Marin Family Events for June 29, 30, and July 1
June 28, 2012Posted by pamela |
Here are our picks for great events and activities for children and families this weekend. For local 4th of July parades, fireworks, and festivities across Marin, check out our guide here.
Find more events for the whole week in Marin and beyond in our Family Events Calendar.
Friday, June 29
- Children's Garden Series: Circus Bella: Higher!
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. Joining the all-new program are performers from the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (Seattle) and beloved local clown duo, Coventry and Kaluza. Meet the artists after each show! This show will take place on the Esplanade. For more info, visit their website.
- Tell Us All About It: Make a Circus Poster
Sausalito Public Library
Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Get into the spirit of the Circus by making a Circus poster. Free, all ages, no registration required. Location: 420 Litho Street in Sausalito. For more info, call (415) 289-4121 or visit their website.
- Summer Sunsets: The Raytones
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Friday, 4:30–7 pm
This summer, stop by on select Fridays to enjoy an evening of fun for your whole family by the bay. The Museum will open from 4:30–7 pm for creative play in all of our exhibitions, including the summer blockbuster Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog! Don't forget your camera—Clifford himself will make an appearance at 5:30 pm at every event! Live music by the Raytones. The Raytones combine a mix of pop, funk, and rock and roll with playful lyrics about such things as wearing your favorite pjs and hula hoops. Ray the Rhino will be on hand to show you some cool dance moves. Cost: members $5, general $10. Includes museum admission, performance and Clifford meet-and-greet. For more info, visit their website.
- Parents Night Out
Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
Friday, 5–9 pm
Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! While you relax, the kids will be having fun with the Marinwood Camp staff this Saturday evening. This event often sells out—register early! For ages 3–10. Cost: $18; $5 sibling discount. For more info and registration call (415) 479-0775 or 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, Pamela Rose. Sponsored by Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation . For more info, call (415) 289-4100 or visit their website.
- Friday Nights on Main
Friday, 6–9 pm
Bring the family and enjoy music, dancing, shopping and food. Bring a picnic or enjoy dining outdoors at your favorite local restaurant. Friday Nights on Main will run through September. For more info, call (415) 435-5633 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, Jeffrey Halford and the Healers will be performing. Food available for purchase. For more info, call (415) 289-4152 or visit their website.
Saturday, June 30
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo for the kids from 10 am–2 pm, and face painting and arts and crafts from 9 am–2 pm. Scott the Storyteller, 9:30–10:30 am. Keystone Station, bluegrass & country music, 11 am–2 pm. 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.
- Northgate Kids’ Sing ‘n' Play!
Saturday, 10–11 am
Kids of all ages are invtied to come play, sing and dance in an interactive musical playgroup that will be led by talented local Marin music teachers. This free summer series of musical playgroups will offer a different music-focused program (provided by Kidzter) every other Saturday morning at Northgate. Kids will get a free musical instrument to help keep to the rhythm all summer long. Every other Saturday from 10–11 am in the Macy’s wing. For more info, visit their website.
- Civil War Days at Angel Island
Angel Island, Camp Reynolds
Saturday, 10 am-4 pm & Sunday, 10 am–3 pm
Every year for just one weekend, cannons and muskets boom out on Angel Island! Bring the family, take a picnic, catch a ferry ride and discover a day in the life of a Civil War soldier at historic Camp Reynolds. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin County Fair
Marin County Fairgrounds in San Rafael
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 11am–10 pm
This year's Marin County Fair theme is Always Fresh, Fun and Local, and celebrates the past, present, and future of Marin's agricultural community. The fair includes 28 free (with fair admission) rides and carnival games, including the 10-story Giant Ferris Wheel, appearances by the ever-popular 501st Legion Imperial Storm Troopers of the Golden Gate Garrison, concerts, over 12,000 exhibits, and of course the nightly fireworks display over the lagoon at 9:30 pm. Admission to the Marin County Fair is $16 for adults and $14 for seniors 65+ and children 12 and under; children 3 and under are admitted free. All admission prices include the exhibits, entertainment, nightly fireworks, and carnival rides. For more info, visit their website.
- Ghirardelli Square KidsBash
Saturday, 11 am–3 pm
This summer San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square transforms itself into the Bay Area's largest playground for kids and families for its third annual KidsBash. Activities include train rides, a climbing wall, face painting, bounce house, games with prizes, Zumbatronic demos, a special visit from the San Francisco Fire Department, and much more. KidsBash is geared for children 10 years old and younger. KidsBash is free and open to the general public. To participate in activities and games, children 10 and under need tickets, which cost $20 or $15 with a minimum donation of $10 to Help A Mother Out. Order advance tickets online here. Marin Mommies readers: get 25% off KidsBash tickets with code MARINMOM. For more info, visit their website.
- Mill Valley Street Scramble
Almonte Club, Mill Valley
Saturday, 12:30–9:30 pm
This event if fun for families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who likes to explore! 45 locations are circled on a map. On foot or bike, how many can you visit in 90 minutes? In 3 hours? Or in 7 hours?? Score points by visiting checkpoints in any order, and answer a simple question to prove you were there. Those who score the most are the winners! Be competitive or casual; go team or solo. Awards and refreshments at the finish. Location: Almonte Club, 105 Wisteria Way in Mill Valley. For more info, visit their website.
- Family Night Hike and Campfire: S’mores Cook-off & Sing-Along
Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito
Saturday, 6–8:30 pm
Bring the family out for an evening of fun. Enjoy the great outdoors after the sun sets with a fun-filled, family friendly night hike and campfire. Themes vary and s’mores provided. Cost: $12 per person. Registration required here. For more info, visit their website.
Sunday, July 1
- 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.
- Storytime with Christopher Smith
Book Passage, Corte Madera
Sunday, 11 am
Acoustic multi-instrumentalist Smith crafts story songs that aim for the heart. He is especially popular with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. However, all ages (including adults) love him. Book Passage is located at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera. For more info, call (415) 927-0960 or visit their website.
- Sunday Special: Magic Mike
Mill Valley Public Library, Main Reading Room
Sunday, 11 am–noon
The Bay Area's own Michael Stroud will wow you with his amazing sleight-of-hand magic tricks and his wild and crazy personality. He'll be bringing his adorable magical rabbit Sweet Pea, too. For all ages. Free. For more info, call (415) 389-4292 or 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 17–August 12. 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 The Harmonics Steel Band: Caribbean Steel Drum Music. For more info, visit their website.
- Stern Grove Festival:
Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco
Sunday, 2 pm
The free Stern Grove Festival presents Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Stone Foxes this Sunday at 2 pm. Arrive early—space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free admission. Come for another summer of amazing concerts and performances, inspiring and interactive outreach programs, and picnics with friends and family in the beauty of Sigmund Stern Grove. Admission-free concert, open to the public. Location: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. For more info, go to www.sterngrove.org.
- Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
Sunday, 2 pm
Bring your family to hear the San Francisco Symphony in kid-sized classical concerts designed for families—great music, fascinating musical discoveries, and priceless memories. Music for Families concerts are engaging and fun, a great way to pass the Symphony magic from one generation to the next. Concert length is approximately 90 minutes. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Half price for ages 17 and under. Group discount not available. Cost: $15 to $57—half price for ages 17 and under. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin County Fair (see Saturday's listing for details)