Lucky you, it’s the weekend. And if that weren’t enough, there’s so much to do from a Disney on Ice show to the return of Treasure Island’s TreasureFest to otter feedings on the peninsula. Get out there and explore!

photo: Disney on Ice Dare to Dream

San Francisco

Chinese New Years Day Parade
Considered one of the best of its kind in the U.S., San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade comprises colorful floats, dazzling costumes, performers ranging from stilt walkers to lion dancers and the freshly-crowned Miss Chinatown USA. Another highlight is always the famous Golden Dragon, “Gum Lung,” requiring about 180 handlers for its 268-foot length. It’s all enlivened by drummers and the endless popping of firecrackers. Sat. Event details

Balboa Swimming Pool Re-Opening Party
Join in the party to celebrate the re-opening of the Balboa Pool with giveaways, performances, community speakers and free swimming. Sat. Event details

TreasureFest Returns
Delicious food trucks, cocktail booths, live music and workshops for kids lend an ultra-fun energy and party vibe to TreasureFest, a monthly flea market where you can score vintage clothing and jewelry from one of the 400+ vendors. Located on Treasure Island, the beautiful views of the city are well worth the trip across the Bay. TreasureFest has great activities for children and is pet-friendly so bring your pooch. Sat.-Sun. Event details

East Bay

Black Joy Parade
Black Joy Parade is a hyper-positive, family-friendly turn up that celebrates the black experience and our community’s contribution to cultures past, present and future. Be present, be creative, be open and be free at this event for everyone. Sun. Event details

Circus Panopticon
Come join Circus Spire as they navigate Circus Panopticon, a circus world that watches their every move. But when they discover that their watchers have disappeared, these performers are free to express their aerial skills, acrobatics and physical comedy to their hearts’ content. Bring the whole family to see this celebration of athletic and creative expression, an outburst of joyful liberation, set against an oppressive world that tries to keep these rebellious circus performers in line. Sat.-Sun. Event details


The Ugly Duckling with Lightwire Theatre
The thrilling Lightwire Theater troupe returns to the Oshman Family JCC with The Ugly Duckling, using its unique brand of electroluminescent theatre to bring this classic tale into a brilliant new light. Lightwire Theatre uses a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and creative choreography to create a theatrical experience unlike any other. Sat. Event details

Otter Feeding
Come see CuriOdyssey’s frisky river otter! Watch him frolic up-close and ask an animal keeper about his story during his daily feeding. Fri.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream
Celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!  Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza. Fri.-Sun. Event details

The Great Train Show
The Great Train Show is the nation’s only coast-to-coast model train show. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids and more. All aboard! Sat.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Oceans Aglow: Night Hike & Campfire
Join NatureBridge Golden Gate and discover one of the most amazing natural phenomenon, bioluminescence. Hike out to Rodeo Beach and explore the sands for twinkling plankton. Where did they come from? Why are they blinking? Are they here all the time? We will try and answer all these and other questions. Sat. Event details

Toddler Days on the Farm
Toddler days offer families with young children a special opportunity to meet farm animals, explore the garden and take part in simple, hands-on cooking and crafting. During a sensory-rich Saturday morning, young children will discover textures, tastes and smells and observe the wonders of nature! Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm, freshly-laid chicken egg and hearing the baa of sheep, as they use all of their senses to explore the farm during this family-friendly farm day. Sat. Event details

—Kate Loweth