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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Activities in the San Francisco Bay Area 2011

Looking for things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area this Father's Day? Here's a list:

Roaring Camp - Steam trains from the forest to the Santa Cruz beach (or around the mountains), live country music, BBQ, handcar races and hiking.

Michael's Arts & Crafts has a number of father's day craft activities:
Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8 pm.. Decorate a mug (free with mug purchase)
Friday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m. Make a father's day card (free)
Saturday, June 18 from 10-noon. Make a key chain (free)

Dad gets a free yogurt at TCBY on Father's Day.

Arrrgghhhh! Talk like a pirate at the Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo next Saturday and Sunday.

Stern Grove opens for the season this Sunday, on Father's Day. You'll hear Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (classic R&B). It starts at 2:00, but of course you'll need to get there early to get space on the lawn!

Free National Park Entrance Day. Okay, so it's not on Father's Day, but it's a few days later on the first day of summer, June 21.

San Mateo County Fair - Father's Day is the last day! Here's the schedule.

Visit a museum.
-California Academy of Sciences - if you live in these zip codes, get in free Friday through Sunday: 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94124, 94130, 94158. Family crafts for kids 4-8.
-Family Sunday at SFMOMA 11-3 with a family tour at 1:00 - kids get in free. 
-Drop-in art at the Jewish Contemporary Museum from 1-3.

Picklewater Free Circus - performance 2-4 at Union Square. 

USS Hornet - Living Ship Day on Father's Day

Chabot Space Center - BBQ and Solar Car Challenge

North Beach Festival - Saturday and Sunday from 10-6

Hidden Villa - Cheese Class and Banana Slug Band. Two separate events. One for adults, one for families. Both sound fabulous.

Juneteenth Festival in SF- parade, car show, basketball tournament, health fair - June 18-19

Lots more events. Check the list at SFKids.org, and  Savvy Cities,

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