Summer is just around the corner in the Bay; break out the fleece! While you’re having fun and keeping warm, here’s a few activities you might want to wear some leg warmers to. Twins by the Bay is holding its big annual garage sale with bits and baubles for your best babes. All this low-cost gear will make you wish you had another little to dress. Sunday Streets soldiers on through wind, rain, sleet and snow (Well, hopefully, snow is unlikely this summer.). Join your favorite SF event on Third Street from Mission Bay to Bayview. And moms-to-be: come to the W Hotel next Wednesday evening (May 26) to get pampered and pick up some style tips from author Amy Tara Koch. She’ll be signing copies of her book Bump it Up: Transforming Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement and there will be beauty treatments and treats from 6:30 –8:30 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com.
Multicultural Snacks and Steps
Featuring performers from around the world, the Children Dance and Food Festival highlights the mixture of cultures in the Bay Area. With dancers from Burma, Mexico, Turkey, and more, your kids will love the variety of costumes and choreography. And, of course, there’s the food! Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., San Francisco, free.Read more.
Rockets Red Glare
Kaboom! It’s another KFOG concert! With the show at Candlestick Park this year, unless you buy tickets you’ll have to do a bit of finagling to catch a glimpse of the ‘works. Whether you come for the music or the ‘works, this Bay Area tradition will be a treat for the family. Sat., 3:00 p.m., San Francisco, $15/person (kids under 2 free). Read more.
Bugs for the Babies
Bring your little critters to view the little critters at YSI’s Insect Fair. Arthropods, millipedes, butterflies, and hissing cockroaches—expect anything with six or more legs. Make sure to bring your appetite for the bug-themed bake sale. Yum! Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saratoga, free. Read more.
Strut Your Mutt
Bring your non-human family members (and human family members) to Redwood City’s Pet Parade and show off their best tricks for treats. Pets can win costume, trick, and look-alike contest. Leashes required for all pets, fish included. Sat., 12:00 p.m., Redwood City, $5 entry for pet contests. Read more.
‘Cakes for a Cause
The San Rafael Firefighters’ annual pancake breakfast benefiting the American Cancer Society is flipping up hotcakes this weekend. Join them for some grub and bouncy house love. Stay on hand for other games and activities. Sun., 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., San Rafael, free (donations go to ACS). Read more.
Pixie Park Spring Fair A 50-year-old tradition, Pixie Park’s Spring Fair is the see-and -be-seen event for Marin (and Bay Area) families with kids 0-6, and well worth a trip over a bridge. Games, rides and performances (Tim Cain and the Bubble Lady) take over the beautiful grounds of the Marin Art & Garden Center, as well as pony rides, a petting zoo, a giant slide, bouncy houses, and a vintage train ride.(PS – arrive early to avoid the crowds and long lines) Sat, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Ross, free admission (fee for rides and games) Read more.
Afraid there’s not enough go-go in your life? Take the stage at the Devil-Ettes’ Pip-Squeak-a-Go-Go show and rockabilly your socks off. This special benefit for Cure JM is sure to get you and the littles bopping and hopping all over the dance floor. Sat., 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Alameda, $10/person (kids under 1 free). Read more.
They’ve heard the amateurs (you), now bring the kids to hear the professionals at the Bay Area Storytelling Festival. Sure you can spin a yarn before bedtime but you’re no Willy Claflin. The kids’ concert will have your littles more rapt than an Elmo “ep.” Festival runs all weekend; kids’ concert Sunday. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sat. – Sun., see website for schedule and tickets, El Sobrante. Read more.
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