Weekend Fun For Everyone

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Presidio City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Presidio, San Francisco (map)

Join us for the City Nature Challenge 2019 @ the Presidio, part of an annual worldwide competition where city dwellers make observations of “nature where they live.”

Point Reyes Birding And Nature Festival

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • TBA (map)

Grab your brood and come celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Festival with keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman.

Girl Powered Engineering Using LEGO

  • 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

  • The Indie Alley, Fairfax (map)

Indie Alley has partnered with Play-Well on a special free demo of their Spring class, Girl Powered Engineering using LEGO. 

50th Anniversary Of Snoopy’s Home Ice

  • 5:30 PM

  • Snoopy's Home Ice, Santa Rosa (map)

50th Anniversary of Snoopy’s Home Ice Celebration!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised

  • 8:00 PM

  • Novato Theater Company (map)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised, takes us through Charlie’s ordinary day with all his friends.  From the Baseball Game to Valentine’s Day, they experience friendship, frustration and the joys of being a kid!  The all-adult cast brings all of Charles Shultz’s fun and comical characters to life in their challenging journey through childhood.


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Presidio City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Presidio, San Francisco (map)

Join us for the City Nature Challenge 2019 @ the Presidio, part of an annual worldwide competition where city dwellers make observations of “nature where they live.”

Point Reyes Birding And Nature Festival

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • TBA (map)

Grab your brood and come celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Festival with keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman.

Fishing In The City

  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Scottsdale Pond (map)

Bait, tackle, and rods are provided to each participant in addition to educational displays and instructional mini-workshops on fishing fundamentals.

Fun Family Fitness Class

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Mill Valley Recreation (map)

Join Coach Tilda for a fun workout for the entire family! 

The STEAM Discovery Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Benicia Middle School (map)

The STEAM Discovery Festival (formerly known as Solano County Mini Maker Faire or Benicia Mini Maker Faire) will be held at Benicia Middle School on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10am to 4pm. We are excited to be bringing this event back to Benicia this year for its fifth year with a new name and lots of great exhibits and activities for the whole Bay Area.

Healthy Kids Day

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Marin Y, San Rafael (map)

Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!

6th Annual Volunteer Day at Depot Plaza

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Downtown Mill Valley 

Come and meet dozens of local nonprofits to see what exciting projects they are working on and get involved. There will be interactive presentations and music from local artists.

TreasureFest - Mother's Day Market

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Treasure Island (map)

A monthly celebration of all things local & unique to the Bay Area. Located in the heart of the bay on Treasure Island in San Francisco. 

Proof School Math Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Proof School, San Francisco (map)

Proof School students and faculty are hosting a math festival that will delight curious kids. 

Free Youth & Family Programming At The Point Reyes Birding And Nature Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Point Reyes Station (map)

Calling all families with fledglings ages 3 - 16! Bring your brood out to Point Reyes Station on Saturday, April 27 to learn more about bird life at the 10th anniversary of the Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival.

XR Super Girls

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • XR Marin, Novato (map)

XR Super Girls Empowerment Workshop is aimed to inspire female students to go into careers in science and technology through the awesome potential of Extended Reality (XR) while providing a nurturing environment of sisterhood and mentorship from women leaders in XR: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360-degree Immersive Storytelling.

10th Int'l Children's Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Discovery Meadow Park  (map)

Discover the world from San Jose. International Children’s Festival unites world cultures in the Bay Area through dance, carnival rides, incredible kids/adults activities,and multicultural deliciouns food. 

Toni's Yoga Storytime At Larkspur Library

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Larkspur Library (map)

Stretch into the weekend at this fun and interactive storytime! For children and families up to age six.

Spring Fling

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Slide Ranch, Muir Beach (map)

Spring Fling is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. We hope you'll join us for a festive Spring Fling celebration in this glorious green pasture and wild flower season on the coast.

Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade & Celebration

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Downtown Petaluma (map)

Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Parade and Celebration is in its 38th year and is one of the most beloved traditions in Downtown Petaluma.  It celebrates the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country.

Bug Day

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Randall Museum, San Francisco  (map)

A family-fun festival exploring the incredible world of insects with hands-on science and art activities, games, entertainment, and more! 

Spring Tour 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Sonoma, California (map)

Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice.  Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more.

