Looking for something new to enjoy this summer, or simply something fun to do this weekend?
1. Equator Coffees & Teas at Proof Lab Surf Shop Grand Opening Weekend: Free Coffee, Family Fun & Nighttime Tiki Party (June 22-23)
San Rafael-based Equator Coffees & Teas opens first café at Proof Lab—Mill Valley's hub of surf, skate and art. They’re kicking off a weekend-long celebration June 22 – 23 with a wide-range of activities for the whole family, plus FREE coffee all weekend! Equator’s baristas will be serving up everything from drip coffees to specialty espresso-based drinks, plus hibiscus herbal ice tea and hot chocolate for the kids. For further details please click here.
2. Mill Valley Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting (June 23)
The 32nd annual Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet is known as one of Northern California’s premier wine, beer and gourmet food events of the season and fills up quickly. Each year thousands of food and wine aficionados from around the Bay Area attend the Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet to enjoy this ultimate sensory experience that’s set in one of the County’s most beautiful towns. A vast selection of beers, wines, and delicacies will be yours to choose from, but don’t dilly dawdle visit millvalley.org for tickets sales and further details.
3. Race For the Cup Official Launch Party (June 26)
Are you a sailor, or simply excited to watch the summer long sailing event on the bay?
Come help kick off the America’s Cup out at Cavallo Point! Mix and mingle with other sailing aficionados and revel in the 30 years Retrospective of America cup sailors captured on film! For ticket sales and more details please visit the cavallo point website here.
4. Italian Street Painting Festival (June 29-30)
Italian Street Painting Marin showcases the art of the nuovo Madonnari, or modern-day street painters, and the sounds of local Bay Area musicians. Children from toddler-age through age 12 are able to create their own 2x2 square of street art, chalk included, for the purchase price of $10. General Admission tickets are $5. For more information on featured musicians and artists please visit their webpage here.
5. Marin County Fair (July 3-7)
It is that time of year again! The Marin County Fair is just around the corner! Get prepared for all the concerts, vendors, exhibits and attractions that you can handle! For full musician lineups, artists involved, and vendors invited please visit their website here.
6. Outside Lands (August 9-11)
If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend this three-day music festival in Golden Gate Park consider this your formal invitation! This year’s lineup includes stunners such as Paul McCartney, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Band of Horses. The park is the perfect venue for a late summer concert! The abundance of trees and land allows for a spectacular event to unfold in a very natural and welcoming setting. Families with children often make a day of it with blankets and picnics! There really is no better way to experience the eccenticies of San Francisco. For a better idea of all the phenomenal bands and individuals who will be performing as well as the many vendors and artist please visit the OL webpage here.
Ongoing Opportunities for Summer Fun!
7. NTC's Summer Stars Children's Theater Program
Mon-Fri, June 17-28, 9:30am-3pm
The Novato Theater Company (NTC) has launched "Summer Stars" a summer musical theater program for children that will commence in June. A great alternative to the general sport or adventure camp, get your little artists on the stage with the chance to create their own masterpiece! For more information please go to the Novato Theatre Company webpage here.
8. Friday nights on main 2013
On the last Friday of each month this summer Downtown Tiburon will be hosting al fresco wining and dining, live music, dancing, fun for the kids, and prolonged ferry service to/from the city for all to enjoy! The next one is June 28th with a “La Dolce Vita” theme complete with strolling opera singers and fine Italian cuisine. For more information on dates and future themes please visit the town of Tiburons webpage here.
10. SFJazz Summer Sessions
Consider heading in to the city for some great tunes and company. “The luminous new SFJAZZ center is the first stand alone structure in the country built specifically for jazz.” Opened in 1988, the SFJazz Company is ramping up their summer style with jam sessions and a plethora of other events and workshops through out the season. Check out the schedule to see who’s playing when and other opportunities to experience the acoustics of a great concert hall mixed with the intimacy of an old jazz club! For more information and ticket sales please click here.
15. Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday @ varying locations
Looking for the freshest ingredients for your summer kale salad? Need a nifty gift for your favorite aunt’s birthday? Searching for somewhere to take the kids that will be fun and productive? Look no further, my friends. With 8 different locations around Marin the Agricultural Institute of Marin supports a collection of natural, local farmers and unique artists who gather to offer you the true bounty of nature and creativity. To find locations nearest you please visit the agricultural institute of Marin's webpage here.
16. Film Night in The Park
Whether a Mill Valley, San Rafael, or San Anselmo native you have the opportunity to take advantage of this wonderful open-air theatre event. There will be 24 screenings in alternating locations on Fridays and Saturdays starting June 21st. For show times, venues, and more information visit here.
17. Magic Bus
May 1st-September 30th Tues-Sat
Step aboard Magic Bus and back into time. With bubbles in the air and a flower in your hair, feel yourself transported to the Summer of Love. Passing streets blend with historic projections on retractable window screens, creating an immersive experience so you can tune in, turn on and rock out! The hippie hostess will guide you through time and space, telling the story of cultural landmarks and lesser-known secrets of San Francisco's hippie movement. Magic Bus departs from Geary and Powell Streets in Union Square, San Francisco, at 10AM and 12:30PM, More information here.
18. Creekside Fridays
Every Friday from June 14-August 9, 2013, 6:30PM - 8:00 PM
Each show is held at The Cabin in Mill Valley in a beautiful creekside setting featuring a different tribute band each week. Join friends and family, bring the kids, pets, chairs and blankets. This event is for the whole family. Features local musicians playing great music; a kids play area with face painting, a jumpee, and more. Purchase food and drink (beer and wine) on site. For more information please click here.