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Below are fun upcoming events for kids and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. This list is updated weekly, so check back often.

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Featured Events
Family Date Night at Bay Area Discovery Museum ~ Sausalito, Fridays through August 22
Bring your family to enjoy later hours, live entertainment, special outdoor activities, and more. Each week features a family friendly musical performance.

Five Little Monkeys by Bay Area Children's Theater ~ Oakland, weekends through August 24
Those Five Little Monkeys will get into as much mischief on stage at Children’s Fairyland as they do in their namesake picture books by Eileen Christelow. Take cover when they make that birthday cake for Mama . . . meet up with a crocodile . . . and disappear in the store! Not to mention all that jumping! The play’s all in rhyme/You’ll have a great time!

Disney's the Jungle Book by CMTSJ
~ San Jose, August 7-10
Head out to the Jungle and sing with the Jungle Book gang as this CMT production is perfect for the littlest of patrons. Come see the Disney classic with the whole family and be entertained by CMT's youngest performers. And you know what? Your children can be part of CMT too, we cast all who audition with auditions beginning in September! Check out www.cmtsj.org for more!


Dreamgirls at the Fox Theatre ~ Redwood City, August 15-30
Broadway by the Bay performs the Tony Award winning musical Dreamgirls at the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City. Based upon the aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes and The Shirelles, Dreamgirls follows a young trio of Motown singers from Chicago as they catch their big break.


July 2014 (also see Outdoor Movie Nights)
Totally Trains Running through the Depot - Danville, June 23-August 17
Theater in the Park by PYT (Free)- Mountain View, Palo Alto & Saratoga, June 20-August 15

The Wizard of Oz by Los Altos Stage Company - Los Altos, July 19-August 3

Circus Vargas - Hayward, July 24-August 4
Day Out with Thomas at Roaring Camp - Felton, July 25-27, August 1-3
Shrek the Musical by PYT - Mountain View, July 25-August 3
The Apple Tree by YPTMTC - San Francisco, July 25-August 3
Sonoma County Fair - Santa Rosa, July 25-August 10

Free Movie Monday at Aquarium of the Bay - San Francisco, July 28-August 25
Spotlight Family Studio at CJM - San Francisco, July 29
Children's Learning Garden (Free) - San Francisco, July 29
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Burlingame, July 29
Rose Red - Santa Clara, July 29-31
Summer Fun Days at Lawrence Hall of Science - Oakland, July 30
Into the Woods by Palo Alto Children's Theater - Palo Alto, July 30-August 16
Solano County Fair - Vallejo, July 30-August 3
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Walnut Creek, July 31
Santa Clara County Fair - San Jose, July 31-August 3


