Maker Faire this year seems to have even more hands on activities this year. Even though the general themes are the same every year, the whole fair is about creativity, which means every year brings something completely new that you’ve never seen.
Get excited, PJ Masks fans! A live performance of these characters is coming to Oakland in June.
The Jack London District of Oakland will be hosting this year’s Bay Area Mural Festival all week with a big celebration culminating in Jack London Square on May 19th.
Painting studios where adults can feel confident about putting their brushes to canvas, including some with kid-friendly painting classes.
Designed to expose new readers to comic books and their local independent comic book shops, Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May.
Lantern Lights, PAW Patrol, and some fun shows for big kids. You can buy tix now.
Thomas the Tank Engine is coming near the Bay Area July 29-31 and August 5 to Felton’s Roaring Camp Railroads. Book tickets early.
Activities, places to eat, and treats for Mother’s Day in Oakland and surrounding communities, Berkeley, Albany, Alameda.
Cal Day is a terrific opportunity to for the East Bay families to get a taste of the world class university in our backyard with FREE classes & games on campus.
The Fairyland children’s book festival, Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 4, will bring together more than 25 Bay Area children’s authors and illustrators who will do read-alouds and demonstrations and talk about their craft with kids and parents.
One of our favorite local family photographers, Melissa Schmidt, is offering photo workshops for moms.
The Museum Of CHildren’s Art in Oakland is a fun place to drop in at the end of the week.
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom is the name of the immersive, hands-on, historical celebration at OMCA now through August 12, 2018 for an extra $4 on your regular admission.
Our whole family attended Sunday morning’s family-friendly improv show by Once Upon Your Mind at the All Out Comedy Club in Oakland. I think this hidden gem might get your family up and laughing, too.
Hop on Board! After riding Roaring Camp’s real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain.