From bashes and carnivals, to festivals and fairs, there will be a lot of celebrating going on this weekend!  Everyone can try out new foods and learn about other countries at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, and at the Oakland Greek Festival. Kids can play some sports and get their faces painted at the Pixie Park Spring Fair, and at the U-Me Carnival in the Park with Red Tricycle!


San Francisco

CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Birthday Bash
The whole community can celebrate 20 years of good food and friends at this Birthday Bash. Party goers will enjoy shortcakes, a treasure hunt and party favors! Sat., 9:00 am – 12:00 am. San Francisco. Breakfast: $20/Adult. $10/Child. All other activities: Free. All ages. Event details.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration
The Children’s Area will have a bouncy house, rock climbing wall, games, face painting, storytelling and a seed planting activity. Everyone can try Asian foods, and visit the Arts & Crafts World Market. Sat., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.

East Bay

Oakland Greek Festival
The whole family can sing and dance along with authentic Greek performances, and shop for artisan goods as well. There will be face painting and balloon animals too! Fri., 10:00 am – 11:00 pm. Sat., 10:00 am – 11:00 pm. Sun., 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. Oakland. $6 per person. Under 12, free. All ages. Event details.

Himalayan Fair
Everyone can enjoy shopping at vendor booths, and watching live music and dance performances. There will also be a Himalayan food court, and a craft area for kids of all ages. Sat., 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. All ages. Event details.


Pixie Park Spring Fair
Kids will enjoy rides, a petting zoo, balloons, tattoos and face painting. Kids can also join in the Pixie Olympics, a mini obstacle course for kids! Sat., 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Ross. Free. Ages 1-6. Event details.

There will be a polka band, folk dances and authentic German and Austrian food and beer. Special activities are planned for kids at the Kinderfest too! Sun., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Mill Valley. $15 per adult. Under 18, free. All ages. Event details.


Maker Faire
The whole family will love to learn during this showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It is a true celebration of the Maker movement. There will be presentations that inspire kids, and some that are by kids! Sat., 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. San Mateo. See website for pricing. All ages. Event details.

U-Me Carnival in the Park with Red Tricycle
Families can join U-Me and and their friends from Red Tricycle and ScholarShare for an awesome carnival! There will be live music featuring The Raytones, activities with HighFive Sports, art projects and face painting. Sun., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend?

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of U-Me