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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

Saturday, July 1

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days", 7am – 7pm includes Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park.

Fillmore Jazz Festival

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Zumba at McInnis Park, 9:30 – 10:30am, San Rafael.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Presidio, San Francisco.

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, grades K+, South Novato Library

Yerba Buena Festival, 12-1:15pm & 2:30–3:45pm, AXIS Dance Company, San Francisco.

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Fair Fireworks and S’more Feast, 8:30 – 10pm, McInnes Park, San Rafael.

Heavenly Vision: Galileo’s Telescopes & Observations with Alan Agrawal, 8:30pm, Mount Diablo Astronomical Society, Mill Valley.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Marin County Fair, "Let the Sunshine In, Summer of Love"

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Sunday, July 2

Fillmore Jazz Festival

Learn to Ride, 9-11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Youth & Family Program, 9:45-11:45am, Freedom, Metta, Participating families are invited to stay for tea, juice, muffins and the farmers' market outside the zendo, Green Gulch and Zen Center, Muir Beach.

Exploration Workshop: All About La Boheme, 11am & 12:30am, ages 7+, Experience the drama and romance of the main characters' unconventional, artistic lifestyles through song, movement and storytelling during this interactive workshop, San Francisco Opera.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12-1:15pm & 2:30–3:45pm, AXIS Dance Company, San Francisco.

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers and Fantastic Negrito, 2pm, KidStage Line Dance with Michael Metzger (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Films of the Month, Aladdin (1pm), American Heroes (3pm) The Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Marin County Fair, "Let the Sunshine In, Summer of Love"

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Wednesday, July 5

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Goosebumps, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Wacky Wednesdays: Brian Scott Magic Show, 1-1:45pm, Brian Scott Magic Brian Scott will entertain you with surprising illusions, comic interludes, and magical, mystical fun! San Anselmo Library.

Magician Brian Scott, 3:30-4:30pm, Who doesn’t love magic? Brian Scott’s blend of sleight-of-hand, misdirection, and comedy will thrill and amuse audiences of all ages. Mill Valley Library.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 3 – 4:30pm, Grades K to 8, Civic Center Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Grease, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Thursday, July 6

Tween/Teen Science Lab: Molecular Gastronomy, 11am – 12:30pm, ages 10-18, Learn about the science behind popping boba, those tasty spheres you put in drinks or on your frozen yogurt, and then make your own! Corte Madera Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Eva Salina, San Francisco.

Puppet Power! 2 – 3pm, ages 6-11, South Novato Library.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jack London Square, Oakland

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Friday, July 7

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Crosspulse, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 7-8pm, Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!, San Francisco.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am-2pm, ages 5+, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Princess Bride, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Saturday, July 8

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 12pm, Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

FREE Family Fitness Class, 9-9:55am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Watch Artists Draw Birds in the Presidio, 10am-1pm, Watch as Bay Area nature artists create beautiful sidewalk chalk art featuring birds of the Presidio.

Read to a Dog, 11am-12pm, ages 5+, San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun - Balancing Butterfly Mobiles, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Family Fare: Enter the Otherworldly, 11:30am & 1pm, ages 6-12, use gouache and other materials to make your own surreal mixed-media compositions, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Printing with Plants, 12-3pm, Center for the Book comes out to help visitors make their own little naturalist notebook and learn to print with plant material. This is great for families too, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Roundtable Reading: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, 3pm, ages 8+, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Summer Nights, 7pm, The Brothers Comatose, Marin JCC.

Marinwood's Music in the Park Series, 6-8pm, San Rafael

Yerba Buena Festival, 7-8pm, Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!, San Francisco.

Moonlight Hike at Old Saint Hilary’s, 8 – 9:30pm, join a ranger for a rare chance to experience this unique preserve after dark.

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Sunday, July 9, Full Moon

West Point Inn, pancake breakfast!

Terwilliger Trail Hike, 9-11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Sprouts Family Days, 10-12pm, free, a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm, Urban Adamah, Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun - Balancing Butterfly Mobiles, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

San Francisco Symphony, 2pm, KidStage Creative Movement with Dance Mission (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Yerba Buena Festival, 7-8pm, Theatre Rhinoceros – Lear!, San Francisco.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Poolside Jam, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Monday, July 10

Tuesday, July 11

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Iron Giant, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Nature Journal Workshop, 10-11:30am, Drawing Mammal Heads and Faces with the amazing John Muir Laws, Richardson Audubon, Tiburon.

Kids Days with Dholrhythms, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Litquake, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 12

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Iron Giant, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Kids Days with Dholrhythms, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 2-4pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Musical Robot, 3:30-4:30pm, Musical Robot performs a high energy, interactive rock-n-roll extravaganza! Scottbot and Jason 2.0 take kids and grown-ups on an imaginative musical adventure peppered with humor and hijinks, Mill Valley Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Gremlins, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thursday, July 13

Kids Days with Dholrhythms, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Cascada de Flores, San Francisco.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Doctor Strange, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday, July 14, Bastille Day

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Caterpillar Puppets, San Francisco.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Concert Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Saturday, July 15

Big Time Festival, 10am-4pm, learn more about the culture and traditions of the Miwok, demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more, Kule Loklo, Point Reyes. 

Rita LeRoy - Sustainable Gardening for Kids, 10am-12pm, ages 8-12, Topics for this class include include building healthy soil with the help of earthworms, composting, when to plant vegetables, why to plant flowers, and the importance of pollinators. Children will create a miniature worm box and plant seasonal vegetables and flowers in containers to take home. The instructor will have live specimens of a variety of critters for the children to enjoy seeing and learning about, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 10:30am-12:30pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, grades K+, South Novato Library.

