Marin Family Weekend Events for June 7–9
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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.
Check out our Marin Summer Survival Guide for family events and activites throughout the summmer.
Friday, June 7
- Sing & Dance with Miss Kitty!
Friday, 9:30–10:30 am
A fun family concert with Marin's favorite children's singer! Free. Location: 400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur. Event details.
- Free: Children's Garden Series: Ka-Hon
Children's Garden at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Friday, 11–11:30 am & 12:15–12:45 pm
This free family event is part of the Children's Garden Series at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. For this program, Ka-Hon features Venezuelan-born Omar Ledezma, Peru’s Braulio Barrera and Pedro Rosales, and Mexican-born José Roberto Hernandez and Javier Cabanillas. Known for highly interactive performances, this band creates an experience that’s definitely outside the box. Free. Location: 799 Howard St., San Francisco. Event details.
- Friday Night Jazz Concerts
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Friday, 6–9 pm
Meet us at the Mart this Friday night to enjoy some jazzy tunes in the courtyard! Grab some butcher snacks & a drink and settle in for a musical adventure with the Bill Belasco Quintet featuring Jules Rowell!. Free. Event details
- Jazz & Blues by the Bay
Gabrielson Park, Sausalito
Fridays, 6:30–8 pm
Meet us at the Mart this Friday night to enjoy some jazzy tunes in the courtyard! Grab some butcher snacks & a drink and settle in for a musical adventure with the Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers (blues)! Food available to purchase. Event details.
- Movie in the Park: Small Foot
Contratti Park Baseball Field, Fairfax
Friday, 8 pm
Kick off the Fairfax Festival with a free outdoor screening of Small Foot, as well as special short features, in Fairfax's Contratti Field. Show time is 8 pm (or as soon as it's dark enough to show), but arrive an hour early to stake out a good spot. Bring your picnic, blankets, and low-backed lawn chairs. Free. Event details.
Saturday, June 8
- Free Family Fitness Class
Mill Valley Community Center
Saturday, 9–9:55 am
Join Coach Tilda for a fun workout for the whole family! Geared towards kids of all ages and their families, class if filled with games, activities and exercises that are safe, fun and challenging for both kids and parents. No preregistration required. Just show up! Location 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Event details
- Lake Fishing for Kids
Stafford Lake Park, Novato
Saturday, 9–11 am
Rangers will cast out with the kids at Stafford Lake Park to try to reel in the biggest fish in the lake. Rangers will supply a limited amount of fishing poles and bait for participants. All skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring a fishing pole. A fishing license is required for participants 16 and over. No pets (except service animals) are allowed at this park. No need to RSVP, just show up. Event details
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
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! Kinds can enjoy face painting, crafts, storytelling, pony rides and a petting zoo, and live music. Event details.
- Help Play-Well Build Marin County out of LEGO
Play-Well, San Anselmo
Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
Play-Well's annual big build event will take place on Saturday. Each child will be able to plot their own homes to the map as well as help create iconic locations such as Mount Tamalpais, Civic Center, Muir Woods, Roads, Bridges, Schools, Hospitals, Fire stations, Police Stations, and more! This event is free, but you must register first here. Location: 216 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo. Event details.
- Dinosaurs in Motion
Lawerence Hall of Science, Berkeley
Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Celebrate the start of summer and the opening of their new exhibit Dinosaurs in Motion, with an action-packed day of dinosaurs themed activities. Museum admission applies. Location: 1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley. Event details.
- Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music
Saturday, 10 am–7 pm & Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
The Novato Festival of Art, Wine, and Music is a perfect blend of unique handcrafted art, regional vintage wines, award-winning micro brews, and gourmet foods, and first-rate live music. Festival goers of all ages love the youth activities, including guided art projects, train rides, climbing wall, petting zoo, bounce houses, jumbo slides, and a dunk tank. Select artists specialize in children's books, toys, gifts, clothing and accessories. Event details
- The 42nd Annual Fairfax Festival
Saturday, 10 am–6 pm & Sunday, 11 am–6 pm
Parade takes place on Saturday at 10 am in Downtown Fairfax. Come hear great local music at three stages, shop for crafts and flea market treasures, enjoy fresh, wholesome food, beer, organic wine tasting, entertain the kids in the expanded children’s area, and ponder social and environmental issues at the Ecofest. Free. Event details
- St. Anselm Festival of Fun
St. Anselm School, San Anselmo
Saturday, 10 am–8 pm
Over 25 attractions: carnival rides, prize games (cake wheel, pick-a-pop, salami toss, and more), jumpy houses and slides, music, a café, strolling entertainers, face painting, and more. Admission is free!! Tickets are purchased onsite for food, rides and games. Event details
- Open for Exploration
Martin Griffin Preserve, Stinson Beach
Saturday, 10 am–4 pm
Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast. Hike 8+ miles of trails, learn from nature guides, view abundant plants and wildlife, visit newt ponds, discover natural wonders in the Curiosity Room, and more. Admission: Suggested donation of $20 per person. Event details
- San Mateo County Fair
San Mateo Event Center,San Mateo
Saturday, 10 am–10 pm & Sunday, 11 am–10 pm
San Mateo County's annual fair includes concerts by Air Supply, Queen Nation, and Sir Mix-A-lLot, as well as free fair entertainment. Of course there will be carnival rides, farm animals, and exhibits of all types, too. Location: San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Event details
- Special Event: Poppy Hop!
Children's Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
Saturday, 10 am–2 pm
The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is turning 5 years old! Come out to celebrate and enjoy a DJ dance party hosted by “DJ Mancub” with TWO special drumming/didgeridoo performances by Andy Graham! Other fun activities include birthday crown making in the art studio (throughout the event) and hula hooping lessons (beginning at 1pm). Museum admission applies. Location: 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Event details.
- Little Folkies Family Band Summer Concert
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley
Saturday, 10:30 am
The Little Folkies Family Band is back in concert at Sweetwater Music Hall for a Summer Concert! The band is led by Little Folkies creator Irena Eide and will features Stand-up Bass player Danny Vitali who performs with the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers and mandolin/fiddle extraordinaire Andrew Fahlander of the T sisters. They will play Little Folkies original songs and a sweet collection of old traditional folk songs for children. Come hear the Little Folkies Family Band play your favorite Little Folkies children's songs! Cost: $12 advance, $14 day of show (plus fees). Children under 6 months free. Event details.
- Free Guided Farm Tours
Tara Firma Farm, Petaluma
Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–noon
You will learn about our farm and CSA, learn what pasture raised means and how farms like Tara Firma Farms are on the front lines to fight climate change, reduce water usage, and build better soil through the latest methods in Carbon Farming! Perfect for families, kids and school groups! *No RSVP required. Show up 15 minutes before! If no guests arrive before tour time, we do not hold the tour.* Location: 3796 I Street Ext., Petaluma. For more info, call (707) 765–1202 or visit their website.
- Eat, Drink, and Shop Local
Cavallo Point, Sausalito
Saturday, 11 am–2:30 pm
Aloha! Our first Summer BBQ kicks off this Saturday with a Hawaii-inspired menu with Kalua Pork, Pineapple Marinated Chicken and Teriyaki Impossible Burgers – plus delicious sides such as Island Macaroni Salad and Steamed Coconut Rice. Adding to the tropical vibe are ‘umbrella drinks’, Hawaiian craft beers, and distinctive sounds of the islands performed live. This event also showcases tempting goods to buy from local artisans such as Sarah Suloff Jewelry Designs, New Skool, Wagster Dog Treats and more. Tickets: $25 adults, $12 kids. Event details
- Family Art Making
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Family Art Making offers a free, drop-in art project led by professional teaching artists. Projects change every 3-4 weeks and connect to our permanent collections or highlight our special exhibiton. Make sure to pick up a Discovery Guide to explore the galleries. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. Free and open to the public. Museum admission required for gallery activities found in the Discovery Guide. Location: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. Event details.
- 56th Annual Bear Flag Celebration
Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Help celebrate the Raising of the California Bear Flag! Come to the Sonoma Plaza and enjoy a delicious BBQ, a micobrew, and live music from Blue Rock Country Club. Ceremony at the Bear Flag Monument 11 am, Bear Flag re-enactment 1 pm. Chicken BBQ meal $16, hot dog meal $7. Event details.