August 2014 (also check-out Outdoor Movie Nights)
Playing in the Past (Free) - Redwood City, August 1
Family Date Nights at Bay Area Discovery Museum - Sausalito, August 1, 8, 15, 22
Shrek the Musical by Starstruck Youth Performing Arts - Fremont, August 1-16
There's Gold in Them Thar Hills - Fremont, August 2
Concert for Kids - Sausalito, August 2
Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival - Monterey, August 2-3
Art + Soul Festival - Oakland, August 2-3
Nihomachi Street Fair - San Francisco, August 2-3
Bay Area Aloha Festival - San Mateo, August 2-3
Watsonville Strawberry Festival - Watsonville, August 2-3
Sundown Safari Overnight at Oakland Zoo - Oakland, August 2, 9
Stargazing Party at Hidden Villa - Los Altos Hills, August 3
Children's Program at Green Gulch Farm - Muir Beach, August 3
Free First Sunday at OMCA (Free) - Oakland, August 3
Free Family Concert
(Free) - Santa Cruz, August 3
Family Fun Day at the Asian Art Museum (Free) - San Francisco, August 3
Storytime at SF Botanical Garden - San Francisco, August 3, 17
Children's Learning Garden (Free) - San Francisco, August 5, 12
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Albany, August 5, 19
Free Day at Bay Area Discovery Museum
(Free) - Sausalito, August 6
Summer Fun Days at Lawrence Hall of Science - Oakland, August 6, 13, 20
Happy Birds at Hiller - San Carlos, August 6, 27
Healthy Trails Toddler Trek - San Jose, August 7
The Jungle Book performed by CMTSJ - San Jose, August 7-10
Circus Vargas - Newark, August 7-11
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Novato, August 7, 21
Movies on the Square
(Free) - Redwood City, August 7, 14, 21
Family Program at UC Botantical Garden - Berkeley, August 9
Spanish Storytime at Escuela Bilingue
(Free) - Oakland, August 9
Costumed Living History at SF Maritime Museum - San Fransico, August 9
Wash Day and Old Time Games - San Jose, August 9
Family Lunada at Children's Discovery Museum - San Jose, August 9
Ice Cream Social at Forest Home Farm
(Free) - San Ramon, August 9
Pay What You Want Pet Adoption Event at SVACA - Santa Clara, August 9
Farm Races at Ardenwood - Fremont, August 10
Kidchella Concert
(Free) - Redwood City, August 10
Marine Science Sunday
(Free) - Sausalito, August 10, 24
Family Moonlit Hike - Gilroy, August 11
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Burlingame, August 12
Create It! Make It! Take It! at Five Little Monkeys - Walnut Creek, August 14
Concert at Contra Loma (Free) - Antioch, August 15
Preschool Performance Series: Octopretzel - Danville, August 15
Film Night: Despicable Me 2 - Mill Valley, August 15
Free 3rd Fridays at East Bay Parks
(Free) - Several Locations, August 15
Living Ship Day on the USS Hornet - Alameda, August 16
Beginning Bird Drawing for Families - Alviso, August 16
Family Bird Walk - Fremont, August 16
Market Days at the Exploratorium
(Free) - San Francisco, August 16
Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire - Sausalito, August 16
Run for the Seals - Sausalito, August 16
Hayward Zucchini Festival
(Free) - Hayward, August 16-17
Sunday Funday at Starmont Winery - St. Helena, August 17
Family Day at Hellman - Oakland, August 17
JAMBand Family Festival (Free) - San Francisco, August 17
Sunday Storytime at the Cartoon Art Museum - San Francisco, August 17
DIY Art Summer Sundays - San Jose, August 17
Family Night Swim - Pleasant Hill, August 22
Happy Kids Day (Free) - Cupertino, August 23
Outdoor Movie at Ardenwood: Babe - Fremont, August 23
Campfire Storytelling - Morgan Hill, August 23
Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo - Oakland, August 23
Ice Cream Making at Ardenwood - Fremont, August 24
Sunday Streets
(Free) - San Francisco, August 24
Italian Family Festa - San Jose, August 23-24
Fandango: Celebrating Life at the Adobe - San Jose, August 24
Roxie Kids Movies - San Francisco, August 24
Muir Woods Free Admission Day
(Free) - Mill Valley, August 25
Capitola Begonia Festival (Free) - Capitola, August 29-September 1
Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo - Oakland, August 30

Belmont Greek Festival - Belmont, August 30-September 1

September 2014
Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights Concert - Foster City, September 1
Movies on the Square (Free) - Redwood City, September 4, 11, 18, 25
Puppet Art Theater
(Free) - Foster City, September 6
Community Day at Curiodyssey (Free) - San Mateo, September 6
Concert for Kids - Sausalito, September 6
Russian Fair - Palo Alto, September 7
Storytime at SF Botanical Garden - San Francisco, September 7, 21
Santa Cruz County Fair - Watsonville, September 9-14
Film Night: Ghostbusters - Mill Valley, September 12
Cupertino Carnival - Cupertino, September 12-14
James and the Giant Peach by Young Peformers Theater - San Francisco, September 12-28
Family Program at UC Botantical Garden - Berkeley, September 13
Costumed Living History at SF Maritime Museum - San Fransico, September 13
Sunday Funday at Starmont Winery - St. Helena, September 14
Teddy Bear Tea at Oakland Zoo - Oakland, September 14
Kidchella Concert
(Free) - Redwood City, September 14
Super Fun Sunday at CJM - San Francisco, September 14
Antique Autos in History Park - San Jose, September 14
Marine Science Sunday (Free) - Sausalito, September 14, 21, 28
Sunday Streets
(Free) - San Francisco, September 14 & 28
Free 3rd Fridays at East Bay Parks
(Free) - Several Locations, September 19
Living Ship Day on the USS Hornet - Alameda, July 26
Junior Engineer Day at Golden Gate Model Railroaders (Free) - San Francisco, September 20
Market Days at the Exploratorium
(Free) - San Francisco, September 20
Autumn at Filoli - Woodside, September 27
JAMBand Family Festival (Free) - San Francisco, September 28
Ivy + Bean The Musical - Berkeley, September 28-October 26


