Great springtime chances to enjoy and celebrate the outdoors and nature!
The Berkeley Bay Festival, Sat., Apr. 14, 11 AM- 4 PM at Shorebird Park, 180 University Ave., offers music, food vendors, free sailboat and dragon-boat rides, kids building in Adventure Playground, and tables with environmental fun and education. Info here.
The Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day, Sat., Apr. 14, 10 AM – 3 PM, includes music, animal encounters, circus performances, and tables with environmental fun and education. 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland. Info here.
Earth Day celebration at the Brower Center, 10 AM – 6 PM Sun., Apr. 22, 2150 Allston, Berkeley, brings the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s short, action-oriented documentaries plus talks, food, and music. Info and tickets here.
The Hillside Festival in El Cerrito’s beautiful, 100-acre Hillside Natural Area offers varied free events May 4-6: varied hikes, play, learning about nature, and fun for all ages. Susan Schwartz and Ralph Boniello of BPFP partner group Friends of Five Creeks lead a wildflower and tree hikr Sun., May 6, 2:30 PM. Info and schedule here.