The dress code this weekend is green! Kids will watch a festive parade and think green at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. A “gold” hunt will take place during Shamrock Day at Habitot. And kids will watch as Ariel gives up her green fish tail for legs in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

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San Francisco

St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Kids will love watching this festive parade and dance festival. They can also go on rides, bounce houses and play at the petting zoo! Sat., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

4th Annual Greenfest Block Party
Kids can wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by listening to live Irish bands! There will also be face painting and jumpy castles to get kids in the spirit! Sun., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Spring Youth Carnival
Kids can go on an Easter egg hunt, bounce in jumpy houses and get their faces painted. Mr. Bunny will be giving out treats too! Sat., 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Emeryville. Free. All ages. Event details.

Shamrock Day at Habitot
There will be “gold” hidden for kids to find throughout the museum. They will also be able to make their own emerald green glasses and play with greek gak! Sun., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Berkeley. $10 per child. $8 per adult. Under 1, free. All ages. Event details.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
This play about kids saving Narnia from the White Witch, with the help of a lion and other new friends, will captivate young audiences! Sat., 11:00 am. Tiburon. Free. Ages 5 & up. Event details.

Passover Preparation for Kids
Kids will learn all about Passover through music, art and cooking. There will also be a Parent Education component to teach parents how to involve little kids in this special holiday. Sun., 9:30 am – 11:30 am. San Rafael. Free. Ages 0-3, and siblings. Event details.


Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
Kids will love watching other kids act in this marine musical theater experience! Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian will sing about life “Under the Sea” as they try to stay safe with Ursula around. Fri., 7:30 pm. Sat., 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm. Sun., 2:00 pm. Los Altos. $17 per adult. $12 per child & senior. All ages. Event details.

Rinconada Spring Swim Meet
Kids will be inspired to take up swim lessons while watching these master swimmers compete. The butterfly will impress little ones too! Sat., 8:30 am 0 4:00 pm. Palo Alto. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival