Struggling with what to do this weekend to keep the kids entertained? Stress no more, we’ve got some options for you. Whether you are looking for virtual activities you can do from home, or nearby activities to get you out of the house, this list has it all.

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It’s Shark Fest at the Drive-Ins
Head to San Jose or Concord for West Wind Drive-in’s Shark Fest that wraps up this weekend. Is it safe to go in the water? You’ll have to stop by to find out! Fri.-Sun. Event details

Head to CuriOdyssey’s Outdoor Zoo and Outdoor Illusions Exhibit
Meet an otter, bobcats, fox, raccoons, owls, eagles, and snakes and explore the wonder of visual illusions. Wander through the lovely garden to see wildlife up-close and become mesmerized by designs that cause you to question your visual sense and perception of reality. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Rent a Nearby Airbnb for a Local Getaway
We’ve rounded up some amazing local Airbnb rentals including a treehouse and a train car. Plan your staycation today.

You’re Off to See the Wizard!
Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum as Ms. Cailin reads L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and enjoy helpful reading tips for parents. Fri. Event details

Song and Story Yoga
Sing, dance and strike a yoga pose with this interactive kids yoga class. Kids will learn foundational yoga poses, breathing/relaxation techniques and playful ways to move around and be mindful. Sat. Event details

REI Family Summer Bicycle Challenge
REI Co-op is helping families this summer by launching a “NorCal Family Summer Bicycle Challenge” for parents and kids to explore their local areas by bicycle. The local REI team created a list of 28 things for families to find or do while out on their family cycling adventures. Daily. Event details

Join in the World’s Largest Kindness Event
Join Crayon Collection in setting the second Guinness World Record for “The Most Handwritten Notes Uploaded to Instagram in One Hour” by writing Notes of Kindness to send to people all over the country working to keep us safe, healthy and connected. Sat. Event details

Go on a Family Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Help return an astronaut to her original dimension by going on an hands-on puzzle-solving adventure through your neighborhood. Event details.

Charity Kahn Family Music Hour
Join Charity at the Sunset Mercantile for some music, dance and connection in community—physically distanced and masked, of course.  Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

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