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Cathy Youngling: California Real Estate & Homes - Marin County

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