Best Things to Do in the North Bay This July

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. 

Speaking of taste, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the North Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay

The sunny and warm North Bay weather continues this month, with average temperatures from high 60s to high 70s.

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Parade and Festival | Corte Madera and Larkspur

July 4

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.

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Destination Sausalito Festivities

July 4

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!

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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.

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Petaluma Art & Garden Festival

July 14

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. 

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Petaluma Music Festival

Dates TBD

Another exciting Petaluma event, the Petaluma Music Festival is back for its 17th annual show. Stay tuned for news on its 2024 lineup! 

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Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in the North Bay? Our comprehensive list of venues below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

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