Grab and Go Kids Planner: Swimming, Helicopters and Live Music

A green kids conference, pools, a helicopter festival and outdoor music this weekend for kids.


Where/When:  and

Why Go: Recreation swimming officially begins this Saturday, June 18 at the two city public pools and just in time too! Splash around, cool off, have fun and burn a few calories.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Microsoft Campus, 1065 La Avenida St.; Mountain View, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: The idea here is to educate kids and their families to make them aware of environmental issues. Here you can explore the latest developments and opportunities for kids to get green in this indoor conference. Children aged three to 18 can participate. Snacks and refreshments, too. 

Pricing: Free

Where/When: , 26870 Moody Rd.; Los Altos Hills, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. ot 8 p.m.

Why Go: This is Hidden Villa's Midsummer concert. The Livewire Dance Band will give you a livewire show—lots of family-friendly and high-energy music. If you are hungry, there will be salads and sandwiches for sale. Parking at Foothill College. Advance Registration Required. 

Pricing: $10 per car

Where/When: 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Why Go: You used to know this as the Vertical Challenge! Now it's going by a new name with a new feel. This year is the start of the the HeliFest at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  It will be a two-day event that is more than an air show, though it will showcas  military and commercial helicopters. But there will be food and drink for adults and kids as well as a Kid's Zone with special rides, games and other fun activities.

Pricing: $10 to $15; children under 4, free

Where/When: , 250 Hamilton Ave. (University Ave., King Plaza and surrounding streets; Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Why Go: You could take the kids to a concert, and nothing wrong with that, but how interesting is this event of world and American music being played out in the open? What sounds more serendipitous than strolling the street and discovering different music being played at every corner? Amateurs and professionals will perform a variety of genres on street corners and plazas—jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, choral, Celtic, Klezmer, Greek, Balkan, French, Chinese, and more.

Pricing: Free


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