It’s a super special weekend for a certain super special guy and there are tons of cool activities and chances to celebrate Dad! That’s right, Father’s Day is on the horizon and what better way to appreciate the man with the plan, the dude who rules, than by planning an awesome day or two filled with events promising tons of excitement and memories. Shake some booty during the Concert at the Cove, enjoy some amazing BBQ, have a Father’s Day Campout or create a trophy dedicated to dear old dad. There are so many cool things to do, how will you choose?!


San Francisco

A street festival just for kids! Come to the 4th Annual KidsBash at Ghirardelli Square presented by Plum Organics for a day of fun and excitement! Awesome activities include train rides, face painting, climbing wall, bounce houses and a visit from the San Francisco Fire Department. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. San Francisco. Free for Adults. Kids Require Tickets. All Ages. Event Details.

Film Night In The Park: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Join A.P.P.L.E Family Works for the 2013 summer movies series. Dad will get a kick out of watching Indiana Jones battle it out for the treasures of all ages in Raiders of the Lost Ark at Dolores Park. Sat., 8:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

East Bay

Concerts At The Cove
Come to the cove for an evening of great music and tons of awesome entertainment! The Crab Cove Visitor Center will have extended visiting hours and family activities to make this a perfect way to kick off the weekend. Don’t forget to bring blankets, chairs and of course, a killer picnic dinner. Fri., 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Alameda. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

Father’s Day Campout
Families can feast on barbecue prepared by the naturalist staff and celebrate dad’s special day. Everyone can bring their sleeping bags, and tents for this exclusive camping event. Food and entertainment are provided! Go fishing, find bugs, take hikes, build sandcastles, play games, roast marshmallows and learn about the animals and plants that make up the shoreline habitat. Moms, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome! Reservations are required. Sat. – Sun., 3:00 pm – 11:00 am. Hayward. Adult and one child: $80. Additional child: $10. Additional adult: $25. All Ages. Event Details.


Jazz And Blues By The Bay
Friday nights in Gabrielson Park is cool for everyone! Enjoy groovy tunes and great sights. Cop a squat and enjoy the musical sounds of Stephanie Keys. Fri., 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Sausalito Free. All Ages. Event Details.

Happy Father’s Day BBQ
In celebration of Father’s Day, take dad to a good ol’ fashioned BBQ at the Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market. Enjoy Belcampo Meat Co’s grass fed freshly grilled goodness, fresh micro brewed ales from Marin Brewing Company and homemade pie from Three Babes Bakeshop. Attendees will get some tunes from musical group Hand Me Down. Sat., 11:00 am. Larkspur. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

South Bay

Father’s Day Crafting Time
Crafts are for everyone! Celebrate Father’s Day and let Pops know just how special he is by presenting him with a handmade trophy. Kids can it fill it with his favorite treats and add a photograph of their favorite guy. Sat., 3:00 pm. Alviso. Free. All Ages. Event Details.


Palo Alto World Music Day
Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes place every year on Father’s Day. Join in this tradition, and hear live Blues, Rock, Jazz and more! Sun., 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Palo Alto. Free. All Ages. Event Details.

What are you doing for Father’s Day this weekend?

–Gabrielle Cullen

Image Courtesy of Ghirardelli Square via website