Best Things to do in the North Bay This October

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall season. Whether you want something more family-friendly or are looking for an active event, you can find something here. So, plan ahead and have an eventful October! Here’s our list of the best things to do in the North Bay region. 

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Mill Valley Film Festival

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Calling all film buffs and cinephiles! Celebrate the very best of independent filmmaking at the internationally acclaimed 45th Mill Valley Film Festival. Films featured at the festival highlight world cinema, U.S. cinema, and shorts, to name a few. Come meet some of your favorite Hollywood stars on the red carpet and enjoy the silver screen — this is a special event you don’t want to miss! 

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Sausalito City Wide Yard Sale

They say another man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At the City Wide Yard Sale, there will be plenty of fine treasures to find that you could give a second chance. Whether you have things in the garage to get rid of or are searching for rare antiques, this is the place to be if you’re in the North Bay.

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Enjoy good brews, bikes, live music, and gorgeous North Bay weather at Fairfax’s annual Biketoberfest. Perfect for active folks and bike enthusiasts — this event will feature group rides, bike vendors/organizations, and the Marin Museum of Bicycling. This event will also be dog-friendly, so don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend along. 

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Annual Sea Trek Regatta and ETC Benefit

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay while supporting a good cause at the Annual Sea Trek Regatta and ETC Benefit. The event is open to people of all abilities — sea kayakers and stand-up paddlers. There will be three courses to choose from and event proceeds will go to Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC). This non-profit organization provides accessible outdoor adventures to people w/ disabilities and underserved youth. 

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Petaluma Pumpkin Patch

October 1-31

Celebrate the fall season with your entire family at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch. You can get lost in a four-acre corn maze at the patch, climb over hay bales, or choose your very own pumpkin to carve. It’s the perfect place to take the kiddos if you’re in the North Bay.

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Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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