Marin Family Weekend Events for June 28, 29 & 30

June 27, 2013

Italian Street Painting Marin

Italian Street Painting Marin returns to San Rafael this weekend.

Here are our picks for great events and activities for children and families this weekend. Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Events Calendar.

Friday, June 28

  • Children's Garden Series: Circus Bella
    Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
    Friday, noon–1 pm
    and Saturday, noon–1 pm & 2:15–3:15 pm
    This free event is part of the Children's Garden Series at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Back by popular demand! Circus Bella is top-notch circus acrobatics, aerial artistry, and daring feats of balance and strength, set to original live music of Rob Reich and the Circus Bella All-Star Band. Meet the artists after each show! This show will take place on the Esplanade. For more info, visit their website.
  • Friday Night Jazz
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
    Friday, 6–9 pm

    Enjoy live music on Fridays in the Marin Country Mart courtyard! This Friday, Michael La Macchia Trio. For more info, visit their website.
  • Marinwood's Music in the Park Series
    Marinwood Park, San Rafael
    Friday, 6-8 pm

    Marinwood’s most popular event is back! Enjoy Friday evenings in the park, featuring live music, delicious food by Marinwood Market, wine and beer. Cost: Entry is free; food, wine & beer may be purchased. Location: 775 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 479-0775 or visit their website.
  • Friday Nights on Main
    Downtown Tibruon
    Friday, 6–9 pm

    Bring the family to some outdoor dining, live music and dancing on Main Street in downtown Tiburon. This Friday's music features: "La Dolce Vita," an Italian tribute with James Henry and strolling opera singers. For more info, visit their website.
  • Jazz & Blues by the Bay
    Gabrielson Park, Sausalito
    Friday, 6:30–8 pm

    Jazz & Blues by the Bay at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito is a free event. Lawn seating available (first-come first-served). This Friday, Primary Colors.Sponsored by Sausalito on the Waterfront. For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.
  • Tam Valley's Creekside Fridays
    Tennessee Valley Cabin, Mill Valley
    Friday, 6:30–8 pm

    Bring the family, pets, chairs, and blankets to the weekly free musical event. This Friday, Stung will perform the music of the Police. Food available for purchase. For more info, call (415) 289-4152 or visit their website.
  • Summer Film Night: Up
    Strawberry Recreation Field
    Friday, 8 pm
    Bring the family and watch a movie under the stars on the Strawberry athletic field. The movie will by Pixar's Up. $10 per family or $3 per person. Popcorn, snacks, hot chocolate, and hot tea will be for sale. Location: 118 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 383-6494 or visit their website.

Saturday, June 29

  • Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
    Saturday, 9 am–2 pm

    Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and listen to family music (9:30–10:30 am). For more info, visit their website.
  • Point Reyes Farmer's Market
    Toby's Feed Barn on Main Street
    Saturday, 9 am–1 pm

    It's Point Reyes Farmer's Market opening day at Toby's Feed Barn! The market features the best West Marin has to offer: the freshest locally grown organic produce, baked goods, artisan cheeses, olive oils, grass-fed beef products, homemade preserves, oysters, bee products, flowers, locally produced wool clothing, and body care products. For more info, visit their website.
  • 9th Annual Flea Market
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Saturday, 9 am–3 pm

    Come down and shop to your heart's content. Remember, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Location: 180 Camino Alto., Mill Valley. For more info, call (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
  • Italian Street Painting Marin
    Downtown San Rafael
    Saturday, 10 am–7 pm & Sunday 10 am–6 pm

    Italian Street Painting Marin showcases the art of the nuovo madonnari, or modern-day street painters, and the sounds of local Bay Area musicians. General admission is $5 for children and adults 13 or older, and free for children age 12 and under. Children from toddler-age through age 12 are able to create their own 2x2 square of street art, chalk included, for $10. Location: 5th and A Streets in San Rafael. For more info, visit their website.
  • Puppet Show for Preschoolers
    Book Passage, Corte Madera
    Saturday, 11 am

    The Mountain School and Book Passage present master storyteller Rebecah Freeling in a series of free events for young children ages 2–6. Puppet stories are preceded and followed by songs, finger games, and other fun activities! For more info, call 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 924-4661 or visit their website.
  • Mark and Dre Show for ages 5 & up
    Founders Room, Belvedere-Tiburon Library
    Saturday, 11 am

    Mark and Dre, creative directors and founders of "Carnival of Chaos," present a "far-out" interactive, vaudeville-style show that Includes juggling, live music, physical comedy, chaotic humor, and theatrical flair. This act comes equipped with a crazed accordion, a monster unicycle, super hero costumes, and a disdain for boring theater. Location: 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon. For more info, call (415) 789-2662 or visit their website.
  • Opening Weekend: Time Travel Weekends
    Historic Old Sacramento
    Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

    Old Sacramento is gearing up for another fun summer of lively parades, hilarious stage shows and free children's craft activities with our annual Time Travel Weekends program. Saturdays and Sundays from June 29, 2013 through August 25, 2013. Location: various locations throughout Old Sacramento. For more info, visit their website.
  • California Beer Festival
    Stafford Lake Park, Novato
    Saturday, 12:30–5 pm

    The legendary California Beer Festival is coming back to Marin County! With over 70 craft brews on tap, live entertainment, and new this year, a BBQ Cook-off! Live music by Petty Theft, Monophonics, and Metal Shop. Get $5 off your ticket with coupon code "JENNY". Children 12 and under free (must be accompanied by an adult). For more info, visit their website.
  • Junior Ranger Program
    China Camp State Park, San Rafael
    Saturday, 3:30–4:30 pm

    The Junior Ranger Program at China Camp State Park is geared for children 7–12 years old, but all ages welcome. Parent must stay in the park area. Free program. Location: China Camp Village (in front of the museum). For more info, call (415) 456-0766. There's no need to book a spot, just show up! For more info, visit their website.
  • Wild Summer Overnight at the SF Zoo
    San Francisco,
    Saturday, 6 pm through Sunday, 10 am

    Wake up with the animals! At this special overnight campout, kids ages 6–18 years and their caregivers, will dine amongst the animals, take a special nighttime tour and enjoy other fun activities. In the morning you’ll wake up to the sound of peacocks calling and lions roaring, enjoy a continental breakfast, and finish with a morning tour of the animals as they wake up for the day. Cost: $90 per person for members, $100 non-members. Limited spaces are available. Please register online here. For more info, visit their website.
  • Town Center Movie Nights: The Princess Bride
    Corte Madera
    Saturday, 8 pm

    Movies will be shown outdoors at sundown. The screen will be located inside the center across from Starbucks and Blue Barn Gourmet. Bring a blanket and low-back chairs. Free. For more info, visit their website.
  • Movies in the Park: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
    Creek Park, San Anselmo
    Saturday, 8:30 pm

    Grab your blanket, pillow and pack the picnic basket and enjoy Jurassic Park at Creek Park in San Anselmo. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Popcorn, candy, and sodas will be available for sale. For more information call (415) 272-2756 or visit

Sunday, June 30

  • Civic Center Farmers' Market
    Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

    Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
    There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. For more info, visit their website.
  • Nature for Kids at Indian Valley
    Indian Valley Preserve, Novato
    Sunday, 10 am-1 pm

    We’ll start the day looking for bugs and lizards, and if we’re lucky we might even find young frogs or toads that are leaving the marsh to look for a cool moist place to hide for the summer. After that we will follow one of the creeks to a waterfall that is also a good place to find wildlife (and enjoy a relaxing lunch). David Herlocker will lead. High fire danger may cancel: call (415) 893-9527 after 7 am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled. Meet at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, parking lot #6. For more info, visit their website.
  • U-Pick at Bloomfield Farms
    Bloomfield (near Petaluma)
    Sunday, 10 am–2 pm

    Take a scenic drive out to Bloomfield Farms in western Sonoma County where you and your family can pick your own certified organic produce, including dinosaur kale (our favorite!), lettuce, cabbage, collards, herbs, and more! $30 for large box of produce; cash only. Bring your own wagon (they have some available on a first-come, first-served basis) and a knife to cut produce with. RSVP to Location: 12550 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma. For more information, visit their website.
  • Sunday Fun Days at Marinwood Pool!
    Marinwood Community Center Pool
    Sunday, noon–4 pm

    Bring the family to the Marinwood Pool for live music or DJ, bounce house and games. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Every Sunday this summer: June 23–August 18. Free to pool members, non-members pay the pool entrance fee. For more info, call (415) 479-0775 or visit their website.
  • Summer Music Series
    Corte Madera Town Center
    Sunday, 2–4 pm

    This summer enjoy free live music from 2–4 pm every Sunday in front of the Clock Tower. Come and enjoy Donna Spritzer and the Full Tilt Band (blues, rock and jazz). For more info, visit their website.
  • Stern Grove Festival:
    Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco
    Sunday, 2 pm
    The free Stern Grove Festival presents Deltron 3030, Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koalathis this Sunday at 2 pm. Arrive early—space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free admission. From noon until 1 pm before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and programs at KidStage in the West Meadow. Kids can enjoy craft-making, singing and dance lessons, games, and more! Location: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. For more info, go to
  • Italian Street Painting Marin (see Saturday for details).