This Month’s Top Family Activities

Have fun with your family with these June events taking place around the Bay Area. For even more items, visit our online calendar. 

June 1

The Wizard of Oz

THROUGH JUNE 25. Watch L. Frank Baum’s classic tale come to life as American Conservatory Theater performs the musical about the journey of a young girl from a Kansas prairie into a world filled with color, danger and magic. This version is expected to rekindle memories as well as include some unexpected surprises and twists. Tue.-Thu. 7:30pm, Fri. 8pm, Sat. 2pm and 8pm, Sun. 2pm. $25-110.

A.C.T.’s Toni Rembe Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco

June 3

Proud of My Family

In celebration of Pride month, enjoy activities designed to honor all types of families, especially LGBTQ+ parents, relatives and friends at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Make rainbow streamers, march in a parade, get a commemorative family photo taken, make rainbows and designs on your face, hands and arms. You can also dance and learn about the meaning of Pride colors. 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm. $15, $14 senior, under 1 FREE.

180 Woz Way, San Jose.

Children’s Fairyland Book Festival

The festival will feature book-making activities and includes speakers such as children’s book authors Angela Dalton, Christian Robinson, Gennifer Choldenko, JaNay Brown-Wood, Mac Barnett, Nidhi Chanani and Shawn Harris. 10am-4pm. $16.

699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland

San Mateo County Fair

THROUGH JUNE 11. Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, farm animals, pig racing, concerts, exhibits and more.  Check website for hours. $10-15, Wed. $5. 

San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo

Filoli’s Pride Celebration 

THROUGH JUNE 4. This family event features live performances and activities including Drag Queen Storytime, Queer Taiko, the Gay Freedom Band, a sound bath by Banyan Tree Women’s Collective and Mexican folk dancing by Folclorico Colibri. 10am-5pm. $24-34.

86 Cañada Road, Woodside

June 4

River Fest

This benefit festival for the Tuolumne River Trust features live music, children’s activities and community spirit. The music line-up includes Marty O’Reilly, Kelly McFarling, Baby Steps, Maya Elise & the Good Dream, Kacie Hill and more. 12-4pm. $40. 

Marina Green, San Francisco

June 8

Resonance Climate Concert

On World Ocean Day, Grammy award-winning artists will help raise money for the effort to transform the Aquarium of the Bay into the BayEcotarium – the first climate resilience and ocean conservation living museum. Performers include Stewart Copeland of The Police, Ricky Kej, Lonnie Park, Black Lodge Singers and classical vocalist Lawrence Beamen with maestro Brett Strader and Unboxed Orchestra. 6-9pm. $50-500.

SF Masonic Theater, 1111 California St., San Francisco

RhythmALLogy at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Created and led by Aaron Kierbel, this interactive children’s program involves movement, body percussion and group drumming. 11-11:30am and 12:15-12:45pm. FREE.

Children’s Garden at Yerba Buena Gardens, 799 Howard St., San Francisco

June 10

Kristi Yamaguchi Family Literacy Festival 

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose will host a day of celebrity and author readings, hands-on activities, art projects and entertainment to promote literacy. Guests include Olympic gold medalist and children’s author Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic silver medalist Polina Edmunds, author and illustrator Tim McCanna, children’s author Jennifer Fosberry and children’s music groups Alphabet Rockers and Andy Z. 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm. $15, $14 senior, under 1 FREE.

180 Woz Way, San Jose

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Pride Concert

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at this concert featuring the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. BARS is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer musicians and composers.  7:30pm. $10-35.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco

Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest

Create sand masterpieces or just come to check out what contest participants are making at this annual event at Crown Memorial State Beach. Categories include 12 and under, 13 and up and families. 9am-1pm (Registration is 9-11am). FREE.

Meet at Bathhouse, Otis and Westline drives, Alameda

June 16

Alameda County Fair

THROUGH JULY 9. With the theme “Summer Vibes,” the fair will feature a concert series, live horse racing, animals, pig racing, competitions, kids’ activities, rides, Hispanic festival and, of course, fair food. 12-11pm, 12-8pm July 4. Advance tickets through June 15 are $15 general, $13 children and seniors; parking $13; carnival wristbands $32. Check website for full list of prices. 

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2005 Valley Ave., Gate 8, Pleasanton

June 24

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration

THROUGH JUNE 25. This annual LGBTQ+ community celebration and parade features colorful floats, performances, bands, celebrity guests and more. The celebration at the Civic Center will include food, arts and crafts, performances and more. 10:30am-6pm. FREE.

Parade route Market Street from Embarcadero to the celebration at the Civic Center

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England

THROUGH SEPT. 24. With the coronation of King Charles III, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present this exhibition examining the portraiture and decorative arts of another famous English dynasty, the Tudor courts. It will showcase the distinctive English style that endures today, as seen in King Charles’ royal cypher and commemorative coins which include the Tudor Crown. 9:30am-5:15pm Tue.-Sun. $6-15, 17 and under FREE.

Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco

June 25

Golden Gate Park Band LGBTQ+ Pride Concert

The Golden Gate Park Band will perform a special Pride concert featuring the music of Randall Standridge, Omar Thomas and a special guest conductor. 1pm. FREE.

Golden Gate Park, Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse Way, San Francisco.


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