The festival season is in full swing across the Bay and we’ve got new festive settings for you and the littles to cut up. When you get a moment, the San Mateo County Fair awaits your attention; on June 13 children 12 and under get in free. You get another opportunity to bike the city at Sunday Streets Bayview. And the Healthy Parks Healthy People (or HP2) Festival wants you to shake a leg and check out some of the events going on at the East Bay Regional Parks this summer, and there are a ton. Move it or lose it, folks. Summer waits for no man. Or woman. Or small child.

San Francisco

Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival
Does tofu make you rhapsodic? Does soy leave you breathless? No? Well, maybe you need to learn more about your available soybean products. The NC Soy and Tofu Festival features live performances, vendors, and info on all things soy and soy-related. There’s even a raffle (Guess what the prize is!). Come visit and soak up about this versatile food. Sat., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Grillin’ in the ‘Mo
When you start smelling meat, you’ll know you’re in the right place. Grillin’ in the ‘Mo kicks off summer in the Fillmore with a community BBQ. Take on the jumpy house, get your face-painted, and eat your weight in free meat. But before you do that, maybe try out Hamilton Rec’s awesome indoor waterslides. Then hit the meat table. Sat., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.



Art in the Park
Burlingame Parks and Rec celebrates summer with Art in the Park. Take a look at pieces from local artists while you swing around to Stompy Jones. The kids will love the Activities Corner with games and family entertainment centered around them. Enjoy this community good time with neighbors and family. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Tree Frog Treks at Hillsdale Shopping Center
TFT brings its favorite creatures to Hillsdale for some shopping. No one loves a sale like a newt. When they’re not shopping, though, they’re around for meeting and greeting. Take a break from the mall and get up close with some slitherers, crawlers, and swimmers. Sat., 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Live Oak Park Fair
Check out unique crafts from a ton of local artists, and fill your house and closet with one-of-a-kind pieces. Entertainment includes many local performers and a special kids’ stage. There will also be vendors on hand with eats and treats. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Butterfly and Bird Festival
They’re beautiful, they’re airborne, and they’re all around us. Learn more about our beautiful aerial friends, birds and butterflies. Get up close and personal with some winged creatures, and do arts and crafts projects themed on birds and butterflies. Sun., 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.



Pirates and Princesses
Try on your favorite swashbuckler’s garb and lash on your tiara for the Pirates and Princesses family fun night. Make up your own fairy tale about walking the plank or princesses at sea and have some family fun floating around the seven seas. Or the community pool. Sat., 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. $10/family. All ages. Event details.

Strawberry Festival
Drop by the Strawberry Rec Center for some community fun like bouncy houses, carnival games, and a petting zoo. Bring the suits for the pool party. Sun., 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.