Springtime Fun in San Mateo and Beyond

Spring has arrived and the events scene is already heating up in San Mateo and beyond! Now is the time to pack your calendar with bicycle events, farmers’ markets, virtual how-to’s, county fairs, goat yoga and much, much more.  Explore this roundup and jump-start your plans to get outdoors and experience all the region has to offer.

The first ever Peninsula Restaurant Week launches in 2021 May 14 -22. Find a new favorite or plan a date to support a long-time cafe!

May is Bike Month! Bike to Work Day looks a little different this year, but you can still show ’em how you roll. During the month of May, grab your bicycle, hit the roads and experience Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Day on May 21.  The entire month is full of fun activities.  Learn more at  https://bikesiliconvalley.org/

Experience Yelp’s very first Taste of the Philippines! In honor of APIHM month, Yelp has partnered with the Filipino Food Movement and local eateries to celebrate all things Filipino food and culture. Runs through May 23.  Learn more here.

Farm-fresh produce and so much more.  Find spring fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, eggs, grass-fed beef, hot foods, artisan baked goods, and so much more in this diverse farmers’ market.  Open Saturdays 9am-1pm at the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market.

At San Mateo’s CuriOdyssey, they treat kids like the geniuses they are, allowing them loose to observe wildlife up close and experience a growing collection of new outdoor science exhibits that explore Illusions, The Nature of Patterns and more. Visit the website to view spring exhibits and more.

Did you know that you can attend a backpack camp? If you’re curious about backpacking, join Midpen and community partner @latinooutdoors for a free virtual Intro to Backpacking on May 26. You’ll learn how to plan and prepare; event includes live panel discussion and Q&A. Learn more here.

Head to Filoli to enjoy the tranquil setting of twilight in the Garden. Stroll the Garden with a friend, grab a refreshing drink and watch the sun set every Thursday evening.  Runs from May 27 – September 23.  The Garden is open until 8:00 pm and the historic House is open until 7:00 pm.

Connect with nature with a host of events offered at openspacetrust.org.  From film festivals to tracking courses online, get connected to the outdoors this spring by finding events here.

Celebrate Pints for Paws® with Fieldwork Brewing. Be sure to join online for the Brewery Tasting Event – A virtual tasting on Saturday, June 5 along with Berkeley Humane, 21st Amendment Brewery, The Rare Barrel , Sierra Nevada, Ghost Town Brewing , Seismic Brewing Company and Faction Brewing.⁠

The San Mateo County Fair adjacent to Bay Meadows in San Mateo is the perfect family outing and a one-stop family fun day! Enjoy activities for kids and adults, carnival attractions, great food, concerts, and more! Runs June 5-13.

Head to the coast to Half Moon Bay and experience goat yoga at Lemos Farm.  Offered May – June on Saturdays and Sundays.  Learn all the details here.

You have to love having a neighbor like Hillsdale Shopping Center, offering a variety of special events, kid club events as well as store events and offers.  Be sure to check with them often to see what’s offered this spring.

Conveniently located between San Francisco and Palo Alto in San Mateo, Bay Meadows offers new homes for sale and for rent within walking distance of Caltrain. Ease of transportation is only one reason you’ll fall in love with Bay Meadows. Smartly-designed, high-quality new homes sit among 18 acres of open space, which includes parks, a community garden, public art, ball fields, bocce and basketball courts and a new playground. All this just a walk from Whole Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee, Fieldwork Brewing Co., LIFT Fitness, Tin Pot Creamery, Hillsdale Shopping Center and more. Learn more about what Midurban life offers by following our Facebook page and Instagram feed.