Spring has definitely sprung! The whole family can celebrate the season at the Cherry Blossom Festival and at the Berkeley Bay Festival. Kids can get creative at Spring Family Art Day. And everyone will enjoy a walk through the park during Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical.

Elijah KB

San Francisco

Cherry Blossom Festival
Everyone will enjoy delicious food, dance and music performances, exhibits, parades and a Sanrio activity area. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

Baby Loves Disco
The whole family can dance together! Kids can get creative with arts and crafts, temporary tattoos and soccer demos. There will be awesome music for parents to enjoy too, by DJ Big Gabe and MC Alphabet Rockers. Sun., 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. San Francisco. $15 per person. Ages 6 mos-7. Event details.

East Bay

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
Kids will see the clothes to fly in this musical version of the hilarious picture book by Mo Willems. Everyone will love the adventures of toddler Trixie and her Knuffle Bunny, as her dad learns it can be tricky to do the laundry with them! Sat., 2:00 pm. Sun., 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Berkeley. $15 per child. $17 per senior. $20 per adult. All ages. Event details.

Berkeley Bay Festival
This festival is both entertaining and educational! Everyone can learn about local family-friendly activities as they enjoy good food, ride sailboats and explore the Marina. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. All ages. Event details.


Spring Break Film Festival
Disney and Pixar will present an awesome collection of twelve short films, featuring Academy Award nominees. Kids will love Presto, Day & Night, La Luna and others. Popcorn and pillows will be provided! Fri., 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Mill Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.

Israel in Marin Festival
Everyone can celebrate Israel’s birthday with live music, games and an archaeological dig. Kids will hear Hebrew stories, watch Shalom Sesame and take photos with Hump-free the camel! Sun., 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. San Rafael. Free. All ages. Event details.


In this show a poor miller tries to impress royalty by boasting that his daughter can turn straw into gold. When the girl is locked in a room with a spinning wheel and straw, Rumpelstiltskin, appears. Sat., 11:00 am. Sunnyvale. $14 per person. Ages 5-11. Event details.

Spring Family Art Day
Families can celebrate spring, and see the exhibition Community Creates one more time. This event will include art-making and activities led by professional artists, art teachers and volunteers. Sun., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Palo Alto. Free. Ages 5 & up. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend?

–Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Bay Area Children’s Theatre