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20 Free Things to Do for Families in March

Farm Day at the Marin Center, San Rafael on Thursday, March 14 from 9 am–noon

It's already March, and you don't have to break the bank to have a great time with the kiddos! Here are 20 free activities and outings in Marin and the Bay Area this month. Keep in mind some of these activities require advance registration, so check before you go.

  1. Join Mart Littles for interactive Yoga & Mindfulness , Marin Country Mart, Larkspur, Sunday, March 3, 11–11:45 am.
  2. Get hands-on at the Bay Area Discovery Museum free day, Wednesday, March 6, 10 am–4 pm.
  3. Sing and dance to Mart Littles with Mr. Andrew, Marin County Mart, Larkspur, every Wednesday, 10:30 am.
  4. Join the keepers for a live animal presentation at the Randall Museum in San Francisco, Saturdays, 2 pm.
  5. Take one of our 5 favorite winter or waterfall hikes in Marin and beyond.
  6. Bring the entire family to Giants Fan Fest for an Open House and meet-and-greet with Giants Alumni, Oracle Park, SF, Saturday, March 9, 10 am to 3 pm. 
  7. Rock out to Sing & Stomp at Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley featuring family musician Emily Bonn, Saturday, March 9, 11 am–noon. Register here.
  8. Get hands-on with STEM activities at the North Bay Science Discovery Day at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 9, 10 am–4 pm.
  9. Learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, and more on a Family Walk with Marin Parks naturalists at Indian Valley Preserve in Novato, Sunday, March 10, 10 am–1 pm.
  10. Learn about Magnificent Migrations at Marine Science Sunday at the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands, Sunday, March 10 & 24, noon & 2 pm.
  11. Bring the family (ages 3–12) to Farm Day at the Marin Center's Exhibit Hall for hands-on environmental and agricultural activities, Thursday, March 14, 9 am–noon.
  12. Make some Art in the Park at Paradise Beach in Tiburon, Saturday, March 16, 11 am–1 pm.
  13. Bring the family to the 173rd Saint Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 2nd and Market Streets to Civic Center Plaza, Saturday, March 16, 11:30 am.
  14. Gather 'round the campfire at the historic Sonoma Barracks for a free program and marshmallow roast, Saturday, March 16, 5:30 pm.
  15. Learn to treasure hunt with a map and compass in Point Reyes Station, Sunday, March 17, noon–1:30 pm.
  16. Participate in the free egg hunt and family fun at Mill Valley's Spring Faire, Saturday, March 23, 9 am–1 pm.
  17. Bring the kiddos for a free Spring Magic Show with Mike Della Penna, Saturday, March 24, 10 am & 11:30 am at Novato City Hall.
  18. Join in a spring egg hunt and s'mores fest at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, Friday, March 29, noon–2 pm.
  19. Have fun at a flashlight egg hunt in San Anselmo (8:15 pm, Memorial Park) or Larkspur (8:30 pm, Piper Park), Friday, March 29.
  20. Join the fun at Sausalito's 41st annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30, 10 am.
Join the fun at Sausalito's 41st annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30, 10 am.