50 FREE Things To Do 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. Stroll around one of Marin's precious reservoirs.
  6. Picnic, splash in the waves and build a sand castle at any of our gorgeous beaches.
  7. Catch free children's performers at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival including Alphabet Rockers, Red Panda Acrobats, Ka Hon, Chelle and Friends and Circus Bella.
  8. Stay up late at a free outdoor summer movies and music concerts.
  9. Get up close and personal with Bay Area wildlife at Wildcare in San Rafael.
  10. Stroll through a local farmers market with great live music and festive atmosphere.
  11. Guided City Walking Tours, Contact 557-4266 to discuss which tours are most appropriate for kids.
  12. Head to the Headlands Treasure Hunt at the Point Bonita YMCA (6/3)
  13. Tap your toes at the Union Street Music Festival (6/3-4)
  14. Check out the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley (6/3-4)
  15. Play in the magic gardens at Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.
  16. Find inner calm at the Children’s Program at Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center (6/4)
  17. Join the Planetary Dance on Mt. Tam (6/4)
  18. Diggn' it at Alameda's Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest on Crown Memorial Beach (6/10)
  19. Chill out anytime at the Maria B. Freitas Water Park in San Rafael. 
  20. Traffic free fun in the Sunset/Golden Gate Park with Sunday Streets (6/11)
  21. Cheer 'em on at the Dipsea Race in Mill Valley. (6/11)
  22. Get Smart at the Marine Science Sunday at the Marine Mammal Center. (6/11 & 6/25)
  23. Beat the heat at the Bay Model, Sausalito.
  24. Learn to Lindy every Sunday at Golden Gate Park.
  25. Va-room at the Tiburon Classic Car Show (6/17)
  26. Sci-Fi Film at the Mt. Tam Star Party, GRAVITY! (6/17)
  27. Check out the 105 year old steam powered sawmill at Sturgeon’s Mill in Sebastopol. (6/17-18)
  28. Channel your inner Italian at the North Beach Festival in San Francisco. (6/17-18)
  29. Enjoy a magnificent Summer Solstice at the beach (6/20)
  30. Split a rib at Comedy on the Plaza, Mill Valley , Mill Valley (6/21)
  31. Rise and shine, Professor for the Great Race to start in San Rafael (6/24-7/2)
  32. Come sail away at the Summer Sailstace. (6/24-25)
  33. Let's all celebrate and have a good time with the free kickoff concert at Stern Grove with Kool and the Gang. (6/25)
  34. Head to Tomales Point to see the Tule Elk.
  35. Free 3-day camp with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco at Stern Grove (6/27-29)
  36. Dig into your local library for summer library program events – musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. 
  37. Explore the casting pools, come face-to-face with a buffalo, and more at Golden Gate Park.
  38. Find the gurgling pipes of the Wave Organ in The Marina.
  39. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!
  40. BYOC (Bring Your Own Cardboard) to these awesome slides: Golden Gate Park Children’s PlaygroundChildren’s Creativity Playground at Yerba Buena, Seward Street Slides
  41. Fly kites on the former Army airstrip and take the Crissy Field Mystery Challenge at the Warming Hut.
  42. Explore nature at the Richardson Bay Audubon Society in Tiburon.
  43. Learn more about the marsh with the Experience Backpack and Take It Make It Experience Kits at the Mill Valley Library.
  44. Explore the tidepools at low tide on Muir Beach or the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  45. Free museum days (Tip: some libraries offer day-use museum passes!)
  46. Party on Garth at Friday’s on Main, Tiburon (6/30)
  47. Free Live Simulcast of Don Giovanni at Opera at the Ballpark, AT&T Park, San Francisco. (6/30)
  48. Hammer, saw, nail, paint at Adventure Playground.
  49. Feed the animals at The Little Farm in Tilden Park in the East Bay (Tip: they like lettuce best.)
  50. Take the elevators at the deYoung Museum's Hamon Education Tower Observation Deck for stunning panoramic views of the city.