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Kid-Friendly Events in San Francisco, June 2017

things to do in san francisco family friendlyIt’s festival season in San Francisco, so there’s even more than usual to do with the kids this month around San Francisco. Here are our top picks. Know of something else fun going on around town? Email us at [email protected] or leave a comment below! 

June 3

Union Street Festival, between Gough and Fillmore: Stroll along Union St. sampling food from local restaurants, listening to live music and perusing crafts and goods made by local artists. Beer and wine will be available in designated pavilions. Free admission, but bring cash for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Music to Your Feet by the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness: Sound and movement come together on stage to engage the senses and give you and your kids a fun day of dance-worthy rhythm and infectious musicality. Professional dancers will join musicians for certain pieces. 2:00 PM. 

June 4 

FREE CorePower Yoga Class for Moms, 215 Fremont St.: Okay, so this one is mom-friendly, not kid-friendly, but since we’re hosting it with CorePower, we get to put it on our list! Come meet some of the writers of San Francisco Moms Blog, make new friends, try a new class, enjoy gifts from FreshWave, and recieve a 20% discount on all CorePower retail! Beginners Welcome! 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Free. Register here to reserve your spot. 

Union Street Festival, between Gough and Fillmore: Stroll along Union St. sampling food from local restaurants, listening to live music and perusing crafts and goods made by local artists. Beer and wine will be available in designated pavilions. Free admission, but bring cash for snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Free Museum Admission: Visit the Asian Art Museum or California Academy of Sciences during their regular hours and enjoy free admission. 

June 6

Free Museum Admission: Visit any of the following museums during their regular hours and enjoy free admission:  Conservatory of FlowersContemporary Jewish Museumde Young Museum of Fine ArtsLegion of HonorMuseum of Craft & DesignYerba Buena Center for the Arts.

June 7

Free Museum Admission: Visit the GLBT Museum during their regular hours and enjoy free admission. 

June 9

Moana Sing Along, Castro Theatre: Join fellow fans of this fabulous Disney film and sing along to the show in the iconic Castro Theatre. Costumes are always welcome. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Show begins at 1:00 PM

June 10

San Francisco Folk Festival, 450 Church St between 16th and 17th St:  The 40th annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a full day of music and dance workshops, concerts, crafts, vendors, and fun for the whole family. All ages and musical interests are welcome. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to participate or just listen. Free. 12:00-10:00PM.

Moana Sing Along, Castro Theatre: Join fellow fans of this fabulous Disney film and sing along to the show in the iconic Castro Theatre. Costumes are always welcome. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Show begins at 1:00 PM

Film Night in the Park, Dolores Park: Watch “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997) on a giant outdoor screen in beautiful settings. Attendees are encouraged to picnic before screenings and are discouraged from bringing chairs. Free. Movie begins at dusk.

June 11

Inner Sunset Flea Market & Merchant Hop, Irving St. @ 9th-10th: The first event of the season (held on the second Sunday of every month through October) is full of family fun, food, and finds. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Sunday Streets, Sunset/ Golden Gate Park: The Sunday Streets Sunset/Golden Gate Park is the longest, and perhaps most scenic route, traveling through Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway.  The Sunday Streets Sunset will take place on the Great Highway between Sloat Blvd and Lincoln Way, Lincoln Way to MLK Drive, MLK drive to Bernice Rodgers Way, Bernice Rodgers Way to JFK Dr, and JFK Dr between Bernice Rodgers Way and Transverse Dr. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Haight-Ashbury Street Festival, Haight St between Ashbury and Stanyan:  Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 40th anniversary of this fair. There will be 200 vendors, hippie crafts, a kids’ area, and local bands. Free. 11:00 – 5:30 PM.

Moana Sing Along, Castro Theatre: Join fellow fans of this fabulous Disney film and sing along to the show in the iconic Castro Theatre. Costumes are always welcome. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Show begins at 1:00 PM

June 13

Free Museum Admission: Visit the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park during their regular hours and enjoy free admission. 

 

June 17

Presidio Kite Festival, Main Parade Ground: Bring the family to the build-your-own-kite workshop, kite flying lessons, Taiko drumming, and more. Free. 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

One of the best family-friendly events this month in SF is the Presidio Kite Festival. This one-day free event includes a build-your-own-kite workshop (kites free while supplies last), kite flying lessons, Taiko drumming, and more. All events are at the Main Parade Ground between noon and 5pm.

Juneteenth Festival, Fillmore St between Post and Turk Streets: For 69 years, San Francisco has celebrated the abolition of slavery with this festival, including a parade at 11:00 AM. Four stages will showcase live music and kids will enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, face painting and carnival rides. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Free.

