99 Summer Activities for Kids - 510 Families

99 Summer Activities for Kids

Never run out of family fun ideas for your Bay Area summer break with our epic bucket list! We have gathered all our faves between Memorial Day and Labor Day (99 days worth!). We hope you’ll find plenty of kid-friendly things to do in the East Bay — and beyond! — this summer.

your guide to summer fun sponsored by filoli and written by 510families. photo of many families enjoying summer nights

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 Wednesday and 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.

Water Play, Pools, Beaches | Summertime Events + Outings | Fourth of July for Kids | Outdoor Dining + Treats | Summer at Filoli | All About Camps

Summertime Events + Outings

This Summer, the Bay Area is rich with county fairs, outdoor movies, celebrations, gardens, and ripe fruit for the picking. Hike outdoors, splash in the lakes, and celebrate the sunshine with outings in the woods! 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

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Photo by Sally Mason of A’s game with fireworks

This Independence Day, find the right balance of BBQ, drone shows, fireworks, festivals, parades, and pancakes. See our Family-friendly guide to the Fourth of July in the East Bay >

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 are the blooming fields of roses, Ribbons of Remembrance draped on the London Plane trees for Pride Weekend (5/31-6/2), and Summer Nights (6/12-9/19) on the Bowling Green 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

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Beer and a pretzel at the Rake at Admiral Maltings. | Photo: Beautiful Brown Adventures

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:

Thank you again to Filoli for sponsoring our guide to summer activities in the East Bay and beyond. 

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