This Weekend it’s All About Family Fun in the Bay Area Suburbs

Aug 8, 2019

Get out and explore the Bay Area suburbs with your family!

August is an amazing time to explore the Bay Area suburbs. Not only is there a totally laid back vibe we can fully get behind, but there’s so much going on — and so many ways to dig and live like a local…even if it’s just for the weekend.

Check out these local events and activities happening this weekend in the Bay Area suburbs. Looking in other communities? Get in touch and we’ll help you map out the perfect weekend.

San Mateo

Enjoy a free country concert in Central Park from 6pm-8pm on Thursday. On Saturday, families with kids ages 5-16 to test their fitness prowess during the Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge from 8:30am-1pm.


Pacifica’s 10th annual Chili & Chowder Cook-off is at 1pm on Sunday. While you’re there, enjoy live music, drink specials and complimentary desserts.


Larkspur Library’s Family Storytime is 10am-11am on Saturday.

San Rafael

Families can learn the basics of freshwater fishing and test their knowledge from 9am-11am on Saturday — be sure to bring your own rod. After, head to the San Rafael Art & Wine Festival for a fun-filled day of music, food trucks, art and, of course, wine tasting.


Encourage your kids’ creativity during Build Fridays at the Piedmont Avenue Public Library at 3:30pm on Friday.


The Laurel Street Fair World Music Festival is 11am-7pm on Saturday. The festivities include a carnival, petting zoo, food court, DJs, art vendors and more.


Embrace STEM as a family during the Alameda Mini Maker Faire from 10am-4pm on Sunday. Admission is $7 at the door.


Help clean up Albany Beach and participate in a free public sand globe workshop from 1pm-3pm on Sunday.


Spend the weekend exploring Briones Regional Park, a 6,225-acre reservation ideal for flying kites, picnicking and hiking.


The Thursday Night Food Truck Feast arrives at the Orinda Community Center from 5pm-8pm on Thursday.

Walnut Creek

Every Wednesday, May through September, downtown Walnut Creek is transformed into a food truck festival with a kids zone, games and prizes.


Watch “Incredibles 2” in Amador Valley Community Park at 8:15pm on Thursday. Admission is free.

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