Weekend Fun For Everyone

Check out all the great events happening in your area this weekend. Events are checked at the time of posting. Please confirm information before heading out.

Friday, October 12, 2018

MVFF: A-Ton-O-Toons

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

This baker’s dozen of short films from all corners of the globe showcases the incredible imagination and inspiration of today’s talented animators. 

MVFF: 5@5 The Way It Is

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Cinemark - Century Larkspur (map)

In this peer-reviewed collection of youth-made films, today’s teen filmmakers show us just how much they know about cinema, storytelling, and the world as they see it. 

MVFF: Too Late To Die Young (Tarde Para Morir Joven)

  • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

On the cusp of her blooming sexuality, 16-year-old Sofía (Demian Hernández in an arresting screen debut) relies upon on her younger peers for youthful exploration and companionship. 

Halloween Harvest Festival

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Marinwood Community Center (map)

Join us for our annual Halloween Harvest Festival for children 12 & under.

MVFF: Ben Is Back

  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

With touches of suspense and surprise throughout, Ben Is Back traces the 24 hours of a teenage prodigal son’s return to his family’s home from his sober living community for Christmas.

MVFF: Virus Tropical

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Lark Theater (map)

This exquisitely animated coming-of-age tale, based on the graphic novel memoir by Colombian-Ecuadorian artist Power Paola, follows Paola from her conception to the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.

MVFF: Rafiki

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

Banned in Kenya for “legitimizing lesbianism,” this sweet, coming-of-age love story—the first Kenyan film to ever play at Cannes—is a revelation and an inspiration for all ages and genders.

Alan Gratz - Grenade

  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Book Passage (map)

Grenade is the hugely anticipated follow-up to Alan Gratz's New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed phenomenon Refugee. This is another searing and heart-pounding look at kids making their way through war. It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition And Horse Show

  • Fri, Oct 12, 7:00 PM - Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 PM

  • Cow Palace (map)

The Grand National Rodeo features traditional rodeo events including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull riding and barrel racing.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sonoma County Art Trails

  • Sat, Oct 13, 9:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 5:00 PM

  • Sonoma County (map)

We are happy to announce that 18 New Artists and 126 Returning Artists will participate in Sonoma County Art Trails this year.

World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd

  • Sat, Oct 13, 9:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 5:00 PM

  • Half Moon Bay (map)

Autumn is a stunningly spectacular season on the picturesque coast around Half Moon Bay where the entire Coastside area bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful and beautiful fall harvest.

Halloween Party Featuring Cookie Stamps

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Williams Sonoma (map)

Let’s have a Halloween party and bake some frightfully fun and delicious cookies.

Learn How To Pier Fish

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Paradise Beach Park (map)

Join rangers, and a few of our experienced local anglers, to learn the secrets and tricks of the trade when fishing from a pier. 

Twin Cities Community Preschool Harvest Festival 

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Twin Cities Community Preschool (map)

Tons of entertainment (including James K and Scott the Storyteller!), family photos, face painting, a bouncy castle, amazing food, and much more. Each child will get to decorate and bring home a pumpkin too at this fantastic Fall family event.

Bon Air Invitational Car Show

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Bon Air Center, Greenbrae (map)

A free, daylong festival showcasing more than 100 vintage American vehicles – classic coupes, roadsters, trucks, family and muscle cars from Chevy, Ford, Cadillac, Pontiac, LaSalle, Mercury and more. 

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Presidio Visitor Center (map)

Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Ages 8+.

Golden Gate Mothers' Group's Fall Festival 2018

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • SFF Soccer Field (map)

The festival will feature bounce houses, live musical entertainment, pumpkin patch, a photo booth with take-home photo souvenirs, sports zones, non-hosted food trucks, a feeding nook, face painting, and lots of other fun activities! 

Weekend Along The Farm Trails

  • Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 4:00 PM

  • Sonoma County (map)

Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm in October 2018. 

The Northern California Renaissance Faire

  • Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 6:00 PM

  • The Northern California Renaissance Faire (map)

One of California's largest Renaissance faires with full contact jousting, live street and stage theater, celtic rock concert series, authentic hand made crafts and fun activities for the entire family.

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Alameda (map)

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring over 400 classic vehicles on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district.

TREEmendous Day At Fairyland!

