Foggy fireworks are a hallmark of the Fourth of July in the Bay Area, but rest assured there’s always sunshine somewhere in the Bay. If you’re wondering what to do in the North Bay this July, we’ve got you covered with the best parades, festivals, events, local food and more. From Sausalito to Sonoma, here’s a taste of what’s happening in the North Bay.
The sunny and warm North Bay weather continues this month, with average temperatures from high 60s to high 70s.
Featured Photo: Jazz and Blues, courtesy of Bruce Forrester
Parade and Festival | Corte Madera and Larkspur
The annual Fourth of July parade starts at 10:30am at Redwood High School, winds through Downtown Larkspur, and makes its big finale at the Corte Madera Town Center. Come for the famous Corte Madera Town Band, stay for the live entertainment, fine artisans, face painting, and a cone of Lappert’s Ice Cream.
More info: visitmarin.org
Destination Sausalito Festivities
Parade starts at 10am on the corner of Second and Main, dancing down Bridgeway and Caledonia before culminating in an afternoon picnic at Dunphy Park. Enjoy music from the Cal Alumni Marching Band, and floats from community groups like the Sausalito Woman’s Club and the Sausalito Fire Department. Fireworks start at 6:30pm. Completely free!
More info: destinationsausalito.com/events-in-sausalito
Jazz and Blues by the Bay
Fridays throughout July
Jazz, Blues, and R&B are coming to the waterfront this July. Every Friday evening, the City of Sausalito is hosting outdoor concerts right on the lawn. Purchase dinner from one of the community group-sponsored vendors, or bring your own and have a picnic while you enjoy the music. Shows start at 6:30pm.
More info: sausalito.gov
Petaluma Art & Garden Festival
If you love all things local, then head to Kentucky Street for the 21st annual Art & Garden Festival! Those with a green thumb can browse garden decor and ask experts about gardening best practices. Beyond gardening, the festival’s live music, goods from community artisans, fine food and delicious local beer and wine will ensure that you’ll enjoy yourself.
More info: petalumadowntown.com/art-garden.html