50 FREE Things To Do In With Kids This September

Looking for something fun to do this September? 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.

  1. Find the Spiders at Lake Lagunitas (9/1)
  2. Gotta dance with James K (Sausalito), Tim Cain (Sausalito) &/or Miss Kitty (San Rafael)
  3. Check out the Music Makers Open Houses, Tiburon (9/1-2)
  4. Channel Your Bard: Taming of the Shrew (Mill Valley), Romeo & Juliet (San Francisco), King Lear (Berkeley)
  5. Hawk Tawks, catch 'em before they take flight
  6. Pop up to the North Bay Mobile Drive-In, every other Saturday in Novato
  7. Get crabby at Fort Baker (9/5)
  8. Illumigarden, one of the best kept secrets in Mill Valley
  9. Got Zen? Children’s Program at Green Gulch (9/6)
  10. Enter a Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes (9/6)
  11. Homestead Music Festival, Mill Valley (9/6)
  12. Oh, I love a parade, Belvedere-Tiburon (9/6)
  13. Farm Tours At Tara Firma Farms Every Saturday & Sunday, 10am, 12pm, 2pm
  14. Get a burst of creativity at Adventure Playground in Berkeley
  15. Meet the Bison of Golden Gate Park
  16. Gooooaaal Soccerfest in Mill Valley (9/7)
  17. Meet Author Kathryn Otoshi, Corte Madera (9/12)
  18. Exploring Saturn at a Star Party, Mill Valley (9/12)
  19. Make a Sand Globe with Zach Pine, San Francisco (9/12)
  20. Animation Workshop at the Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa (9/12)
  21. Picnic on the Plaza every Friday in San Anselmo 
  22. Take a Selfie with a Banksy, “Peaceful Hearts Doctor” (799 Commercial Near Grant in Chinatown)
  23. Jumpies, petting zoo and more at the Kids Fair, Mill Valley (9/13)
  24. Traffic free fun in the Western Addition with Sunday Streets 
  25. Come along for the ride to explore Saturn at the Mt. Tam Star Party (8/22)
  26. Golden Gate Park Band Concerts through October
  27. Arias al Fresco at Opera in the Park, San Francisco (9/13)
  28. Check it out! CLIF® Bar CykelScramble™, San Rafael (9/26)
  29. Outdoor summer movies, whose bring the popcorn?
  30. Shuttle Through Time, San Francisco (9/25)
  31. Learn about Orcas and Sharks (9/13 & 9/27) and The Sea Otter Spectacular (9/20), Marine Mammal Center 
  32. Sketching techniques with a ballpoint pen with John Muir Laws, Tiburon
  33. Check the PVC tube sound system of the Wave Organ, San Francisco
  34. Remember books? The San Francisco Center for the Book 
  35. Live-animal exhibits & hands-on workshops at the Randall Museum, San Francisco
  36. Catch the shuttle around Golden Gate Park 
  37. The Farm Trails, Sonoma
  38. California Coastal Cleanup while you Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day (9/19)
  39. Autumn Moon Festival, San Francisco & Dragonboat Festival, Treasure Island
  40. Check out the Bolinas Museum
  41. Friday Nights on Main, Tiburon (9/25)
  42. Visit Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 
  43. Take a factory tour of Heath Ceramics, ages 5+
  44. Find the "Indian Kitchen" and petroglyphs on Ring Mountian
  45. Creative Family Fun at the Presidio Officers Club every Saturday & Sunday
  46. Step back in time and visit the History Museum, Hamilton Field Museum, Marin Museum of the American Indian, and Space Station Museum all in Novato
  47. Viewing Tule Elk in Tomales Point
  48. Gone fishin' in Tiburon (9/26)
  49. Try a little of everything at the Sunday Sampler, Berkeley Rep (9/20)
  50. Local libraries gear up with more fabulous musical performances, puppet shows, book clubs, movies, and more! See the September Awesome List