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Children's Fairyland (map)

Join us on October 13th for tree-climbing demonstrations, milling and carpentry demos, kids activities and more! 

Day Of The Horse

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (map)

Demonstrations, craft projects, and fun activities for children make this a great way to spend the day.

Corgi Con: 1,000 Dog Beach Party

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Ocean Beach to the Cliff House (map)

We look FURward to seeing everypawdy at Nor Cal Corgi Con – Fall Edition 2018.

The Cat In The Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

Concert For Kids/Tot Art In The Park

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Robin Sweeny Park (map)

Music for Parents and Tots (5 years and under).

San Domenico School Annual Garden Fair 

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 pM

  • San Domenico School (map)

Mark your calendar for San Domenico School Garden Faire. 

Tolay Fall Festival

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Tolay Lake Regional Park(map)

More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration of the beauty and history of this special park.

BIKETOBERFEST 

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • FairAnselm Plaza (map)

There is something for everyone at Biketoberfest Marin!

MarinMOCA Open Studios

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • MarinMOCA (map)

The public is invited to step “behind the scenes” at MarinMOCA’s Open Studios. 

Fire Prevention Week

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Mill Valley, CA (map)

Fire Safety Demonstrations at 3 Southern Marin Fire Stations!

The Big Draw: PLAY

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The Walt Disney Family Museum (map)

The Big Draw Festival 2018 is about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, and, most importantly, having fun!

Oktoberfest Corte Madera

  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Old Corte Madera Square (map)

A great tradition, this will be our 25th annual celebration!

MVFF: The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Cinemark - Century Larkspur (map)

The Big Bad Fox delivers a trio of winning comedic tales set on an idyllic country farm. 

The Cat In The Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

Marin Slime Sensation! Buy, Sell, And Trade Slimes.

  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Sheraton Four Points Hotel (map)

Meet top Slimers, buy slime, trade slime, free drawings for slime prizes, slime contests, interviews and more.

MVFF: THE HOOPLA!

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Marin Country Mart (map)

Meet us at the Mart for a Mill Valley Film Festival event, HOOPLA!! Following screenings of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales or It's A Girls' World, meet us at the Mart (free with your ticket to either screening) for games, bubbles, hula hooping, crafts, music, food, drinks & more family fun!

MVFF: It's A Girls' World

  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Cinemark - Century Larkspur (map)

In the spirit of MVFF’s Mind the Gap gender equity initiative, these short stories all feature fun, fascinating, and feisty young female characters—both real and fictional. 

The Cat In The Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

40th Birthday Celebration Fireworks At Pier 39

  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Pier 39 (map)

It’s a celebration four decades in the making!  Please join PIER 39 on Saturday, October 13th for a night filled with music, fun and fireworks. 

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike And Campfire

  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • NatureBridge Golden Gate (map)

Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight.

Twilight Nature Hike

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Vallejo Home (map)

Discover history, nature, and legend as we walk near dusk along the lower Montini Preserve Trail. 

Movie At The Pocket Park! Coco

  • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

  • Pocket Park (map)

Gather your friends and family, low-back lawn chairs and comfy blankets to enjoy the Disney Pixar "Coco" outside at Pocket Park. 

Movies In Creek Park: E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Creek Park (map)

Movies in Creek Park run on Saturday Nights from June 2nd until October 27th (with the exception extreme weather conditions and on July 21st Beatles Tribute Concert). 

MVFF: Rafiki

  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Cinemark - Century Larkspur (map)

Banned in Kenya for “legitimizing lesbianism,” this sweet, coming-of-age love story—the first Kenyan film to ever play at Cannes—is a revelation and an inspiration for all ages and genders.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sonoma County Art Trails

  • Sat, Oct 13, 9:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 5:00 PM

  • Sonoma County (map)

We are happy to announce that 18 New Artists and 126 Returning Artists will participate in Sonoma County Art Trails this year.

Give Bikes A Chance

  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Behind Mike's Bikes (map)

Come discover (or rediscover) the joy of bicycling! Whether your bike needs a tune-up, you need to brush up on riding skills, or you feel unsure about local bike routes, we've got you covered!

First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, 4th Floor(map)

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and under.

Yoga In The Park

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • McNears Beach Park (map)

This fun-filled, dynamic event offers a great way to get active while giving to a wonderful park and giving to yourself!

