2024 April Events Roundup


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2024 April Events Roundup

Earth Day Celebration at San Francisco Botanical Garden!

April 21 Free with Admission to the Gardens
San Francisco Botanical Garden-Great Meadow, San Francisco, CA
Join us for a fun filled celebration of Earth Day in the Great Meadow at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. This all ages program will feature children’s book readings by local authors, crafts, games, and more!
April 2 Free
Free Every First Tuesday! The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days. We are thrilled that you look to the Conservatory as a place to escape the chill of San Francisco, the stress of everyday life or travel, or as a resource on rare and unusual plants. The Conservatory of Flowers is a national, state, and local landmark.

$6 Family Drive-In Movie Night in Concord and San Jose (Every Tuesday)

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $6
One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old-fashioned drive-in movie fun.
Solano Drive-In – 1611 Solano Way, Concord
Capitol Drive-In – 3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose

Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* Bay Area Discovery Museum

April 3 Free
Bay Area Discovery Museum557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA + Google Map
Free First Wednesday Admission is free to Bay Area residents* the first Wednesday of every other month. Advanced reservations are not required, and a suggested $20 donation per group is appreciated. *Must show proof of residency (photo ID or piece of mail) in one of the nine Bay Area counties.

Storytime: For Families at Salesforce Park Rooftop Garden

Every Wednesday April 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Free
Salesforce Tower425 Mission Street Rooftop, San Francisco, 94105 United States + Google Map
Enjoy fun and educational songs, rhymes, and stories with Main Children’s Center librarians in this special storytime for toddlers, preschoolers, and their families every Wednesday in the Main Plaza of Salesforce Transit Center Park, in the rooftop garden. (Because this is an outdoor venue, this event may be canceled without notice due to weather conditions.)

Free Every First Friday! Contemporary Jewish Museum is free to all visitors on the first Friday of every month.

April 5 Free
736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Free Every First Friday! The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art.

Free Every First Friday! History Museum (Redwood City) is free to all visitors on the first Friday of every month.

April 5 Free
2200 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA
Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor.

South First Friday Art Walk (San Jose)

April 5 Free
South First Street and William Street, San Jose, CA
Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free monthly art walk on and around First Street in San Jose.
Please note that South First Fridays is typically canceled in July and January due to the holidays.

Sunday Fun Day: Get Ready for Passover

April 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Free
Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, 94610

Come sing, dance and prepare for Passover with Jen Altman from Jewish Baby Network and Melita Silberstein from Wilderness Torah. Jen and Melita are also members of the Bay Area kids band, Octopretzel. We will be joined by Rebecca Feigelson from PJ Library and Temple Beth Abraham with Passover-related crafts and activities.

Our programs are designed for families with children aged 0-36 months, but bring the whole family! Grandparents and extended family welcome too. We always have great snacks, fun art supplies, and play spaces for older siblings too. We welcome everyone, including unaffiliated, single and multi-parent, multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-abled, and LGBTQ+ families.

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First Sundays Oakland Museum of California

April 7 $5
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Spend your Sunday with us and find out why “East Bay Express” calls OMCA “the best museum for the people, by the people.” Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy admission to OMCA with a suggested donation of $5 for general admission. There is a $6 charge for special exhibitions in the Great Hall. Experience all that our Galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences have to offer. In between exploring the galleries, pick up some locally-made goods from…

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

April 13-14 and April 20-21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Free
Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek), 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, California 95014

Welcome everyone to the 57th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival! 2024 holds a special significance as it marks the final opportunity to experience the Peace Plaza in its current form before the renovations commence. Following our Festival, this beloved space will undergo a much-anticipated transformation, ensuring its continued vitality for generations to come.

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade brings color and cheer to the streets of San Francisco and Japantown! April 21 from 1pm till 3pm. Find out more »

Free National Parks Day 2024

April 20 Free
All National Parks in California

National Park Week is happening April 20 to April 28 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week! Find out more »

BUG Day – Randall Museum

April 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Free
199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA

Check out the incredible extravaganza of insects at the Randall Museum’s popular Bug Day event celebrating everything insect with hands-on science and art activities, games, live music, movies and more. Join in the creepy-crawly fun and learn how important these little creatures are to the earth and to our survival here. Find out more »

Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral

April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am $15
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco CA

Join a loving community of Yogis as we all lay our mats together in this sacred space to practice indoors amidst the soaring Gothic columns, glistening stained glass windows, soothing live music, and expert instruction. Be you.

Practice at your own pace, whether you want to challenge yourself with advanced modifications or simply lay back and savasana the entire session. This is your time, and we have a space for you. The Tuesday class starts at 6:15 pm, and doors open by 5:30 pm. Saturday class starts at 9:00 am, and doors open by 8:30 am.  Doors will shut 15 minutes after the start of class.

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40th Annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival 2024 (April 27-28)

April 27-28 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Free
Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek), 21121 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, California 95014

At the 2024 annual Cherry Blossom Festival, you can check out arts and crafts vendors, Japanese cultural exhibits like Ikebana, swords, bonsai, Suiseki, and koi, live entertainment including Taiko drum, dancers, martial arts and live music, taste delicious Japanese cuisine, children activities and a play area with a petting zoo and pony rides, plus Japanese cultural demonstrations like tea ceremony, origami, calligraphy, and Soroban.

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Golden Gate Park Band | 2024 Season – Sunday Performance

April 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Free
Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Join us on the Opening Day of the 142 Season of Free music at the Golden Gate Park – you will hear the Spring Perfection – The Symphonic Gershwin, Gustav Holst 2nd Suite in F and much more.

For 2024, 25 free weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm. All concerts that feature music of specific nationalities or cultures include costumed guest performers, dancers, singers, and speakers who will enlighten and entertain. Find out more »


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