This weekend, outdoor and drive-in movies are in full swing as are concerts, musicals and festivals. No matter where you are in the Bay Area, we have an event for the entire family to enjoy outdoors!

San Francisco

West Coast Craft Market
This monthly market meets at Fort Mason and brings together some of the best artists and craftspeople so be sure to stop by—what treasures might your family unearth?
Sat. Event details 

Yerba Buena’s Children Garden Series
This is one of Yerba Buena’s most popular events so show up early to one of the day’s two performances with Pi Clowns!
Fri. Event details 

San Francisco Bay Area Scavenger Hunt
Get the kids up and moving in this Bay Area scavenger hunt—compete to see who checks the most items off!
Fri.-Sun. Event details.

East Bay

Not So Creepy Critters
Meet an animal ambassador—snake, toad, turtle or spider and debunk myths to reveal their essential roles in our lives.
Sun. Event details. 

Visit the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Pre-purchase your tickets and visit one of the most diverse landscapes in the world!
Fri.-Sun. Event details 

Summer Music Series
City Center Bishop Ranch is unplugged on Friday nights! Pack a picnic and enjoy small local bands.
Fri. Event details 

South Bay/Peninsula 

Gilroy Garlic Festival
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is back! This year they are hosting a drive-thru Gourmet Alley in which fans can pre-order their favorite garlicky foods.
Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

The Berenstain Bears Musical
Performed outdoors at the Magical Castle stage, join Papa, Mama, Brother and Sister Bear on a musical journey.
Fri.-Sun. Event details 

Ghostbusters Outdoor Movie Night
It’s movie night at the beautiful Montalvo Arts center! Preregister for a reservation then bring the entire family for a night under the stars.
Sun. Event details


Laura Dell Images Friendship and Community
Visit Youth in Art’s Laurel Dell Images Friendship and Community, which features more than 200 drawings, paintings, architecture models and other works from TK to 5th-grade students.
Fri.-Sun. Event details

Weekend Sounds at Strawberry Village
Enjoy live pop-up music at the piazza. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
The 13th annual film festival returns virtually and will delight and inspire your family the entire weekend long!
Thurs.-Sun. Event details.

Story time: Christmas in July with Santa
The Walt Disney Museum sponsors Santa J. Claus as he makes a summer vacation stop for a reading of The Feast of Cheer.
Sat. Event details.

—Christine Lai

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