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East Bay Family Events This Weekend: May 3-5

East Bay Family Events This Weekend: April 27-28

This weekend in the East Bay offers various exciting and engaging activities suitable for families and individuals alike.  Join in the fun and discover each city’s unique events.

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Friday, May 3

Historic Days at Ardenwood, Fremont

⏰Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: Ardenwood (Fremont)
📝Step back in time with activities that celebrate the rich local history at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

1st Annual “MexiPino Fiesta”, San Leandro

⏰Time: 4:00 pm
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: Downtown San Leandro
📝 Celebrate the rich cultures and cuisines of Mexico and the Philippines at this vibrant community festival in Downtown San Leandro. Enjoy an array of Mexican and Filipino foods, arts, music, and more in a festive atmosphere.

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: Telegraph & 27th, Oakland
📝 Dive into Oakland’s art and community spirit with this immersive street festival. The event features art, live performances, and local cuisine, spread over five blocks, offering a dynamic cultural experience.

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs

Time: 5:00 pm
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
📝 Join the community for a lively evening at the Oakland Museum of California. The event includes live music, hands-on activities for all ages, food trucks, and access to the museum’s galleries and special exhibitions.

Saturday, May 4

Habitot Saturday Puppet Shows, Emeryville

Time: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
🆓 Cost: Includes admission to the museum
📍 Location: Habitot Children’s Museum, 5689 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
📝 Experience the magic of puppetry at Habitot Children’s Museum with the Puppet Art Theater Company presenting “Tom’s Space Adventure.” Geared for young children, this series offers a unique puppet show and access to the museum. Arrive by 9:25 AM to ensure entry; doors close at 9:35 AM.

Fun on the Farm, San Ramon

⏰ Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
📍 Location: 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon CA, 94583

📝 A great day out for families, offering agricultural activities and farm life experiences.

May the 4th Be With You Celebration

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
📝 Celebrate ‘May the 4th’ with Star Wars characters! Capture fun photos and enjoy the festive atmosphere. A must-attend for Star Wars fans and families looking for a unique weekend outing.

The Bay Area Book Festival

⏰Time: 11:00 am
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley
📝 Celebrate “Star Wars: May the 4th be With You” and “National Free Comic Book Day” at Berkeley’s Bay Area Book Festival. Enjoy a day packed with activities for young readers, including author talks, panel discussions, book signings, arts and crafts, and STEAM activities. Don’t miss the free book giveaway and valuable youth literacy information. A perfect outing for families and book lovers!

Insect Hike & Nature Scavenger Hunt

Time: 8:00 am
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area
📝 Explore nature with the family at the El Cerrito Hillside Festival. Enjoy guided hikes, learn about local flora and fauna, and participate in a nature scavenger hunt. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! (May 4-5)

Sunday, May 5

Music and Movement Sundays, Emeryville

Engage in a fun-filled day of music and dance activities perfect for ages 1-5 (and their grown-ups too!)

🕙  9:30 – 10 AM

Bay Area Dance Week 2024

Time: All Day
🆓 Cost: FREE
📍 Location: Various Locations
📝 Engage with the local dance community during the final day of Bay Area Dance Week, featuring free classes, workshops, and performances across various locations.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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