- Meet “Buddy” from KQED PBS Dinosaur Train
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am–noon & 1–1:30 pm
Bring the kids to meet Buddy from KQED PBS Dinosaur Train this Saturday and Sunday at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Check out their new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™. Free after museum admission. Location: Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito. Event details.
- Film: Fantasia (1940)
Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco
Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm
For the Studios’ third full-length animated feature, Walt Disney partnered with the brilliant composer Leopold Stokowski to produce a new, groundbreaking film, in which classical music was the star. Stokowski arranged this renowned collection of celebrated musical scores, which in turn inspired Disney animators to create a series of dreamlike vignettes that have since captivated audiences for decades. Cost: $5 members or with general admission, $10 adults, $8 student and youth. Location:104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio, San Francisco. Event details.
- The Mountain Play: Grease
Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on Mt. Tamalpais
Saturday & Sunday, 2–4:30 pm
Experience one of Marin County's most beloved and unique events—the Mountain Play. This year's 106th Mountain Play production is the '50s-infused, smash Broadway musical Grease. Saturday's performance is a sing-along! All shows begin at 2 pm. Please arrive at least one hour prior to the show. General seating ticket prices range from $20–$45, and children 3 and under are free. Reserved seating packages start at $60. Event details
- Indoor Power Play
Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato
Saturday, 6–9 pm
Drop the kiddos ( K-8 th grade) for some indoor fun. They can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. Bring the kids in on a rainy day or any day to burn some energy. Cost: $30 per child. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 in Novato. Event details.
- Movies in Creek Park: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Creek Park, San Anselmo
Saturday, 7 pm
Movies in Creek Park run on Saturday Nights until October 26 (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 27 Beatles Tribute Concert). Seating generally begins around 7 pm, with pre-movie slide show, announcements, trivia and nightly raffle. Movies begin when dark enough and generally run two hours. Movies are generally acceptable for all audiences, but parental guidance and child supervision is always recommended. Event details
Sunday, June 9
- 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. Event details.
- Marin Outdoor French Antique Market
Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Sunday, 9 am–3 pm
Stroll through aisles of vintage, retro and antique furniture, art, accessories, garden decor, vintage clothing, vintage and estate jewelry, books, architechtural salvage, lighting, house wares, rugs and more. The market is a trip down memory lane. French music by Michel Michelis, Duo Gadjo and more! Authentic crepes made to order add to the ambiance of this unique event! Don't miss it! Free Admission and Parking. Location: Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Event details.
- Marine Science Sundays: What Are Marine Mammals Saying?
Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito
Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Marine mammals make the craziest sounds! Ranging from the loudest noises of any animals (blue whales) to the songs of humpback whales to elephant seals which sound kindof like evil chickens, each marine mammal has their own voice. Come learn more at What Are Marine Mammals Saying and test your knowledge with our newest game of Name that Tune. We recommend teaming our free classroom programs at noon and 2 pm with a Docent-led tour at 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience. Free. Location: 2000 Bunker Road, Marin Headlands, Sausalito. Event details
- Presidio Picnic
San Francisco Presidio
Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
Presidio Picnic is a great family event that takes place Sundays on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay. Presidio Picnic features a rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators, free yoga class, free Presidio Y Bike learn to ride lessons for kids on the first Sunday of the month, a cultural dance program every 4th Sunday, and more. Event details.
- 42nd Annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Haight Street, San Francisco
Sunday, 11 am–5:30 pm
This annual street fair features arts and crafts, food booths, three musical stages, Children's Alley, and more. Free. Location: Haight Street between Stanyan and Ashbury, San Francisco. Event details
- Summer Music Series
Town Center Corte Madera
Sunday, noon–2 pm
Corte Madera Town Center offers free outdoor music all summer long. For more info, visit their website.
- Folkish Festival
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Sundays, 12:30–2:30 pm
Get your groove on and enjoy the early summer sun (or fog, this is the Bay Area after all!) with Moonlight Rodeo. The festival coincides with the weekly Off the Grid food truck extravaganza, so grab a bite to eat and listen to some great tunes! Event details
- Summer Sunday Concerts at Piccolo Pavilion
Old Corte Madera Square
Sundays, 5–6 pm
Bring the family to the free outdoor summer concerts at the Old Corte Madera Square. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the amazing line-up of fine local bands. This Sunday: Tim Hockenberry Trio. Event details
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