This weekend will be filled with music, art, stories and science! Kids will learn all about wonderful bubbles at The Bubbleverse! They can take part in educational play all day at Facebook Fan Free Day at Habitot. And the whole family will love the outdoor entertainment at Storytelling in the Park!

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San Francisco

Union Street Festival
This year’s festival will feature over 150 boutique artists selling jewelry, pottery and paintings. Two stages of live entertainment will offer smooth jazz, and the best of the Bay Area’s indie bands. Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Facebook Fan Free Day at Habitot
Habitot will be free for the day for all of its Facebook fans! Kids can come play on the fire truck and in the grocery store, and do an art project too! One free admission per Facebook fan. Sat., 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Berkeley. Free for Facebook fans. $10 per child. $8 per adult. Under 1, free. Ages 0-5. Event details.

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
The sidewalks will be covered in chalk art, while chocolate sampling takes place at local restaurants. A special area for kids will include an inflatable park and pony rides. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Berkeley. Free. All ages. Event details.


McNears Beach & Pool Party
The whole family can join in a “welcome to summer” beach party at McNears Beach Park! There will be food, music, swimming and plenty to do for everyone. There will offer free parking and pool use! Fri., 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. San Rafael. Free. All ages. Event details.

Town Center Movie Night: Monsters Inc.
Kids will love watching this adorable Pixar film on an outdoor screen! Mike, Sully and Boo will keep them entertained! Sat., 8:00 pm. Corte Madera. Free. All ages. Event details.


Art & Science Party
This party will feature live music by the ten piece band, Singing Wood, playing music from Zimbabwe. Kids can play chemistry games and check out scientific art. Sat., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

Storytelling in the Park
Families will celebrate the library’s Summer Reading Program kick-off! Professional storyteller John Weaver will share entertaining stories for the whole family. And kids can enjoy free hot chocolate too! Sun., 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

What are your plans this weekend?

–Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Habitot Children’s Museum