Creative Family Fun - Flower Power Pendants, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Tropics, 12-3pm, Get up close to tropical reptiles with the Lick Your Eyeballs team. Meet geckos that lick their eyeballs, hold a 3-foot friendly lizard, and hang out with a colorful chameleon. Lick You Eyeballs will introduce you to the wonderful world of tropical reptiles and amphibians and their ecology, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Kids LEGO Club, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1–2:30pm, Ensemble Mik Nawooj – Death Become Life, San Francisco.

Beauty and the Beast (1991), Union Square, San Francisco

Concerts-in-the-Park, Belvedere Park

Summer Nights, 7pm, Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited, Marin JCC.

Concerts on the Green, City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato

Sunday, July 16

Sunday Streets, San Francisco

SF Anime & Cosplay Festival, San Francisco 

Sommerfest, German Tourist Club, Mill Valley

Disc Golf Clinic at Stafford Lake, 9 – 11am, Join local pros who will teach kids (and parents too) this fun and exciting sport at our beautiful and nationally recognized disc golf course, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Yerba Buena Festival, 9am-5pm, Artists Guild of San Francisco, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Flower Power Pendants, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Albany Beach Cleanup and Free Sand Globe Workshop, 1-3pm.

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS and The Stone Foxes, 2pm, KidStage Creative Movement with Dance Mission (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Nature for Kids: An Evening at Mount Burdell, 5-8pm, Novato.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Monday, July 17

Tuesday, July 18

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Hotel Transylvania 2, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Astrolecture Series - Jupiter and its Moons: Recent Discoveries, 7:30-9pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Corte Madera Library Lego Club, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Wednesday, July 19

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Hotel Transylvania 2, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Wacky Wednesdays: The Elephant and Piggie Show, 1-1:45pm, The Elephant & Piggie Show! Enjoy the silly antics of Elephant and his friend Piggie! A live improvisational theater performance by two actors playing the beloved Mo Willems characters. San Anselmo Library.

Elephant and Piggie Theater, 3:30-4:30pm, Elephant & Piggie leap from the pages to perform six of their favorite books with costumes, props, and music! This will be a fun-filled, hilarious show for the entire family! Mill Valley Library.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 3 – 4:30pm, Grades K to 8, Civic Center Library.

Read to a Therapy Dog, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Clueless, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thursday, July 20

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Shamisen of Bachido + Awakko Ren, San Francisco.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Yerba Buena Festival, 6-7:30pm, Somos el Son, San Francisco.

Dirty Dancing, Jack London Square, Oakland

The Princess Bride, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday, July 21

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30 & 12:15–12:45pm, Pi Clowns, San Francisco.

Campfire Program – Paradise Beach Park, 7 – 9pm, Tiburon.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Presidio Outdoor Family Movie Night, TDA, Main Parade Ground, 103 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Saturday, July 22

Creative Family Fun - Soar in for Paper Planes, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Marin JCC.

Marinwood's Music in the Park Series, 6-8pm, San Rafael

The Little Mermaid & Moana, Sonoma State University

Mill Valley Community Campout

Sunday, July 23, New Moon

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Creative Family Fun - Soar in for Paper Planes, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 2-4pm, San Francisco Mime Troupe, San Francisco.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Poolside Jam, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley

LOS ÁNGELES AZULES Featuring Jay De La Cueva & Ximena Sariñana Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco, 2pm, KidStage Mexican Dance with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Monday, July 24

Tuesday, July 25

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Megamind, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 26

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Megamind, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Art in the Park at Creekside, 11am-2pm, Hal Brown Park, Greenbrae.

Wacky Wednesdays: Village Rhythms, 1-1:45pm, Village Rhythms Join world-renowned master percussionist and educator Onye Onyemaechi for an engaging participatory experience of African village life. San Anselmo Library.

African Village Celebration, 3:30-4:30pm, World-renowned master percussionist Onye Onyemaechi engages families in an interactive experience of African Village life. This lively celebration of African art and heritage includes drumming, dancing, songs, and stories. Mill Valley Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Shrek, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thursday, July 27

Tween/Teen Science Lab: Bath Bombs, 11am – 12:30pm, ages 10-18, Corte Madera Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, RUBaDUB Posse, San Francisco.

Bottle Cap Magnets, 2 – 3pm, ages 5+, Make your own magnets or pendants! Novato Library.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Moana, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday, July 28

Friday Nights on Main, Tiburon

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday

Concert Under the Oak, Northgate Mall, San Rafael

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Saturday, July 29, Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

San Rafael Twilight Criterium, San Rafael

Creative Arts Festival, Flax Art & Design, San Francisco

Berkeley Kite Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Trail Run at Rush Creek Preserve, 8-9:30am, Novato.

Creative Family Fun - Make Your Mark with Nature Stamps, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Microcosmos at the Conservatory, 12-3pm, We will use Foldscope microscopes take a close look into the natural wonders of Golden Gate Park as well as special curiosities from the Conservatory, including the scales of butterfly wings and the micro-community hidden in carnivorous plants. The Foldscope is an ultra-affordable paper microscope that you can use and assemble easily, to do microscopy anywhere at anytime. Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30pm, SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-splosion!, San Francisco.

Teen Movie Night, 5-7:30pm, ages 11-18, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Astrophotography for Everyone with Jay GaBany, President & CEO, Advanced Imaging Conference, Mill Valley.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Marin JCC.

Sunday, July 30, Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Berkeley Kite Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Creative Family Fun - Make Your Mark with Nature Stamps, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:30pm, San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, San Francisco.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

San Francisco Ballet, 2pm, KidStage Ballet Workshop with San Francisco Ballet (12-1:30pm), Stern Grove, San Francisco

Free Family Volunteer Day, 2-4pm, ages 5+, Urban Adamah, Berkeley.

Monday, July 31