Looking for fun things to do with your kids in San Francisco this weekend? Don’t miss a special round of events celebrating the history of the Presidio, including a campfire and a day of rancho activities. Book your tickets for Elmo’s Healthy Heroes live at the Oracle Arena. And pitch your tent for the Great American Backyard Campout. It’s fun in and out of the sun.

San Francisco

35th Annual Free Folk Festival
Try to find an event you don’t want to do at the Free Folk Festival. With music workshops, jamband sessions, and family activities fighting each other for space all weekend, you’ll be dancing, singing, and shaking ’til Monday. And probably after. Sat. and Sun., 12:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Noe Valley SummerFest
Noe Valley has its own little “street fair” with Summerfest, geared toward families. Bring the littles for hayrides, a petting zoo, face painting, a chalk drawing contest, and live music. Sweet summer celebrations! Sat., 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


East Bay

3rd Annual King Carnival
Ooo, carnival games, barbecue, and a pool to boot. Bring your suit for this community summer event. Sat., 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. $4.50-$6.50. All ages. Event details.

Laurel Village Summer Solstice Music Festival
On MacArthur Blvd, from 35th Avenue to High Street, there will be music in the air this weekend. The summer solstice has never sounded lovelier than at the Laurel Village Summer Solstice Music Festival. With nearly 12 hours of music, this festival needs every minute of these long summer days. Sat., 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Family Hike and Campfire
It’s night hike and campfire time again in the Marin Headlands. Bring your flashlights, family and friends–’smores the merrier. Sat., 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. $10/person. All ages. Event details.


Mexican Arts Festival
Celebrate the music, food, and fun of Mexican culture at the Mexican Arts Festival. Make tortillas, picnic, and listen to live music at this outdoor event. Bring blankets for picnicking. Sat., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.



Has your bunny been languishing about, looking for something to do? Look no farther, bunny; it’s BunnyFest! Bring your bunny for bunny spas, bunny contests, bunny portraits, and bunny playgrounds. This place knows bunnies like no-bunnie’s business. Sun., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Packard Children’s Hospital Birthday Celebration
It’s PCH’s birthday but you get all the presents. Kids can catch live performances from lion dancers, hoop stars, and kid-friendly bands. Then eat up healthy food from local vendors. Save room for cupcakes! There will be arts and crafts projects as well as exercise demos and activities. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.