School’s out, but don’t stop the music!

Who isn’t looking for a little summer fun this June? It can be difficult to find things to do to beat the heat that are cheap and kid-friendly in the Bay Area. With schools coming to a close for the summer, music programs are often on hold as well. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to enjoy and learn more about music!

To help your kids get their dose of music after school lets out, we’ve compiled this handy list of free, kid-friendly music events in the Bay Area. Get out your calendars!

“Sing a Summer Song” Concert Series
A 9-week concert series for babies and up. Bring a blanket to sit on the grass.
10:15 a.m. Tuesdays June 5-July 31
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

“Kidchella” Kid’s Rock Series
A fun and safe environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music along with an inflatable playland.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24, July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 9
Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Omino Day Music Festival
A day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco.
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco

Dancing Under the Stars
Every Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. throughout the summer months, Jack London Square will host a 30-minute dance lesson, followed by a mixed music dance party ending at 10 p.m.
Every Friday Night, beginning June 1st
Jack London Square Ferry Lawn, Oakland.

Berkeley World Music Festival Kick-off Party
Live music, food, and culture! Followed by two days of outdoor fun for the entire family around Berkeley!
Friday, June 1, 2018 – 8:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Dia de Portugal
Museum exhibits, live entertainment, a children’s carnival, and more!
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm
Kelley Park, San Jose

Union Square Live
Dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, and more.
Wednesdays 6pm and Sundays 2pm, beginning in May
Union Square Park, San Francisco

SFJAZZ Block Party
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5 pm to 8 pm
432 Octavia, SF

Waterfront Flicks
This outdoor movie series takes place at sundown. The line-up features two musical favorites, Purple Rain and Selena!
Every other Thursday, June 21-Aug. 30
Jack London Square Ferry Lawn, Oakland.

Spring India Day Festival
Cultural activities, street food, music, and entertainment.
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Union Square, San Francisco


Now that your musical calendar is filled up, it’s time to get out there and make some noise!

What are your favorite ways to enjoy music over the summer? Let us know in the comments!




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