The forecast is calling for sunny (or, at least, partly cloudy) skies this weekend, which should give you a chance to dry out and forage above ground. Here’s some out-of-your-hole activities that will help you and the bits stretch your legs before the next storm go-around.

Do-Gooder Bonus: The Marin Country Mart hosts a Bake Sale for Japan this weekend, so come buy some sweet treats for this very worthy cause.


A La Mode Children’s Sale
For all you sale sharks, it’s a feeding frenzy at A La Mode and U-Me’s Best Brands Consignment Sale this Friday.  Chomp, chomp, chomp up big savings on Boden, Janie & Jack, Petit Bateau, Crewcuts, and the Tea Collection—clothes so cute you could eat ‘em up! Fri., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Spring Fling at Filoli
Take advantage of the sunshine and pop over to Filoli (pictured above) where Spring is at its Springiest. In addition to awesome blossoms and fantastic fragrances, there will be puppet shows, face painting, magic acts, and picnic lunches. And hikes. And gardening activities. And jazz and treats and… just go already! Sat., 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. $5-$25. All ages. Event Details.

San Francisco


WonderCon and Children’s International Film Festival
Visit the 25th annual WonderCon and check out some of your kids’ (or your) favorite comics, cartoons, video games, and more. Take a look through the exhibit hall for exclusive programs and insider info. WonderCon also hosts the Children’s International Film Festival. Take in a program or two for quality kid entertainment from other lands. Fri.-Sun., see website for times and costs. All ages. Event Details.

“Alice in Wonderland” at Disney Museum
Your kids will smile like Chesire cats at the big screen version of this Disney classic. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this tuneful, big color version of Carroll’s fantastic story. Apr 1-30, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. $5-$7. All ages. Event Details.

East Bay

Spring Fling in Danville
Hello, Springtime! Celebrate the season at the Livery with train rides, a bounce house, balloon twisting, face painting, arts and crafts, live music, magic and puppet shows, and more. Everything a little heart could ask for. Sat., noon – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Tartan Day at Ardenwood Historic Farm
Aye, bring the wee lads and lassies over to Tartan Day for a celebration of Scottish proportions. Enjoy bagpipe bands, highland dancing, traditional Scottish food, and historic re-enactments. Visit the Children’s Glen where kids can partake in Highland games, a traditional haggis toss, arts and crafts, storytelling, and perhaps find fairies.  Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. $5-$8. All ages. Event Details.


Youth Film Festival
See the works of future Coppolas and Scorseses at the Youth Film Festival. Films from middle and high schoolers are living large on the big screen at the Lark. Bring the kids and inspire them to put their ideas on the screen. Sun., 11:30 am. $10. All ages. Event Details.


Civil War Days
History comes alive at Civil War Days on Angel Island. Hear the roar of cannons and muskets while getting a glimpse of a soldier’s life. Take part in infantry drills and taste baked goods fresh from the brick oven at the historic Bake House. The North and the South rise again in the Bay this weekend. Sat.-Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (3:00 pm on Sun.). Free. All ages. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko