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 5, 2018

Fleet Week

  • Mon, Oct 1, 9:00 AM - Mon, Oct 8, 10:30 PM

  • San Francisco (map)

San Francisco Fleet Week celebrates the rich naval tradition in the Bay Area, honors the men and women serving in today's armed forces and facilitates annual disaster preparedness training with the Navy, Marines and local first responders.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

  • Fri, Oct 5, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 5:00 PM

  • Golden Gate Park (map)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: A FREE gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 90 acts on 7 stages.

Kids' Pumpkin Party

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • San Anselmo Library (map)

Get in the Halloween Spirit at the San Anselmo Library!

Movies In The Park: Coco

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Pickleweed Park (map)

Come out and enjoy a Friday night under the stars with family and friends as the City of San Rafael's Community Services Department brings a FREE movie to a neighborhood near you.

Campfire Program

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • McNears Beach Park (map)

Join rangers for an evening of fun with local lore, legends, and campfire tales! Enjoy making s'mores and sipping hot chocolate 'round the campfire as the sun sets.

Movies In The Park: Zootopia

  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Old Mill Park (map)

The 2018 Movies in the Park series will now stretch across five screenings from June through October.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fleet Week

  • Mon, Oct 1, 9:00 AM - Mon, Oct 8, 10:30 PM

  • San Francisco (map)

San Francisco Fleet Week celebrates the rich naval tradition in the Bay Area, honors the men and women serving in today's armed forces and facilitates annual disaster preparedness training with the Navy, Marines and local first responders.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

  • Fri, Oct 5, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 5:00 PM

  • Golden Gate Park (map)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: A FREE gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 90 acts on 7 stages.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Vallejo Waterfront (map)

The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is a two-day festival celebrating the City of Vallejo, Historic Mare Island and Solano County. 

Bay Day 2018

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

DIG IN and make a difference on Bay Day! Celebrate and learn about our important work, help with a restoration project, take a tour of our native plant nursery, or go on a wetland walk with our knowledgeable staff. Bring the entire family and give back to the Bay on Bay Day.

Toddler Pop-Up: Textures And Tunnels

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito (map)

Toddlers explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and art activities designed just for them in Tot Spot.

Family Biking

  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Tiburon Town Hall (map)

The Town of Tiburon and Safe Routes to School instructors will be hosting a fun Bike Rodeo and optional group ride.

Halloween Haunted House Decorating

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Willams Sonoma (map)

You’ll assemble a gingerbread mansion and decorate it as you please.

WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival®

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Santa Clara University (map)

Imagine a day of fun, exploration and empowerment for girls.

Indigenous Peoples Day PowWow

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley (map)

POW WOW & Indian Market.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Miwok Meadows at China Camp State Park  (map)

Come join our free outdoor festival featuring youth mountain bike skills courses, bike-themed games, and beginner trail rides. 

The Northern California Renaissance Faire

  • Sat, Oct 6, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 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.

Fun With Everything On Wheels!

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Star Academy (map)

A hands-on family event where children see and touch their favorite things on wheels and meet the men and women who operate them! 

Kids' Fall Coding Class

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Corte Madera Library (map)

Come learn the easy and fun programming language, Scratch. 

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.

Marin Volunteer Fair 2018

  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Marin Civic Center (map)

Visit the Marin Volunteer Fair to connect with organizations that need your help.

HeadsUp Carnival 

  • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • San Rafael High School (map)

HeadsUp Carnival brings together every school in San Rafael for an event celebrating all that’s great about our schools and our town. 

MVFF: It's A Girls' World

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (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. 

2018 Living History Events And Programs

  • Sat, Oct 6, 11:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 2:00 PM

  • Fort McDowell's Historic Chapel and Guard House, Angel Island (map)

October 6-7 World War I and II Living History at Fort McDowell (in conjunction with Fleet Weekend)

Family Matinees: Tammy Hall, Matt Clark & Maya Kronfeld 

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • SFJAZZ, San Francisco (map)

Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A, and amazing music.

MakeArt Family Days

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco (map)

Discover more at the Museum of Craft and Design’s MakeArt Family Days on the first Saturdays of every month. Launching April 7th, MCD’s galleries will be filled with activities for visitors of all ages.

MVFF: A-Ton-O-Toons

  • 11:30 AM  12:30 PM

  • 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. 

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.

Oktoberfest

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Terrapin Crossroads (map)

Bounce House | Bocce | Lawn Chess | Themed Food | Oktoberfest Beads & Hats

MVFF: Beautiful Boy

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

Inspiring and unflinching look as a family begins the long cycle of rehab and relapse, hope and dread.

