Where can you get a bedroom set and meatballs while your kid gets their face painted? Ikea, of course. This Saturday there will be in-store jazz and a clown to liven up your shopping experience. If you like your music even more lively, there’s the 1st Annual Reggae Festival, guaranteed to put a little hop in your step. And, you can say goodbye to summer at the Mill Valley Public Library with their week-long End-of-Summer activities.


China Camp Heritage Day
Heritage Day includes dancing and acrobats, arts and crafts, folk music, and guided tours of China Camp village. If you’ve wanted to check out China Camp, get on the stick—this is one of the many state parks slated for closure next year. Sat., 11:30 am-4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Marin History Museum Family Day
Get a glimpse of Marin History Museum’s opening exhibit, “Marin at War!”, at their free family day. In addition to this exhibit detailing the part that Marin has played in a number of wars over the years, there will be crafts, games, and music. Come early for the Color Guard Ceremony and watch the flags fly. Sat., 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

San Francisco

Color Fair at the Exploratorium
Follow your favorite color to Color Fair and see science demos and activities based on colors. Learn how to tie-dye and see chemistry experiments on the visible spectrum. Visit the artisan fair outside for colorful wares on sale. There will also be eats from Kara’s Cupcakes, Alicia’s Tamales, and more. Sun., 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. $10-$15; 3 and under free. All ages. Event details.

J-Pop Summit Festival
Pop over to the J-Pop Summit Festival for a dose of everything J-Popular. Win the dance contest, rock out with the ladies, check out the fashion, movies, anime, and more. Food trucks will be on hand for fresh, local eats. Even with two whole days, this festival is so full, it’s about to… j-pop! Sat. and Sun., 11:00 am-6:00 pm; Free. All ages. Event details.


East Palo Alto Children’s Day in the Park
Children’s Day in the Park is all about the kids, filled with activities like face painting, games, and arts and crafts. Free, healthy eats will be available to fortify your kids so they can get back into the fun fray. Enjoy this community-building day! Sat., 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details. 

Science Night at the Museum of American Heritage
The Museum of American Heritage wants to share its science and technology with you. Bring your science-minded kids for fun with static electricity, electromagnets, and to find out what a Theremin is. Recharge with pizza and drinks. Fri., 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. $17 in advance; $20 at the door. 7 and up. Event details.

East Bay

Alberrito Streets
In addition to having an awesome name, Alberrito Streets is a fantastic event bringing together the Albany and El Cerrito communities for some playtime in the streets. With the cars away, the kids will play and there will be loads of sports equipment for soccer, dodge ball, tennis, and more. See magic acts, sketch something for the sidewalk chalk art gallery—just have fun! Sun., 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Last Sundays Fest
Enjoy some indie music at Last Sundays Fest on Telegraph Ave. Browse crafts from local artisans and eats from your favorite street trucks. This is great event to see local creativity from the East Bay. Sun., 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.