Do something fun for mothers and kids this weekend! Go wild at the Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Zoo, and enjoy a beachside brunch at the Mother’s Day Barbecue. Jump and bounce the day away at the Park Street Spring Festival and at the Almost Mother’s Day Concert too.

San Francisco

Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Zoo
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, and then go on an exciting docent-led tour to see  wonderful animal mothers and their young. Sun., 9:00 am – 11:00 am. San Francisco. $50 per Zoo member adult. $25 per Zoo member child. $60 per non-member adult. $30 per non-member child. All ages. Event details.

Mothering Sunday
Treat a special mum to an Afternoon Tea party, including tea sandwiches, special scones, pretty sweets and treats, a fancy party gift for each mum, door prizes and some light entertainment. Sun., 11:00 am  1:00 pm, 1:30 pm  3:30 pm & 4:00 pm  6:00 pm. San Francisco. $48 per adult. $20 per child 12 & under. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Park Street Spring Festival
Enjoy arts and crafts booths, live music and a kids area featuring bounce houses, a giant slide, slot cars, face painting and a petting zoo. Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Alameda. Free. All ages. Event details.

Flower Walk & Workshop
Take a walk through the Botanical Garden, learn about pollinators and make a one-of-a-kind flower-themed gift perfect for Mother’s Day! Sat., 10:00 am  –  12:00 pm. Berkeley. $12 per non-member. $8 per member. Ages 3 & up. Event details.


Alison Faith Levy CD Release Party
Come celebrate with former “Sippy Alison” of The Sippy Cups. She’ll be playing lots of new pop tunes to get the little ones dancing, singing and acting silly. Sat., 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Sausalito. $14 per non-member. $5 per member. All ages. Event details.

Mother’s Day Barbecue
Enjoy a delicious barbecue brunch in a wonderful natural wildlife preserve that is usually closed to the public. Explore natural habitats on guided nature walks. Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Stinson Beach. $25 per adult. $12 per child under 12. All ages. Event details.


Almost Mother’s Day Concert
Attend this kids concert with Bay Area favorite Andy Z and the Andyland Band, and dance and sing along. Then make a craft, and bounce and jump around in the Inflatable Playland! Sat., 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.

See the musical about Pinkalicious, a young girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes! She ends up with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe! Fri., 7:00 pm. Sat., 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Palo Alto. $12 per adult. $10 per child. Under 3, free. Ages 3 & up. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of The San Francisco Zoo