It’s Labor Day Weekend, that final chance to enjoy summer vacation (even though many kids in Marin are back in school already). While a backyard barbeque is a Labor Day tradition, why not plan a picnic with friends and family? It's fun, you don't have to clean up the house either before or after, and there are plenty of awesome picnic spots in Marin and the North Bay. (This weekend's weather is supposed to be fantastic, too.)
Here are a few tips for planning a picnic:
Have every family bring a different dish, but still don't forget to pack plenty of food and drink. It’s always better to have more than less!
Make a checklist for all the things you’ll need to bring, like folding chairs, picnic blankets, games, food, drink, etc.
Plenty of active games and outdoor toys will keep the kids occupied while the grownups relax.
A Marin County tradition for half a century, the Sausalito Art Festival returns to Marinship Park this Labor Day Weekend for its 60th season. The Festival showcases the works of the finest local, national and international artists, with more than 20,000 original works of art by 270 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. Performers include Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, America, and Mustache Harbor on Saturday; The Yardbirds, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, anf the Grass Roots on Sunday; The Fixx, Smash Mouth, the Lemon Hammer on Monday. Fantastic food, beer, and wine will be available, too.
The 2012 Sausalito Art Festival also offers a full weekend of children's entertainment and hands-on activities at the special children's area adjacent to the Bay Model, including a sing-along dance party with everybody's favorite award-winning children’s recording artist Tim Cain (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 2 pm). Check out their complete list of entertainment here.