This weekend it’s time to celebrate kids, flowers and even a bridge! Honor the international orange bridge at the Golden Gate Festival, and make some engineered art at Building Bridges & Creative Confidence. Have fun with family, flowers and food at Bay Area KidFest, Kiddo! Family Carnival and the Larkspur Flower & Food Festival.

San Francisco

Building Bridges & Creative Confidence
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, and become an engineer for the day! Share unique designs and build creative confidence while constructing small-scale bridges. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. San Francisco. $10 per person. 2 & under, free. All ages. Event details.

Golden Gate Festival
Keep on celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge along the San Francisco waterfront. Enjoy live entertainment, vintage cars and fireworks! Sun., 11:00 am–11:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Bay Area KidFest
Have fun on over 20 rides, including a Ferris Wheel and EuroBungy Trampoline. Visit a petting zoo, ride a pony and go on a giant slide. Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Mon., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Concord. $5 with a canned food donation. $6 without it. Under 2, or over 65, free. All ages. Event details.

MUSE Orchestra
The after-school MUSE Orchestra, of Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Music for Excellence (MUSE) program, will perform their Spring Program with special guest emcee Michael Morgan. Sat., 12:00 am. Oakland. $8/General. Under 1, free. Members, free. All ages. Event details.


Kiddo! Family Carnival
Join in the fun at this real old-fashioned carnival!  There will be rides for all ages, plus food and games.  Little kids will love the Berry-Go-Round and the Tune Train! Fri., 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Sat., 12:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Sun., 12:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Mon., 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Mill Valley. $15 & $25/Ticket book. All ages. Event details.

Larkspur Flower & Food Festival
Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Bay Area’s longest running festival of flowers and food. Fun kids activities will be sponsored by the Twin Cities Co-Op. Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Larkspur. Free. All ages. Event details.


Movie Night: Aladdin
Half Moon Bay Library will be showing Aladdin. See the magic carpet and genie in the lamp all over again! Sat., 6:00 pm.  Half Moon Bay. Free. All ages. Event details.

Buglette Story Time
Hear the story of Buglette, a tidy little bug by day, and a messy little sleeper by night. Her quirky habit annoys her family, but one day her big dreams help her to save the day! Sun., 11:00 am. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman