50 FREE Things To Do In With Kids This August

Looking for something fun to do this August? Here are 50 more great ideas of FREE events, festivals, crafts, music, movies, and more. All events were checked but things change. Confirm before heading out.

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.

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. Nautical activities at Maritime Day in Sausalito (8/6)
  2. Meet Legendary Astronauts at The Novato Space Festival (8/6)
  3. Worth a dam to check out the Beaver Festival in Martinez (8/6)
  4. Music and entertainment in Yerba Buena Gardens
  5. Nihonmachi Street Fair (8/6-7)
  6. Pop over to the North Bay Mobile Drive-In, meets every other Saturday in Novato
  7. Learn How to Skimboard at Stinson Beach (8/6)
  8. Center Yourself at the Children’s Program at Green Gulch (8/7)
  9. People all over the World, Join IN! See the O'Jay's at Stern Grove (8/7)
  10. Craft Gym at Once Around, ages 10+, Mill Valley
  11. Bring the entire family to Art in the Park, Greenbrae (8/7)
  12. Pistahan, celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American culture (8/8-9)
  13. Rhythm Kids Camp at Stern Grove (8/9-11)
  14. Count the shooting stars of the Perseides Meteor Shower (8/12-13) 
  15. Celebrate Jerry Day outdoor concert and family fun (8/14)
  16. Nike Missile Site at the Marin Headlands (Thur-Sat, 12:30-3:30pm)
  17. Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show in Novato (8/14)
  18. Boom! Atomic Bomb at Stern Grove (8/14)
  19. Traffic free fun in the Mission with Sunday Streets (8/21)
  20. Mt. Tam Star Party (8/6)
  21. Picnic on the Plaza every Friday in San Anselmo 
  22. China Camp's Heritage Day (8/27)
  23. Snag Your Cabana at the Presidio Twilight
  24. Shall We Thither to a Winter's Tale, Bay Area
  25. A Comedy of Errors in Mill Valley (Sat & Sun starting Aug 20)
  26. Happy 100th Birthday National Parks Service!
  27. Outdoor summer movies, whose bring the popcorn?
  28. Golden Gate Park Band at the Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park every Sunday
  29. Get ready to roll at the Skatin' Place at Golden Gate Park
  30. Marine Science Sunday, Marine Mammal Center
  31. Creative composition with the amazing John Muir Laws, Belvedere Tiburon Library.
  32. The Circus Center Juggling Club Sunday & Circus Skills Jam Fridays for 8+
  33. Discover the hidden secrets at the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center
  34. Channel your inner tourist and take a spin around 49 Mile Drive
  35. Bring a magnet and cup to collect Black Sand on Ocean Beach
  36. Indie POP with The New Pornographers at Stern Grove (8/21)
  37. Hidden gem Steep Ravine Hot Springs at low tide 
  38. Get a panoramic view at the top of the Hamon Observation Tower, De Young Museum
  39. Streets for People, Fairfax (8/28)
  40. Bark at the seals and enjoy street performers daily at Pier 39
  41. Golden Gate Park Every Sunday Roller Disco Party
  42. What's for dinner tonight at a local farmers market
  43. Free walking tours with Greenbelt Alliance and San Francisco City Guides
  44. Creative Family Fun at the Presidio Officers Club every Saturday & Sunday
  45. Simply great local music!
  46. Watch the fish frenzy at the Bay Model, Sausalito
  47. Local libraries gear up with more fabulous musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, workshops, and more. See the August Awesome List for more.
  48. Guided Nature Walks in Golden Gate Park
  49. Take an easy hike
  50. GeocacheGeocacheGeocache!