Press Here, The Musical

  • 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors in this original production of Press Here the Musical, inspired by Hervé Tullet's award-winning picture book, Press Here, about the power of imagination and interactivity.

Wind Tunnel! Hovercraft Program

  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Corte Madera Library (map)

Come and build a craft that can hover in a wind tube similar to this one at the Exploratorium.

The Music Of Bob Marley For Kids

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley (map)

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at Sweetwater Music Hall, The Funky Biscuit, Port City Music Hall, First Avenue, Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, Industry City, Ardmore Music Hall, The Sinclair, Boulder Theater, and Thalia Music Hall, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). 

Children’s Day At Sonoma State Historic Park

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Sonoma State Historic Park (map)

Create history with the young people in your life at Sonoma’s Mission San Francisco Solano. 

Family Art Making

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • de Young museum, San Francisco (map)

Family Art Making offers a free, drop-in art project led by professional teaching artists. 

Arab Cultural Festival

  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Union Square (map)

Come join the largest celebration of Arab culture in Northern California. 

DogFest

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • McKinley Elementary School (map)

DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids benefitting SFUSD McKinley Elementary School, a K-5 public school at Castro and 14th Streets. The festival offers something for dogs, kids, and parents of all breeds.

Gold: The Midas Musical

  • 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Cente (map)

A modern musical re-telling of the Greek legend of King Midas who learns a valuable lesson about family when the gods grant him the power to turn everything into gold.

Over The RainBO – Art And Garden Food Festival

  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Bolinas Community Center (map)

We have a fun-filled day in store for you with two stages of great local music, lots of food, food crafts, garden goods, an auction, beer, wine, cocktails, baked goods and more! Mark your calendars for April 27th to come support your Community Center, eat, dance and enjoy your community!

Children’s Day At Sonoma State Historic Park

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Mission San Francisco Solano (map)

Create history with the young people in your life at Children’s Day at the Mission. 

King's Day In San Francisco

  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park (map)

Come join us for SF King's Day in Golden Gate Park at the MURPHY WINDMILL to celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including traditional Dutch games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & more!

50th Anniversary Of Snoopy’s Home Ice

  • 12:15 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Snoopy's Home Ice, Santa Rosa (map)

50th Anniversary of Snoopy’s Home Ice Celebration!

Animal Photography For Kids

  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Marin Humane, Novato (map)

Join us for a fun photography workshop!

Press Here, The Musical

  • 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors in this original production of Press Here the Musical, inspired by Hervé Tullet's award-winning picture book, Press Here, about the power of imagination and interactivity.

Independent Bookstore Day

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Book Passage By-the-Bay, Sausalito (map)

Join us -- and 20+ local authors! -- for a lively afternoon including wine, sweets and savories. It's an open house and all are invited to help us celebrate!

Oakland Dance Festival *2019*

  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Jack London Square (map)

FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios, and teachers to "Jack London Square" for Two days of fabulous rhythm and fun.

Navigate The Night: Family Night Hike & Campfire

  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • NatureBridge Golden Gate  (map)

Join NatureBridge Golden Gate as we learn how humans and animals get around at night! Learn about night vision and what eyeshine means. Visit our skins and skulls lab to see what adaptations help our nocturnal neighbors navigate at night.

Novato Live

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • City Hall, Novato (map)

Gather your friends and family and Join Novato Parks & Recreation for this FREE indoor concert series held inside City Hall, 901 Sherman Ave. every Second and Fourth Saturday of February, March and April. We hope you can join us for these wonderful live musical performances.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised

  • 8:00 PM

  • Novato Theater Company (map)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised, takes us through Charlie’s ordinary day with all his friends.  From the Baseball Game to Valentine’s Day, they experience friendship, frustration and the joys of being a kid!  The all-adult cast brings all of Charles Shultz’s fun and comical characters to life in their challenging journey through childhood.

Good Will Hunting

  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Cafe Verde, Corte Madera (map)

Weekly outdoor Saturday flicks at Cafe Verde in Corte Madera.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

2019 Marin County Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • McNear's Beach County Park (map)

Join us for the Marin County Half Marathon, 5k & 10k at McNear's Beach County Park! Net proceeds from the Marin County Half Marathon help children learn how to swim at the YMCA.

