Weekend Fun For Everyone this Weekend

Celebrate fathers, grandfathers and the special men in your life this Father's Day! Check out all the epic events for dads and families happening this weekend.

Check out my full list of Father’s Day events.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Pi Clowns

  • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

  • Children’s Garden, San Francisco (map)

Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns.

San Mateo County Fair

June 8 - 16, 11am-10pm
Celebrating 81 years of unique, modern ideas as the community to continue the tradition of the Fair experience for generations to come. Come to the Fair and see what is in store!

Alameda County Fair

June 14 - July 7, Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 11pm
The Spirit of Summer will sizzle a bit longer as Alameda County Fair celebrates the 4th of July on a rare, open Monday for an extended 18-day run.

A Chorus Line

  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Jack London State Historic Park (map)

The “Best Musical Ever” perfectly describes this blockbuster Broadway hit that not only launches the 2019 season of the award winning Broadway Under the Stars series, but also serves as Transcendence’s first fully performed theatrical musical production at Jack London State Historic Park.

Summers On Main

  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Downtown Tiburon (map)

Date Night! Drinks with Friends! Music! Have an evening out from 5-8pm in Downtown Tiburon. Main Street will be closed to traffic so that you can relax and enjoy.

Friday Night Jazz

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Marin Country Mart, Larkspur (map)

Every Friday night, meet us at Marin Country Mart to enjoy some jazzy tunes in the courtyard! Grab some snacks & a drink and settle in for a new musical adventure every week.

Creekside Friday

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • The Cabin, Mill Valley (map)

Family friendly weekly free musical series at The Cabin, Tennessee Valley featuring local musicians plus a kids' area with face painting, bounce house and more, every Friday, 6:30-8pm.

Jazz And Blues By The Bay

  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Gabrielson Park, Sausalito (map)

Jazz and Blues by the Bay is back! This summertime concert series is famous for great music, stunning views and is a great time to spend with family and friends.

Newsies

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Playhouse in San Anselmo (map)

In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.

Kentfield Evening Family Hike - Cancelled

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Baltimore Canyon Preserve (map)

Join Ranger Mike Warner for a relaxing evening hike in Kentfield to a view point on Blithedale Ridge.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Willow Street Park, San Jose (map)

Love is even more complicated when you add magic!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Whale Watching And Wildlife Cruises Starts In Tiburon

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry (map)

Join us aboard the Tamalpais as we journey the Bay and just outside out the Golden Gate in search of these majestic marine mammals!

The 65th Annual North Beach Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • North Beach District (map)

In its 65th year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor street Festivals.

Sturgeon’s Mill

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Sturgeon’s Mill, Sebastopol (map)

Sturgeon’s mill is a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public. On these weekends historians, gear heads, steam heads and students of California history come to “Step back into History” at our museum.

Northern California Pirate Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Vallejo Waterfront Park (map)

The first and only event of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Northern California Pirate Festival is pleased to return to the Vallejo Waterfront for another year of piratical mischief and good times.

Brush & Branch: Father's Day Camping Weekend

  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM

  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Lagunitas (map)

Samuel P. Taylor State Park is located in beautiful Marin County, just past the town of Fairfax.  The park offers shady walks along Lagunitas Creek, invigorating hikes to the top of Barnabe Peak and a network of fire roads for biking!   

Open For Exploration: Mountain Lion Day

  • 10:00 AM  4:00 PM

  • Martin Griffin Preserve, Stinson Beach (map)

Pounce like a lion! Join our volunteer Nature Guides on June 15th to learn all about our mountain lion neighbors and their role as top predators in our natural communities.

Nor Cal Corgi Con

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Ocean Beach, San Francisco (map)

We look FURward to seeing everypawdy at Nor Cal Corgi Con – Summer Edition 2019.

Fort Baker History Walk

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito (map)

Join a park ranger to learn about the history of Fort Baker! We will discuss the history of the San Francisco Bay, Fort Baker's role in the defenses of the Bay Area, and perhaps a few secrets of the fort as well.

Concerts In The Park

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Upper Noe Rec Center Playground, San Francisco (map)

Concerts in the Park are free, family-friendly live musical performances in the playground from 10 a.m. until noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Open Cockpit: Vertical Flight Weekend – AV-8C Harrier

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Pacific Coast Air Museum (map)

Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are your chance to get up close to selected aircraft and look inside. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside!

Bubbles & Rainbows

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • CuriOdyssey (map)

Celebrate summer and Pride June 15-16 at CuriOdyssey’s Bubbles & Rainbows!

Llama Llama, Live

  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Our original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance!

LEGO Experience

  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Marin Country Mart, Larkspur (map)

A fun hands-on day with dad!

