It’s the weekend and you’re ready to roll. From campfires to shark encounters and cherry picking, check a few of these events off your list and you won’t start Monday with a single regret.
Photo: Salvador Family Farm
Watch Moana at the Presidio’s Outdoor Movie Night
Make way, Moana is on the big screen at the Presidio. Bring a blanket, snacks and someone to cuddle with while you enjoy this movie night in the great outdoors. Fri. Event details.
Get Rolling with the Y
It’s time to roll with the YMCA’s Learn to Ride program. Get the kiddos riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. Sat. Event details.
Put a Cherry on Your Farm Experience
It’s cherry season and the most satisfying way to enjoy these sweet spring beauties is by picking your own. Salvador Family Farm is open for U-Pick Season and in addition to picking fruit families can picnic and visit with farm animals, too. Next up, cherry pie! Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Come See What’s Wading in the Bay
Wonder what’s swimming, wading, hiding and crawling below the tide. Wear clothes that can get muddy and wet and head over to the Crab Cove Visitors Center and visit with some under the seas creatures. Sat. Event details.
Say Hey to Family Art Day
Come celebrate Spring time at the Richmond Art Center’s (free) Spring Family Day. We’ll have fun art activities for all ages. DJ Agana will be spinning tunes all afternoon and Kim’s Louisiana Fried Turkey and Stuff will be back again for more delicious food. Free art activities include backstrap weaving with Travis Meinol, surprise eggs with Lisa di Prima and
screenprinting with Joyce Shon. Sun. Event details.
Sink Your Teeth into Shark Day
Come sink your teeth into a fun and informative day in celebration of sharks. From the gentle Leopard to the Great Whites that swim just off our ocean shores, come learn how these amazing creatures live! With shark-themed crafts and live sharks (the Marine Science Institute is currently housing several local leopard sharks) your little hammerheads will love this grand day of marine science. Sat. Event details.
Take Flight for this Family Festival
Come for a day of adventure, science, birding, hiking and discovery. Learn about all sorts of local winged creatures like birds, insects and bats. Kids will love learning to geocache and searching nearby trails for bird-themed treasures. Also, meet animal ambassadors up close and learn how to protect them in the wild. Sat. Event details.
Clean up a River Near You Today
It’s always a good day to help tidy the city you live in. On National River Cleanup Day in San Jose there will be some 25 locations to help clean up. Last year, volunteers removed some 30,000 pounds of trash. Think you can top that? Come improve waterways for residents and the creatures that inhabit them. Sat. Event details.
Buy Oldies But Goodies at Goat Hill Fair
Ready to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Why not do the environment a favor and shop vintage and antique goods at the Goat Hill Fair. This bi-annual event features more than 100 vendors featuring unique gift ideas as well as everything you need to throw the perfect holiday gathering from dining sets to dishes and festive decor. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Gather Around the Campfire Tonight
It’s spring and it’s Saturday night so head on out to Stafford Lake for a campfire program. Activities include a short hike, stories and campfire sing-alongs, of course. Dress in layers, wear comfy shoes and bring your flashlight. Fri. Event details.
Things are Grr-ific at BADM
Its a beautiful day in the neighborhood because the new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit is calling BADM home May 20 through Sept. 4. Children can explore Daniel’s neighrborhood through immerseive experiences where, just like the show, kids can collaborate on problem solving all while singing Daniel’s famed tunes. The fun includes dressing in Daniel Tiger and friends costumes and masks, knitting a red sweater with help from a Red Sweater Knitting Machine, strolling along the trolley path, composing a catchy song of your own and more. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
What are you looking forward to this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!