50 FREE Things To Do In With Kids This August

Looking for something fun to do this August? Here are 50 more great ideas of FREE events, festivals, crafts, music, movies, and more. All events were checked but things change. Confirm before heading out.

EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

  1. Nautical activities at Maritime Day in Sausalito (8/6)
  2. Meet Legendary Astronauts at The Novato Space Festival (8/6)
  3. Worth a dam to check out the Beaver Festival in Martinez (8/6)
  4. Music and entertainment in Yerba Buena Gardens
  5. Nihonmachi Street Fair (8/6-7)
  6. Pop over to the North Bay Mobile Drive-In, meets every other Saturday in Novato
  7. Learn How to Skimboard at Stinson Beach (8/6)
  8. Center Yourself at the Children’s Program at Green Gulch (8/7)
  9. People all over the World, Join IN! See the O'Jay's at Stern Grove (8/7)
  10. Craft Gym at Once Around, ages 10+, Mill Valley
  11. Bring the entire family to Art in the Park, Greenbrae (8/7)
  12. Pistahan, celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American culture (8/8-9)
  13. Rhythm Kids Camp at Stern Grove (8/9-11)
  14. Count the shooting stars of the Perseides Meteor Shower (8/12-13) 
  15. Celebrate Jerry Day outdoor concert and family fun (8/14)
  16. Nike Missile Site at the Marin Headlands (Thur-Sat, 12:30-3:30pm)
  17. Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show in Novato (8/14)
  18. Boom! Atomic Bomb at Stern Grove (8/14)
  19. Traffic free fun in the Mission with Sunday Streets (8/21)
  20. Mt. Tam Star Party (8/6)
  21. Picnic on the Plaza every Friday in San Anselmo 
  22. China Camp's Heritage Day (8/27)
  23. Snag Your Cabana at the Presidio Twilight
  24. Shall We Thither to a Winter's Tale, Bay Area
  25. Surprises and Hilarity ensue with The Miser in Mill Valley (Sat & Sun starting Aug 19)
  26. Outdoor summer movies, whose bring the popcorn?
  27. Golden Gate Park Band at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park every Sunday
  28. Marine Science Sunday, Marine Mammal Center
  29. Create nature art with the amazing John Muir Laws
  30. The Circus Center Juggling Club Sunday & Circus Skills Jam Fridays for 8+
  31. Discover the hidden secrets at the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center
  32. Channel your inner tourist and take a spin around 49 Mile Drive
  33. Bring a magnet and cup to collect Black Sand on Ocean Beach
  34. Awesome Concerts at Stern Grove 
  35. Hidden gem Steep Ravine Hot Springs at low tide 
  36. Get a panoramic view at the top of the Hamon Observation Tower, De Young Museum
  37. Bark at the seals and enjoy street performers daily at Pier 39
  38. Golden Gate Park Every Sunday Roller Disco Party
  39. What's for dinner tonight at a local farmers market
  40. Free walking tours with Greenbelt Alliance and San Francisco City Guides
  41. Creative Family Fun at the Presidio Officers Club every Saturday & Sunday
  42. Simply great local music!
  43. Watch the fish frenzy at the Bay Model, Sausalito
  44. Local libraries gear up with more fabulous musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. See the August Awesome List for more.
  45. Guided Nature Walks in Golden Gate Park
  46. Take an easy hike
  47. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!