Around the Bay in April 2019

The 2019 Pacific Sail & Powerboat Show will return to Richmond from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7.

The new J/99 will make its debut at the 2019 Pacific Sail & Powerboat Show in Richmond April 4-7.

Published: April, 2019


Pacific Sail & Powerboat Show

The 2019 Pacific Sail & Powerboat Show will return to Richmond from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7. The show celebrates sailing, boating and the marine sport lifestyle over four days in Richmond. Boats and equipment will once again pack the 45,000 square-foot historic Craneway building overlooking San Francisco Bay, with an additional 21,000 square feet of outdoor space surrounding the pavilion. The Marina Bay Yacht Harbor will enchant audiences with this year’s in-water exhibits and additional on-land exhibitors. Thousands of boating enthusiasts are anticipating the arrival of two new boats, the J/99 and the RS21, as the show continues to attract new exhibitors and attendees from across the nation and around the world. The show is in its fourth year at Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details are online at, on Twitter @PacificBoatShow and on Facebook



Polk Street Wine Walk

The third annual Polk Street Spring Wine Walk will take place on Friday, April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. in San Francisco. This tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their stores throughout Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets; there will also be a free cable car shuttle from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants will receive a wine glass and map with all of the tasting locations. Attendees wishing to participate in the sampling program may purchase advance tickets for $25 via the website or day-of tickets for $30 (cash only). The on-site ticket table is located at 1475 Polk Street. The ticket price includes wine samples at all of the sampling locations.


Shakespeare Shorts

A Night of Shakespeare Shorts is a celebration of short scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare in the spirit of a competition at the iconic Phoenix Theater in Petaluma on April 6 at 8 p.m. Participants will perform a short scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays no longer than 10 minutes long. The scenes will be interspersed with music performed by local musicians. Scenes will be judged by a panel of Shakespeare-savvy experts and the audience will vote for a people’s choice winner. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for those under 18. For more information, visit


Cider Summit Returns

California’s premier artisanal cider festival Cider Summit SF returns for its sixth annual showcase of Northern California’s foremost craft ciders and international classics at the Presidio Civil War Parade Ground in San Francisco on Saturday, April 13. Amidst stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay at the historic Presidio, Cider Summit SF is the west’s best-in-show festival for handcrafted ciders with more than 50 exclusive cidermakers featuring nearly 200 premium ciders. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Pitch In on Earth Day

On Saturday, April 13, volunteers will come together to make a difference in state parks across California for the annual Earth Day celebration. Register to join them for special volunteer projects focused on climate resiliency or at one of the new family-friendly open houses. The Earth Day celebration is being expanded to include open houses at five state parks across California, offering guided park explorations, arts and crafts, science projects, games, music and dance performances, and much more. Or sign up to volunteer and help complete essential projects and critical maintenance to support climate resiliency. These projects will address climate-related damage and volunteers will restore natural ecosystems, maintain trails to prevent erosion and remove debris to reduce fire risk. Volunteers will also plant native trees, pick up trash, beautify picnic areas and make our parks cleaner, healthier and more accessible to all. Learn more about Earth Day open houses and volunteering at or call (415) 262-4400. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Free parking is available for all open house participants on a first-come first-served basis.


Petaluma’s Butter & Egg Days

Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Parade and Celebration on Saturday, April 27 is in its 38th year and is one of the most beloved traditions in downtown Petaluma. It celebrates the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. Together with the Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products created an economy that turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900s. The event typically draws over 10,000 attendees and the 100-unit parade features over 3,000 participants and more than 100 volunteers. Activities before, during and after the parade include four blocks of exhibit space for arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors, sponsor booths, community and nonprofit booths and a large area to entertain youngsters with inflatables, rides and hands-on activities. This is a free event held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Petaluma’s historic downtown with the parade starting at noon.


Bug Day!

The bugs are back! Check out the incredible extravaganza of insects at the Randall Museum’s annual Bug Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate everything insect with hands-on science and art activities, games, entertainment and more. Join in the insect-inspired fun and learn how important these little creatures are to our planet and to our survival here. Kids and their families can make their own fabulous bug-related crafts to take home, see and touch live exotic insects, take a scientific look at insects through microscopes, compete in the Insect Olympics and perhaps even eat a bug or two. The San Francisco Beekeepers Association will have a hive of live honeybees on display. Kids can watch beekeepers at work and decorate containers of freshly made beeswax lip balm to take home. There will also be honey collected from hives all over San Francisco and other bee-made products for sale. Randall Museum is a facility of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department located at 199 Museum Way in San Francisco. Admission is free with low-cost activities also available. Call (415) 554-9600 or visit for more information.


Presidential Opening Day

Board the Presidential Yacht Potomac for a three-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay to celebrate Opening Day on the Bay Sunday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a gourmet box lunch and view over 300 boats participating in the official start of the 2019 boating season. Some of the Bay Area’s most notable and notorious characters will be on board to entertain you. The cost is $85 for adults, $80 for seniors 62 and over and $50 for children 12 and under. For more info visit The USS Potomac is located at 540 Water Street in Oakland’s Jack London Square.


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