Knock knock. Who’s there? Good times. Good times who? Good times are beating down your door, so let them in. Feel like a god at sea with the Opening Day on the Bay activities. Or support your local preschool and take in a carnival be it here or here. There’s something to do everywhere you turn so get gone.

San Francisco


Queen’s Day
Come to Union Square for a taste of Amsterdam at the celebration of this Dutch holiday. Play traditional Queen’s Day games and eat Dutch delicacies from the ‘vrijmarkt.’ Don’t forget your klompen. Sat., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Glen Park Festival
The Glen Park Festival not only showcases the Glen Park neighborhood, but all proceeds go to programs in the Glen Park area. Entertainment for the festival includes bouncy houses and copious arts and crafts. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.



Walk in their Shoes
Walk the walk at the 5th Annual Walk in Their Shoes Community Parade and Festival to Support Homeless Children. Have fun at the family festival while helping the community. My New Red Shoes is a Burlingame-based nonprofit that helps homeless children look and feel confident and raises awareness about homeless families. Sun., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. $11.50-$22. All ages. Event Details.


Streets Alive
Roll through town at Streets Alive and lively up yourselves. World Health Day wants to see how active you can be so walk it, bike it, skate it, ride it—take a turn about town. The streets are yours. Sun., see website for times and locations. Free. All ages. Event Details.



Ridge to Bridge
Take in the scenery on the Bay Area Ridge Trail at the 15th Annual Ridge to Bridge race. There’s a special family walk for kids 10 and under that starts near the Golden Gate Bridge and ends at a beach. Strollers are welcome. Funds raised help complete the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Sat., 10:00 am. $30/person. All ages. Event Details.


Tour of Novato/Fun Fair
Bring your bikes and your fun for the Tour of Novato. Take a ride out to Stafford Lake, then partake in some of the FunFair activities like face paintings, carnival games, a GeoCache treasure hunt, and the Total Golf Adventure. Proceeds benefit Novato Unified School District. Sat., 7:00 am. $2-$5 for some activities at fair. All ages. Event Details.

East Bay


5 de Mayo Celebration
This year’s 5 de Mayo celebration includes three stages of musicians and dancers, a parade featuring a “Banda de Guerra” military marching band, and “Charros” on horseback. Make sure you get your eat on at some of the best Mexican food vendors and food trucks in the Bay. And visit the Kid Zone for that extra kick of fun. Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.


May Day Celebration
Play games and stripe the May pole at this May Day celebration. Kids can craft May Day baskets and decorate them. Treats served. Sun., 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko