Hi-ho, campers. We’ve got a nice line-up of events for you this weekend. The key word is “festival.” SF’s Green Festival offers a wide range of activities for the littles, from nature exploration to high adventure challenges. Celebrate Cesar Chavez with a parade and festival in the Mission. And break out your favorite anime costumes for the Cherry Blossom Festival (pictured) in Japantown. Also, over at Tea Collection, 20% of online sales go to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami relief today; just put “DONATE” as the promo code.

East Bay


Egg Scramble and Spring Fling
Enjoy a day-long series of spring activities at Crab Cove center, including an egg hunt, games, crafts, fish feedings, and beach exploration. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Geared 4 Kids
Babies on bikes, kids on cycles. Get into Geared 4 Kids, a new org that plans rides with your tots in mind. Join them for their first ride in San Pablo Park. Bring snacks and expect lots of playground stops. Yay! Sat., 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.



Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Lucky Diaz brings his kid-friendly guitar-pickings to BADM. Make a day of it with a trip to the museum before you and the kids do some serious shoe-shuffling and toe-tapping. Sat., 11:00 am – 11:30 am. $5-$12. All ages. Event Details.


Easter Bunny at Northgate Mall
Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way. Visit Peter Cottontail for scads of candy and memorable photos. Apr 9-23, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. See website for pricing. All ages. Event Details.


San Francisco


Family Festival for Convent and Stuart Hall
It’s a party for Convent and Stuart Hall. Celebrate spring at their family festival with games and activities for our favorite little people. Carnival games, airbrush tattoos, dunk tanks, and a mechanical bull are just the tip of the iceberg. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Skateboard Science
Explore the physics of Skateboard Science, learn to do an “ollie,” and take on the impromptu skate park at the Exploratorium. Then grab a seat as professional skaters catch some air. Science has never been so cool. Sat. and Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. $10-15. All ages. Event Details.



Wild Cat Adventure
Feeling adventurous? Come by for a Wild Cat Adventure with 5 live wild cats. Get up close and personal with cougars, leopards, and lynxes, and get to know their habits and habitats. Sun., 2:00 pm. $5-$10. All ages. Free. Event Details.

Charlotte’s Web
Take a look-see at Zuckerman’s famous pig in the Palo Alto’s Children Theatre’s version of “Charlotte’s Web.” Don’t miss a date with this “radiant,” “humble,” and “terrific” kid classic. Fri. and Sat., 7:00 pm (Also Sat., 2:00 pm), $8-$12. 4 and up. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko