Are you ready for the weekend? Well, the weekend is ready for you. From opening day on the bay to a spring fling,water lantern festival and more, you’ll never experience a dull moment.

Spring Fling Family Farm Festival 

San Francisco

Bug Day at the Randall
A family festival exploring the incredible world of insects with hands-on science and art activities, games, entertainment and more! Sat. Event details

Opening Day on the Bay
Catch the 102nd annual historical boat parade at the Bay End of PIER 39. This year’s theme of the parade is “Holidays on the Bay”.  The parade will feature more than 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classics and contemporary crafts decorated to depict various holidays. Sun. Event details

East Bay

Unpeeled: A Children’s Carnival
Fun-filled, age-appropriate activities include story time, face painting, a petting zoo and an opportunity to explore the Berkeley Fire Department fire truck. Children can sit in the truck, pose like a real firefighter and take photos. Carnival games include penny toss, ring toss, tic tac toe, buried treasure, bean bag toss, duck matching and many more. Sat. Event details

Circus Star Galactica
Travel to Planet Mahna Mahna with Circus Gilly and discover a mysterious alien world of adventure and unknown. These creatures all come together to communicate and express themselves with some of the best circus skills and performances in the universe! Sat.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

10th International Children’s Festival
International Children’s Festival unites world cultures in the Bay Area through food, fun and dance. Explore a variety of cultures from your neighborhood—pony rides, petting zoo, cultural dances of more than 20 different countries, ethnic foods and more! Sat. Event details

Water Lantern Festival
Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Sat. Event details


STEAM Fest on the Square
Find hands-on STEAM activities at 80+ exhibitor booths. Enjoy back-to-back performances of live music and youth entertainment including bands, vocal groups, dance groups and gymnastic performances. Sat. Event details

29th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
A spectacular showcase of 2,000 driving, flying and working machines. The world’s coolest cars, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, exceptional vintage warbirds, military and SWAT vehicles and more. Sun. Event details

North Bay

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival
Held on the last weekend of April, the festival celebrates spring bird and wildlife migrations along the Pacific Flyway and 10 years of providing quality environmental education, stewardship and habitat protection through the festival programming. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Spring Fling
Enjoy a day-long celebration featuring animal encounters, nature exploration and farm discovery, guided hikes, fascinating workshops, live musical performances, arts and nature crafts, gardening activities, cooking activities, special guest teachers and presenters, sheep shearing demonstrations, local, organic and farm-fresh food and so much more. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth