There’s a new springtime event on the calendar which is sure to be a great time for plant lovers in the Bay! Coastal Wildflower Day will happen at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay from 10am-2pm on Sunday, April 24. It will feature live music and performances, a bird walk and native plant walk, family games and activities, and a native plant sale. This family-friendly event is a wholesome and fun weekend escape just down the coast from San Francisco.
There will be several live performances throughout the day, including traditional Irish and Scottish Celtic music from the Lighthouse String Band (10:15am-10:45am and 11am-12pm), American rock music from Chinese Melodrama (1pm-2pm), and a hula dance performance by Nā Wāhine ‘O Kalani Hula (12:15-12:45pm).
Activities throughout the day include interactive booths from local environmental organizations, with hands-on activities for all ages. Participants can visit the booths and get their event “passport” stamped as they explore. There will also be a guided bird walk from 10:15am-11:30am by native bird expert Rita Jennings, and a native plant walk from 1pm-2pm by native plant expert Toni Corelli.
Of course, there will also be a native plant sale with varieties including beach primrose, buckwheat, California poppy, yarrow, soap plant, seaside daisy, and many more. Be sure to get there early as plants may sell out through the day.
Mark your calendar for Coastal Wildflower Day at Francis State Beach (95 Kelly Ave) in Half Moon Bay, happening from 10am-2pm on April 24. The event is free to enter, but there is a $10 parking fee.
Featured image: Photo by Ellen Tjosvold