Marine Science Sunday: Creatures Of The Deep

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • The Marine Mammal Center (map)

Our own backyard in the bay is full of amazing marine mammals! 

Life As A Leatherback

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Greater Farallones Visitor Center (map)

Dive deeper into ocean science as a family at our Sanctuary Visitor Center Family Workshops. Led by our team of marine science educators, these weekend workshops are perfect for 4–10 year old budding marine biologists and their families.

The Terra Schools Grand Opening Fair

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Terra Marin School (map)

Join us for a ribbon cutting and celebration of the grand opening of The Terra Schools - our K-8th grade Elementary & Middle School and Mandarin Immersion Preschool designed to spark the curiosity and intellectual wonder in every child. 

The Northern California Renaissance Faire

  • Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 14, 6:00 PM

  • The Northern California Renaissance Faire (map)

One of California's largest Renaissance faires with full contact jousting, live street and stage theater, celtic rock concert series, authentic hand made crafts and fun activities for the entire family.

The Cat In The Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

Second Sunday Stories: Christy Mihaly - Hey, Hey, Hey! 

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Book Passage (map)

In Hey, Hey, Hay!, a girl tells the tale of making hay as Mom uses a mower for mowing grass, then a tedder for aerating the grass, and eventually a baler. 

Presidio Picnic

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Main Parade Ground, San Francisco (map)

Grab a blanket and head to your national park for the 6th season of Presdio Picni. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city and San Francisco.

Tolay Fall Festival

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Tolay Lake Regional Park (map)

More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival is a seasonal celebration of the beauty and history of this special park.

Sunday Funday: Great ShakeOut

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Lawrence Hall of Science (map)

Visit the Hall to learn more about the science of earthquakes, how to be prepared for the next one, and more!

First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, 4th Floor(map)

Join us for San Francisco Opera’s First Act program for families with children ages 6 and under.

MVFF: Virus Tropical

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

This exquisitely animated coming-of-age tale, based on the graphic novel memoir by Colombian-Ecuadorian artist Power Paola, follows Paola from her conception to the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.

MVFF: A-Ton-O-Toons

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

  • Lark Theater (map)

This baker’s dozen of short films from all corners of the globe showcases the incredible imagination and inspiration of today’s talented animators. 

Mustang Stampede And Round Up

  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Edna Maguire Elementary (map)

Yee-haw! Come on down lawless mavericks and lil buckaroos ‘cause y'ur invited for a backslapping good ol’ time!

Stand For The Redwoods Festival In San Francisco

  • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco (map)

Free, family-friendly event offers live music and other entertainment, activities provided by the League’s lead Centennial partners, and a Sierra Nevada Brewery beer garden.

Opera In An Hour Movie Screening: The Barber Of Seville For Families

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Wilsey Center for Opera Veterans Building, 4th Floor(map)

In this classic opera, Figaro, Seville's favorite barber, helps two young lovers find their happily everafter. Join them in a series of disguises, tricks and comic twists and turns.

Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra & Instrument Petting Zoo

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Terrapin Crossroads (map)

Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra visits Terrapins’ Beach Park!

The Cat In The Hat / El Gato Ensombrerado

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • BACT Berkeley Center (map)

Expect a brother, a sister, a much put-upon goldfish, some Things, and tons of clowning around in this new production of Seuss's classic rainy-day tale that brings the Cat in the Hat's outrageous antics--and Dr. Seuss's wondrous rhymes--to life in Spanish and English.

MVFF: Supa Modo

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

Superhero dreams are the same in every language: rise, fly, vanquish, triumph! In this utterly charming and beautifully crafted family drama—which won awards at both the Berlin and Edinburgh International Film Festivals—these dreams color the days with joy and hope for a terminally ill girl in coastal Kenya.

Swiss Family Robinson – A Musical Adventure – In A Concert Reading

  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Ross Valley Players (map)

Ross Alternative Works & The Mountain Play present a Concert Reading of this exciting new musical with Book, Music and Lyrics by San Anselmo resident John Kennedy.

MVFF: Ben Is Back

  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

With touches of suspense and surprise throughout, Ben Is Back traces the 24 hours of a teenage prodigal son’s return to his family’s home from his sober living community for Christmas.