North Beach FestivalGrant & Columbus Aves: Check out arts and crafts booths, food vendors, beer and wine gardens, entertainment, street painting, and a kids’ chalk area. Free entry (certain areas may charge admission). 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phono del Sol Music Festival, Potrero del Sol Park: Enjoy great music and tasty bites from local food trucks at this fun summer music festival. Children under 5 years old, free. Discounted youth tickets available for  children 6 – 17 years old. Festival doors open at 12:00 PM. 

June 18

North Beach FestivalGrant & Columbus Aves: Check out arts and crafts booths, food vendors, beer and wine gardens, entertainment, street painting, and a kids’ chalk area. Free entry (certain areas may charge admission). 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Blvd at The Great Highway : Dads get in free at the zoo today in honor of Father’s Day! 

June 21

Conservatory of Flowers Light Show, Golden Gate Park: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the building will be lit up in psychedelic colors from now until October 21st. 

June 23

New Balance Fitness Challenge, Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields: Bring children ages 9-13 years old to this free community event meant to fuel the next generation’s passion for movement and the pursuit of lifelong health, well-being and success. Professional athletes will lead the events, and all participants will receive a t-shirt and challenge journal, encouraging them to track their fitness activities, goals and challenges, learn about the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices and providing journal engagement opportunities. Registration check-in starts at 10:00 AM. Event is from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Register at www.nbfitnesschallenge.com. Space is limited. Free.

Free Museum Admission: Visit the Exploratorium after 5:00 PM for their community night and enjoy free admission. 

June 24 

Extraordinary Playscapes Exhibition Kids Workshop, Joe DiMaggio Playground Clubhouse, 651 Lombard St: This national exhibition and education program sponsored by the Design Museum Foundation explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity. The exhibit is on view until July 8, but don’t miss this workshop, perfect for kids ages 5-12 to get hands on with imagining and designing the next generation of Extraordinary Playscapes! $10, register here. 10:30am – 12:30pm

Pride Parade and Festival, Civic Center: This festival and rally features a Main Stage at the steps of City Hall, as well as more than 20 community-produced stages and venues featuring all genres of music, entertainment, and public speakers. Plus there are more than 200 exhibitors engaging with the attendees, many offering food and refreshments. 12:-00-6:00 PM

June 25 

Jungshin Fitness Day, Midtown Terrace: Come for all or part of this full-day event where you and your kids take classes in Jungshin. Workout by yourself in the morning (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM), while the kids are entertained by Dancing Jammies, make crafts, listen to music, stories, and participate in creative play. Then, the kids get to join for a mini session (11:30-12:00). Continue on for the afternoon program to get trained to teach Jungshin! All ages welcome. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Early bird registration ends June 4. 

Stern Grove Festival, Stern Grove Park: The 80th season of this free concert opens with Kool and the Gang performing. Buy tickets to the Big Picnic, a private pre-concert party with a catered luncheon in the Grove, beginning at 11:30 AM, or arrive later for the free concert. Bring your picnic blanket and snacks. Seating is first come, first serve. 2:00 PM. Free.

Pride Parade and Festival, Civic Center: This festival and rally features a Main Stage at the steps of City Hall, as well as more than 20 community-produced stages and venues featuring all genres of music, entertainment, and public speakers. Plus there are more than 200 exhibitors engaging with the attendees, many offering food and refreshments. Parade begins at 10:30 AM at Market St and Beale and ends at 8th St. 10:30 – 6:00 PM. Free.

June 27

Japan Day, Japantown: Enjoy traditional performances, demonstrations, and workshops by master Japanese artists in this celebration of Japantown.  1:00 – 5:00 PM.

June 30

Sounds of Music Sing Along, Castro Theatre: Now until July 7, join fellow fans of this classic film at the iconic Castro Theatre and sing along to your hearts content. Costumes are always welcome. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. 7:00 PM

Every Saturday

Chinatown Walking Tour, Portsmouth Square: Learn about the history and daily lives of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia on this tour hour walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet at the parking garage elevators on the park level ten minutes before the tour begins. 10:00 AM. Free.

Every Sunday

Off the Grid – Presidio Picnic, Main Parade Ground:  Bring your picnic blanket and hang out. With so many delicious food trucks to choose from, you’ll want to spend time sampling them all. 11:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Union Square Live, Union Square: From April through October, there will be live performances in the plaza at 2:00 PM. Free.

Every Monday

Chinatown Walking Tour, Portsmouth Square: Learn about the history and daily lives of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia on this tour hour walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet at the parking garage elevators on the park level ten minutes before the tour begins. 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Free.

Every Wednesday

Union Square Live, Union Square: From April through October, there will be live performances in the plaza at 6:00 PM. Free.

Every Friday 

Off the Grid – Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd: Come for an early dinner with the kids. They’ll love the music and lively setting. You’ll love the good food and drinks. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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