October 2014
Family Program at UC Botantical Garden - Berkeley, October 5
Concert for Kids - Sausalito, October 11
Day of the Horse - Woodside, October 11
Sunday Funday at Starmont Winery - St. Helena, October 12
Founder's Day at the Exploratorium (Free) - San Francisco, October 12
Marine Science Sunday (Free) - Sausalito, October 12, 26
Free 3rd Fridays at East Bay Parks
(Free) - Several Locations, October 17
Beauty and The Beast by Young Performers Theater - San Francisco, October 17-November 2
Market Days at the Exploratorium
(Free) - San Francisco, October 18
Costumed Living History at SF Maritime Museum - San Fransico, October 18
Venetia Valley Fall Carnival - San Rafael, October 18
Sunday Streets
(Free) - San Francisco, October 19
From Moo to You - Fremont, October 25
Wharf Fest
(Free) - San Francisco, October 25
JAMBand Family Festival (Free) - San Francisco, October 26


November 2014
James and the Giant Peach - Berkeley, Mill Valley, San Francisco, November 6-Jauuary 4
Family Program at UC Botantical Garden - Berkeley, November 8
Costumed Living History at SF Maritime Museum - San Fransico, November 8
Marine Science Sunday (Free) - Sausalito, November 9, 23
Junior Engineer Day at Golden Gate Model Railroaders (Free) - San Francisco, November 15
Free 3rd Fridays at East Bay Parks (Free) - Several Locations, November 21

December 2014
Mary Poppins the Musical - San Jose, December 5-14
Family Gala at CJM - San Francisco, December 6
Peter Pan by Young Performers Theater - San Francisco, December 6-22

Family Program at UC Botantical Garden - Berkeley, December 13
Costumed Living History at SF Maritime Museum - San Fransico, December 13
Marine Science Sunday (Free) - Sausalito, December 14, 28
Free 3rd Fridays at East Bay Parks (Free) - Several Locations, December 19

On-Going
Family Fun Night at Aran's Art Studio - Castro Valley, most Saturdays
Astronomy Shows at Fujitsu Planetarium - Cupertino, most Saturdays
Hidden Villa Weekend Farm Tours - Los Altos Hills, most weekends
Booksmart Art (Free) - Morgan Hill, 4th Saturdays
Community Game Night at Booksmart (Free) - Morgan Hill, 1st Mondays
Peralta Hacienda Family Fun Days (Free) - Oakland, 2nd Saturdays
Drop-in Science at Randall Museum - San Francisco, most Saturdays
Drop-in Art Making and Family Adventures at Contemporary Jewish Museum - San Francisco, most Sundays
Friday Night Jiggle Jam at Carmel Blue - San Francisco, most Fridays
Paxton Gate Storytime (Free) - San Francisco, Thursdays
Pixie Hall Studios Family Art Open Studio - San Francisco, Saturdays
San Francisco Zoo Children's Programs - San Francisco
Tree Frog Treks Kids Play Nights - San Francisco, Saturdays
Family Funday at SF Botanical Garden - San Francisco, 1st and 3rd Sunday
Childrens Activities at King Library (Free) - San Jose, Most Saturdays
Family Fun at Intel Museum (Free) - Santa Clara, most Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hands on Science Classes at Intel Museum (Free) - Santa Clara, days vary
Lakeshore Learning Store Free Art Workshops (Free) - San Jose, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, most Saturdays
Marine Science Sundays (Free) - Sausalito, 2nd and 4th Sundays
Family Sundays at Cantor Arts Center (Free) - Stanford, most Sundays
Home Depot Kids Workshops (Free) - throughout Bay Area, 1st Saturdays
Lowes Build and Grow Workshops
(Free) - throughout Bay Area, select Saturdays
Stroller Hikes - Bay Area