Thank you to Filoli for sponsoring our guide to summer activities in the East Bay and beyond. Super popular with kids and families, Filoli is open every Thursday until 8 pm for Summer Nights to enjoy the House and Garden in the golden hour! Visitors can enjoy music, food, and drinks while they soak up the extra hours of sunlight.
Summertime Events + Outings
This Summer, the Bay Area is rich with county fairs, outdoor theater shows, celebrations, gardens, and ripe fruit for the picking. Enjoy beaches, campfires, dinner outside, and a giant scoop of ice cream. See our kid-friendly calendar for lots more ideas >
Fourth of July Fun
Summer Nights at Filoli
Our sponsor, Filoli, hosts many programs to accompany the blooms of roses and dahlias. In addition to Summer Nights, enjoy regular concerts and Pride celebrations.
Shown above, Summer Nights on the Bowling Green, Ribbons of Remembrance draped on the London Plane trees, and blooming fields of roses at Filoli.
What makes Filoli special?
This one-of-a-kind setting is just South of San Francisco with 16 acres of outdoor space and a one-mile Estate Trail with room to run, play, and enjoy each other.
Water Play: Where to Cool Off & Beat the Heat
Outdoor Dining & Treats
Summertime outdoor eating is the best. Enjoy the later sunshine and let the bugs clean up while getting a pizza delivered to the playground or pay a visit to one of these places to eat with kids: