The month of July comes to an end but the fun continues on! Your budding artist will love an immersive art exhibit, art festival or free art class while funnel cakes and chicken gumbo will satisfy the little foodies. Add in live music, movie nights and a chance to sleep under the stars for a great cause? May summer reign forever.

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San Francisco

teamLab: Continuity
Immersive art is all the rage these days so dazzle the kids with an interactive experience in a wondrous ecosystem of lush imagery inspired by East Asian art at the Asian Art Museum. Read our full review here.
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Ferry Fridays
Start off your weekend with live music from local bands and DJs while enjoying your favorite treat from the Ferry building.
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Yerba Buena’s Children Garden Series
Wildly popular, the Red Panda Acrobats are a HUGE do-not-miss so catch one of the day’s two performances!
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Golden Gate Park Band concerts
Free concerts are back! The band is thrilled to be back and performing again this summer—check out the season’s first welcome back concert.
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 East Bay

Starlight Movies in the Park
It’s movie night at the Alameda Point multi-purpose field! Tom and Jerry will play after dark with games and crafts for kids starting at 7 p.m.
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Local Love Summer Art Festival
This six-day celebration of Bay Area art and culture supports local artists with musical acts, performances, interactive art, films and more. Bring the kids to get their creative juices flowing!
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Summer Fundays at the Lawerence
The Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley invites your budding scientist to a hands-on learning experience at their outdoor plaza. The theme of the weekend is discovering the science of sunlight—observe light and shadow through a series of solar science activities!
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South Bay/Peninsula

Santa Clara County Fair Drive-Thru Event
Experience the county fair from your car and enjoy your favorite fair treats—kettle corn, candy apples, funnel cakes, cotton candy and more!
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California’s Great America: Taste of New Orleans
Chicken and sausage gumbo, crawfish boil, beignets and jazz bands—it’s all here at Great America in a festive Cajun celebration!
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Coyote Point Movies Nights
Family activities such as science experiments through CuriOdyssey and creative play through the San Mateo County libraries begin one hour before the playing of Raya and the Last Dragon so bring a picnic and the whole family!
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Marin

Hamilton Hot Night Amphitheater Nights
The nights are hot so it’s time to turn up the beat! Enjoy the Peelers who play top 40’s and mashups on a picnic blanket with munchies and your favorite people.
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Corte Madera Summer Concerts
Enjoy live music by veteran Bay Area artists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz and their dynamic four-piece ensemble.
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Marin MOCA Family Day
This free program provides art-making opportunities for families and is taught by professional art instructors in a variety of media from painting to mixed media to clay.
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Virtual 

Fun Animal Friday
San Diego House Rabbit Society’s rabbit friends hosts an interactive, virtual event. Hop on over to Facebook Live to meet some furry friends!
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Under the Stars
This community event is a fundraiser by Ritter Center asking the public to give up their beds for one night and sleep anywhere other than in a bed with the goal to end homelessness in Marin county.
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—Christine Lai

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