Over-the-Line returns, Legoland continues to amuse

This weekend will pack a punch. The 55th World Championship Over-the-Line Tournament brings its zany bat-and-ball antics to Fiesta Island. Over in Imperial Beach, the sand will become art as teams compete in the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition. As for the rest of the summer? Legoland has got you covered in the amusement category. And, the San Diego Museum of Man will keep your thirst for water knowledge quenched.

‘Beyond Reasonable Drought’

San Diego Museum of Man unveils its new exhibit, “Beyond Reasonable Drought: Water and Culture in a Changing Climate,” Saturday, July 12. The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 23, focuses on the relationship between people and changing water conditions along the Colorado River. It features interactive displays, lectures, guided tours and presentations by conservation experts. More information: (619) 239-2001,



This weekend and next, participants and spectators will unite on Fiesta Island to see which OTL three-member team plays the best game of wacky baseball-of-sorts. Parental guidance is advised for minors. Guests are asked to observe OTL’s “Five B Rules”: no bottles, babies, bowsers (dogs) and, new this year, no birds or boa constrictors. Bicycle use is limited as well. Admission is free. More information: (619) 688-0817,



Summer activities at Legoland are in full swing. The 128-acre park offers interactive attractions, rides, shows, restaurants and more for the whole family. Some of the attractions include Lost Kingdom Adventure, Cargo Ace, Beetle Bounce and Pharaoh’s Revenge. There are 15,000 Lego models created from more than 35 million Lego bricks. Sea Life Aquarium, the park’s newest attraction, is a child’s guide to life in the sea. It features play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. More information: (760) 918-LEGO,


U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition

The U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition returns to Imperial Beach Saturday and Sunday. Watch sand sculptors create giant works of art. The Sandcastle Ball launches the event on Friday night. Saturday’s events include entertainment, festival booths with food, crafts and art, the Kids-N-Kastles contest and fireworks. Competitors vie for prizes at Sunday’s main event. More information: (619) 424- 6663,