School’s out for summer, hmm? Made your plans and gathered your day camps? Well, the events are rolling through the summer so there will always be a little something-something to get your resting students off the couch. Hurry, hurry to the Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s BBQ and get up close and personal with some of your kids’ favorite neighborhood heroes. Check out Treasure Island’s opening Flea Market and search for hidden treasures and tasty eats. And KidFest crams in more fun than you can shake a stick at… two sticks, even. Lots to do and summer’s a-wasting.

East Bay

 

Open House at Crab Cove, Ardenwood, & Tilden Nature Area
The East Bay Regional Parks wants you to come visit so they’re making it easy for you. Visit Crab Cove, Ardenwood, or Tilden Nature Area for their Memorial Day open house. Free entry at Ardenwood gets you in to help out on the farm, ride the train, and eat fresh baked cookies. Crab Cove has a bunch of special events planned to pique your interest and slake your beach knowledge thirst. At Tilden you can meet reptiles, play in the butterfly garden, play some games, and do arts and crafts. Make some memories! Mon., all day. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

Art and Wind Fest (pictured)
You’ll be blown away by the Art and Wind Festival with over 200 arts and crafts booths, entertainment on three stages, kite-flying demos, kids activities, and more. Don’t miss the hot air balloon launch and hang-gliding demo. Sun. and Mon., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

San Francisco

 

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Carnaval
Break out your feathered headpieces for SF Carnaval. Visit Drum Grove and learn to play. In Niñoland, learn breakdancing, get your face painted, play games. Eat your way through the Food Pavilion, and get your game on in the Soccer Pavilion. Oh, and don’t forget the parade! Sat. and Sun., 9:30 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

Bakers Alley
Bakers Alley is a monthly outdoor event at the School Farm that is part potluck, part workshop, and wholly fun. This month, learn about raising chickens and ducks in your back yard while you eat fresh-baked pizza from the Farm’s wood-burning oven. Bring pizza toppings or other local, seasonal fare to share at our ultra-local potluck. Bring your own utensils, musical instruments, parlor tricks and special talents! Sun., 11:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

Marin

22nd Annual Larkspur Flower and Food Fest
Pulled pork sandwiches, Thai slaw, chicken skewers, and pasta salad with tomato dill sauce! Baby back ribs, steak sandwich, BBQ chicken, and Hot Links! This place reads like a gastronomical to-do list. Should you stop eating (why?), enjoy live music, shop for unique flowers, and seek out the kids’ corner with a large jumpy house and face painting. Then, get back to eating. Sun., 11:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade and MVCC 10th Anniversary Celebration
Get your float on at the Memorial Day Parade. Prizes will be awarded for all manner of floats including Best Car, Best Dog, and Best Youth Group. Come by the Mill Valley Community Center after the parade for a par-tay. Expect face painting, jumpy houses, puppet shows, field games, and more. Mon., parade starts at 10:30 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

Peninsula

The Little Gym Open House, Belmont
If you’ve thought about bringing the kids to the Little Gym, but wondered what it’s all about, now is your chance for a “looksie.” Join the good times at the Little Gym Open House for two hours of fun. Sample activities, like arts and crafts and obstacle course. Sun., 10:00 am. Free. Ages 3-8. Event details.

Groovin’ in the Grove
The Redwood City Education Foundation invites you to help keep music alive in public schools. Groovin’ in the Grove benefits the instrumental music program in schools across RCSD. Enjoy an afternoon of music performed by local musicians and high school groups. Eats will be on-hand to ‘round out your good times. Sat., 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. $5-$20. All ages. Event details.