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May 07 @ 11:00 am - May 07 @ 01:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the San Diego Zoo Centennial! We will have a zoo themed day, complete with face painting for kids to become their favorite animals and other kid friendly activities. We will also have a “Happy Birthday San Diego Zoo” banner that your family can sign that will be displayed at the Zoo the following weekend. Local radio station KSON will also be there giving away special zoo prizes. Don’t miss the kick-off to the party of the century at Grossmont Center!


May 7, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  1. Kathy Halligan
    April 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM #

    I rec’d a flyer saying spend $150 to $300 in April & receive free 2 to 4 tickets to the zoo. Details, & how do I claim the tickets

    • Grossmont Center
      April 22, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

      Hi Kathy-

      Unfortunately we have run out of tickets for that promotion. This event is to celebrate the San Diego centennial with kid friendly activities. Thank you.

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Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also always stay in the know by finding event information in our monthly e-newsletters, too, so sign up to begin receiving yours today. Finally, be sure to check out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!