30 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in September - 510 Families
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30 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in September

Hooray, it is September! Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of amazing East Bay fun activities for the kids in our lives.


Week of Wednesday, September 1

9/1 The Bay Area Discovery Museum is free today (reservations required)
9/2  Poppin’ Thursday roller skate party for all ages is free.
9/3 Visit the Japanese tea garden in Golden Gate Park and get your kids to count how many koi fish they can find.
9/4  See Tangled up on the roof. RSVP in advance.
9/5 Cheer on the Cal Mens’ Soccer team in Berkeley or enjoy First Sundays & Afrofuturism in Oakland.

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Riding bikes on Inspiration Trail in Tilden. | PC: Anna Azimi

Week beginning Monday, September 6

9/6 Find Rosh Hashanah events for young children.
9/7 Walk, bike, or ride Inspiration Trail in Tilden Park.
9/8 Plan a playdate to Becky Temko Tot Park in Berkeley.
9/9 Eat bagels while watching for BART trains this morning.
9/10 Summer’s outdoor movies are winding down with great choices: Raya or Soul?
9/11  Commemorate the twentieth anniversary of September 11 in a way that makes sense for your children.
9/12 Too many good choices (pancake hike, open cockpit, and Solano a-Faire)!

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Oakland Aviation Museum | Photo: William Munny via Instagram

Week beginning Monday, September 13

9/13 It’s apple season. Visit nearby orchards to get your hands on a bushel of apples before they are all gone.
9/14  Enjoy Peanuts Night at the SF Giants game.
9/15  Jump out your ya-yas at Pump It Up.
9/16  Find Yom Kippur events for families.
9/17  Piedmont Harvest Festival, Bee Talk, and an outdoor showing of Bee Movie!
9/18 Cheer on the Oakland Roots against the LA Galaxy at Laney College. Kids under 6 are free.
9/19 Visit Fairyland and enjoy the Hickory Dickory Dock show together.


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Bring along a basket or bag to carry your apples | Photo: Julie Herson

Week beginning Monday, September 20

9/20 Explore the wonders of Roberts Park.
9/21 Make a day trip to the Fitzgerald Marine Tide Pools.
9/22  Play in the Glenview / Park Blvd. Neighborhood.
9/23 Find a new favorite playground with a zipline.
9/24 Fireworks night at the A’s Game.
9/25 Visit Pixieland with your little pixie.
9/26  Build skills at the Mare Island PedalFest and Bike Rodeo

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Claude, the albino alligator has been here for decades | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Week beginning Monday, September 27

9/27 Visit Claude, the albino alligator, and the giant shark exhibit at Cal Academy of Sciences.
9/28 Zoom down the concrete slide at Dorothy Bolte playground.
9/29 Find the gnomes in Oakland!
9/30 Say goodbye to September with ice cream – pumpkin-flavored perhaps?

Find more activities for every day of the month on our East Bay Families Events Calendar

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