Family Fun Under the Redwoods at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the 2018 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, which takes place in Old Mill Park on September 15 and 16, 2018.
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is one of the longest running art shows in the area and is right here in our backyard. 135 Artists set up their art exhibits nestled in the redwood grove between the Mill Valley library and Old Mill Park. This festival is truly fun for the whole family with a longstanding tradition of puppeteers and other local children entertainers on hand to help even the youngest art enthusiasts enjoy the weekend. The Children’s Grove is conveniently located in the picnic area near Old Mill Playground and the bathrooms. There will be activities starting 10:30 am both Saturday and Sunday, with stage performances from 12:30 to 4 pm. Kids 12 and under are FREE.
The Tam High Drama Department continues its tradition of facepainting and the Blue Fairy should be flying in this year to delight the young ones. Some of the performers have been coming for years such as Dave Fromer who does a fun sing-along and the Fratello Marionettes. Watch contortionists get put out of shape at the festival for the first time!
In honor of the Redwood Forest we will have a gel print art project using Redwood shoots for a hands on art experience. Younger kids can be inspired the Tam High students art work on display as well. And make sure everyone visits our invited local artist tKristin Jakob to see her award winning botanical art.
Please visit the festival website for up to date information about the festival, entertainment, and related details: www.mvfaf.org
Old Mill Park is located at Throckmorton Avenue and Cascade Drive in Mill Valley. Due to limited parking in the area there will be continuous shuttle bus service to and from the festival all weekend, starting at 9:30 am each day, with the last bus leaving Old Mill Park at 6 pm. Shuttle buses depart from Tamalpais High School and serve two routes: one along Miller Avenue and one that follows East Blithedale Avenue. Bike parking is available across the street from the park at the Old Mill School playground.