Fall is officially here, which means so are harvest festivals! Kids can bounce around, and visit a petting zoo at the Marina Family Fest. Everyone can try the infamous fresh lemonade at the Harvest Festival. And fall’s bounty will be celebrated with storytelling and face painting at Sukkot at the Midarahov.

San Francisco

Family Day Biking Celebration
This is a great way to start or expand the family’s biking routine! Everyone can ride in a Bike Train to the event, or just show up and ride in the car-free space of Golden Gate Park. There will be games and biking activities too. Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.

Marina Family Fest
Kids will love the bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists and petting zoo! And the whole family will enjoy a live performance by the Blue Bear School of Music. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. San Francisco. Free. All ages. Event details.

East Bay

Magic, Comedy & Fun!
Hosted by magician Brian Scott, Access to Oddities will be packed with audience participation and baffling, comical magic! Audience members will scratch their heads in wonder, while laughing at the odd antics! Sat., 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Sun., 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Richmond. $12 per person. All ages. Event details.

Harvest Festival
Everyone can show off the bounty of their gardens with their culinary skills. There will also be a carnival, jazz festival, Farmer’s Market, art show and the infamous lemonade. Scarecrows will be everywhere too! Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Piedmont. Free. All ages. Event details.


HeadsUp Summerfest Carnival
Kids will enjoy game booths, jumpy houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a dunk tank and yummy BBQ! There will also be a Cake Walk, and a Summerfest Photo Booth for taking silly pics. Sat., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Rafael. Free. All ages. Event details.

Country Fair Day 
The day will start with a Pancake Breakfast, and continue with booths and entertainment for kids. A parade will follow, and the day will end with a barbecue and music in Creek Park. Sun., 7:00 am  –  4:00 pm. San Anselmo. Free. All ages. Event details.


Sukkot at the Midarahov
Everyone is welcome to decorate the OFJCC Sukkah and celebrate Shabbat with friends and family! There will be storytelling, music, food vendors, face painting and a bounce house too. Fri., 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Palo Alto. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids Can Groove Music Event
Award-winning children’s musicians Randy Kaplan and Orange Sherbet will be playing a family music show, hosted by Kids Can Groove. There will also be other fun activities for kiddos, while everyone gets in the groove! Sat., 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Palo Alto. $10 per adult. $6 per child. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of the Marina Family Fest