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Sunday, June 4

Made by Girls: Experiences of Women Who Work In Tech | Mountain View
Sunday, June 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Microsoft Garage
Made by Girls: Experiences of Women Who Work In Tech | Mountain View
Role models make all the difference, so Microsoft and DMA’s Made By Girls program are proud to feature women who work for Microsoft, NASA, Warner Brothers Animation, Arduino, Google, High Fidelity, Emerge, Twitch, and Unity Technologies. They’ll share their experiences about working in tech, including ...

Tuesday, June 6

2017 Season Opening: $1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Tuesday, June 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 if purchased as bundle. Otherwise $1 per movie the day of the show
| CineArts at The Empire
2017 Season Opening: $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. ...

Wednesday, June 7

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, June 7 – 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 ...

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, June 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

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, June 8

Livermore Rodeo $1 Night: Team Roping & Wild Cow Milking | East Bay
Thursday, June 8 – 4:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 admission and $1 sodas and hot dogs.
| Robertson Park
Livermore Rodeo $1 Night: Team Roping & Wild Cow Milking | East Bay
The Livermore Rodeo is coming right up and you can bring the family to watch local team roping and wild cow milking on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Doors open at 4:30 pm, and the events start at 6 pm and last for a couple of hours. Admission is $1 ...
Movies on the Square: “Spaceballs” | Redwood City
Thursday, June 8 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square:

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, June 9

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Free Moonlight Movies: Annie | Danville
Friday, June 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movies: Annie | Danville

Gather up the family and join your neighbors for respite under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. To help keep the little ones busy, arts and crafts will be available to younger attendees beginning at 6:30 pm and go on until ...

Saturday, June 10

51st Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda
Saturday, June 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration to participate is from 9-11 am.
| Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
51st Annual Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda
Start your creative juices flowing and get ready to bring your shovel and buckets to the beach to create a unique piece of art at the annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest on Alameda’s Robert Crown Memorial State Beach. This free event (free to compete and ...
Bayview Family Jamboree: Free Books & Interactive Read Aloud | SF
Saturday, June 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Bayview Opera House
Bayview Family Jamboree: Free Books & Interactive Read Aloud | SF
Join them at #FamJam17 for a day full of family fun while exploring the importance of early learning opportunities for children ages 0-5. Enjoy free books for kids, games & prizes, delicious food, music, arts & crafts, plus a family workshop and an interactive Read Aloud. Free but an ...
Spring Into Summer Parade & Fair | San Mateo
Saturday, June 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County Event Center
Spring Into Summer Parade & Fair | San Mateo
Everybody loves a parade. Celebrate the opening of the San Mateo County Fair and the best of San Mateo. The City of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Fair invite you to attend the Spring Into Summer Parade. A mile-long extravaganza of floats, bands, and ...
2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival | SF
Saturday, June 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Everett Middle School
2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival | SF

Now in its 41st year, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival celebrates folk music and dance through free concerts and workshops from all over the world. Think of it as “Hardly Strictly,” but without the sunburn the claustrophobia. 2017 San Francisco Free Folk Festival Saturday, June 10, 2017 | ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, June 10 – 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, ...

Live in the Castro: The Beauty String Operators Band | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, June 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Beauty String Operators Band | Jane Warner Plaza
San Francisco string band playing bluegrass, alt-grass, punk-grass, cry-in-your-beer-grass & the occasional 80s cover. Laid-back & fun with a front-porch kind of sound. High-lonesome harmonies mixed with original musings about modern.
2017 Free Movies in the Park: Moana | Newark
Saturday, June 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Newark Community Park
2017 Free Movies in the Park: Moana | Newark

Come out to the park with your chairs and blankets and join for a fun family film. The movie will start at sunset but show up early for pre-movie activities. There will be food and beverages for sale, along with handmade goods, and raffle prizes. A ...

Sunday, June 11

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, June 11 – 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 ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Sunset & Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

2017 Temescal Street Fair: Bands, Salsa & Circus Stage | Oakland
Sunday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temescal District
2017 Temescal Street Fair: Bands, Salsa & Circus Stage | Oakland
What started as a little street fest, has blossomed into one of Oakland’s premier cultural events. Explore the 14th annual Temescal Street Fair, a free celebration of neighborhood culture. Join a diverse gathering of more than 15,000 people from all over Oakland and the East Bay ...
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, June 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Klipptones | Jane Warner Plaza
Get your swing on with the Klipptones. The Klipptones are San Francisco’s hottest crossover band, playing big band standards mashed up with pop classics.

Tuesday, June 13

$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Tuesday, June 13 – 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. ...

Wednesday, June 14

Summer Beatles Tribute Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, June 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Beatles Tribute Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

Thursday, June 15

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Thursday, June 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Presidio Stargazing Party: The Universe Through A Telescope | SF
Thursday, June 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Parade Ground
Presidio Stargazing Party: The Universe Through A Telescope | SF
Presidio Stargazing Parties are perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky’s most interesting astronomical beauties. See the moon, planets, nebulae and ...
Summer Movie in the Park: “Sing” | Orinda
Thursday, June 15 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park:

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Movies on the Square: “Trolls” | Redwood City
Thursday, June 15 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Trolls” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, June 16

Father’s Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39
Friday, June 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Father's Day Special Shopping Treat | Pier 39
In honor of Father’s Day, dads can eat, play and shop for free* at participating Pier 39 businesses on Friday, June 16. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance and dexterity. While founded in ...
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, June 16 – 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 ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, June 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...