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Saturday, April 8

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, enjoying food, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, and exploring the Berkeley Marina at the Berkeley Bay Festival. 2017 Berkeley Bay Festival Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Berkeley Marina FREE 2017 Highlights: Visit the straw bale ...
Creative Family Fun: Morse Code | The Presidio
Saturday, April 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Morse Code | The Presidio
This weekend they are celebrating Samuel Morse’s birthday. The Army communicated through Morse code during the 1906 earthquake. Learn how to send your own message by making some Morse code jewelry. Free but an RSVP is preferred.
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: $8*
*$8 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| Rainbow Park
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Holi Festival of Colors is a fun event with live bands, DJs, interactive dance, color throws, yoga, food, a kids section and much more. It’s a multicultural event which brings the community together; join in on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In addition to fun color throws, ...
Opera In An Hour: Family Movie Festival | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. workshops are $10.
| Wilsey Center for Opera
Opera In An Hour: Family Movie Festival | SF
Bring the whole family to their free Opera in an Hour film screenings of two Rossini classics: The Barber of Seville Cinderella See a screening of these timeless operas that are perfect for all ages and include a live introduction. Attend an active and exciting Exploration Workshop before ...
8th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Golden Gate Park
8th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Golden Gate Park
Bring your furry friend to the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don’t forget your camera for ...
Treasure Hunt For Golden Eggs | Alamo
Saturday, April 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alamo Plaza Shopping Center
Treasure Hunt For Golden Eggs | Alamo
The Easter Bunny hops on the Alamo Plaza Trail on Sunday, April 8, 2017. There will be a treasure hunt for the golden eggs, where 12 lucky children will win a giant Golden Egg filled with goodies. There will also be be free visits with ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, April 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Snuggle Bunnies & Baby Chicks: Your Easter Favorites | San Mateo
Saturday, April 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Snuggle Bunnies & Baby Chicks: Your Easter Favorites | San Mateo
Easter’s on parade with their live bunnies and baby chicks, brought in just for the season at Hillsdale Shopping Center. Enjoy snuggling up with these cotton-tailed and fluffy-feathered Easter time favorites.
Trekking The Model: Explore & Learn | Sausalito
Saturday, April 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Trekking The Model: Explore & Learn | Sausalito
Join a ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942–2000.

Sunday, April 9

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, April 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 9 – 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

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 ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Bayview & Dogpatch
Sunday, April 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bayview

Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Wednesday, April 12

Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Wednesday, April 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jabil Blue Sky Center
Robot Block Party 2017 | San Jose
Hosted by Silicon Valley Robotics, see the most advanced robotics research in Silicon Valley, the hottest robot startups, the coolest robot companies and all the just plain fun robots you can imagine. At this event, which is part of 2017 National Robotics Week, you’ll see rolling, ...

Friday, April 14

Spring Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Crafts | Pier 39
Friday, April 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Spring Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Crafts | Pier 39
Hunt for hundreds of colorful eggs and enjoy fun crafts at Pier 39’s Free Spring Egg Hunt. The fun takes place on Friday, April 14 from 4 pm-6 pm in PIER 39’s West Park. There will be two waves of egg hunts based on age. Kids can also ...

Saturday, April 15

Free National Parks Week 2017: Opening Weekend | April 15-16
Free National Parks Week 2017: Opening Weekend  | April 15-16

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

2017 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Doyle-Hollis Park
2017 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville
Hop on over to Emeryville’s Doyle Hollis Park as they host the annual Spring Carnival with fun and games for children of all ages from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Mr. Bunny (a giant, human-sized and arguably terrifying bunny) will be ...
Eggster’s 23rd Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Campanile (UC Berkeley)
Eggster's 23rd Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley
Eggster will be holding its Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival at the UC Berkeley Campus. Last year they had an egg hunt, performances and live music, and tons of raffle prizes, come and see what they have in store for you this year. 23rd Annual Egg Hunt ...
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | Oakland
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

2017 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: $8 | Sharon Meadow
2017 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival | Golden Gate Park
Celebrate spring at the annual Eggstravaganza event at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This family-friendly event features egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, kids activities and a heated barbecue competition between Rec and Park, ...
2017 Ghirardelli Square Easter Festival | SF
Saturday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
2017 Ghirardelli Square Easter Festival | SF
Ghirardelli Square hosts a free 2017 Easter Festival with tons of activities for kids of all ages. Celebrate Easter and check out Ghirardelli Chocolate’s new chocolate bunny in the West Plaza. Children can enjoy face painting, crafts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. Ghirardelli Square Easter Festival Saturday, ...

Sunday, April 16

26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Come celebrate Easter at Davies Symphony Hall with City Church San Francisco featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra and The City Church Choir on Sunday, April 16, 2017. This is a family-friendly event featuring singing, prayer, and celebration. Service starts at 11 am. Arrive early for coffee and refreshments served from ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 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

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 ...

Wednesday, April 19

2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Wednesday, April 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free BART tickets for first 5,000 to complete the BART Blue Sky passport.
| Justin Herman Plaza
2017 BART Blue Sky Festival & Eco Carnival: 5,000 Free BART Tickets | SF
Please note, below are the details from last year. We have yet to confirm the details for 2017. Join BART for the annual free BART Blue Sky Festival at Justin Herman Plaza, thanking those who ride BART and recognizing eco-friendly Bay Area leaders, just in time for Earth Day. 7th Annual ...

Friday, April 21

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...