What's Happening This Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25)

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. For many families, the kids are off on a three day weekend and there are plenty of fun things to do. Find all of the best bets this Memorial Day weekend below. 

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Friday, May 22

Meet Kelly Jones, Author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, 3:30pm, San Anselmo Library.

Tiburon CoderDojo, 3:30, ages 7-17, free computer programing club, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Kiddo! Carnival, Mill Valley Middle School.

American Crown CircusSt. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Off the Page, 3pm, meet authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

SuperPets, 3:30pm, meet author Kelly Jones, San Anselmo Library.

West Side Story, 7:30pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Owl Extraordinaire, 7-8:30pm, Presidio, San Francisco.


Saturday, May 23

Aramburu Island Enhancement: Native Plan Nursery, 9am – 12pm, Richardson Audubon Center, Tiburon.

Family Fun, 10-10:30am, Novato Library.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 5–13, Ice Cream Shop, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Fancy Nancy, The Musical, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm, Mill Valley Theatre Company.

Ocean Exploration Family Farm Days, 10am-2pm, Slide Ranch.

Point Bonita Light House Tour, 12:30-3:30pm

West Side Story, 2pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

American Crown Circus, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Kiddo! Carnival, Mill Valley Middle School.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, bring a chair and picnic, stargaze and learn about “Exploring Our Solar System” at the Mountain Theatre.

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Wildflower Walk, 10-11:15am, Enjoy the dune wildflowers and pollinators in full display during this hike on the Lobos Creek Valley boardwalk. RSVP required.

Crissy Field Aviation Walk, 10am-12pm, Explore Crissy Field and learn about its role in early aviation history on this easy, one-mile walk.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, ages 5-12, Honor Memorial Day with Paper Poppies, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, free, KulArts' Maség Typhoon, San Francisco.

San Francisco Carnaval

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.


Sunday, May 24

FREE Ticket to the Marin County Fair, play the Musical Mystery Quiz, Corte Madera Library.

Mill Valley History Walk, take a tour of the estate of  Joseph Eastland, founder of the town of Mill Valley and stop at century old mansions of  pioneer families, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Back from the Brink: Saving Species, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Fancy Nancy, The Musical, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm, Mill Valley Theatre Company.

Muir Beach Firemen's BBQ, 12-5pm, dancing, food, and fun for the whole family, Santos Meadow on Muir Road.

Mountain Play“Peter Pan“, All shows start at 2:00pm. Get your tickets, grab a picnic and get ready to be enchanted. For more information call 383-1100.

West Side Story, 2pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Award Ceremony: Letters About Literature, 2-5pm, national annual competition that asks students in grades four through twelve to look inside themselves and write from the heart, Mill Valley Library.

American Crown Circus, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Kiddo! Carnival, Mill Valley Middle School.

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Point Bonita Light House Tour, 12:30-3:30pm

Buddy Concert Benefit, 6-9pm, The San Rafael Pacifics team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay at Fenix to kick off the third annual season of the Baseball Buddy Program. San Rafael.

San Francisco Carnaval

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, ages 5-12, Honor Memorial Day with Paper Poppies, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Tzedakah Box Design Challenge, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.


Monday, May 25, Memorial Day

Marin Memorial Day Races

Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, 7-10am

Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, explore several different forest habitats. Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato. CANCELED

Kiddo! Carnival, Mill Valley Middle School.

American Crown Circus, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Point Bonita Light House Tour, 12:30-3:30pm