Don’t stress about what to do for the long weekend cause your family-friendly fun guide to Labor Day weekend around San Francisco is now live
While summer typically draws to a close with Labor Day weekend for most of the country, things are just starting to heat up on our end. With summer like temperatures that typically extend now through Oct., the fun doesn’t stop. And with the upcoming long weekend, now’s the perfect time to tick off those remaining items on your summer “must-do” list like exploring these hidden gems around SF, finally tackling our SF guide to some of our favorite kid-friendly museums or tackling the 40′-long metal slides in Bernal Heights. From art fairs and concerts to baseball games and movies on the beach, here’s where we’re spending Labor Day weekend in the Bay Area with our kids.
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Kings Mountain Art Fair
Sept. 3-5: Enjoy the craft and ware of local, independent artists among gorgeous Redwood forests while kids craft at Kiddie Hollow. Breakfast, lunch and cookies all made by the volunteer fire brigade will complete your day. Event details.
Stanford Football: Cardinal Kids Day
Sept. 3: Kids get in free with a paying adult (tickets start at $15) so cheer on the Cardinals as they face off Colgate with pre-game family activities such as food trucks, games and inflatables. Event details.
National Cinema Day
Sept. 3: Go to the movies on National Cinema Day for just $3 per ticket. Major chains like AMC and Regal Cinemas, along with college campus theaters and some smaller independent theaters, are set to participate. Check the website to find a participating theater near you. Event details.
156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
Sept. 3 & 4: Grab your kilt and bagpipes and head to games! The country’s largest and oldest Scottish gathering and games ends with a Grandstand concert with over 600 pipers and drummers for a spectacular show. Event details.
First Sundays at Presidio Tunnel Tops
Sept. 4: Have you checked out the new Tunnel tops? If not, family-friendly First Sundays is the perfect way to do so. Food vendors, live music and performances, a ranger-led campfire talk plus unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge? WINNING. Event details
Bizerkeley Food Festival
Sept. 4: This vegan food festival will feature Soul, Latininx, Filipinx and more cuisines with food samples, live music, a Kidz corner and adoptable cats and dogs in case your family is looking for one. Event details.
Golden Gate Park Band Concert
Sept. 5: Haven’t made it out this summer for a free concert at the bandshell? Now is your chance with Dr. Danielle Gaudry directing-be sure to check out the SkyStar wheel! Event details.
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SF Giants Baseball
Sept. 2-4: Take me out to the ball game! The Giants host the Phillies in a three game series—catch one (or all three!) of the games this weekend. We're totally just watching the field—promise. Event details.
Movies on the Beach
Sept. 2: Pack a picnic and a beach blanket for the entire family to enjoy Sing 2 on the beach. Event details
Monterey County Fair
Sept. 1-5: Carnival rides (and games!), funnel cakes and live music—it's all at the fair and we can’t think of a better way to spend the end of summer at the fair. Event details
Boogie & BBQ in Bolinas
Sept. 5: Don’t forget the dancing shoes as Bolina’s annual Labor Day fest brings out dancing in the streets, a BBQ, and silent auction. Event details
Free Shakespeare in the Park
Sept. 3-4: Catch a free performance of the delightful, romantic comedy>Much Ado About Nothing this weekend. Event details.
Alameda Point Antiques Faire
Sept. 4: The largest antiques show in Northern California beckons with over 800 booths selling furniture, clothing, jewelry and more. What might you find?? Event details.
Museums with First Sunday Free Admission Days
Sept. 4: First Sun. are always free at the Asian Art museum & OMCA.
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