Planes, trains and autumn will be celebrated this weekend! Kites will be flying high too at the Family Day Kite Festival. Fall will be the center of attention at the Autumn Equinox Family Campout. And kids will love learning about transportation during Airport Day and Train Days.

San Francisco

Family Day Kite Festival
Kids will see thousands of professional and amateur kite fliers! There will be kite-making for kids at the Make-a-Kite Pavilion too. And kids and adults can try flying kites on their own as well. Sat., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Sun., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

JamBand Family Festival
This festival will feature the music of local favorite, and nationally acclaimed, Charity and the JAMband, along with Orange Sherbet. The mosh pit will be guaranteed to be hoppin’ and jumpin’! Sun., 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Fall Into Fun
Families can escape autumnal winds and earn prize tickets in the Falling Leaves Treasure Hunt! Kids can play at this popular indoor play space too. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. El Cerrito. $15 per adult. $10 per senior & child. All ages. Event details.

OzoKidz Concert
OzoKidz is the Grammy Award-winning Latin pop band Ozomatli’s new album for kids. Families will enjoy singing and dancing along to this new music during Ashkenaz’s Silly Sundays. Sun., 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Berkeley. $6 per adult. $4 per child. All ages. Event details.


Nature for Kids: Indian Trail
Families will explore several different forest habitats, and learn about what animals live in each one. The trails will take everyone through an area shaded by bay trees, up an oak covered hill and into a grove of redwood trees. Fri., 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Novato. Free. All ages. Event details.

Autumn Equinox Family Campout
Families can spend the night in a spectacular coastal meadow, and camp with an ocean view! Kids will join in a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. This will be followed by campfire program under the stars. Sat., 10:00 am – Sun., 1:00 pm. Muir Beach. $75 per person. 2 & under, free. All ages. Event details.


Airport Day
This open house will offer people the chance to see the inner workings of the airport. Tours and exhibits will make this an entertaining and educational event for the whole family, with activities specifically planned for kids. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Palo Alto. Free. All ages. Event details.

Train Days
Families can celebrate the joy and wonder of trains and model railroading. They will see elaborate train track layouts and scaled renditions of engines and cars. There will also be train-themed activities for kids. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Los Altos. $10 per family or $5 per person, suggested donation. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Family Day Kite Festival