This week we’ve got Bay Area kids events that run the docket from street parties to nature events. If you want to do it, it’s happening this summer. Little Hands education center offers classes for kids 6-36 months that highlight arts, music, and more. Try out their curriculum at the public open house. Take a listen to the Hipwaders new CD in downtown Vacaville and try out some eats and ice cream.

East Bay

OBUGS Art and Garden Tour
Mount up for the 4th Annual Oakland Based Urban Gardens Art and Garden Tour. Break out the cycles for a ride through West Oakland and check out neighborhood gardens along the way. Finish up at Lowell Park for an OBUGS party. If you don’t have a bike, borrow one from OBUGS, or ride in the van and you can still party down. Sun., 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Mills College Art Museum Family Day
Have some fun at the art museum with hands-on activities and craft-making. Tour the exhibit on the Museum’s Visiting Artists from 1933 to 1952. Sun., 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

San Francisco


Dolores Park Gardening Day and Pot Luck
If you’ve been thinking Dolores Park could use some love, this is your event. Bring the kids and a dish to share, and work up an appetite cleaning up the park. Then, break out the nibbles and chat with your neighbors at a pot luck picnic. There will also be treats on hand from Bi-rite, Due Drop-In, and Dolores Park Cafe. Sat., 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Buddhist Church Ginza Bazaar
Activities abound at the Buddhist Church Ginza Bazaar. Shop the stalls full of handmade crafts, books, and more. Play games and take a bite from traditional Japanese foods. On Saturday, the traditional Japanese Bon-Odori dance will be performed from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Sat. and Sun., see website. Free. All ages. Event Details.



PAL Blues, Arts, and BBQ Festival
Three great tastes that taste great together. Dance in the streets while you browse art and drip barbecue sauce all over yourself at this fantastic festival. Or, try not to do everything at once and take your time (It is two days). Fri. and Sat., see website. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Collard Greens Festival
Taste your way through the Collard Greens Festival and decide for yourself what the best recipe is. Break out your special taste buds for Collard Greens Ice Cream Supreme, sure to be a definite Do or Don’t. Special games for kids along with live music, arts and crafts, and a farmer’s market. Sat., 10:00 am. Free. All ages. Event Details.



Summer Sunset at BADM
Catch the 2nd Summer Sunset at Bay Area Discovery Museum with kid favorite, Enzo Garcia. This one-man band will entertain the kids with music from different genres and cultures while you Food Truck Crush it and chew through delicious chow. Fri., 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. $5. All ages. Event Details.

Picnic in the Old Mill Park
Celebrate the long-standing Mill Valley Public Library with a Picnic in the Old Mill Park. Party includes live bluegrass pickin’, old-timey games, good eats, and fun. Sat., 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.