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Sunday, June 26

Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament: Finals | Piers 30-32
Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament: Finals | Piers 30-32

The Mens & Womens AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to San Francisco. In one of the last domestic events before the Olympics, the City by the Bay will host the AVP for the first time since 2009. Not only will there be ...

Family Pride 2016: Parade Contingent & Art Garden Playground | SF
Sunday, June 26 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE | Larkin & Grove
Family Pride 2016: Parade Contingent & Art Garden Playground | SF
The Our Family Pride contingent marches in the San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2015. To march in the parade, meet at 9:45 am on Steuart Street, between Howard and Folsom. Please bring scooters, wagons, strollers, and other ways to keep the contingent moving. The 13th Annual Family Garden starts ...

The Tech Museum of Innovation | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum of Innovation | Free Admission Day
For one day only, The Tech is swinging open its doors and offering free admission to all. Come get a taste of their hands-on exhibits and experiences, and enjoy a film at the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater for just $5. They will also have special activities and ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, June 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

2016 International Parkour Jam in the Bunkers | Presidio
Sunday, June 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Battery Godfrey Bunkers
2016 International Parkour Jam in the Bunkers | Presidio

If you see a bunch of Jackie Chan wannabes this weekend performing amazing stunt-man like tricks you’ve probably stumbled upon the annual SF Parkour International Jam. The free three-day event brings together parkour enthusiasts and freerunners (known as “traceurs”) from all over the Bay Area to perform like ...

2016 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Sunday, June 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2016 Japan Day Festival: Taiko, Bon Odori Dance & Market | Japantown
Celebrate the cultural heritage of Japantown with a special 110th Year Performance from Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and Bay Area with Taiko, Japanese classical and folk dance, Japanese dolls, Okiya style shamisen music, and more. 2016 Japan Day Bon-Odori Festival Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 1-5 pm Japantown Peace ...
Opera in the Park 2016: Fine Music & Picnic | San Ramon
Sunday, June 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Central Park
Opera in the Park 2016: Fine Music & Picnic | San Ramon
Festival Opera and the City of San Ramon present a family-friendly summer afternoon of fine music, picnic lunches, and a Community Fair featuring children’s activities this Sunday, June 26 at 4pm – and it’s free. Be sure to mark your calendar now for a late-afternoon/early evening ...

Tuesday, June 28

2016 Alameda County Fair $2 Tuesday | Pleasanton
Tuesday, June 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: $2*
*$2 admission until 5 pm. Food & carnival ride wristbands available for purchase.
| Alameda County Fair
2016 Alameda County Fair $2 Tuesday | Pleasanton

The 2016 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, Monster trucks, demolition derbies, extreme rodeos and more. Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 ...

“Beauty and the Beast” Broadway Musical Sneak Preview | San Mateo
Tuesday, June 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
The enchanting music from the smash hit, Broadway musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be showcased at Hillsdale Shopping Center on Tuesday, June 28th, from 4–4:30 pm. Be their guest for a musical preview, featuring select members of the cast singing beloved songs from the original ...
Summertime Outdoor Motown Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, June 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Motown Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2016 Schedule June 14: Bay Bridge Beat, 70s Funk ...

Wednesday, June 29

$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, June 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair

The 2016 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, Monster trucks, demolition derbies, extreme rodeos and more. Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 ...

Make & Sample Ice Cream | Hayward
Wednesday, June 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Weekes Branch)
Make & Sample Ice Cream | Hayward
Celebrate the beginning of summer at their 7th annual ice cream social. Join them in making and sampling different homemade ice cream flavors. This program is free, no registration required, and all ages are welcome.
Strider Bike Giveaway Party | Petaluma
Wednesday, June 29 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CamelBak headquarters
Strider Bike Giveaway Party | Petaluma
Win 1 of 30 strider balance bikes. Participate in fun, free activities such as the Strider Adventure Zone, where kids can test ride a Strider Bike (helmets provided). Win prizes, including CamelBak bottles and packs.

Friday, July 1

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids and parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns. Like his version of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, or the shy artist mouse Amadeus ...
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, July 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, July 2

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, from Saturday-Monday, July 2-4, 2016, with rides, food, and a fireworks extravaganza accompanied by a classic patriotic soundtrack, each night of the event. Fireworks, Family, and Fun! It wouldn’t be July 4th without fireworks – and ...
Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2016
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River

Monte Rio, along the Russian River, hosts its annual two day “Big Rocky Games” with fun kids games and contests. Activities include inner tube races, a rubber ducky contest, rock skipping, a water balloon toss, an ice cream eating contest, canoe and swim races, and ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, July 2 – 10:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, July 3

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 general admission; $5 for 6-11; free for children under 5
| Analy High School Football Field
Sebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2016
The Sebastopol Kiwanis club hosts the 43rd annual fireworks extravaganza on July 3, 2016 at the  football field at Analy High School; the gates open at 5:30 pm. This year the Analy Football Stadium has undergone a beautiful multimillion dollar reconstruction.  A new track has been ...
Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
| Marina Bay Park
Richmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016
Enjoy an evening of food, children’s games, live blues music, and a great view of the Richmond Waterfront fireworks on July 3, 2016. There will be food vendors, live blues, and a Kids Fun Zone (for a fee) starting at 5:30 pm leading up to the ...
Morgan Hill | “Freedom Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Festival | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill |
Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2016 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2016. The evening starts off with the 28th Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphiteater with children singing songs ...
Russian River | Water Carnival & Fireworks Show | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River | Water Carnival & Fireworks Show | 2016
Every year, the Monte Rio beach is crowded with people who come from all over to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks over the Russian River along with a Water Boat Parade & Carnival, “Water Curtain” and fireworks starting at dusk. Sunday, July 3, 2016 Dusk: Water Carnival ...
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Highlands Elementary School
San Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2016
The annual Highlands fireworks show takes place July 3, 2016 overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir. The event which takes place at Highlands Elementary School is free, but donations are appreciated. In past years, the fireworks have started at approximately 9:30 pm. In past years, the viewing area was in ...

Monday, July 4

Cupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Cupertino | 4th of July Children's Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016
The city of Cupertino hosts a daytime 4th of July festival in Memorial Park, beginning with a flag raising ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial at 9:30 am, followed by the annual Children’s Parade which winds through Memorial Park and finishes at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Following ...
Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016
Billed as “The World’s Shortest Parade” at just two city blocks, this small town parade has enough pageantry to last two hours on July 4, 2016. The 0.6 mile parade means the city of Aptos (a town just east of Santa Cruz along the Pacific) will once again celebrate the ...