San Ramon has many family-friendly activities in its many parks and community areas that are ideal for a population with many young families. If you want a lazy day in the park, San Ramon has more than 50 public, school, and dog parks scattered around the city. See the full list of parks from the city of San Ramon here. Or if you prefer to relax, you can spend an evening watching a Concert in the Park on a nice summer day. Other favorite outings for families in the city are hikes in the state parks and open spaces around the city.
San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
San Ramon is well known for its San Ramon Art & Wind Festival which showcases more than 200 community-based programs and activities to celebrate the start of summer. The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival started as the San Ramon Street Faire. It was renamed after the organizers added the wind theme in 1990. San Ramon has always been a windy city and the organizers decided to celebrate the winds that are such an integral part of life in San Ramon. The event is usually scheduled over Memorial Day weekend on Sunday and Monday in San Ramon’s Central Park at 12501 Alcosta Blvd.
Family- and kid-friendly activities such as professional kite flying demonstrations, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, variety entertainment by local schools and organizations on three stages, two large kids’ activity areas for free play, food booths featuring fair foods such as pretzels, funnel cakes, specialty sandwiches and other favorites. Some of the main attractions this year include an early morning hot air balloon launch and a hang gliding demonstration. No pets are allowed at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.
San Ramon Historical Foundation Events
The San Ramon Historical Foundation which manages Forest Home Farms and The Glass House heritage sites also hosts several events throughout the year. In the summer, the events lineup includes music, theatre, a casual social, and a delectable and dainty Victorian tea. Find out what is in store this week’s schedule at the Foundation’s event site.
Some past events by the San Ramon Historical Foundation include:
Music of the Night: Gems of the Stage from Mozart to Mama Mia!
Sunday, May 20th, 7:00 pm at the Village Theater, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA. Tickets are $25.00 and include a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.
This benefit concert features the Tapestry Vocal & Handbell Ensemble and supports fundraising efforts for local, national, and global charities.
Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by the San Ramon Historic Foundation at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Participants are encouraged to dress in old-fashioned clothes. Admission and one scoop of ice cream per person are free. Additional scoops and food can be purchased at the event. There are interpretive displays, activities, and games that were popular at the beginning of the 1900s.
2011 Victorian Tea, Honoring Ruth Quayle Boone
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Presented by the San Ramon Historic Foundation at the San Ramon Community Center
This event celebrates the elaborate sweets and mouth-watering savories of Victorian England--chased down with lashings of tea. Visitors are encouraged to dress in era-style clothes. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and best hat. Check the San Ramon Historical Foundation website for ticket and registration information.
Families will also find many other activities and events in San Ramon that will appeal to children and adult. There are Concerts in the Park, performances at the San Ramon Performing Arts Center, parks, and hiking. Please see our Annual Events, Things to Do and Entertainment pages.