Hit the Bay Area Suburbs This Weekend!

Oct 3, 2019

There’s tons to do in the Bay Area ‘burbs—and these events and activities are a great way to explore towns you could call “home.”

Not only is fall market a great time to buy, but this season is ideal for exploring suburbia. Kids are back in school and kids are back to “normal,” so you’ll get a real sense of what life could be like.

These events and activities are great ways to help you explore like a local. Mix and mingle with your (maybe) future neighbors, ask questions and see how you could be spending your weekends in the not-too-distant future…

Looking in other Bay Area suburbs? Get in touch and we’ll strategize a perfect weekend in suburbia.

Palo Alto

Visit Books Inc. in Palo Alto for storytime for kids up to five years old. The fun happens Sunday at 11am this and every Sunday—each week the store rotates themes. It’s a great way to encourage young readers and a great way to start the week.

Menlo Park

The Belle Haven Branch Library is celebrating Dinosaurs Rock! on Sunday from 2pm-3pm. Little paleontologists will love digging for fossils and exploring 30 artifacts while learning from an onsite educator.

Los Altos

Friday is First Friday in Los Altos, happening from 6pm-8pm. The event is free and kids can enjoy a dedicated “corner” complete with activities for all ages. While you’re here, check out local restaurants—at special First Friday rates—as well as galleries and live music.

Mountain View

Stop by Mountain View’s Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday for authentic German food and beer, inflatables, games, crafts and activities for kids. The festivities take place from 11:30am-7pm.


Explore Burlingame on foot during a kids and family scavenger hunt from 11am-5pm on Friday or Saturday or from 1pm-5pm on Sunday. Tickets are $8.

San Rafael

Introduce your kids to mountain biking at this biking-focused festival happening at Miwok Meadows from 10am-2pm on Saturday. There will be one-hour beginner trail rides, skills courses and bike-inspired games.


Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting the Halloween market on Mockingbird Lane from 12pm-6pm on Sunday. Admission is free, and more than 40 artists will be sharing Halloween-inspired creations.


The Orinda Olive Festival is from 11:30-4:30pm on Sunday at the 18-acre Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area. Unwind during a ukulele concert in the preserve’s olive grove, then enjoy crafts and kids activities with your crew.


Montair Elementary School is hosting a fall carnival from 12pm-4pm on Sunday. Everyone is invited, and kids of all ages will enjoy gourmet food trucks, a haunted house, games and inflatables.

There are hundreds of towns to choose from. How do you figure it all out? You simply don’t, without getting a Suburban Jungle Strategist to help you through it all. Schedule here for your strategy session with our innovative suburbs strategy team. All services are completely free.

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