Let’s celebrate this weekend at a film festival just for kids, the Black Joy Parade and other community events all over the Bay Area. Scroll through to find something fun to do with your kid crew!

photo: Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

San Francisco

Family ArtBash Sunday: Blue Jean Bonanza
Join the Contemporary Jewish Museum for a day-long celebration of its newest exhibition “Levi Strauss: A History of American Style,” accessible for all families, featuring the down-home Jewgrass sounds of Isaac Zones, hands-on fun in a denim art lab, gallery games and activities, a family heritage project, an exhibition of youth artwork from The Museum’s Upstanders Design Challenge and more! Sun. Event details

The Wizard of Oz
Come follow the yellow brick road and help Dorothy and her magical friends get what they wish for. This hour-long whimsical live theater musical is produced for children ages 4-10 by Children’s Theatre Association of San Francisco and is being shown in the historic freshly remodeled Presidio Theatre in the San Francisco Presidio. Sun. Event details.

East Bay

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
At this year’s festival, experience The Power of Kids. As the 2020 election nears, BAICFF will highlight how young people are using their voices to change the world. Though films, programs and panels, the festival will celebrate Bay Area kids, alongside kids from around the world, who use social justice, activism, and civic engagement to call attention to the issues they care about. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Black Joy Parade
Join this parade and festival to celebrate the black experience past, present and future. Following the parade, the Black Joy Parade Festival will be held on 19th and Broadway and feature a curation of 100+ local artists, craftsman, food vendors, performances and more. Sun. Event details.


Black History Month Celebration
Join us for a cultural experience with Diamano Coura West African Dance Company’s powerful performances, the Smithsonian Traveling Poster Exhibit: City of Hope, and Peopleologie’s hands-on West-African Artifact Exhibit. In addition, community organizations will be sharing information about college, housing, internships, job opportunities and more! Plus, local food trucks will also be onsite. Fri. Event details

Kids’ Carnival at the Hiller
Aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction and more are just some of the activities available at each Kids’ Carnival. Sun. Event details

South Bay

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. Fri. Event details

Hakone’s Lunar New Year Festival
Hakone, an oasis of zen high above Silicon Valley, will feature special Chinese culinary delights at the celebration, as well entertainment such as an appearance by master Magician Dan Chan. Chan will perform part of his new act integrating smartphones and iPads into unique performances offering photo-inspiring moments. Sun. Event details

North Bay

Marine Science Sunday
Head to the Marine Mammal Center for an engaging ocean-inspired classroom series from education experts. Presentations at noon and 2 p.m. Guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Sun. Event details

Hands on History: Food at the Missions
Enjoy 40 minute activities designed for the 4th grade student studying California History. Free with paid admission to the park, rain or shine. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth



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