East Bay Family Events This Weekend: April 13-14

Happy family with their daughter in the park

As spring blossoms across the East Bay, this weekend offers vibrant activities perfect for families eager to explore, learn, and play together.

 From engaging educational experiences to festive outdoor gatherings, there’s an abundance of choices to spark everyone’s interest and ensure memorable moments.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Family Nature Adventures: Spring Flowers

Location: 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, California 94619
Date/Time: Saturday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Admission: $25 for Adults, $15 for Youth (ages three and up)

This interactive workshop at the scenic Oakland location offers families a chance to explore the vibrant life of local flora. Participants will get hands-on experience using scientific tools to study flowers closely, enjoy a nutritious snack, and take a guided nature walk to see the concepts in action. This family-friendly event is designed to educate and inspire nature lovers of all ages.

Non Stop Bhangra Holi Festival of Colors

Location: 7th West, 1255 7th St, Oakland, CA
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Tickets: $30 General, $40 at the Door, $25 Family Pack (4+), Toddlers Free (3 & under)

Celebrate Holi with Non-Stop Bhangra at Oakland’s 7th West, featuring dance, color tosses, and festivities from 3:00 PM, transitioning to an adult-only afterparty at 7:00 PM. Enjoy live DJs, drummers, food, and two bars. Early hours are family-friendly. Dress in white to enjoy the full-color experience!

Art Making for All Ages 

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2 PM
Location: BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
Admission: Free and open to the public.

This drop-in event is perfect for families and individuals eager to engage in artistic expression. All materials are provided, making it easy for participants of all skill levels to create their own artwork alongside the inspiring Art Wall. 

Fun on the Farm 

Location: San Ramon Historic Foundation
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 11 AM – 2 PM
Admission: Tickets required

Experience the special Sheep Shearing Day, where you can join community members of all ages for a delightful day on the farm. 

Run for Fun at the Colusa Circle 5K

Location: Colusa Circle, Kensington, and El Cerrito neighborhoods
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fees: $20 for participants 12 and under; $40 for participants over 12

Join the community for the 6th annual Colusa Circle 5K, hosted by Zip Code East Bay, and run through the scenic streets of Kensington and El Cerrito.

Explore the Tri-Valley Innovation Fair

Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: Free. Advance registration required

Join the excitement at the Tri-Valley Innovation Fair, a one-day celebration of science, engineering, and technology.

Sunday, April 14, 2024


Family Nature Fun Hour: Stop and Smell the Flowers


Location: Crown Memorial State Beach, Doug Siden Visitor Center at Crab Cove, Alameda

Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Admission: Free, drop-in program, no registration required

Gather the family for an enriching hour of nature exploration at the Doug Siden Visitor Center at Crab Cove. Engage in fun activities, including games, crafts, and special surprises designed to enhance your appreciation and knowledge of local flora. 

Habitot’s Music & Movement Sundays!


Location: Habitot Children’s Museum, 5689 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Date/Time: Every Sunday in April, starting April 14, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
Admission: $15 per child (adults free with child)
Contact: Check the museum’s refund policy and other details here.

Get ready to dance, wiggle, and giggle with your little ones at Habitot Children’s Museum’s Music & Movement Sundays!

Historic Day at Ardenwood 


Location: Ardenwood, Fremont
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Admission: Ardenwood admission fee applies

This all-ages drop-in program offers a variety of culturally rich activities. Enjoy a ride on a narrow-gauge train, explore the beautifully restored Patterson House Museum, and engage with park staff dressed in period costumes who lead activities reflective of the era.


Family Movie Matinee: DC League of Super Pets

Location: Alameda Main Library
Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This animated film features Superman’s super-powered dog, Krypto, who leads a team of shelter pets on a mission to save the kidnapped Superman and the world. 

Discovery Station: Newts at UC Botanical Garden

Location: UC Botanical Garden
Date/Time: April 14, 2024, Noon – 3 p.m.
Admission: Garden admission information can be found here.

Experience the fascinating world of newts at the UC Botanical Garden’s Discovery Station event. Each winter, the rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool, offering a unique opportunity to observe their mating behaviors.

Find Out What’s in Season at the New Marina Bay Farmer’s Market

Discover local produce and goods, enjoying fresh finds and supporting local farmers and vendors.

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