Some kiddos are back in school, but it’s still officially summer so don’t put away the good times just yet. Dance it up at BADM’s last Summer Sunsets with Caribbean beats from Asheba. Or enjoy the culinary side of science at Cal Academy’s August Local Bites. Make hay while the sun’s a-shining.

San Francisco

Alamo Square Flea Market
Sale! Save! If those words get your blood going, this is the place for you. Sort through bits and pieces for toys, clothes, and other baubles of interest. There will be a special kids’ area for play. Off the Grid will also be on hand to field your Señor Sisig cravings. Yum! Sat., 9:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

SF Street Food Festival
Speaking of Señor Sisig, if you want to have a full-fledged affair with the man and his compatriots, get yourself a ticket for the SF Street Food Festival. Truck upon truck of gastronomical happiness awaits you. Taste this, sample that. Eat eat eat. Sat., 11:00 am-7:00 pm. See website. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

The Playground
Hit the Playground for a day of dance, yoga, hula hoops, songs, and more. Billed as “an urban retreat for kids,” expect a fun day of movement and music. Sat., 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Parent Voices Giant Yard Sale
Support Parent Voices and get a great deal at the same time. At their annual yard sale, you can buy up cheap baby equipment, toys, kids’ books, clothing, and more. Go wild—it’s good for you and supports a great cause. Sat., 9:00 am-2:00 pm. $10 8:00 am early bird special. All ages. Event details.


GirlVentures Fundraiser Hike
Take a hike while raising funds for GirlVentures. Walk Mt. Tam while supporting this girl-positive organization that seeks to empower young ladies through outdoor experiences. Sat., 9:00 am. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.

Beach Day
(pictured) It’s a day at the beach with WildCare Family Adventures. Look for deer, river otters, egrets, and more at Rodeo Beach and Rodeo Lagoon. Sat., 10:00 am. Free. All ages. Event details.


North Fair Oaks Festival
The Sheriff’s Office of San Mateo County hosts its annual North Fair Oaks festival to celebrate the community and raise money for youth programs. Come early for the parade, crowning of the festival queen, games, music, rides, and more. Sun., 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Palo Alto Back-to-School Clothing Swap
Sign up to join the city wide Back-to-School clothing, book and more swap. Get rid of old gear and receive gently-used clothes, notebooks, backpacks, and more. Wed., 3:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.