Bay Area Kids Event: July 16-18

The summer is JUST starting to heat up with block parties, festivals, concerts, art walks and movie nights. Where will your family head off to this fine summer weekend?

San Francisco

Visit Presidio’s New Marshland & Trail
Visitors can enjoy an up-close experience of nature along an elevated pedestrian bridge and trail that winds through the marsh. Native salt marsh and riparian plants create an extraordinary habitat for fish, crabs, oysters and birds – bring binoculars!

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Jessi St Block Party
This summer, the Westfield San Francisco Centre will host a block party complete with music, arts, and dining every Friday and Saturday night.
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Stern Grove Festival
The retro-soul band, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, plays at Stern Grove this Sunday. Make your reservations for this free concert the whole family will enjoy.

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East Bay

Island City Waterways Art Walk
The Rhythmix Island City Waterways Art Walk showcases the diversity of Alameda’s West End as Webster Street honors the people and cultures, past and present, who have defined and continue to shape the character of the neighborhood. Live music and performances.

Fri. Event details.

Wild Wonders
Wildness awaits! Explore the wonders of the wilderness through games, activities and explorations at the Sunol Regional Preserve.
Sun. Event details.

Pacific Pinball Museum
With five rooms of unlimited play and over ninety classic pinball machines, your kids will not want to leave this museum!
Fri.-Sat. Event details


South Bay/Peninsula 

Magical Bridges Summer Concert Series
The beloved Music is Magical concert series returns with delightful performances that is family-friendly and sensory-friendly for all to enjoy.
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Family Field trip to Filoli
A guided 1.5-mile hike through grounds only accessible to staff will be just the field trip you need out in the open while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Filoli.
Fri. Event details

Take the Kids to Raging Waters
Raging Waters has a little bit of something for everyone sure to guarantee a fun, splashy day for all!
Fri.-Sun. Event details


Movie Nights at the Mart
Every Friday night is Movie Night at the Mart! With plenty of dining (and dessert!) options nearby, your family is sure to kick off the weekend with a bang.
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Jazz and Blues by the Bay
The City of Sausalito Park and Recreation Department is proud to present Jazz and Blues by the Bay once more in Gabrielson Park. Buying a table for the entire season ensures you have the best seat in the house every Friday!
Fri.  Event details 


Empowered Kids Storytime
Bay Area Discovery Museum is launching its newest program, Empowered Kids, a free monthly virtual program! Using meaningful storytelling and activities, this program will equip your family with tools to explore positive social change in your lives and community.

Sat. Event details

Night with a Naturalist
Gather your family around this virtual roaring campfire for silly songs and a fun, interactive program. S’mores optional.

Fri. Event details.

—Christine Lai


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