This year the summer solstice takes place on Sunday, June 20 at 8:31 pm in Oakland. Soak it in.
Fireworks, a parade, BBQ, swimming, and more! Our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families has 15 great ideas to celebrate.
So many great places to swim in the East Bay: seasonal pools, water parks, private pools, beaches, lagoons, you name it!
From El Cerrito to Downtown Oakland to San Francisco, here are our favorite Bay Area donuts (and doughnuts!)
Summer Bay Area planner: Ice cream, hikes, modified camp-outs, art, s’mores, splashing, outdoor movies at home, hiking, a little bit of everything!
Where, how, and when to sign kids up for soccer programs that match their developmental level.
Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, Bay Area county fairs, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans from before summer starts to after autumn rolls in!
Let’s talk about swim lessons. Here are your East Bay swimming pools that will help teach your child how to swim, arranged roughly from South to North.
Centennial Park playground near the Ohlone Greenway has natural surfaces, climbing ropes, sand, and a platform swing. Great for kids under five.
Rounding up 6 favorite places to get up close to animals for free and 8 with paid admission. Small animal encounters: see a goat, lizard, or bunny.
Have more fun with kids in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Alameda! 510Families.com is the best website for East Bay parents to find kid-friendly activities every day.
Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.