Rady Children's Dream Big Festival

Keep On Dreaming On

Wild Child Party + SupplyThe festivities continue after the 5K concludes, so kick back, relax and keep on dreaming on at the Dream Big Festival. Food vendors, live music and family-friendly activities will take over the Surf Cup Sports Park just beyond the finish line. We are so excited to celebrate dreams and dreamers alike.

Live Music with Common Sense

We are joined by some of California's premier reggae rockers, Common Sense. With roots in Santa Barbara, this four-piece band delivers a crafty, soulful, high-energy musical experience. The band is presently in the studio recording a new album of original material slated for a summer release.

For the Little Ones

  • Hullabaloo
    Hullabaloo is a foot-stomping, wing-flapping celebration of song that honors and entertains kids and families. Comprised of lifelong friends Steve Denyes and Brendan Kremer, this musical duo is sure to get your little dreamers up and dancing (if our next activity doesn't drain them first...)
  • Superhero Sprint
    Superkids, assemble! This friendly competition is for the super-strong, the ultra-fast and the mega-minded ‚Äčkids in our midst. Racers will be divided up by age group; register your little hero now. PLEASE NOTE: Kids participating in the Superhero Sprint must also be registered for the Dream Big 5K Walk.
  • Animal Interaction Station
    Hearts and Hooves Therapy and PetSmart Paws for Hope will be joining us to share the joy of animal therapy which our patients get to enjoy from time to time, thanks to these wonderful animal volunteers. Stop by and say hi to our furry friends!

Healing Arts

At Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, we believe that caring for children goes beyond medical excellence. The atmosphere surrounding children and families is also vitally important to promoting physical and emotional well-being. Through innovation in design, art and child-friendly programs, we provide a healing environment that is truly special.

Good Eats

See below for a list of awesome local vendors that will be helping us set the picnic stage. Signature items from their menus will be available for purchase. All vendors are generously donating a portion of their proceeds to Rady Children's.

Harvest Kitchen - picnic style food for sale
Jimbos Del Mar - free mini muffins and scones
Beaming - smoothies, oat bars and juices for sale
Marea Coffee - free coffee samples; specialty drinks and bags of coffee for sale
Bon Puf - free samples of strawerry with edible sparkles, mango chili and aloha (watermelon/coconut with pop rocks)
Kona Ice - shaved ice and ice cream treats for sale
Acai House - acai bowls for sale

Don't Miss

  • Meet Rady Children's Hospital President & CEO Dr. Patrick Frias
    Dr. Frias took the Rady Children's reins this past January and has been a real jet-setter ever since—well, at least around the Hospital. We are pleased that Dr. Frias will be able to address our wonderful community and join his passion for the Hospital with yours.
  • CBS News 8 Anchor Carlo Cecchetto
    A passion for learning new things and telling good stories are why CBS News 8 Anchor Carlo Cecchetto got into television news, but it’s the relationships, both inside the station and out in the community, that have grown to mean even more to him. Carlo joins us as our Master of Ceremonies, and we can't think of a better dream guide.