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

San Mateo County Fair

THROUGH JUNE 9. Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, farm animals, pig racing, concerts, exhibits and more. Check website for hours. Admission $5-20, 5 and under FREE, ride wristband $35-40, parking $15-20.

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

Union Street Festival

THROUGH SUNDAY. With the theme “Kicking Off Summer in the City,” the festival line-up includes non-stop live music and DJs, arts and crafts, family-friendly entertainment, food, drinks and more. 11am-7pm Sat., 10am-6pm Sun. FREE admission.

Union Street between Gough and Fillmore streets, San Francisco

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, dance and learn about the meaning of Pride colors. 9:30am-4:30pm. $16-18, under 1 FREE.

180 Woz Way, San Jose

“Jurassic Quest”

THROUGH SUNDAY. Bay Area families get one more chance to walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs. “Jurassic Quest” transports visitors through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to roam among true-to-life versions of the creatures that once ruled the Earth. 9am-8pm Sat., 9am-7pm Sun. $19-36.

Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2005 Valley Ave., Pleasanton

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

Family Dance Class

Luna Dance & Creativity, formerly known as Luna Dance Institute, is offering a dance class for families at its new community dance center. Registration required. 1-2:30pm. FREE.

931 Ashby Ave., Berkeley

“Galileo: A Rock Musical”

THROUGH JUNE 16. This world-premiere musical by Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer tells the story of the maverick scientist with an original rock score and lyrics. $37-139.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison St., Berkeley

June 9

Free Family Day: “Art of Noise”

Inspired by the “Art of Noise” exhibit, families can explore the ways music and visual art come together with hands-on art making, a sound-based scavenger hunt, performances and story time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “Art of Noise” features concert posters, album covers, flyers and other art and design related to music. Up to four adults get in free when accompanied by a child 18 or younger. 10am-5pm.

151 Third St., San Francisco.

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Watch triathletes from around the world participate in a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz to the Marina Green, an 18-mile bike ride through the Presidio and an 8-mile run to Baker Beach and back. 7am-3pm. FREE.

Marina Green, Marina Boulevard and Scott Street


June 14

Alameda County Fair

THROUGH JULY 7. The fair will feature a concert series, live horse racing, animals, pig racing, competitions, kids’ activities, rides, fair food and more. 12-11pm Wed.-Sun., 12-8pm Thu. and July 4. Admission $13-18, 5 and under FREE, parking $13-15, carnival wristband $34-42.

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

Film Night in the Park

Enjoy classic car chase scenes through 1960s San Francisco in “Bullitt” starring Steve McQueen at the SF Parks Alliance’s Sundown Cinema. There will be monthly movies in San Francisco parks through Oct. 18.  You can have a guaranteed spot to sit by becoming an SF Parks Alliance member. Movies begin shortly after sundown. FREE.

Presidio Civil War Parade Ground, Graham Street, San Francisco

June 15

North Beach Festival

THROUGH SUNDAY. Celebrate in the historic North Beach District at this festival featuring food, live entertainment, makers and merchants, Italian street art and family activities. 11am-7pm. FREE.

Columbus and Grant avenues, San Francisco


June 19

“The Cher Show”

THROUGH JUNE 23. This Tony Award-winning musical covers the life of pop star and icon Cher with many of her smash hits. No children under 5. $46-134.

Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St., San Francisco

June 25

“Peter Pan”

THROUGH JUNE 30. This high-flying musical has been thrilling audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life. It features iconic and timeless songs including “I’m Flying,” “I Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Neverland.”

San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose

June 27

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

THROUGH JUNE 30. Peninsula Youth Theatre Silicon Valley performs this hilarious musical about six young spellers who compete for the life-altering chance to win the Putnam County Spelling Bee. Recommended for ages 12 and up. $22.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts SecondStage, 500 Castro St., Mountain View

June 30

San Francisco Pride Parade

The parade will feature colorful floats, performances, celebrity guests and more. Parade starts at 10:30am. FREE (grandstand seating can be purchased for $70).

Parade starts at Market and Beale streets

Golden Gate Park Band LGBTQ+ Pride Concert

The Golden Gate Park Band will perform a special Pride concert featuring the music of LGBTQ+ composers. 1pm. FREE.

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


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