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 this Sunday, April 23, 2023.
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.
Activities throughout the day include 20+ interactive booths from local environmental organizations, with hands-on activities for all ages including arts and crafts. Participants can visit the booths and get their event “passport” stamped as they explore. Don’t forget to enter the raffle and grab lunch at a food truck.
There will be several live performances throughout the day, including traditional Irish and Scottish Celtic music from the Lighthouse String Band (12:15-2pm) and fun jazz performances from the HMB High School Band (10-11:45am).
You can also catch a guided bird walk from 8-9:45am by a Sequoia Audubon Society expert, and State Parks nature walks from 10:15-11am and 11:15am-12pm by experts Emily Richards and Ethan Rayner.
Of course, you don’t want to miss the 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. Plants will go for $10 each or $40 for 5, and proceeds go to support habitat restorations in Half Moon Bay.
Mark your calendar for Coastal Wildflower Day at Francis State Beach (95 Kelly Ave) in Half Moon Bay, happening from 10am-2pm on April 23rd 2023. The event is free to enter, but there is a $10 parking fee.