Hi-ho, Spring; everything’s coming up daisies. Get out and enjoy the blooms and baby animals (Can you find a baby pigeon?). Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Habitot with arts and crafts, treats, and a treasure hunt for “gold.” Don a costume and visit a Purim Carnival for games, treats, bouncy houses, and hamentaschen. There are carnivals at JCC East Bay, JCCSF, and the Osher Marin JCC. Don’t forget your noisemakers.

San Francisco


Springtime in the Mission
Make a day of it at the Mission Kids Co-op fundraiser. Look out for great kids’ activities like bouncy houses, stilt walkers, face painting, and hula hoops. Don’t forget to bid on auction items like tickets to local museums and sporting events. Sat., 1:00 pm. $5/adult, kids under 6 free. Event Details.


Sunday Streets
Sunday Streets! Woot! Get your helmets on and your trailers out; it’s that time again. A new season of Sunday Streets starts this weekend; come by to see what they have in store for us this year. Sun., 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

East Bay


You know the drill: bring us your clean, your gently used, your no-longer needed… It’s the peace.love.swap., a great place to exchange all those things your kids aren’t using for things they will use. Easy-peasy, one two threesy. Sun., 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. $5. Free for volunteers. All ages. Event Details.


Kidgits Book Blast
The mall can be beneficial to your kid’s literacy. Unlikely? Maybe. But the Book Blast event at Hilltop Mall has games, arts and crafts, and activities all aimed at encouraging your child to read. Sat., 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Tall Tales
Visit Marin Theatre’s interpretation of some America’s greatest folk tales (pictured above), like Paul Bunyan and his ax and ox. Have fun with this playful group of animals and creatures that are so central to American culture. Mar 19, 20, 26, 27, 1:00 pm. $10-$15. All ages. Event Details.

Marin Farm Days
Bring the kids for the 25th annual Farm Day with exhibits on agriculture, health, farm animals, gardens and environmental education. Children can see various farm animals up close, including a cow, heifers, horse and pony, goats, sheep and a sheep dog, assorted poultry, rabbits and more. Saturday, San Rafael 9 -12 Free. Read more.


Charity Kahn @ San Carlos Library
Join Charity Kahn as she takes her rock on the road and parties down at San Carlos Library. A free afternoon of music and movement can’t be beat. Sat., 11:00 am. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Outrageous Outgrowns
Shop ‘til you drop at Outrageous Outgrowns, the Bay Area’s biggest resale event for babies and kids of all ages. Get a jump on summer clothes, or even next year’s school duds at this one-of-a-kind event. Mar 18-20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko