Oh, those May flowers sure do look lovely in the Spring sun. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, because the weather, she is whimsical. Sunday Streets is an excellent way to partake of the weather and the city. Do a lap while you love the city. Stroller the Marin Human Race to support schools and get some air in your lungs. And lastly, here’s to us Moms! Bring on the homemade cards, burnt breakfasts, mimosas, and foot rubs. Bliss.

East Bay

Summer Program
Kick Off and Bike Rodeo Berkeley Parks and Rec packs so much into their Summer program, they actually have to start it in Spring. Come by for their Summer Program Kick Off party for activities and a bike safety workshop. Sat., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Spring Festival
The Mother’s Day Spring Festival is so much fun, it’s spread over two days. Celebrate you with live music, face painting, pony rides, and petting zoos. And – wait for it – mimosas. Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.


Marin May Madness (pictured)
Even if hot rods don’t necessarily get your motor running, this parade of custom and vintage roadsters has a little something for everyone. Dance to live music and ready your palate for beer tasting. Check into the children’s area for kids’ activities. Sat., 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Break out your big skirts for the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at BADM. Tap your toes to Mariachi music; make paper flowers and tin ornaments; and clap along with dance performances from a local troupe. ¡Viva Mexico! Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. $8-$10. All ages. Event Details.


Almost Mother’s Day Kids Concert
Catch a day-before Mother’s Day concert for the family. Dance along to Andy Z and the Andyland Band, then bounce it up in the inflatable playland and have a go at the Mother’s Day crafts (macramé picture frames, anyone?). Sat., 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

89th Annual May Fȇte
The May Fȇte promises a whole lot of activities for the kids. Start the day off marching in the parade. Later, read your way through the Reading and Literacy Fair. Finish the day at the PiE fair with food, games, and music. Then, take a nap. Sat., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

San Francisco

Spring Family Festival at Asian Art Museum
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Bali at the Asian Art Museum. “Meet” Balinese goddesses and hear stories about their role in Indonesian culture. Make masks, learn Balinese and Japanese dances, and create shadow puppets among other things. Sun., 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. $17/adult; children 13 and under free. All ages. Event Details.

Dolores Park Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo in Dolores Park starts with a Zumba-thon exercise class so you can sample all the food vendors with impunity. Dance off pan de dulce with music and performances from local artists throughout the day. Make crafts and balloon art in The Kids Zone. Sat., 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko