See interactive live shows, learn about some active animals and join in outdoor activities! Laugh and sing along with farm animals while watching the musical Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type. Go for a ride outside at Tykes on Bikes or bike, run and swim at the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. Then get silly at the Andy Z Concert!

San Francisco

Chelle! & Friends
Chelle! & Friends will perform music from New Orleans, the land where Jazz was born. Join the party, move your feet, sing along and join a Mardi Gras parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Fri., 11:00 am – 11:30 am. San Francisco. Free. All ages Event details.

JAMBand Family Festival
This family friendly music festival is a regular destination for families from all over the Bay Area. Sing and dance along with Alison Faith Levy at 3:00 pm, followed by Charity JAMband at 4:00 pm. Sun., 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Shark Encounter!
Spend some time with sharks during this one-day event. Participate in a shark feeding and touch tank, while dispelling some of the myths that threaten these amazing animals. Make a craft to take home too. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Hayward. $12 per adult. $10 per child. All ages. Event details.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type
Farmer Brown’s cows are c-c-c-cold! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes, but he finds the “click clack” of the typewriter annoying. Come see how things are resolved in this delightful “moosical!” Sat., 10:30 am & 4:00 pm. Sun., 10:30 am & 4:00 pm. Oakland. $15 per non-member. $10 per Fairyland member. All ages. Event details.


Meet Clifford as he makes a 15-minute appearance. Then see ClownSnotBombs, the eight person circus group, as they put on a variety-style show that includes comedy skits, unicycle dancing, acrobatics, juggling and music. Fri., 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Sausalito. $10 per non-member. $5 per member. All ages. Event details.

Tykes on Bikes
Marin County preserves have miles of great places to ride your bike! Join a park ranger for a bike ride, and an ecology and history tour, on a flat shady area. Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Kentfield. Free. All ages. Event details.


Andy Z Concert
Smile, dance and sing along with Andy Z, as he takes kids on an imaginary tour of the Andyland Islands. They will be drawn in by his full cast of character voices, puppets and songs that are educational and just plain silly! Sat., 10:30 am. Belmont. Free. All ages. Event details.

Menlo Park Kids Triathlon
Kids will participate in a swim, bike ride and run, with different distances for each age group. The finish line and expo will be set up in the main grassy park area, with free pizza for all race participants. Sat., 7:30 am – 11:30 am. Menlo Park. $45 per child. Ages 5-14. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Bay Area Children’s Theatre