Weekend Fun For Everyone (May 20-22)

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.

FRIDAY MAY 20

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Family History Project, 10:30-11:30am, Children delve into their individual family story by recording their family’s history, unique traditions, language and experiences, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Recycled Book Boxes, 2-3, 6-8 grade, San Rafael Library.

KidsFest at the Zoo, 5-8pm, wildlife presentations, live music, face painting, fun activities and arts and crafts and more! San Francisco Zoo.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.


SATURDAY MAY 21, Full Moon, Blue Moon

Bay Area Discovery Museum is closed

Kids to Parks Day

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Free Family Bike Safety Ride, 10am-12pm, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Safe Boating EXPO, 10am-2pm, free life jackets, helicopter demos, Coast Guard dog demos, behind the scenes tour of Coast Guard boats and much more! U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate.

Marcello Walk, 10am-12pm, Marin Headlands.

Discover Deer Island, 10am-1pm, A true wildlife refuge, where the hills meet the bay, this a great location for Red-shoulder hawk and White-tailed kite to nest, as well as Barn owls and Great-horned owls. There is also a variety of butterflies, some of which is dependent on the surrounding marsh habitat. It is also home to Alligator lizards and Gopher snakes, Wildcare Family Adenture.

Wool Festival, 10am-5pm, free, Valley Ford, Sonoma.

Bon Air Spring Fair, 11am-3pm, showcasing local farms and food producers with free sampling and demonstrations. From farm-fresh ingredients to deserts, delicious snacks and tasty beverages, meet the people behind the food. Enjoy sidewalk specials throughout the center, music and children’s entertainment, Greenbrae.

Coleman International Car Show, 11am-4pm, enjoy food, music, an auction, games, crafts, a jumpy and more! Coleman Elementary, San Rafael.

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby & Friends, 11am, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration, 11am-6pm, UN Plaza, San Francisco.

Storytelling and Tea Tasting for Kids, 11:30am-12:30pm, hear a story tall and wide, brave and sincere, and certain to marvel the most skeptical child, followed by the funnest hands on tea pouring for kids.  We will learn how to serve, and taste some lovely yummy teas, The Western Gate Tea House, Lagunitas.

Celebrate the World Ocean, 11:30am-2:30pm, join a naturalist to help dissect the pellet, or bolus, of a juvenile black-footed albatross chick to see what these open ocean wanderers are confusing with food. You’ll find out all sorts of way you can become an ocean activist, helping protect our bay and ocean waters, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

Kid's LEGO Club, 1-2pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Legends of the Celtic Harp, San Francisco.

Double Victory, 1-2pm, traditional Okinawan musicians and dancers, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Novato Live at City Hall, 6-8pm.

Full Moon Adventure at Indian Tree, 7:30 – 9pm, experience this unique preserve after dark. We’ll discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night! Don’t forget to bring a flashlight, meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Family Gala: Make + Believe, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, Santa Rosa.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.


SUNDAY MAY 22

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Dissect Salmon! 10am & 1pm, ages 4-10,  a hands-on exploration of one of California’s most famous fish! Learn about the unique life cycle of salmonids and create your own fish prints using a real Chinook salmon. Participants will also get to know salmon both inside and out during our naturalist-led dissection. Contact Courtney, courtney.buel@noaa.gov to register, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Mill Valley History Walk, Walk on the Sunnyside, Boyle Park, Buena Vista, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Back from the Brink: Saving Species, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Wool Festival, 10am-5pm, free, Valley Ford, Sonoma.

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Mountain Play, West Side Story

Charlotte's Country Fair, 3-6pm, Mill Valley Community Center.

Family Film Series, 3pm, Little Shop of Horrors, Lark Theatre.

“Stories & Songs,” 4pm, a free outdoor afternoon of music and storytelling for kids and their families, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Catapalooza, festival is free, feature cat-centric activities, kitten corner, a Purr-veyors market; kids zone, music, food and beer garden, Meet Lil BUB (tix on sale now), Marin Humane Society.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.