50 FREE Things to Do in with Kids This July

The fun continues thru July with more 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. Get Zen! Children’s Program at Green Gulch.

  2. Go to the largest FREE Jazz Festival on the West Coast at The Fillmore.

  3. Explore the California Cheese Trail.

  4. Learn all about Cassini’s 13-year exploration of Saturn at the Mt. Tam's Star Party.

  5. Get nostalgic with the Pop-up Drive-In Movies in Novato.

  6. Sing a Chanty aboard an historic ship.

  7. The Circus Center Juggling Club Sunday for age 8+.

  8. Boogie to the funky beat on wheels at Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place.

  9. Catch a 4th of July parade!

  10. KABOOM - it's the 4th of July!

  11. Walk a local the labyrinth.

  12. Spend a Summer with the Sea Lions.

  13. Head to Main St for Summers on Main in Tiburon.

  14. Music and fun antics happening at Yerba Buena Gardens.

  15. Ding Ding Ding! Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, Union Square, TBA.

  16. Flower Piano returns this summer to the SF Botanic Garden.

  17. Hear the sounds of the ocean at the Wave Organ.

  18. More free outdoor summer movies.

  19. With miles of prime coastline, enjoy a day at the beach.

  20. Learn about Marine Mammal Superheroes at the Marine Mammal Center.

  21. Marin County Park fun.

  22. Peruse The Renegade Craft Fair.

  23. Meet a trained Naturalists at K-Dock to answer all things sea lions at Pier 39.

  24. Traffic free fun in the Mission with Sunday Streets.

  25. Take an easy hike.

  26. Golden Gate Park Band at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park every Sunday.

  27. Hop aboard the PresidioGo Bus to and around the Presidio seven days a week.

  28. Visit the Randall Museum, a San Francisco treasures for kids.

  29. Kids Camp & Kids Days at Stern Grove.

  30. Find your foodies at the local farmers market.

  31. Attend a performance at Union Square Live!

  32. Musée Mécanique, a collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition.

  33. Geocache! Geocache! Geocache!

  34. Tour the in-spire-ing collection of Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio.

  35. Guided City Walking Tours with City Guides, Contact 557-4266, to discuss which tours are most appropriate for kids.

  36. Listen to great local music!

  37. View the complete bay-delta system at the Bay Model, Sausalito.

  38. Traditional Native American trade festival Big Time Festival in Point Reyes.

  39. Dance at Kidchella, Because Kids Get To Rock Too!

  40. A summer tradition, Stern Grove.

  41. Get a sampling of San Francisco on 49 Mile Drive.

  42. Friday Nights on Main Tiburon.

  43. Dig into your local library for summer library program events – musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more.

  44. Fly a Kite at The Berkeley Kite Festival.

  45. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower peak the night of July 28.

  46. When the Giants are are away the Fans get to play at the Fan Lot for free.

  47. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s family concerts making classical music accessible to everyone.

  48. Early bird gets the worm. Visit the Japanese Tea Gardens every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am to 10am.

  49. Free outdoor flicks across the Bay Area.

  50. Free Shakespeare in the Park is back and As You Like It!