If this weekend doesn’t get you out to explore another part of the Bay, then we don’t know what will! Redwood City hosts Shakespeare, San Francisco brings out the kites and in Oakland it’s all about lions. Get out there!

photo: Charity Vargas

San Francisco

5th Annual Presidio Kite Festival
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite. The event features a free “build-your-own kite” booth, hands-on learning from kite experts, a kite art exhibition, giant kites, mega team flying, Taiko drummers and food trucks. Sat. Event details

Llama Llama Live
It’s been a big first day of school and Llama’s happy to be home and wearing his favorite red pajamas. After his bedtime story, Mama Llama tucks him in and pops downstairs. Llama’s toys try to help him relax, but he’s too wiggly. He needs a drink of water. But where did Mama Llama go? Why isn’t she coming? This original, world-premiere musical will have everyone doing the Bedtime Dance! Sat.-Sun. Event details

East Bay

Lion Appreciation Day
Come watch the African lion enjoy special enrichment. Hear a talk by the lion keeper, get your face painted like a lion and learn about the world’s lions from conservation partners. Purchase crafts and music made by communities from all over the world living near lions. Sat. Event details

Alameda Mini Maker Faire
Enjoy this all-ages celebration of maker culture, featuring 80+ interactive exhibits from local DIYers, scientists, designers, tinkerers and artisans. Check out the Unnecessarily High Five, an interactive art piece which encourages participants of all ages to give the highest five they can Sun. Event details


Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud! Sat.-Sun. Event details

Free Shakespeare in the Park
This summer’s musical version of As You Like It asks the questions “What does it mean to go ‘into the woods’ in our world today? What might it mean in the near future?” This new musical adaptation features original music and lyrics by celebrated Bay Area composers The Kilbanes and Resident Artist Phil Wong. Sat.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Amphibian Hike
Join park staff in exploring the local amphibians of the area in and around the Upper Uvas Creek Watershed. Sat. Event details

Ruth and Emilia: The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard
Ruth and Emilia land their shiny spaceship at the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum for a performance of their award-winning kids show, The Spaceship That Fell in My Backyard. The show will have everyone singing and dancing along and promotes positive message for kids about being the best you can be, acceptance of others and making the world a better place. Sat. Event details

North Bay

Arias in the Afternoon
Spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy songs performed by singers from the San Francisco Opera in Sausalito’s Gabrielson Park. Sun. Event details

Marine Science Sunday
Come for this engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from education experts. These interactive classroom programs are great for all ages and can be paired with a guided tour at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth