Spring is here we’ve got a weekend’s worth of ways to enjoy it. See your bunnies catch some air in San Francisco, go on the first egg hunt of the season in Moraga, enjoy the blossoms in bloom in Saratoga, and get some garden inspiration in San Mateo. Whatever your mood, we’ve got something sure to put a bounce in your step.
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Music Jiggle Jam at Carmel Blue
Kids of all ages, from baby to preschooler, can join in a Jiggle Jam, a music making class full of songs, games, and activities. Fri., 5:15-5:45 p.m. North Beach. $15. All ages. Event details.
Get Groovy at Baby Loves Disco
Here are three magic words for mini hip-shakers: unlimited juice boxes. Finish off the weekend at Baby Love’s Disco’s spectacular dance party at a nightclub turned play space right in downtown SF. Boogie down with the kids before they’re too young to be embarrassed. Sun, 1-3 p.m.. SOMA. $15. All ages. Event details.
Peanut Butter or Jelly Book Party
Local author and illustrator of Peanut Butter or Jelly is hanging out at Folio Books. Join her for a book reading, a real-time voting session (peanut butter or jelly?) and a make your own Peanut Butter and Jelly characters craft. Lunch will be served. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Noe Valley. Free. 3-12. Event details.
Beyond Dinosaurs with Paxton Gate
Join paleontology educator Susan Liebl and Paxton Gate for a fossil workshop for kids 5-12. Do some hands-on activities including excavating fossils, fossil-themed art projects, and live music. Sun., noon-2 p.m. Mission. Free. 5-12. Event details.
Bunny Hop at the House of Air
In honor of the spring season, we are taking over the Presidio trampoline park for a festive Bunny Hop guaranteed to encourage quiet car rides home and peaceful afternoon naps. Bunny ears included! Sun., 2-4 p.m. Chrissy Field. $30/jumper. 3 and up. Event details.
Shattered Circus with Kinetic Arts Center
See jugglers, aerialists, acrobats, and clowns tell the story of a mind shattering into pieces and coming together again. Sat., 4 & 8 p.m. and Sun., 1 & 5 p.m. Oakland. $15-$40. 3 and up. Event details.
Moraga Junior Women’s Club Annual Spring Egg Hunt
Bring your own basket (and bonnet!) to the Moraga Commons for an egg hunt and spring party. With kids divided in groups by age, kids as young as 1 can enjoy some happy hunting. Plus games, crafts, facepainting, bouncy houses, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. (Egg hunts are at 10 & 11 a.m.) Moraga. $10. 1-8. Event details.
There’s No Business Like Shoe Business
Join the East Bay Children’s Theatre for a comedic twist on the classic Grimm tale “The Shoemaker and The Elves.” Sun., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Lafayette. $15/adults; $12/child (ages 12 and under). 2 and up. Event details.
Eggscellent Eggs in Nature
Observe several different types of eggs as you learn all about oviparous animals. Have some fun dying your own hard-boiled eggs; then take to the trail to spot any nesting birds or baby animals. Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hayward. $8. 6 and up. Event details.
SF Flower and Garden Show
Stroll through designer gardens, make a bee hotel, touch a terrarium full of insects, create an electronic BeeBot, examine a butterfly wing under a microscope and tons more activities just for kids. There’s also hundreds of seminars and plants for sale, so moms and dads can bring the magic of the Plant Kingdom home to their backyard/front stoop/balcony! Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. San Mateo. $22/adult; children 16 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
Bicycle Sunday in Belmont
Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92, which makes for a car-free walk, run, bike, skate, stroll, or tricycle ride! With restrooms located strategically along the way (Edgewood Park, Pulgas Water Temple, and Filoli) and tons of places to stop and picnic, it’s a beautiful day out. Ride on! Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Belmont. Free. All ages. Event details.
Los Gatos-Saratoga Summer Camp Fair
This is a great way to check out all the summer camp and school offerings in the area. Meet instructors, get the 411 on all the local spots, and visit the job fair table. The kids can jump in the bouncy house and meet a live horse, plus lots of fun demos, raffles, games, and giveaways. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Los Gatos. Free. All ages. Event details.
Saratoga Blossom Festival
Celebrate the beauty of spring among the blooms of the Saratoga Heritage Orchard and Civic Center. Music from the 1930’s and ’40s, vintage farm motors and antique cars, kid’s crafts, local art, food trucks, poetry, and a blossom and garden tour, all part of a celebration that has taken place for more than forty years! Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saratoga. Free. All ages. Event details.
Lake Lagunitas Family Walk
Join WildCare for a family excursion to Lake Lagunitas. Look for woodpeckers, Bald Eagles, cormorants, turtles, and even river otters! As an added bonus, WildCare offers a free shuttle from the Canal area in San Rafael. Sat., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ross. Free. All ages. Event details.
Sheep to Sweater at Slide Ranch
Learn how clothing comes from these wooly animals at Slide Ranch’s Sheep to Shawl family day. From a sheep shearing demo to wool spinning in the yurt, you’ll learn the whole process. Local wool-master Christie Collins will lead activities that show how wool becomes a sweater. Get a chance to spin wool and bring home a soft memento from the day. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Muir Beach. $25/person; children 2 and under are free. All ages. Event details.
Tall Ship Tours: The Lady Washington and The Chieftain
The Lady Washington, featured in PIrates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is docked in Sausalito along side The Chieftain. You can get a walking tour, or check out their website to sign up for a battle excursion! Fri., 4-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sausalito. All ages. Event details.
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