better! At the weekly Santee farmers market you will find plenty of fresh produce but you might also spy some fresh spring flowers, tasty made-fresh meals, sweets, and homemade decorations for your home. Find out more info at


Compost Giveaway

April 18th 9am-1pm

Tis the season to garden! If you are thinking about starting a spring garden or even if you have already started then this is the event for you! Residents are invited to “bring your own bucket” and take home your own bucket of fresh compost to add to your garden. Not only do you get to bring home this special treat for your garden but there will also be experts on site to provide tips on gardening. Full details can be found at City of San Carlos Compost Giveaway.


Cajon Classic Cruise

Starting April 22nd, Every Wednesday 5pm-8pm

Even if you are not one for drooling over vintage classic cars you and your family will still have a great time at this event! The whole evening feels as though it has been transformed into an earlier day in time. Great music adds a fun treat for everyone to enjoy. More information can be found at Cajon Classic Cruise.


Community Helping Hands

April 25th 9am-12pm

There is no other guaranteed way to bring your family together than to serve others and your community. The San Diego food bank needs helpers to collect and organize food donations. For more information visit Community Helping Hands. PS maybe you have a teen that needs some community service hours counted? This would be a fun way to meet those requirements and get the entire family involved!


Hope you found something that you can add to your calendar! Don’t forget to check out more frugal tips and activities at and follow me on Facebook for last minute frugal finds!

*Do you live in another San Diego County and would you like to contribute to our monthly activity lists?  We currently have East County and North County contributors but we would LOVE contributions for Downtown, South County, even Temecula – this is a great way to partner as a local blogger, realtor, or other local business – we love it when our contributors can share fun information for our readers and also introduce themselves to our audience at the same time!  Contact me if you want to join us!


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