Best Things to Do in the East Bay This May

“M” is for May and this month means Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend to mark the unofficial start of summer. And there’s more… movie festivals, too. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the East Bay including museums, cultural events, food tours, athletic events, hikes and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the East Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.

Weather in the East Bay typically stays between 65 and high 70s this month.

Featured Photo: Memorial Day, courtesy of @GGACBSA
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Photo: Courtesy of Bellina Caetano

Mother's Day

May 14
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Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley

May 6-7

The 9th Annual Bay Area Book Festival has both indoor and outdoor venues over two days attended by authors giving talks, readings, and an opening night gala. In partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Photo: Chabot Press

Chabot Space & Science Center

Various Dates

Seeing the planets and stars. Free telescope viewings every Friday and Saturday night at the Chabot Space & Science Center. Join astronomers at the three large historic telescopes on the Observatory Deck 1,500 feet above the bay.

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Memorial Day

May 29

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in the East Bay? Our comprehensive list of venues below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

More Activities in Northern California

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