Tiburon Classic Car Show

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Shoreline Park (map)

The Tiburon Classic Car Show (TCCS) is a wonderful community event, held annually in Tiburon near the ferry boat landing, against the beautiful backdrop of the Tiburon Waterfront Park.  The show celebrates the beauty of classic automobiles.

Juneteenth Celebration

  • 11:00 AM  6:00 PM

  • Fillmore St between Geary & Golden Gate (map)

The historic San Francisco Juneteenth is one of the largest African American celebrations in California and it’s sole purpose is for historical awareness, building self esteem with our youth, connecting organizations with the community and providing opportunity for African American vendors to market their business and showcase their craft.

The Music Of Grateful Dead Special Bluegrass Father's Day Celebration

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley (map)

Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.

Phono Del Sol

  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Potrero del Sol Park (map)

Phono del Sol is back! After a one year hiatus, The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop are joining forces to bring back everyone’s favorite park event. Expect everything you love to return this summer for FREE at Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, June 15th.

San Mateo County Fair

June 8 - 16, 11am-10pm
Celebrating 81 years of unique, modern ideas as the community to continue the tradition of the Fair experience for generations to come. Come to the Fair and see what is in store!

Alameda County Fair

June 14 - July 7, Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 11pm
The Spirit of Summer will sizzle a bit longer as Alameda County Fair celebrates the 4th of July on a rare, open Monday for an extended 18-day run.

Craft-N-Create Family Maker Workshops

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • South Novato Library (map)

Fun for the whole family! Become an inventor, scientist, artist & engineer as we explore new concepts each week through art and engineering in our Makerspace. 

Fairfax Makers Market: A Summer Indie Craft Fair In West Marin

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The Indie Alley, Fairfax (map)

Make the the Fairfax Makers Market part of your summer weekends.

Turtleback Walk

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • China Camp State Park (map)

Join our naturalist on a guided hike at China Camp. Weekend hikes range from easy to advanced, and from 1.5 to 6 miles. Please wear layers and good hiking shoes. Bring appropriate hiking gear, water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

Grease

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Cushing Memorial Amphitheater (map)

Celebrating more than a century of theatrical tradition in Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tamalpais.

Newsies

  • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Playhouse in San Anselmo (map)

In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.

Angel Island Live

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Tiburon (map)

The Cantina is THE place for festive fun on Angel Island. June-October the deck hosts “Angel Island Live” a series of live music performers sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Alcatraz & Golden Gate Bridge Narrated Bay Cruise

  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry (map)

The cruise is 2 hours long departing from Tiburon at 2:30 pm returning at 4:30 pm every Saturday starting June 15 through September 28, 2019. Adults (13+) are $60, Children (6-12) are $30 and Small children (0-5) are free.

Concerts On The Green

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Novato Civic Green (map)

Gather your friends, family, lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner and join Novato Parks & Recreation for this FREE outdoor concert series held on our beautiful Civic Green, just outside our historic City Hall!

A Chorus Line

  • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Jack London State Historic Park (map)

The “Best Musical Ever” perfectly describes this blockbuster Broadway hit that not only launches the 2019 season of the award winning Broadway Under the Stars series, but also serves as Transcendence’s first fully performed theatrical musical production at Jack London State Historic Park.

Creek Park: 50 First Dates

  • 6:30 PM  9:30 PM

  • Creek Park, San Anselmo (map)

Playboy vet Henry sets his heart on romancing Lucy, but she has short-term memory loss; she can't remember anything that happened the day before. So every morning, Henry has to woo her again. Her friends and family are very protective, and Henry must convince them that he's in it for love.

Campfire Program At The Sonoma Barracks

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Sonoma State Historic Park (map)

Our monthly campfire program is an experience that’s fun for everyone! Join us in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard for a short educational talk, great songs, and a tasty marshmallow roast! All ages welcome, free of charge.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Willow Street Park, San Jose (map)

Love is even more complicated when you add magic!

Cafe Verde Cinema Paradiso

  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Town Park Plaza, Corte Madera (map)

Outdoor movie every Saturday at 8pm. Don’t forget your blanket.


Sunday, June 16, 2019, Father's Day

Beginning Birding

  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Sausalito (map)

Experience the birds in the Marin Headlands by joining volunteer Jane Haley for an easy walk along Rodeo Lagoon.

Marine Science Sundays For 2019

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito (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!

Preschool Nature Program

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • China Camp State Park(map)

For children 3-5 years old. We’ll use puppets, songs and stories to ignite scientific curiosity and love for exploring the natural world.  Meet at China Camp Village for educational fun!    

