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Saturday, May 13

Flying Trapeze Open House | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $5 | Circus Center
Flying Trapeze Open House | SF
Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Now’s your chance. Come take a swing on the flying trapeze. They’re opening their flying trapeze rig to the community, and they’ll have several instructors on hand to teach children and adults how to swing. No previous experience ...
Lag B’Omer Holiday: Burning Mensch & Fire Festival | Palo Alto
Saturday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Lag B'Omer Holiday: Burning Mensch & Fire Festival  | Palo Alto
Come in costume and celebrate the spring holiday of Lag B’Omer, with a spectacular fire festival and party filled with fun, creativity and meaning. They’re bringing primal vitality to Lag B’Omer, the Jewish holiday marking the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, the period ...

Presidio Stargazing Party | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Main Parade Ground
Presidio Stargazing Party | 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 ...

Sunday, May 14

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2017 | SF
Sunday, May 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2017 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers). Schedule 1:00 p.m. Mariachi Mexicanismo 2:00–4:00 p.m. Making Flores de papel 4:00 p.m. Cuicacall
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, May 14 – 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’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party: 1960’s Takeover | SF
Sunday, May 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Parade Ground
Off the Grid's
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic blends the best of the international food scene with the best of the national park. At this event, put on your tie-dye and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with classic rock, 1960s-era cocktails, and the chance to ...
Mother’s Day Family Yoga | The Presidio
Sunday, May 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Presidio)
Mother's Day Family Yoga | The Presidio
Strengthen healthy family bonds through flowing movement, mindfulness exercises and playful stretching for kids and parents. Practice can be adjusted to suit the ages of attendees. Family Yoga is hosted by It’s Yoga, Kids, a Presidio-based yoga studio dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all ...

Friday, May 19

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, May 19 – 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 ...

Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise it's $25 onsite.
| Pier 39
Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Grab your friends and head to the Pier for an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 19th. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live music ...
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, May 19 – 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 ...

Outdoor Family Movie Night: Walt Disney’s Moana | The Presidio
Friday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested but not required.
| Presidio Civil War Parade Grounds
Outdoor Family Movie Night: Walt Disney's Moana | The Presidio
Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie night in the great outdoors. Sponsored by Supervisor Mark Farrell, in partnership with the Presidio Trust and the Presidio Y. This animated film follows the adventure of Moana, who tries to save her island by answering the Ocean’s call to seek ...

Saturday, May 20

123rd Annual Rose Parade & Festival | Santa Rosa
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Juilliard Park
123rd Annual Rose Parade & Festival | Santa Rosa
The annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival is one of Sonoma County’s most time honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California. In past years, the event has boasted more than 3,500 participants in parade and over ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 20 – 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 ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Annual Dogpatch Block Party | SF
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hub Center (Dogpatch)
Annual Dogpatch Block Party | SF
Join them for a Dogpatch Block Party – walk about day in the neighborhood. The “Hub Center” is located at the Dogpatch Playground – Muni Woods Yard Park. At the Hub Center, there will be local business merchants, kids playground, live music and more. To take advantage of ...
SF Porchfest 2017: All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
SF Porchfest 2017: All Free Outdoor Music Fest | Mission Dist.
SF Porchfest is an afternoon of fun, music and community with 60 bands on many porches, front stoops and other outdoor spaces in the Mission and lower Noe Valley – all genres, all ages, all free. 2017 SF Porchfest Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm All over ...

Sunday, May 21

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
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 ...

Saturday, May 27

2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks. 2017 Eastlake Music Festival Saturday, May 27, 2017 | noon to 9 pm Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland FREE. Donations are appreciated. > 2017 Day ...
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Spring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

Sunday, May 28

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
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 ...

Thursday, June 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, June 1 – 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 ...

Friday, June 2

Free Dessert at Pier 39 | SF
Free Dessert at Pier 39 | SF
Receive a free dessert* with purchase of two adult entrees at participating Pier 39 restaurants and eateries on Friday, June 2, 2017. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 2 – 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: ...

Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, June 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers: Hip-Hop For Children | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances. This children’s program repeats at ...
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, June 2 – 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, June 2 – 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, June 3

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, June 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

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 ...