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Sunday, April 30

2017 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
2017 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
One of the earliest street fairs of the season takes place in Glen Park with live music, local artists, vendors, a raffle and the usual street fare vibe right along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery streets, as well as extending down Wilder Street. All proceeds ...
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what’s flowering. Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit your choice of nearly 50 farms. Activities include farm tours, ...

2017 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival | Redwood City
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but there will be fees for carnival rides.
| Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
2017

Wild West Days 2017 is an annual three-day festival, held each spring, that sees over 5,000 local families joining in for carnival rides, treats, festival game booths, live local entertainment, and socializing with friends and neighbors. 2017 “Wild West Days” Spring Festival Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, 2017 – ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
Come and explore the historic Tenderloin District. Enjoy car-free fun in the heart of the Tenderloin, with fun, free activities for the whole family to enjoy all along the way. Activity Hubs will be located on Ellis and Golden Gate Ave with dozens of free activities in ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Fitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Perform for Life
Fitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF
They may not be at the world-famous music festival, but they plan on groovin’ like they are. It will be filled with fun, fitness activities, yummy brunch treats, photo booth, special appearances/activities, music, giveaways, and more. Just a brunch of awesome people doing some awesome things, ...
2017 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque Ninos Unidos
2017 Día de Los Libros: Music, Poetry & Family Dance Party | Mission Dist.
San Francisco’s Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros: A Celebration of Children & Books is rooted in a longtime Latin American tradition of celebrating children. San Francisco’s first Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros was held in 1999 with the goal of ...
Yom Hazikaron: Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel | Palo Alto
Sunday, April 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Yom Hazikaron: Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel | Palo Alto
Yom Hazikaron is the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism. It is Israel’s official Memorial Day, enacted into law in 1963. As of Yom Hazikaron 2016, the number of fallen soldiers and victims of terror was 23,447. The day ...

Monday, May 1

May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
Monday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
As is traditional, the Berkeley Morris Dancers will begin their regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. They will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am at Inspiration Point. Sunrise happens at 6:13 am, and they will dance ...

Tuesday, May 2

“Israel’s Independence Day” Beach Carnival | Palo Alto
Tuesday, May 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food, drinks and rides.
| Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Come celebrate Israel’s 69th Independence Day with music, dancing, food and fun for the entire family. Think about Israel for a moment… What sights, sounds, smells and tastes come to mind? What is one of your favorite activities to enjoy with family and friends in this ...

Wednesday, May 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Cinco de Mayo on Cypress Featuring Live Music from Orquesta Bembe (Featuring Grammy Award Winner, Christian Pepin) Live Performances from: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro 3 Different Food Truck Varieties3 Different Food Truck Varieties BEER & WINE PROVIDED BY: ØL Beer Cafe & Bottle Shop and Buon Vino
Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...

Thursday, May 4

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, May 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

“Love Your Parks Day” Celebration | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
On Thursday, May 4th, 2017 the Parks Alliance will recognize the hard working volunteers and groups who make the park system thrive. At this year’s Love Your Parks Day they will honor the 2017 Action Grantees and present awards to some of your favorite people ...

Friday, May 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, May 5 – 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: ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sebastopol & West (Santa Rosa)
2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Come out to Santa Rosa for the 12th annual Roseland Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring stages of music, dance, and demonstrations. Last year’s musical entertainment included Tercer Nival, El Sello de Mexico, Los Grandes de La Banda and pop/rock. Come and see what they have in store for you this year. 2017 Roseland ...
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, May 5 – 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, May 5 – 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 ...

Free Movies in the Park: Moana | Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Moana | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

Saturday, May 6

2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year they will also be hosting a Beer Garden for all attendees 21 and over. The festival is attended by an average ...
Free Comic Book Day 2017
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, ...

A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2017 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 21st anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2017 ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, May 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

4-Mile Family-Friendly Bike Ride | The Presidio
Saturday, May 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
4-Mile Family-Friendly Bike Ride | The Presidio
Join a Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide for a gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that’s fun for all. Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own. Free, an RSVP is requested ...
2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 6, 2017, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. 2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the ...
2017 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission: Comics & Art
2017 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Come by the store on Saturday, May 6th between 11 am and 8 pm and get your free comic books. They’re going to have family friendly activites all day.