1. 2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival on Valencia Street, Mission District, SF

Mission Neighborhood Centers’ 13th annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo is a family friendly cultural celebration that is open to all members of the community! The celebration takes place on Valencia Street, the Mission’s new trendy, main thoroughfares, and the event is focused on retaining cultural traditions in its community.

The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Stop by the Plaza de Los Niños/ Kids’ Zone for a large variety of activities for children including balloon fun, gymnastics/motion activities, art activities, special guests, magic tricks, and an inflatable!

Location: Mission District, San Francisco – Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets.

Price: Free

Day: Saturday, May 6 @  10 am – 6 pm

Website: http://mncsf.org/sfcincodemayo/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940953479472566/


  1. Bites off Broadway @ Studio One Art Center, Oakland

A growing new arts community in the heart of Oakland, Studio One Art Center is a treasured space for youth, teens, and adults. Every Friday, the center opens its courtyard to “Bites off Broadway”, a super family friendly food truck event! Not only can you savor a delicious meal with lots of options choose from, you’ll enjoy music, balloon twisters, and movie screenings. Don’t miss this special family event for the whole community.

Location: Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St near Broadway

Price: Free

Day: Friday May 5 5:30 pm – 8 pm, Movies start at 6:30 pm

Website: http://www.studiooneartcenter.net/

Bites off Broadway Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitesoff/

Note: It’s advised you bring a blanket for comfortable seating during movie


  1. Elmwood Block Party @ Elmwood Shopping District, Berkeley

Families living in the Elmwood area will enjoy a fun weekend jam packed with kid-friendly activities. Live music, chalk art, a scavenger hunt with prizes…plus a FREE Muppet movie screening, Saturday at noon. Its also a great time to slip away and do some shopping, as there will be tons of special sales at participating retailers. An afternoon of fun, and it’s all just down the block!

Location: College and Ashby, Elmwood Shopping District; Sidewalk Chalk Art @ College/Russell and Ashby Ave

Events: Free Movie @ Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Saturday May 6 @ 12 pm; Sidewalk Chalk Art; Musicians @ 1-5 pm both days; Scavenger hunt on the block with great prizes!

Date + Time: Saturday + Sunday, May 6-7, 12 pm – 5:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: https://shoptheelmwood.com/event/elmwood-block-party-2/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532433203435056/


4. Drop-In Lego Play @ Play-Well Marin Activity Center, Marin

Check out the activities happening at Play-Well, where your child can learn through guided play provided by knowledgeable staff. Get your child excited about STEM with LEGO as the foundational building blocks to learning. Drop-In sessions offer structured and free-form hands-on activities in engineering, physics, architecture, and art that enforce concepts from physics, math, and design. And hey, it’s not just fun for kids, adults can jump in too! Use the center’s hundreds of thousands of LEGO elements to create something amazing together.

Location: Play-Well Marin Activity Center, San Anselmo

Day: Open Friday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Price: $10/hr per child, Sibling discounts available. Preschool discount: $8/hr

Website: http://www.play-well.org/marin-center.shtml

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Play-Well-Marin-Activity-Center-507551192624721/


  1. An Adventurous Day @ Pixieland Amusement Park, Concord

Twirling tea cups, tiny trains, captivating carousel rides, and sky-high air planes! A magical world of fun for your little one awaits at Pixieland, where you’ll enjoy safe rides for tots up to elementary age children, 0-8. This Saturday the park is offering a special discount: buy a Mega Fun Pack and get a Mini Fun Pack free! Make memories and share the fun at this family-friendly amusement park.

Location: Pixieland Amusement Park

Day + Time: Friday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Ages: Parents and Children, Ages 0-8

Price: Admission to park and parking are free. Each ride requires a ticket(s) per person.  Single ticket: $2.25, Mini Fun Pack – 10 tickets: $18, Junior Fun Pack – 20 Tickets: $34, Family Fun Pack – 30 tickets: $48, Mega Fun Pack, 60 Tickets: $90,

Website: http://www.pixieland.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PixielandAmusementPark

Note: All days and hours are weather permitting as it is an outdoor park. Please call (925) 676-9612 after 10:00 am on the day you are going to visit, because park hours are subject to change due to inclement weather.