Best Things to Do in North Bay This November

Best Things to Do in North Bay This November

November is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From free national park day to an annual turkey trot, you sure don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Make this month an eventful one before the holiday season arrives. Here are the best things to do in the North Bay this November. 

Featured photo courtesy of Doug Kaye and City of San Rafael. 

Marin Arts and Crafts show
Photo courtesy of Marin Arts & Crafts Show.

Marin Arts & Crafts Show

November 3–5

Get a head start on your gift getting at this Marin Center show, where there’s something for every craft collector and art lover under the sun: paintings, ceramics, sculptures, fine jewelry, furniture, estate finds, repurposed wood and iron pieces, and so much more. 

More info: artsandcraftsshow.com

Day of the Dead San Rafael
Photo courtesy of Doug Kaye and the City of San Rafael.

Dia De Los Muertos

November 4

The city of San Rafael celebrates Dia De Los Muertos at the Albert J. Boro Community Center at Pickleweed Park with live cultural music and performances, art workshops, vehicle processions throughout the Canal District and a walking route to see altars displayed in downtown San Rafael storefronts.

More info: dayofthedeadsr.org

Kid jumps on bounce house for Big bounce american in the north bay
Photo courtesy of The Big Bounce America.

The Big Bounce

November 10–12

Head over to Sausalito to take your turn in a set of bouncy houses of all shapes and sizes with giant slides, ball pits, climbing towers and basketball hoops galore—including one which has been classified by the Guinness World Book as the world’s largest bouncy house. Everyone is invited to enjoy the experience as sessions are organized by age, ranging from tiny tots to adults-only sessions. 

More info: thebigbounceamerica.com

Muir Woods Entrance Free National Park Days
Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

Free National Parks Day on Veterans Day

November 11

Enjoy the great outdoors and honor those who have served on Veterans Day at one of the many national parks across the state. Here in the North Bay, you can enjoy Muir Woods National Monument for free on this federal holiday. So, put on your boots and start hiking!

More info: nps.gov

Bank of Marin Turkey Trot
Photo courtesy of Bank Of Marin Turkey Trot.

Bank of Marin Turkey Trot

November 24

Get your run on at the Bank of Marin Turkey Trot before you stuff yourself with Thanksgiving turkey. At this event, you can choose your distance (1 mile, 5K, and 10K) and join the crowd as they trot their way to the finish line. Make Thanksgiving morning a fun and exhilarating one before the big feast later.

More info: marinturkeytrot.com

Downtown Novato Small Business Saturdays
Photo courtesy of Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Small Business Saturday

November 30

Downtown Novato’s businesses are hosting a day of special deals and events for Small Business Saturday. Novato is a home to boutiques, specialty shops and high-quality restaurants, so get out there and shop local! 

More info: downtownnovato.com

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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