Kids Events August 2017

Silicon Valley

Santa Clara County Fair. Aug. 3-6. Enjoy a kids’ zone, 4-H animals, carnival, wine tasting, demolition derby and much more at the Santa Clara County Fair. $5 parking, admission $5-10, under 5 FREE. San Jose.

Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes. Aug. 12-13. Enjoy children’s activities such as an obstacle course and rock climbing wall, live music, artists’ booths and more. FREE. Los Gatos.

Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival. Aug. 20. Celebrate the history of Polynesia since the Three Hawaiian Princes first rode the waves at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River in 1885. FREE. Santa Cruz

Smash Mouth Performs at Boardwalk. Aug. 25. Watch Smash Mouth perform at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Bands on the Beach concert series. FREE. Santa Cruz.

SF, Marin & Peninsula

Movie in the Park: Inside Out. Aug. 4. Bring blankets or low-backed chairs for seating, flashlights and picnics to see this PG-rated animated film about the emotions of a young girl. FREE. Mill Valley.

Unique Derique. Aug. 11. This prince among clowns has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. FREE. San Francisco.

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival. Aug. 19-20. This festival promotes local artists and raises funds to benefit local youth programs. It includes live entertainment, a kids’ korral, hand-crafted goods, country cooking and more. Pescadero. FREE.

Sand Sculpture Contest. Aug. 27.  Build sand sculptures at Drakes Beach. Judging begins at 12pm. Prizes awarded in different age groups at 3:30pm. Near Inverness. FREE.

East Bay

Solano County Fair. Aug. 2-6. The theme this year is "This Fair's for Ewe!" and there’ll be live entertainment, exhibits, great food, animals, rides, games and all that other fun fair stuff. Wed.-Fri.: 3-11pm, Sat. and Sun: 12-11pm. $6-10 admission per person. Solano County Fairgrounds.

Laurel Street Fair. Aug. 12. Celebrate one of Oakland’s unique neighborhoods at this outdoor festival featuring a children’s carnival, plenty of food and music, dancing, shopping and more. 11am-6pm. FREE. 

Grilled Cheese Block Party. Aug. 19. Cheese-inspired dishes will rule this Jack London Square event, part of a series of block parties featuring a foodie theme, drinks for all ages, music and eclectic vendors. Sat., 12-6pm. FREE. Jack London Square, Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland.

Campfire Program. Aug. 26. Come to the John Muir National Historic Site for songs, stories and more around the campfire. 7:15pm. FREE.  Martinez. 



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