The weekend’s heating up and we’ve got the full scoop for you! Head on down to Gilroy for everyone’s favorite festival that you can smell from a mile away and then ride the rails with Thomas. It’s going to be epic!

photo: Gilroy Garlic Festival

San Francisco

Disney & Pixar’s Up: Live to Film
The unlikely duo of a 78-year-old curmudgeonly balloon salesman and an eight-year-old stowaway soon find themselves on a hilarious and heartwarming journey to a lost world filled with danger and surprises. Celebrate the world premiere with live orchestra and 10th anniversary of this Oscar-and Grammy Award-winning new classic when the SF Symphony performs the music live to film on the big screen. Fri.-Sat. Event details

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

Berkeley Kite Festival
Come fly a kite at the Berkeley Kite Festival. There are kite competitions by the Bay Area Sport Kite League choreographed to music; candy drops for the kids; rokkaku battles for everyone else; and traditional kite making from the Sode-cho Kite-Flying Society of Hamamatsu, Japan. At the center of everything is the Berkeley Kite Wranglers’ trademark “Octopile.” With nearly 35,000-square feet of giant show kites in their collection, the Wranglers are the premier giant creature kite team on the planet. In the Kids’ Zone are pony rides, a petting zoo, a bungee jump, water balls and bounce houses galore! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Feast for the Beasts
Ever wanted to be a zookeeper? Curious about what elephants eat? Do you want to go inside a zoo exhibit?! The zoo opens early giving guests the opportunity to spread food for select zoo animals. Visitors are encouraged to donate fresh produce including apples, watermelon, grapes, carrots, lettuce or other delicious fruits and vegetables to help feed the animals and will be thanked for their donation with a free kid’s ride ticket. Sat. Event details


Music Is Magic
Concerts are every Friday evening starting at 6:30 p.m.  We encourage you to walk, roll or ride share to the playground as parking will be tight.  You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and then stay to enjoy the show. Fri. Event details.

South Bay

Day Out With Thomas
Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ for the tour through the Big Trees. Your ticket includes a fun-filled day of activities: a train ride with Thomas™, picture taking with Sir Topham Hatt™, temporary tattoos, face painting, bounce houses, storytelling, bubble making, live entertainment, train play tables and more! So bring the family, come early and enjoy the day. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Gilroy Garlic Festival
Join in loads of fragrant fun at this annual garlic festival. Games for kids, pyrotechnic cooking, three stages of live entertainment and the world-famous garlic ice cream will keep you busy the whole weekend. Fri.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Beatles in the Park
The Beatles Tribute, which is the kick-off live music event of the summer in Ross Valley, is the major fundraiser for the San Anselmo Arts Commission. One of the many events that the commission funds is the Music in the Park free concert series which takes place in Creek Park. Sat. Event details.

—Kate Loweth