Best Things to Do in the North Bay This April

Looking for the coolest things to do when spring rolls around? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. Nature abounds here, and with National Parks Week and Earth Day, you have all the excuses in the world to hit the trails in the North Bay. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the North Bay including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the North Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. 

Spring weather is lovely in the North Bay, with averages in the 60s and a few sunny 70s days sprinkled throughout.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bon Air Center


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Photo: Courtesy of Billy Huyhn

National Parks Week

April 16 - 22

Enter the magnificent Redwood Forest. National Parks are fee-free throughout California, including Muir Woods, Alcatraz, and Hyde Street Pier at SF’s Maritime National Historical Park. Note: Reservations for Muir Woods shuttle bus and Alcatraz Cruise are required, even on free days.

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Photo: Courtesy of Jack London State Historic Park

Earth Day

April 22
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Photo: Courtesy of Petaluma Downtown Association

Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival

April 29

Back after a two-year hiatus, Petaluma’s 40th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade celebrates all things Petaluma, including the 37th annual Cutest Little Chick in Town Contest. Floats, food, and fun for this year’s theme, “Community – The Heart of Petaluma!”

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in the North 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!

You so deserve a vacation. 

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