Kids Events April 2018




Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Comic Con. April 6-8. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and electronic worlds intersect. $10-99. San Jose.

Wildflower Scavenger Hunt. April 14. Join Friends of the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association on a wildflower scavenger hunt through various stations along the Wood Road Trail.  FREE. San Jose.

International Children’s Festival. April 21. Learn about different cultures in the Bay Area through food, fun and dance at the International Children’s Festival. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, cultural dances of more than 20 different countries, ethnic foods, and more. FREE with Eventbrite registration. San Jose.

Annual Ducky Derby. April 28. The ducks race rain or shine. More than 11,000 rubber ducks will race in heats down a 75-yard man-made waterway. If you adopt ducks, you will have a chance to win over 100 prize packages. FREE. Santa Cruz

SF, Marin & Peninsula

Bugs and Bots. April 6-8. Spark your curiosity about the influence of biology on design as you interact with robotic creations built by kids and professionals, make and wear technology-inspired art, meet living insects and learn how bugs influences imagination and innovation at CuriOdyssey. There’s an opening night event April 6 from 5-8pm. $8.50-12.50, under 2 FREE. San Mateo.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. April 14-22. This event celebrates Japanese culture with food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, a film festival and a parade. FREE. San Francisco

EARTH DAY SAN FRANCISCO 2018. April 21. The event will feature interactive workshops, community leaders, civic agencies, electric vehicle and alternative transportation showcase, youth empowerment groups, green tech vendors, a fashion show, and state and local politicians and activists who are actively working to address issues relating to the environment. There will also be a kids’ zone, performers, artist grove and more. FREE. San Francisco.

STEAM Fest on the Square. April 28. The mission of this festival is to inspire youth to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators and inventors. FREE. Redwood City.

East Bay

Bay Area Kids' Book Fair. April 8. Come to the East Bay edition of this event for storytellers and arts activities. Also meet authors, illustrators and other stars of classic children’s literature. 10am-3pm. FREE. Lafayette. 

Earth Day 2018. April 14. Celebrate the planet at the Oakland Zoo. Visit a variety of interactive stations, play with a gigantic Earth ball, hear live music and see animal presentations. Sat., April 14. 10am-3pm. $22 adults, $18 ages 2-14, members and under 2 FREE. Oakland. 

John Muir Birthday/Earth Day. April 21. Honor John Muir's 180th birthday, the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and the 62nd anniversary of the John Muir Association with live music, activities for kids and other entertainment. Sat., April 21. 10am-4pm. FREE. Martinez..

Bay Area Book Festival. April 28-29. This literary extravaganza for fans of all genres will return to downtown Berkeley with free books and an outdoor kids' stage filled with entertainment, storytelling and presentations by children's authors and illustrators. 10am-6pm. FREE. Berkeley. 

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