We are over the moon at all the awesome outdoor festivals, parades and celebrations going on this weekend. From the SF Giants to butterflies to orchids, you can enjoy everything you love in the Bay Area this weekend. There are even a few Valentine’s Day events to show your little sweeties some love.

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San Francisco

Chinese New Year Parade
Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, this parade and festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia. Sat. Event details

SF Giants FanFest
Celebrate the SF Giants and meet VIPs, get autographs and hang out at Oracle Park. Sat. Event details.

East Bay

Black Power
Uncover the history of the Black Power movements in California with a compelling addition to the Gallery of California History. This new installation will illustrate the creative ways black anti-racist activists in California supported their communities and challenged the U.S. government. Fri.-Sun. Event details

A Botanical Valentine Tea
Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. Use all of your senses as you explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Sun. Event details

Peninsula

CuriOdyssey’s First Friday Family Night
Find out how CuriOdyssey’s Museums for All program provides affordable access to CuriOdyssey for underserved families with Founding Sponsor, Alaska Airlines. See amazing robots created by Mills High School’s FIRST Robotics teams. Enjoy a live band, cash bar and dinner while the kids play with science. Fri. Event details

Family Orchid Tour and Valentine Craft
Tour the colorful orchid display in the House, then create a three-dimensional orchid-themed valentine card. Sat. Event details

South Bay

33rd Annual Migration Festival
Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike, or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. Sat. Event details.

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Snake Park Saturday
Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Sat. Event details

North Bay

Perry Yan Magic Show & Balloon Art
The incredible Perry Yan will wow the audience with his astonishing magic tricks and amazing balloon art. Sun. Event details

The Dream of a King
Multi-award winning storyteller Diane Ferlatte accompanied by Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar, honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy through the art of stories and song. This joyful, interactive and inspirational event brings to life themes of tolerance and diversity. Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth

 

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