Open Cockpit: Vertical Flight Weekend – AV-8C Harrier

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Pacific Coast Air Museum (map)

Open Cockpit weekends at the Pacific Coast Air Museum are your chance to get up close to selected aircraft and look inside. We raise the canopies and open the doors to give you an unobstructed view so you can see what a genuine fighter plane, attack plane, transport, helicopter, or other type is like from the inside!

Bubbles & Rainbows

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • CuriOdyssey (map)

Celebrate summer and Pride June 15-16 at CuriOdyssey’s Bubbles & Rainbows!

Nature Space Walking Tour Of Mill Valley's Living Shoreline

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Mill Valley Community Center (map)

Spend a morning walking and talking with experts on the evolution and ecology of marshes in Richardson Bay, and see rare marsh flora in bloom.

Fish For Crabs

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Greater Farallones Association, San Francisco (map)

Attention all creative crustaceans! Prepare your claws and carapaces for a family event devoted entirely to crabs!

Family Day At The Garden: Bug Day!

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley (map)

The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley presents “Bug Day”, a family-friendly interactive event that explores the world of insects. From plant-eating bugs to bug-eating plants, “good bugs” and “bad bugs,” insects that travel through water, soil or air, the beautiful and the bizarre, there is so much to discover. Visit a variety of stations presented by Garden Docents and community organizations featuring live insects, butterfly crafts, honey tasting, and more! 

Summer Sunday Fundays

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley (map)

Join us for another exciting summer of science at the Hall! From our special Sunday Funday events to our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion, there are so many ways to explore, discover, and invent at the Hall. Take a look and see what we have in store.

The 65th Annual North Beach Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • North Beach District (map)

In its 65th year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country’s original outdoor street Festivals.

Sturgeon’s Mill

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Sturgeon’s Mill, Sebastopol (map)

Sturgeon’s mill is a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public. On these weekends historians, gear heads, steam heads and students of California history come to “Step back into History” at our museum.

Northern California Pirate Festival

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Vallejo Waterfront Park (map)

The first and only event of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Northern California Pirate Festival is pleased to return to the Vallejo Waterfront for another year of piratical mischief and good times.

Berkeley Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Festival is free and open to the public. Family entertainment is the focus of all Berkeley Juneteenth Cultural Celebrations.

Berkeley (map)

Native Contemporary Arts Festival

A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 21st annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of native music, dance, spoken word, artist vendors and native crafts.

Yerba Buena Gardens (maps)

Llama Llama, Live

  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Our original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance!

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.

San Mateo County Fair

June 8 - 16, 11am-10pm
Celebrating 81 years of unique, modern ideas as the community to continue the tradition of the Fair experience for generations to come. Come to the Fair and see what is in store!

Alameda County Fair

June 14 - July 7, Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 11pm
The Spirit of Summer will sizzle a bit longer as Alameda County Fair celebrates the 4th of July on a rare, open Monday for an extended 18-day run.

Town Center Summer Music Series

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Corte Madera Town Center (map)

Enjoy live music throughout the summer at the Town Center.

Folkish Festival 

  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Marin Country Mart, Larkspur (map)

Live folkish tunes at the Marin Country Mart every Sunday evening are perfect family fun. Don't forget your dancing shoes! 

Golden Gate Park Band

  • 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Spreckels Temple of Music (map)

The Band offers a variety of music at its concerts including classic band favorites, operas, marches, Broadway show tunes, orchestral transcriptions, novelty tune, folk music, big band swing music and original works for concert band. Throughout the season, the Band features soloists from within its membership as well as guest artists.

Union Square Live

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Union Square Park (map)

Live. Local. Downtown. Free. Discover the unexpected at Union Square Live’s free outdoor music, dance, theater, film, comedy and more.

Stern Grove Festival - Digable Planets & Bang Data

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Stern Grove Festival (map)

Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make live musical experiences accessible to all.

Grease

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Cushing Memorial Amphitheater (map)

Celebrating more than a century of theatrical tradition in Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tamalpais.

Dads & Jazz

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate (maps)

Enjoy live musical, food, games, contest, raffles, gifts, and more! Free for Kids 12 and under! Get your tickets now to the best festival celebrating Dads.

Concerts-In-The-Park

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Belvedere Park Gazebo (map)

Live music at Belvedere Park is a wonderful way for families to enjoy Sunday with a picnic, music, dancing and a chance to see old friends as well as make new ones.

Father's Day Full Moon Hike

  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • China Camp State Park(map)

Celebrate Dad by giving him the moon! For this family-friendly full moon hike, we will go on a moderate, 2-mile round-trip hike and watch the radiant full moon cast glittering light over the bay. Suitable for kids ages 6+.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Willow Street Park, San Jose (map)

Love is even more complicated when you add magic!

EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.