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Kid-Friendly Events in the Bay Area This Weekend: May 17 - May 19

Updated: 3 days ago

Check out some of the fun kid-friendly events in the Bay Area this weekend.


** Disclaimer: Event details may change, or the event may be cancelled making some of the information here out of date. Please always double check the information directly from the host or event coordinator before arriving at any event.


Ongoing events:

Imaginarium - 

Discount code TODDLERSPLAY. Get tickets here. 

Time: 6pm - 11pm | Cost: $21 adults, $16 kids (Free for ages 2y and under )

Location: Great Mall, Milpitas

Imaginarium is taking place for a limited time only- until May 27th. 



Imaginarium Milpitas kid friendly activities bay area
Imaginarium has great photo ops and interactive rooms



KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Happening through May 26th

Times & Dates Vary | Cost: varies, but kids tickets are $25

Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose




U-pick Strawberry farms - many are already open!

Find a nearby farm with the list and map I've created here



strawberry farms, outdoors with kids, bay area toddlers
U-pick strawberry picking

U-Pick Cherries in Brentwood

Three Nunns Farm and G&S Farms are open for the cherry picking season.

See list of U-pick cherry farms in the Bay Area by Tiny Travlers San Francisco



Jurassic Quest 

Time: May 17th - May 27th | Cost: starting at $25, free under 2yo

Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose

Get tickets here. (Discount code: BATP15)



Save the Date:

DODOCACA Festival

Happening June 1 -9

This is a kid-friendly festival full of giant inflatable bouncers, ball pits, vendors, art, theatre and more.

Time: 10am - 8pm (Fri-Sun) and 1pm - 8pm (Mon-Thurs) | Cost: adults tix start at $26, kids 4-12 tix start at $18

Early bird ticket prices available through May 31st

Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose

Get tickets here. Save with my discount code: DOCAJENINE1



DODOCACA Festival  san jose bay area santa clara county fairgrounds family fun kids activities
DODOCACA Festival


 


FRIDAY, MAY 17

South Bay Area

Stay N Play

Play time for kids 0 to 5yo, caregivers must accompany child. There will be a free pizza lunch! This is the last one until September.

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am | Cost: $3

Location: Trinity Church, Sunnyvale



 

SATURDAY, MAY 18



Easy Bay

SkyJam Annual Family Festival in Richmond

Join us for a day of fun and community spirit at our annual fundraiser! Live performances, gourmet food, a dance party, and more

Time: 10am to 2pm | Cost: FREE entry (suggested donation $10 per child) 

Location: Skytown Preschool 5714 Solano Ave. Richmond





We Rock the Spectrum Grand Reopening in Antioch

Ribbon cutting ceremony, complimentary popcorn, visits from Disney characters, and more.

Time: 12pm | Cost: $20 per child, $18 for sibling

Location: 2755 Lone Tree Way, Antioch  


Contra Costa County Fair in Antioch

Time: 12pm - 9pm  | Cost: Kids 5y and under are FRE, adults $12, kids $8 

Location: Contra Costa County Event Park 1201 West 10th St., Antioch 


Oasis Family Ranch- Farm Family Day 

Plant seeds, paint n play, photos, new and pet farm animals and more 

Time: 10am to 1pm, or 4pm to 7pm | Cost: Adults $10, child $25

Location: 11 Pastor Lane, Knightsen 




South Bay

AAPI Festival at History Park 

There will be art & crafts, performances, community booths, food available for purchase, and more

Time: 11am to 4:30p | Cost:FREE ($10 parking)

Location: 635 Phelan Ave, San Jose



Gilroy Gardens- Water Oasis is open!!



Magical Bridge: Music with Lori and RJ

Time: 2pm - 3pm | Cost: FREE

Location: 540 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale





Beyond the Bay Area

 Stockton

Children & Youths Day

Arts & crafts, entertainment, resources and more 

Time: 10am to 3pm | Cost: FREE

Location: Pixie Woods at Louis Park - 3121 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton 



 


SUNDAY, MAY 19- 


North Bay

Bay Area Butterfly Festival in Vallejo

Family-friendly community festival with live performances, kids’ hands-on activities, and community pop-ups, etc. There will be a focus on sustainable living, clean water practices, and environmental education.  

Time: 10am to 5pm | Cost: $5, free for kids under 12! 

Location: Coal Shed Brewery Promenade on Mare Island- 860 Nimitz Avenue, Vallejo



That Play Place in Novato 

Complimentary play session at 8:30am (FREE) 

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Super Spidey Sunday

🎉 Join us for an action-packed day filled with fun, games, swinging into adventure with Spider-Man (for ages 2 to 10)

Time: 2pm - 3pm | Cost:$35 a child/ $25 sibling discount

Location: 1559 S Novato Blvd, Novato,



San Francisco 

Bay to Breakers

8am to 1:30pm

Embarcadero to Ocean Beach



East Bay

Contra Costa County Fair  in Antioch

Time: 12pm - 9pm  | Cost: Kids 5y and under are FRE, adults $12, kids $8 

Location: Contra Costa County Event Park 1201 West 10th St., Antioch 



South Bay

Day of Play at JCC- for Children with Special Needs

Sensory-friendly day of games and crafts

Time: 10am to 12pm | Cost: FREE

Location: 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos




Mountainview Fire Truck Parade 

They will have on display antique police, fire vehicles and ambulances, including a historic working steam fire engine from the early 1900s pulled by horses! 

Time: 12:30pm | Cost: FREE

Location: Downtown Mountain View (Castro Street & City Hall)



** Remember: Event details may change, or the event may be cancelled making some of the information here out of date. Please always double check the information directly from the host or event coordinator before arriving at any event.



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