50 FREE Things to Do in with Kids This July

The fun continues thru July with more FREE events, festivals, crafts, music, movies, and more. All events were checked but things change. Confirm before heading out.

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EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

  1. Explore the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail
  2. Bizet's Carmen at Opera at the Ballpark, AT&T Park, San Francisco. (7/2)
  3. Pop-up Drive-In Movies in Novato
  4. Sing a Chanty aboard an historic ship (7/2)
  5. The Circus Center Juggling Club Sunday & Circus Skills Jam Fridays for 8+
  6. The Midnight Rollers "Friday Night Skate"
  7. Kids Kokoro every Saturday at George “Rocky” Graham Park in Marin City
  8. S'more  fun with Marin County Parks (7/3)
  9. Catch a 4th of July parade in SausalitoCorte Madera-LarkspurNovato, and more!
  10. KABOOM - it's the 4th of July!
  11. Go to the largest FREE Jazz Festival on the West Coast at The Fillmore (7/2-3)
  12. Got Zen? Children’s Program at Green Gulch (7/3)
  13. Catch Oakland's own underground hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics at Stern Grove (7/3)
  14. Guided Nature Walks in Golden Gate Park
  15. Caterpillar Puppets, Red Panda Acrobats, Pi Clowns, music and fun antics happening' at Yerba Buena Gardens
  16. Ding Ding Ding! Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest, Union Square
  17. Golden Gate Park Every Sunday Roller Disco Party
  18. Read to a Dog at your local library
  19. Catch a Star on Mt. Tam's Star Party (7/9)
  20. More free outdoor summer movie
  21. Movie on the Mountain 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the thrilling sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A  Space Odyssey (7/23)
  22. A summer tradition, San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove (7/10)
  23. Traffic free fun in the Tenderloin with Sunday Streets (7/10)
  24. Marine Science Sunday, Marine Mammal Center (7/10 & 7/24)
  25. Making your nature drawings come alive with the amazing John Muir Laws, Belvedere-Tiburon Library (7/12)
  26. Peruse The Renegade Craft Fair (7/16-17)
  27. Traditional Native American trade festival Big Time Festival in Point Reyes (7/16)
  28. Sailboat Ride Day at the Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley (7/17)
  29. What If God Was One Of Us, Joan Osborne's Soul Revue at Stern Grove (7/17)
  30. Beads, Baubles, and Found Treasures at Paradise Beach Park
  31. Take an easy hike 
  32. Discover the Dragonflies of Lake Lagunitas (7/19)
  33. Laugh at the absurdities of life with the San Francisco Mime Troupe at Mill Valley Community Center (7/20)
  34. Golden Gate Park Band at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park every Sunday
  35. Kids Camp & Kids Days at Stern Grove
  36. Find your foodies at the local farmers market
  37. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!
  38. Watch a Meteor Shower (7/28-29)
  39. Discover Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio
  40. Guided City Walking Tours with City Guides, Contact 557-4266, to discuss which tours are most appropriate for kids.
  41. Listen to great local music!
  42. View the complete bay-delta system at the Bay Model, Sausalito
  43. Walk a local Maze or Labyrinth
  44. Get a taste of San Francisco on 49 Mile Drive
  45. International pioneering star, Julieta Venegas at Stern Grove (7/24)
  46. Living La Dolce Vita at Friday Nights on Main (7/29)
  47. Carnival + Madhouse + Thunderdome = San Rafael Twilight Criterium (7/30)
  48. Dig into your local library for summer library program events – musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. See the July Awesome List for more.
  49. Fly a Kite at The Berkeley Kite Festival (7/30-31)
  50. Tutu summer tradition, San Francisco Ballet at Stern Grove (7/31)