Long week? Well it’s time to shake it off. The weekend is here and we’ve got a lineup that ranges from an epic book festival, a kids’ obstacle course and a bike festival full of two-wheeled fun.

photo: Bay Area Book Festival

San Francisco

Children’s Day Festival
Event celebrates Kodomo no Hi, Children’s Day Festival, so bring out the whole family for a fun day in Japantown. Participate in cultural arts and crafts activities, bounce houses, games and prizes for the kids. Sat. Event details

MCD Community MakeArt: Sunday Streets
Bike, walk, skate or scoot down to Dogpatch and enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design all day. View their exhibitions, “Material Domestication” and “Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey”, then head to MCD’s MakeArt Lab and parklet to create festive Sunday Streets decorations for your preferred mode of transportation. Sat. Event details

MOTHER Market is a one-day marketplace featuring a curated group of brands and fun activities for the entire family. The unique event takes place on San Francisco’s waterfront and features an inspiring array of children’s, women’s and home brands, the majority of which are owned by women. In addition to shopping, there will be delicious food and drinks, multiple play spaces for children, plus a dynamic mix of activities, including a complimentary photo-booth, face-painting, art projects, balloon animals, giveaways and more. Sun. Event details

East Bay

The Bay Area Book Festival
The Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley offers a weekend of smart, easy fun to inspire and delight families and kids of all ages. Spread across Civic Center Park, the Festival is free and BART-accessible with ample parking. Dozens of DIY and STEAM activities range from crafting journals to building robots. Sat.-Sun. Event details

Museums on Us Day at OMCA
Present your Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card and a photo ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. Sat.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud. The mission is to inspire and challenge kids and forge family bonds, through obstacle and adventure. Sat. Event details

Starmites is the story of Eleanor, a teenage girl who falls into the world of her favorite comic book and discovers her destiny. Along her journey she is drawn into the conflict between Shak Graa, the “Creep of Chaos” and the Starmites, a group of wise-cracking superheroes, along with their heart throb captain Space Punk. Fri.-Sun. Event details


97th Annual May Fete Parade
Parade features marching bands, decorated floats, thousands of happy kids with costumes, pets or bicycles marching down University Avenue. The parade ends at Heritage Park for the Annual May Fete Fair. Sat. Event details

First Friday Family Night
Play, puzzle, navigate, create and build inside STEM Odyssey until 8 p.m. Be amazed by the beauty of math art and exciting STEM activities. Relax with a live band, cash bar and hot food for purchase. Meet and learn about the senses of CuriOdyssey’s Peregrine falcon, opossum and gopher snake. Fri. Event details

North Bay

Super Bicycle Festival
Inspired by ebike events in Switzerland and Germany, Super Bicycle is part technology expo, part afternoon at the beer garden. Come to Super Bicycle to test ride bikes, share great food, make new friends and feel inspired to reimagine your life, empowered with an electric bike that keeps you active, engaged, fit and full of vitality. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Unleash Your STEM Superpowers
During BADM’s annual STEM Superhero Festival, children ages 0-10 will be able to harness the power of STEM! They’ll create their own super gear out of recycled materials in Super STEM Gadgets, or practice using static electricity to make things move without touching them in Marvelous Minds. Fri.-Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth