It’s Veterans Day weekend and we have all the ways you can enjoy the extra day off with your family. Petaluma hosts a massive parade and flyover on Monday if you want to show your support for our men and women in uniform. Or, spend you weekend checking out STOMP or the new Cirque du Soleil: AMALUNA. The weekend is here!

San Francisco

Cirque Du Soleil: AMALUNA
AMALUNA invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balancewhich marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Fri.-Sun. Event details

From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. Fri.-Sun. Event details

East Bay

Burning Man Block Party
Burning Man meets Friday Nights at OMCA at this spectacular version of Oakland’s favorite block party. This extra special edition of Friday Nights features art cars, dancers, DJs, marching bands, and, of course, fire! The special event launches a weekend of Bay Area-wide programming from Burning Man artists throughout Oakland and beyond. Don’t miss this super-sized late-night extravaganza in celebration of special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Fri. Event details

Second Saturday at Jack London Square
True to its namesake, Second Saturday takes place every second Saturday with over 50 vendors, live entertainment and foo.d Second Saturday feels like a neighborhood block party among friends. Sat. Event details


IlluminOdyssey Winter Light Experience
Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s IlluminOdyssey, a dazzling winter light experience for kids. See four floors of walls, floors and ceiling come alive with radiant, moving color. Carry colorful lanterns with you as you explore a world of luminescent wonder. Venture through a gleaming jungle of soft sculptures and under an illuminated canopy of fiber optic strands. Create a refractive rainbow at the tip of a wand. Sat.-Sun. Event details

California and the Civil War
Bring your family for a truly unique historical experience. Veterans weekend will bring the National Civil War Association to the historic Johnston House on Higgins Canyon Road. This historical re-enactment society specializes in bringing an important part of United States history alive for students and the public. Fri.-Sun. Event details

South Bay

Raptor Fest
Join for a family-friendly celebration of raptors and the unique habitat for birds of prey at Rancho San Vicente. The event will feature live birds, guided nature walks and educational activities for all ages. Reservations required. Sat. Event details

Second Saturday on the Farm
This family event focusing on agriculture includes games, activities and visits from farm animals. Ride a tractor, learn about farming and enjoy a beautiful fall day on the farm. Sat. Event details

North Bay

Telescope Nights
If the weather behaves, telescope guides will set up their telescopes for viewing from around 7-10 p.m. Dress warmly to learn all about the universe beyond our planet. Fri. Event details

Veterans Day Parade & Flyover
The largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern California makes its way through downtown Petaluma. Entertainment in Walnut Park begins at noon. Parade starts at 1 p.m.. Mon. Event details

—Kate Loweth