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Slime Pop Up Bazaar

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Sep 26 @ 01:00 pm - Sep 26 @ 04:00 pm

Grossmont Center is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our region and community. Out of an abundance of caution, Grossmont Center has decided to RESCHEDULE ALL MARCH EVENTS. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this public health issue in the context of keeping our communities safe.

Visit Grossmont Center’s Slime Pop Up Bazaar

The monthly Slime Pop Up Bazaar at Grossmont Center puts the “goo” in good time! It’s an afternoon of fun for families—kids can buy handmade slime in a rainbow of colors, and everyone can enjoy music, shopping for craft goods, and eating delicious food. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of every month, and admission to the Slime Pop Up Bazaar is free.

Slime is Sublime at Grossmont!

Slime is one of the most popular DIY crafts for kids. That is because it requires a unique set of skills that exercise both the right and left sides of the brain.

Making slime involves scientific and artistic techniques. Kids learn about chemistry as they combine ingredients such as glue, baking soda, shaving cream, and contact lens solution to achieve the perfect slimy texture. They also get creative, dreaming up various color palettes and using liquid food color or pigment powder to craft shades from soft pastel to vivid neon. Some kids even add mix-ins to their slime for a special sensory experience. Popular add-ins are glitter, small beads, fragrance oils, clay, gel cubes or pellets, salt, or even little plastic toy figures. The art and science of slime making allows kids to express themselves.

It also allows kids to get their first taste of entrepreneurship. Many young slime makers sell their work, whether it is to classmates or online customers. The Slime Pop Up Bazaar is a place where children can come and sell their work, and get to know other like-minded, slime-loving kids. The atmosphere is fun and friendly, and kids who visit to shop for slime may end up so inspired that they will want to go home and whip up a batch of their own!

Grossmont Center is the Place to Go for Family-Friendly Fun

The Slime Pop Up Bazaar is just one of many events at the Center that offer families the chance to spend quality time together. We host seasonal celebrations, pet adoptions, the San Diego Vintage Flea Market, the vegan First Friday Night Market, and much more. With plenty of free parking, our convenient La Mesa location, and a terrific lineup of shops and restaurants, Grossmont Center is a wonderful place to create cherished family memories. Get everyone together and come visit us today!
Join us for our monthly Slime Pop Up Bazaar featuring a day of fun with slime, craft goods, music, food, and so much more! Come out and support young entrepreneurs and their slime startups while having a blast with the whole family!


September 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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 stay in the know by checking 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!