Presidio City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Presidio, San Francisco (map)

Join us for the City Nature Challenge 2019 @ the Presidio, part of an annual worldwide competition where city dwellers make observations of “nature where they live.”

Point Reyes Birding And Nature Festival

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • TBA (map)

Grab your brood and come celebrate our 10th Anniversary of the Festival with keynote speaker Kenn Kaufman.

Children For Change Challenge 2019

  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • San Anselmo Town Hall (map)

Children for Change - a local non-profit with the mission of empowering youth to become global change-makers to make a positive impact in their world - would like to invite you and your family to its 4th Annual C4C Challenge.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Half Moon Bay Airport (map)

Get ready for a world of wonder at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, a uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries at Half Moon Bay Airport. 

Scenic Bike Ride

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Rush Creek Preserve, Novato (map)

Want to go on a scenic mountain bike ride with a ranger? Come join Ranger Krista Hanoff for a morning ride along the marsh at Rush Creek Preserve.

Spring Tour 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Sonoma, California (map)

Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice.  Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more.

TreasureFest - Mother's Day Market

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Treasure Island (map)

A monthly celebration of all things local & unique to the Bay Area. Located in the heart of the bay on Treasure Island in San Francisco. 

Marine Science Sundays For 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The Marine Mammal Center (map)

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month for Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from our education experts. These interactive classroom programs are great for all ages!

Pixie Spring Fair

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross (map)

Games, a train, community booths, food, music, bounce house, entertainment, and more!

Opening Day On The Bay 2019 - Schooner Freda B

  • 10:15 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Schooner Freda B - Slip 907 (map)

Opening Day on the Bay is an annual celebration of the maritime community on the San Francisco Bay. 

Press Here, The Musical

  • 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Colorful dots cavort and juggle onstage, while audience members take an ever-changing, magical journey with the actors in this original production of Press Here the Musical, inspired by Hervé Tullet's award-winning picture book, Press Here, about the power of imagination and interactivity.

Presidio Picnic

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Main Parade Ground, San Francisco (map)

Multi-cultural community celebration unveils new mobile food creators and cultural dance groups at San Francisco’s Presidio National Park.

California Mille

  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • San Francisco (map)

Free Car Show Atop Nob Hill April 28!

Family Fun! Stories & Colors Of India

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • The Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael  (map)

Please join us for this family friendly, interactive, incredibly fun, inspiring, music & science experience.

Family Wellness Festival

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Mill Valley Community Center (map)

Join us for an afternoon dedicated to bringing families together and fostering mental health and well-being in our community.

Sing A Story With The San Francisco Opera

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Mill Valley Library (map)

Young imaginations take flight in this award-winning, interactive program. A professional singer from the San Francisco Opera will engage children in the musical telling of “Hansel and Gretel,” magically unveiling props and costumes for audience members to help act out the opera and sing excerpts.

Gold: The Midas Musical

  • 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

A modern musical re-telling of the Greek legend of King Midas who learns a valuable lesson about family when the gods grant him the power to turn everything into gold.

Mill Valley Children's Garden Faire

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Edna Maguire Elementary School, Mill Valley (map)

This year we are celebrating Earth Day this year with "Peace, Love & Planet" focusing on zero waste.

Opening Day On The Bay

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Pier 39, San Francisco (map)

Opening Day on the Bay is the annual celebration of the maritime community on the San Francisco Bay.

Discovery Day Open House

  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Estuary & Ocean Science Center, Tiburon (map)

Join us to celebrate the EOS Center's Annual Discovery Day Open House, presented by The Barbara & Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science!  

Oakland Dance Festival *2019*

  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Jack London Square (map)

FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios, and teachers to "Jack London Square" for Two days of fabulous rhythm and fun.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised

  • 2:00 PM

  • Novato Theater Company (map)

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Revised, takes us through Charlie’s ordinary day with all his friends.  From the Baseball Game to Valentine’s Day, they experience friendship, frustration and the joys of being a kid!  The all-adult cast brings all of Charles Shultz’s fun and comical characters to life in their challenging journey through childhood.

Marin Foster Care's Inaugural Dance-A-Thon

  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito (map)

Fun face-painting, live DJ music, snacks, bubble machine, photo booth and more.   The afternoon is designed as a tangible way to get children of all ages involved in the act of philanthropy while building community and supporting our local foster youth.

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