Join in a festival for pets, picnics and performances! Run and play while listening to live musicians at the Sunday Streets/Bayview Music Festival, and see some theatrical shows at the Chevron Family Theatre Festival. Meet cute animals at a Pet Adoptathon, and eat dinner outdoors during Picnics on the Plaza.

San Francisco

Sunday Streets/Bayview Music Festival
Enjoy running, walking, biking, skating and playing on this large, temporary, public space open only to pedestrians, bicyclists, and non-car activities! Listen to great music, see Circus Bella and enjoy great food too! Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages Event details.

LGBTQ Family Day at the CJM
Celebrate a special day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Bring a picnic, enjoy live music, build nature sculptures and create painted trees using all the colors of the rainbow. Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. San Francisco. $12 per adult. $10 per senior & student. 18 & under, free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Chevron Family Theatre Festival
Enjoy a day of non-stop live entertainment, activities, food and fun for families! See live shows on the Lesher stage and areas surrounding the Center. This is a great way to introduce kids to live theatre. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Walnut Creek. $5 per show per person. All ages. Event details.

Pet Adoptathon
Choose a new pet from over 300 adoptable dogs, birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats and reptiles! Kids will enjoy a variety of activities such as arts and crafts projects and dog training demonstrations. Sun., 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.


Picnics on the Plaza
Buy dinner to-go at a local restaurant or pack a picnic to eat outside. Enjoy live entertainment and activities, and shop for fresh produce at the Farm Stand. Fri., 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm San Anselmo. Free. All ages. Event details.

100 Yard Kids Dash
Be a part of the Marinwood Family Fun Run & Walk by running 100 yards! This will take place after the 5K and 10K races, which families can run and walk in together as well. Sat., 8:30 am. San Rafael. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.


Summer Splash & Family Fun Day
Join in an exciting afternoon of water games, relay races and special treats to eat! Splash around the pool, dive for rings and have inner tube races. Sat., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. San Mateo. $6 per adult. $4 per child. All ages. Event details.

EcoCenter Grand Opening
Take part in hands-on nature and science activities, tours of the EcoCenter and its state-of-the-art touchscreen science exhibits. There will also be bird watching, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, music and free giveaways. Sun, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Ben Krantz Studio & Diablo Regional Arts Association