Community Music Day at the Crowden School offers free hands-on music experiences for children. This Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Update from Thursday, October 12: Due to poor air quality, the event has been canceled for 2017.
Almost everything at Petaluma’s Great Peter Pumpkin Patch is FREE: hay rides, cheese tasting, hay maze, hay towers to climb, and so on.
Fun and scary (mostly not-so-scary!) Halloween events and activities for kids in Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas.
Put the FOOD back into FAST at this intersection of healthy eating and street food September 22-24 in Jack London Square.
Blake Garden garden is a teaching and research lab for Cal but it is open to the public on weekdays. Expect interesting paths with beautiful views.
300,000 people will party in the street 9/10/17 on Solano Avenue. (Bring your walkie talkies!)
Tour Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with a kid for a sweet factory experience (that is much easier than a real factory experience).
Tour Fentons Creamery in Oakland on the arctic tour for age 6 and up. Brr.
Build your FREE back to school lunchbox at Whole Foods. RSVP to hold your spot. Kids activities on site with Peaceable Kingdom.
A unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard.
Berkeley’s Fourth Street has the food, fun, and stuff to please folks of all ages. Up early? Love trains? Reptiles? Coffee? Toys? Come on.
The FREE Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina July 29 and 30.
Downtown Benicia is the cutest little place with some big history. With California’s third capitol building, picnic, seashore, treats & more!
Walnut Creek’s recently renovated Larkey Spray Ground is the perfect place to spend a sunny day in the Bay with kids 5 and under.