Marin Family Weekend Fun for June 27, 28 & 29

June 27, 2014
U-Pick at Bloomfield Organics
U-pick at Bloomfield Organics takes place this Sunday.

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 27

  • Free Children's Garden Series: Circus Bella
    Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
    Friday &
    Saturday, noon–1 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, Five Play Jazz Quintet. 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: Circus Adventure
    Downtown Tibruon
    Friday, 6–9 pm

    Bring the entire family for a night of fun. This Friday: Circus Adventure. Puppet Show from the Puppets & Players Little Theater (shows at 6 and 7:30 pm), jugglers, face painting, balloons, live music and more. For more info, visit their website.
  • Summer Music Series
    Pacheco Plaza, Novato

    Friday, 6–9 pm
    Bring your chairs and enjoy a picnic from Paradise Foods or sit outside the local restaurants including Boca Pizzeria, Taki Japanese restaurant, and La Coppa coffee and Tea. Acts include Los Boleros, Beatles Flashback, the Retromaniacs, and Spirit of the Caribbean. This Friday, enjoy the music of The Zydeco Flames. Location: 366 Ignacio Boulevard, Novato. For more information, 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, Frank Bey and Anthony Paule Band. 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, Close Enough will be performing. Food available for purchase. For more info, call (415) 289-4152 or visit their website.

Saturday, June 28

  • 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.
  • Opening Day: Point Reyes Farmer's Market
    Toby's Feed Barn on Main Street
    Saturday, 9 am–1 pm

    Join us for opening day festivities including live music from the Fog Belters. Chef’s booth demonstration with Missy Will and a welcoming ceremony and toast. For more info, visit their website.
  • Free Performance: Little Beats Music Program
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Saturday, 12-2 pm

    Get a taste of the new Little Beats early childhood music education program this Saturday with a free musical performance. Popular Bay Area children's musicians essence and Rachel will perform, joined by the Little Beats music program staff. Location: Mill Valley Community Center lobby, 180 Camino Alto. For more information, call (415) 383-1370 or visit their website.
  • Italian Street Painting Marin Pop-Up Gallery
    Downtown San Rafael
    Saturday, 10 am–9 pm & Sunday 10 am–6 pm

    Italian Street Painting Marin Pop-Up Gallery on A Street will feature 20 of California’s amazing street painters as they bring history to life. Step back into California of the 1940s, with music of the era and paintings depicting that time. Children ages 2–12 can take part in a free street painting activiity. For more info, visit their website.
  • Talk to the Animals!
    Fairfax Library
    Saturday, 11 am

    Ventriloquist Tony Borders entertains ages 3 and up with his menagerie of funny, furry friends! This takes place instead of the regular storytime. Location: 2097 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Fairfax. For more info, call (415) 453-8151 or visit their website.
  • SF Pride Celebration and Parade
    Saturday, noon–6 pm & Sunday, 11 am–6:30 pm
    San Francisco Civic Center
    San Francisco's 44th annual Pride Celebration is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation, and features over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and 20 stages and venues—featuring both up-and-coming and headline acts—at the foot of the city's historic City Hall. The parade kicks off on Sunday at 10:30 am at Market and Beale Streets and ends at Market and 8th Streets. $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit their website.
  • Giant Bubble Show!
    Novato Library
    Saturday, 1–2 pm

    Bubbles! The fun, the science, the wonder of these delicate swirling creations is all part of this family show from Wild Child Bubbles. See just how big these bubbles can get! For ages 3+. This event takes place at other Marin Libraries on Saturday. Check the scedule here. Novato Library location: 1720 Novato Blvd., Novato. Visit their website for more info.
  • 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, food, and more! Live music by Unauthorized Rolling Stones, IrieFuse and more. Children 12 and under free (must be accompanied by an adult). To purchase tickets, visit their website.
  • Poolside Jam: Roem Baur
    Strawberry Recreation, Mill Valley
    Saturday, 2:30–4:30 pm

    Enjoy local bands at the SRD pool. Bring a picnic and sit poolside or jump in the water and relax while listening to music. Arrive early as space is limited at these events! Please review pool rules prior to the event. For safety purposes alcohol and glass will not be allowed at the pool facility. Admission fee applies. For more info, visit their website..
  • Family Game Night: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire
    Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito
    Saturday, 6–8:30 pm

    Celebrate your family bond with outdoor team building games that get everyone in on the action. Silly fun and loads of giggles are guaranteed as we play and hike the night away! Celebrate your family bond with outdoor team building games that get everyone in on the action. Silly fun and loads of giggles are guaranteed as we play and hike the night away! Cost: $12 per person. Resister here. For more info, visit their website.

Sunday, June 29

  • 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.
  • U-Pick at Bloomfield Organics
    Bloomfield (near Petaluma)
    Sunday, 10 am–2 pm

    Take a scenic drive out to Bloomfield Organics family farm 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! $40 for large box of produce; cash only. Strawberrries, eggs, and farm-made products also avaialble. Bring your own wagon (they have some available on a first-come, first-served basis), harvesting box, and a knife to cut produce with. RSVP to upick@bloomfieldfarmsorganics.com. Location: 12550 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma. For more information, visit their website.
  • Picklewater Free Circus Festival
    Union Square, San Francisco
    Sunday, 10 am–2 pm

    Come one and all, big and small to the 2014 season of clowning, hula hoops, contortion, music, unicycles and acrobats and so much more at the Picklewater Free Circus Festival as Union Square Live presents a month of free Sunday shows. For more info, 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 James Moseley Band (Upbeat Dance Tunes). For more info, visit their website.
  • Stern Grove Festival:
    Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco
    Sunday, 2 pm
    The free Stern Grove Festival presents Allen Stone and Yuna 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 www.sterngrove.org.
  • Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show
    Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon
    Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
    The public is welcome to come and take a close look at their wonderful boats and history of the CYC. There will be model boat building for kids too. The gate fee is $10,  which includes a detailed program of attending boats. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. Great music all day by the San Francisco Feetwarmers jazz band. For more info, visit their website.
  • Summer Sunday Concerts at Piccolo Pavilion
    Old Corte Madera Square
    Sundays, 5–6:30 pm

    Bring the family to the free outdoor summer concerts at the Old Corte Madera Square. This Sunday, Curtis Bumpy - (soul). Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. For more info, visit their website.
  • Italian Street Painting Marin (see Saturday for details).