50 FREE Things to Do in with Kids This June

You don't have to go broke to have fun with the kiddos this summer in the Bay Area. There are TONS of FREE events, festivals, crafts, music, movies, and more for the month of June. All events were checked but things change. Confirm before heading out.

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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. Explore the land with an organized tour from Marin Parks & Open Space and Golden Gate Conservancy park rangers.
  2. Worship our water with an awesome waterfall hike.
  3. Sign your child up for a summer reading incentive program at your local library and book stores.
  4. Walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
  5. Picnic, splash in the waves and build a sand castle at any of our gorgeous beaches.
  6. Bar Car Serving up FREE Happy Hour summer-themed cocktail, (or a kids beverage) at Bon Air Center in Greenbrae (6/1)
  7. WEAR ORANGE to the Golden Gate Bridge March to End Gun Violence (6/2)
  8. Catch The Red Panda Acrobats at Yerba Buena Gardens (6/3)
  9. Stay up late at a free outdoor summer movie.
  10. Favorite Places to meet Bay Area Wildlife
  11. Stroll through a local farmers market with great live music and festive atmosphere.
  12. Chill out at the Maria B. Freitas Water Park in San Rafael. 
  13. Play in the magic gardens at Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.
  14. Guided City Walking Tours with City Guides, Contact 557-4266, to discuss which tours are most appropriate for kids.
  15. Head to the Headlands Treasure Hunt at the Point Bonita YMCA (6/4)
  16. Build a Father's Day Trophy Smart Phone Holder at Home Depot. (6/4)
  17. Find inner calm at the Children’s Program at Green Gulch (6/5)
  18. Join the Planetary Dance on Mt. Tam (6/5)
  19. Hip hop to the Alphabet Rockers, Yerba Buena (6/10)
  20. Centennial Celebrations in Corte Madera (6/11-12)
  21. Hear the Beating Hearts of Galaxies at the Mt. Tam Star Party (6/11)
  22. Traffic free fun in the Sunset with Sunday Streets (6/12)
  23. Cheer 'em on at the 106th Dipsea Race, Mill Valley. (6/12)
  24. Get Smart at the Marine Science Sunday at the Marine Mammal Center. (6/12 & 6/26)
  25. Split a rib at Comedy on the Plaza, Mill Valley (6/15)
  26. Send in the Pi Clowns, Yerba Buena (6/17)
  27. See things that Varoom at the Tiburon Classic Car Show (6/18)
  28. Great Race to start in San Rafael (6/18)
  29. Sail away at the Summer Sailstace. (6/18-19)
  30. Catch the stylish and soulful, singer/songwriter, Janelle Monáe at Stern Grove. (6/19)
  31. Enjoy a magnificent Summer Solstice at the beach (6/21)
  32. Free educational 1 day & 3 day camps at Stern Grove.
  33. Dig into your local library for summer library program events – musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. See the June Awesome List for more.
  34. Beat the heat at the Bay Model, Sausalito.
  35. The circus is in town, Circus Bella, Yerba Buena (6/24-25)
  36. P-funk originals and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Stern Grove. (6/26)
  37. Learn to swing dance in Golden Gate Park, 11am-2pm most Sundays.
  38. Explore the casting pools, write a letter to a fairy, meet buffalo, and more at Golden Gate Park.
  39. Head to Tomales Point to see the Tule Elk.
  40. Find the gurgling pipes of the Wave Organ in The Marina.
  41. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!
  42. BYOC (Bring Your Own Cardboard) to these awesome slides: Golden Gate Park Children’s PlaygroundChildren’s Creativity Playground at Yerba Buena, Seward Street Slide
  43. Play ball at the SF Giants Fan Lot at AT&T Park (free admission when the Giants are not playing)
  44. Fly kites on the former Army airstrip and take the Crissy Field Mystery Challenge at the Warming Hut.
  45. Explore nature at the Richardson Bay Audubon Society, Tiburon.
  46. Learn more about the marsh with the Experience Backpack at the Mill Valley Library.
  47. Explore the tidepools at low tide on Muir Beach or the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  48. Free museum days; and some libraries offer day-use museum passes!
  49. Party at Friday’s on Main, Tiburon (6/27)
  50. Hammer, saw, nail, paint at Adventure Playground.