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25 Free Things to Do for Families in April

Bring the family to this year's Sausalito's Easter Egg Hunt and Parade, Saturday, April 8.

It's already April and you don't have to break the bank to have a great time with the kiddos! Here are 25 free activities and outings in Marin and the Bay Area this month. Keep in mind some of these activities require advance registration, so check before you go.

  1. Shop to you drop at Sausalito's City Wide Yard Sale, Saturday, April 1, 9 am–1 pm.
  2. Celebrate all things spring at Ross School's Spring Fling, Sunday, April 2, 10:30 am–12:30 pm.
  3. Get hands-on with art at Marin MOCA's Free Family Day, Sunday, April 2, 11 am–3 pm.
  4. Visit the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor or Conservatory of Flowers in SF for free,Tuesday, April 4.
  5. Explore SFMOMA for free on First Thursdays, April 6, 1–8 pm.
  6. Hunt for Easter eggs by flashlight at Memorial Park in San Anselmo, Friday, April 7, 8:15 pm.
  7. Enjoy Sausalito's Easter Egg Hunt and Parade at Dunphy Park, Saturday, April 8 (parade 10 am & egg hunt 10:15 am).
  8. Celebrate Easter at Marin Country Mart with an egg hunt, bunny photos, crafts and more, Saturday, April 8, 9 am.
  9. Create art with Marin Parks rangers at George "Rocky" Graham Park in Sausalito, Sunday, April 9, 10:30 am–noon.
  10. Learn about Magnificent Migrations at the Marine Mammal Center, April 9 and 23, noon & 2 pm.
  11. Explore the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park on their free 2nd Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 am–6 pm.
  12. Bring the little ones to Storytime in the Park for songs, rhymes, movement, and puppets, Robin Sweeny Park, Sausalito, Tuesday, April 11, 11–11:30 am.
  13. Enjoy educational activities, music, and more at Alcatraz City Cruises' Community Day by the Bay at Pier 33 in San Francisco, Friday, April 14, 10 am–2:30 pm.
  14. Come join the fun and design your own flower pot and flowers at Goodman's Kids Club in Mill Valley, Saturday, April 15, 12:30–2 pm. RSVP here.
  15. Have an educational "eggventure" at UC Berkeley's Eggster egg hunt and learning festival, Saturday, April 15, 10 am–5 pm.
  16. Bring the family to the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival parade, Civic Center Plaza, Sunday, April 16, 1–3 pm.
  17. Meet us outside the Poppy Store for Mart Littles music with Mr. Andrew, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur, Wednesday, April 19, 10:30–11:15 am.
  18. Take a sail with the Cal Sailing Club at the Berkeley Marina, Saturday, April 22, 1–3 pm.
  19. Experience the annual Butter & Egg Days parade and festival in Petaluma, Saturday, April 22, 10 am–5 pm.
  20. Learn to pier fish at Paradise Beach Park in Tiburon, Saturday, April 22, 11 am–1 pm.
  21. Commemorate Earth Day with a habitat restoration project at Hal Brown Park in Greenbrae, Sunday, April 23, 9 am–noon.
  22. Help create a better world at Earth Day Marin at the Mill Valley Community Center, Sunday, April 23, 1–5 pm.
  23. Gather 'round the campfire for s'mores and stories at Stafford Lake Park, Sunday April 23, 5–7:30 pm.
  24. Sing, Dance, jump and play with musician Emily Bonn in this drop-in music an movement group, San Anselmo Library, Friday, April 28, 10:30–11 am
  25. Celebrate Dutch King's Day at the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park, Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am–5 pm.

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