Winged Migration

  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive University of California, Berkeley (map)

Accompanying flocks of migratory birds across all seven continents, Winged Migration ingeniously harnesses the powers of film and aviation technology—shooting from planes, helicopters, gliders, even balloons—to capture the wonders of avian flight.

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.

Movies In Creek Park: Happy Feet

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Creek Park, San Anselmo (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). 


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Fleet Week

  • Mon, Oct 1, 9:00 AM - Mon, Oct 8, 10:30 PM

  • San Francisco (map)

San Francisco Fleet Week celebrates the rich naval tradition in the Bay Area, honors the men and women serving in today's armed forces and facilitates annual disaster preparedness training with the Navy, Marines and local first responders.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

  • Fri, Oct 5, 10:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 5:00 PM

  • Golden Gate Park (map)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: A FREE gathering in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 90 acts on 7 stages.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Vallejo Waterfront (map)

The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is a two-day festival celebrating the City of Vallejo, Historic Mare Island and Solano County. 

2018 Living History Events And Programs

  • Sat, Oct 6, 11:00 AM - Sun, Oct 7, 2:00 PM

  • Fort McDowell's Historic Chapel and Guard House, Angel Island (map)

October 6-7 World War I and II Living History at Fort McDowell (in conjunction with Fleet Weekend)

The Northern California Renaissance Faire

  • Sat, Sep 22, 10:00 AM - Sun, Sep 23, 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.

Learn To Ride

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Stafford Lake Bike Park (map)

Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park. 

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program: Ancestor’s Ritual

  • 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Green Gulch Farm (map)

On the first Sunday of the month, we hold a special program for families.

Give Bikes A Chance

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Sports Basement (map)

Come discover (or rediscover) the joy of bicycling! 

Novato Fire District Open House

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Novato, CA (map)

Come on out and meet your local firefighters!

Children's Faire

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Marin Waldorf School (map)

Enjoy magical games, crafts, puppet shows, unique vendors and organic food.

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.

Fiesta 2018!

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Mission Dolores Basilica (map)

Enjoy fun, sun, international food & drinks, live entertainment, bounce house and more.

Castro Street Fair

  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • San Francisco (map)

The Castro Street Fair is a community street celebration that was founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations line the streets and celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance stages can be found throughout the fairgrounds. 

MVFF: 5@5 The Way It Is

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (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. 

YBike Learn To Ride Program

  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Presidio (map)

Get your kids riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome; no reservations required. Co-sponsored by the Presidio Trust.

The Commons' 1st Sundays Block Party

  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Civic Center Commons (map)

New this year, the free, 1st Sunday Block Party — July 1, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7 and Nov 4 — on Fulton Street from 11 am to 3 pm is a family-friendly event featuring recreational activities for all ages, brunch-focused food and beverages from Off the Grid, a DJ, retail and local SF Etsy sellers. The event complements the nearby Heart of the City Farmers’ Market, the Asian Art Museum’s FREE first Sundays and outdoor Village Artist Corner events.

Presidio Picnic

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Main Parade Ground (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.

MVFF: Coco

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

Come early for Day of the Dead face painting, fresh churros and chocolate, and live mariachi music.

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

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 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. 

Italian Heritage Parade

  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • 654 Francisco StSF, CA, 94133United States (map)

The oldest civic event and the nation's oldest Italian-American parade and community celebration winds its way from Fisherman's Wharf to North Beach.

Rhythmix 'Round The World Music, Dance And Art Festival

  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Rhythmix Cultural Works (map)

Rhythmix Cultural Works presents its annual family-friendly festival featuring performances by Bay Area favorites including Duniya Dance and Drum Company, Ka-Hon Latin Percussion Ensemble and Chhandam School of Kathak.

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: From Mexico, Con Amor

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)

Join us for a lively medley of animation and live action, curated for audiences of all ages—and for both Spanish and English speakers alike—to enjoy.

2018 Storybook Ball

  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Mill Valley Community Center (map)

The theme for this year’s event is based on the stories of Curious George, the classic children’s adventure series by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey.

Stories & Songs With Phil Lesh

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael (map)

FREE, ALL AGES, BEACH PARK SHOW

MVFF: The Hate U Give

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

A powerful drama addresses not just police brutality but the root causes of the racial inequity and injustice that permeates American society.

MVFF: Boy Erased

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • CineArts at Sequoia (map)

A devoted Baptist family whose lives are turned upside down after a malicious phone call outs their teenage son, prompting them to send him to a church-sponsored gay conversion camp.

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.