FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND FUN

The creativity and active lifestyle of the people of Marin have lead to many exciting events throughout the year. The old fashioned fun of Forth of July Parades, the yearly County Fair, the famous Dipsea race, The Sausalito Arts Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival are only a few.

Locally each town will have its own traditions, both old and new, to tempt you in your downtime. There are wine tastings of Marin wine(yes Marin wines) that are held as fund raisers for chariable events. Schools have many great activities, from plays to lectures to family faires and more.

You are sure to be entertained and inspired in Marin County!

Below are a list of annual events and contact numbers to find out more.

January
Whale watching, southern migration 669-1534 or 663-1092
Bridal Faire, Marin Center 499-6400

Feburary
American Indian Antique Art Show & Sale, San Rafael 472-3500
Spring Antique Art Show 472-3500

March
Dining For Wildlife 453-1000
Marin County Spring Doll Show 459-1998
Inverness Spring Garden Club Tea, Pt. Reyes 663-1075
Audubon Canyon Ranch opens for nesting season 868-9244
Spring Antiques Art Show, San Rafael 472-3500
Run for the Seals, Marin Headlands 289-9661

April
Farmers Market Season Begins 457-2266
Tomales Bay Folk Festival 663-1075
Marin Orchid Society Spring Show Marin Art & Garden Center 456-4249
Jewish Film Festival, Osher Marin JCC 479-2000
Marin Art & Garden Center Spring Flower Festival, Ross 454-5597
Native American Strawberry Festival, Point Reyes National Seashore at Kule Loklo 663-1092
Opening Day on the Bay 435-5633
Chili Cookoff, Sausalito 289-4125
Easter Parade, Sausalito 289-4125

May
Mt. Tamalpais Wildflower Garden Festival 388-3503
Marin Society of Artists Open Art & Craft Show 454-9561
Marin Open Studios 499-8350
Preview of Marin/Scapes (Marin County Landscape Art), Bank of Marin, Corte Madera 457-6964
American Bach Soloists, St. Stephens Church, Belvedere 392-4400
Tiburon Wine Festival 435-5633
Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley 383-1100
May Madness Classic Car Show, San Rafael 720-5591
Grecian Festival, San Rafael 883-1998
Marin a la Carte, San Rafael 472-3500
Scenic Bay Run, Sausalito 289-4125
Human Race, San Rafael 479-5660
Outdoor Antique Fair, San Anselmo 457-1266
Classic Car Parade, San Rafael 453-8388

June
Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley 383-1100
Pierce Point Ranch Dairy Days, Pt. Reyes National Seashore 663-1092
Marin Society of Artists, Art Auction 454-9561
Marin Home Show and Jazz Festival 456-5209
Dipsea Foot Race, Mill Valley 331-3350
Italian Street Painting Festival, San Rafael 457-4878
Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music 897-1164
San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival 454-2510

July
Marin County Fair and Exposition, San Rafael 499-6400
Marin/Scapes (Marin County Landscape Art) Benefit for Bucklelaw Program, Escalle Winery, Larkspur 457-6964
Fourth of July Parade & Festival, Corte Madera/Larkspur 924-0441
Fourth of July Parade, Novato 897-1164
American Bach Soloists Summer Music Festival, Belvedere/Tiburon 435-5235
Chili Cook-off, Mill Valley 381-1070
Native American Big Time Celebration Pt. Reyes National Seashore, at Kule Loklo 663-1092
Marin County Summer Antique & Collectors Fair, San Rafael 459-1998
Jazz on the Half Shell, Pt. Reyes Station 663-1075

August
Free concert at Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael.
Concert takes place on the last Sunday in August. Information: 485-3328
Marin Shakespeare Festival, Dominican College, San Rafael 499-1108
West Marin Music Festival, Pt. Reyes Station 663-1075
Marin County Summer Doll Show 459-1998
Marin Art & Garden Summer Luncheon & Fashion Show 454-5597
Quilt & Needle Art Show, San Rafael 472-3500
Sausalito Art Festival 332-3555

September
Marin Shakespeare Festival, Dominican College, San Rafael 499-1108
Marin Society of Arts Fall Rental Show, Ross 454-9561
Tiburon Peninsula Chili Festival 435-5633
China Camp Heritage Day 456-1236
Farmers Market Harvest Fair, San Rafael 456-3276
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 383-9700
American Indian Trade Feast, Novato 897-4064
Bird-A-Thon, Stinson Beach 868-1221
Country Fair Day, San Anselmo 454-1442
Marin Designer Showcase, Tiburon 479-5691
Fiesta Days, San Rafael 454-1913
Marin County Fall Antique and Collectors Fair, San Rafael 459-1998
Sausalito Art Festival 332-3555
Fall Art Show, Mill Valley 388-9700

October
Mill Valley Film Festival 383-5256
Sunny Hills Grape Festival, Larkspur 457-3200
St. Vincent’s Pumpkin Field, San Rafael 507-2000
Marin Symphony season begins 479-8100
Novato Harvest Festival 456-3276
St. Vincent’s Wine Auction 507-2000
Italian Film Festival, Marin Center 456-4056
Falkirk Halloween House, San Rafael 485-3326
St. Vincent’s Youth Ministry Day 507-2000
Harvest Festival, Novato 456-3276

November
Holiday Doll Show, San Rafael 459-1998
Arts & Crafts Faire, Strawberry Recreation Center 383-6494
Winter Wonderland & Parade of Lights, San Rafael 453-8388
Holiday Lighting Celebration, San Anselmo 454-2510
Fall Antique Art Show, San Rafael 472-3500

December
Holiday Craft Faire, Novato 893-7940
Dance Palace Holiday Crafts Fair, Pt. Reyes Station 663-1075
Marin County Holiday Antique & Collector’s Fair, San Rafael 472-3500
Tour de Noel, Ross 456-1102
Artists Christmas Show, Sausalito 331-1622
Holiday Greens Sale, Ross 454-5597
Lighted Yacht Parade, Sausalito 331-7262
“Nutcracker”, Marin Ballet, San Rafael 472-3500
Messiah Sing, Pt. Reyes Station 663-1075
Marin Center: Shows, Entertainment & Lectures, San Rafael 472-3500
Marin Society of Artists, Ross 454-9561
Guide Dogs for the Blind Tours, San Rafael 499-4000
Children’s Storytelling Series, Larkspur Landing 461-0171
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael 485-3328
Ross Valley Players, Ross 456-7555
Marin County Farmers Market, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael 456-3276