Festivals

There's Something for the Entire Family at the 64th Sausalito Art Festival

August 22, 2016

2016 Sausalito Art Festival

A Marin County tradition for over half a century, the Sausalito Art Festival returns to Marinship Park this Labor Day Weekend, September 3 to 5, for its 64th season. The family friendly festival showcases the works of the finest local, national and international artists, with thousands of original works of art by 260 artists, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography.

Of course there are plenty of other things to see and do at the Sausalito Art Festival, including music by legendary headliners and local favorites on two stages. Headliners at this year's festival include the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Super Diamond, Todd Rundgren, and the Zombies. Fantastic food, beer, and wine will be available, too.

Celebrate Fall in Tiburon with Blackie's Hay Day

September 21, 2015

Blackie's Hay Day TiburonBring your family to come celebrate fall this Saturday, September 26, from 10 am to 4 pm at Blackie's Hay Day. This annual fundraiser and community tradition is reminiscent of an old-fashioned country fair and helps raise money for children's and youth programs at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Blackie's Hay Day takes place, naturally, at Blackie's Pasture, which is located off Tiburon Boulevard near Trestle Glen. Blackie's Pasture is named after Blackie, a swaybacked horse who stood in the pasture for nearly 30 years and became a Tiburon mascot, after stints in the rodeo and the US cavalry.

The family fun on Blackie's Hay Day will include pony rides, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, jumpies, a spa tent with face painting, nail and hair salons, and temporary tattoos carnival games, story time, and more. The event will also include live musical entertainment, including by Daffy Dave, Fur Tails and Scales, Redwood High's High Tide ensemble, and others.

The Ultimate Summer KidsBash at Ghirardelli Square

June 11, 2013

Kidsbash at Ghirardelli SquareThis summer San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square transforms itself into the Bay Area's largest playground for kids and families for its fourth annual KidsBash, taking place on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am to 3 pm. Hosted by Ghirardelli Square and presented by Plum Organics, KidsBash will present activities for all ages, with events expanding onto Beach Street adjacent to the Square and Aquatic Park, guaranteeing even more fun by the Bay!

KidsBash proceeds supports Plum Organics' social impact program The Full Effect, which donates organic baby food meals to children in need across the US, so you and your family can have a blast and know you're making a difference, too.

At this street festival for kids, families are invited to explore historic Ghirardelli Square, discover unique boutiques and restaurants, and enjoy family-friendly activities that are sure to bring out the kid in everyone. KidsBash attractions and activities include a pirate ship ride, a climbing wall, face painting, bounce house, games with prizes, a Flax art booth, science experiments, temporary and henna tattoos, a special visit from the San Francisco Fire Department and much more, including a few new surprises for 2013. KidsBash is geared for children 10 years old and younger.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge at this Sunday's Golden Gate Festival

May 26, 2012

It's not every day that an iconic local landmark turns 75, and the Golden Gate Bridge marks that momentous milestone this Sunday, May 27. Celebrate the span this Sunday at the Golden Gate Festival, a historic birthday party taking place along the San Francisco waterfront. Admission is free for all!

The main Golden Gate Festival activities will be held at Fort Point, Crissy Field, the Presidio, and the Marina Green. Anniversary events will also be held at Fort Mason Center, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39.

Festival Highlights

  • Fireworks on Sunday from 9:30–9:50 pm in a spectacular grand finale that showcases the Bridge, the Bay and surrounding national parklands. Optimum viewing spots are along the waterfront from Fort Point to East Marina Green. The hills above the Marina and Cow Hollow also provide stunning views. An accompanying soundtrack wil be aired live on KFOG 104.5/97.7FM. (Note: Fireworks will not be televised and will not be visible from Fisherman’s Wharf south down the Embarcadero; weather permitting, fireworks will be visible from Pier 39.)
  • International Orange Artists’ Exhibition at Fort Point, 10 am–7 pm.
  • Crissy Field Stage highlighting dance, music, and local bands, 11 am–11 pm.
  • Road Trip through History featuring vintage cars and motorcycles from 1937 to the present. East Crissy Field, 11 am–5 pm.
  • Crissy Field Center Future Fair with activities and demonstrations showcasing sustainability technologies and innovations in the pioneering spirit of the Bridge. East Beach, 11 am–7 pm.
  • Vintage Maritime Display and Historic Watercraft Parade with classic boats spanning 75 years. St. Francis Yacht Club, 11 am–3 pm.
  • Marina Green Stage featuring dance and music organizations and local bands. West Marina Green, 11 am–10 pm.
  • Marina Green, Crissy Field, and Golden Gate Bridge Plaza retail outlets offering official 75th Anniversary souvenir merchandise. Various waterfront locations, 10 am–8 pm.
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