1. Light Impression with Green Art Workshops @ the Berkeley Art Center, North Berkeley

Head to the hidden jewel in Berkeley’s Live Oak Park: the Berkeley Art Center. The space hosts local artists and art events in its wooded space, and on occasion, hosts special programming for the community! This Saturday, the Green Art Workshop, an eco-conscious program that leads projects to re-envision everyday discarded materials, will lead a hands on art making activity. These guided activities only happen once in a blue moon, so don’t miss your chance to experience this free, art-making event!

Location: Berkeley Art Center, North Berkeley, Near Live Oak Park

Price: Free

Ages: All ages

Day: Saturdays July 8, 1-3 pm

Websites: http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/homepage#/programs/



2. Get Thrifty with the Family @ the Inner Sunset Flea, San Francisco

Join in this event designed “for the community, by the community”. This once monthly flea market features unique finds, artisan wares, and a children’s play zone with kid-friendly activities. Explore a local spot in San Francisco and join in the neighborhood fun!

Location: Inner Sunset, Irving Street between 9th-10th Avenues

Price: Free

Ages: All ages

Day: Sunday, July 9, 10 am – 4 pm

Website: http://isflea.com


  1. Pancake Breakfast @ West Point Inn, San Anselmo

High up on the hillside near the upper slope of Mt. Tamalpais, the West Point Inn is a historical place. The Inn offers a special community treat open to the public: a monthly Pancake Breakfast for families. Head over for a bite and get fueled for a post-brunch hike. Your kids will love the special Sunday breakfast treat, and you’ll enjoy the gorgeous scenic views together.

Location: West Point Inn, San Anselmo

Date: Sunday, July 9, 9 am – 1 pm

Website: https://www.westpointinn.com

Price: $10 for adults, $5 for children

Note: No reservations


4. A Traveling Performance, Free! @ Mosswood Park, Oakland

Up for a creative, crafty, wacky mash-up of star-crossed tales? Introducing the FluxWagon, a folding mobile stage that is making its way to parks throughout the Bay Area for silly stories and theatrical entertainment. This group of nomadic performers will be meshing Shakespeare and Star Wars for an unforgettable performance of epic proportions. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family to enjoy an outdoor playful production!

Day: Sunday, July 8th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Price: Free! Donations gratefully accepted

Ages: All ages

Website: www.peripateticplayers.org

Note: No reservations are necessary. Donations are welcomed after the performance.


  1. Spend the Weekend at Waterworld, Concord

Stay cool, safe, and entertained when you spend a weekend at Waterworld. With many attractions to explore, your day will be packed with rides, slides, rivers and pools. Your kids will love splashing and laughing in the summer sun, and they’ll be glad you’re there to play with them!

Location: 1950 Waterworld Parkway Concord, CA 94520

Day: Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Hours: Open 10:30 am – 6pm

Price: Toddlers are Free, $28.99 for guests 48”or under. $38.99 at the door for admission for 48” and taller. Purchase tickets three days in advance for $33.99 (saving you 13% when you purchase tickets online)

Website: www.waterworldcalifornia.com