Best Things to Do in the North Bay This September

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the North Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated five of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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2nd Friday Art Walk in Downtown San Rafael

September 8

Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, and more on the second Friday of each month. Anchored by the Art Works Downtown galleries and studio tour, the 2nd Friday Art Walk connects art venues throughout downtown San Rafael for an evening of inspiration and community.

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Photo: Brokedown in Bakersfield courtesy of Andrew Quist

Sound Summit

September 9

Head over to Mount Tamalpaiss outdoor amphitheater for a full day of music from the likes of Lord Heron,  Sierra Ferrell, Kevin Morby, Brokedown in Bakersfield and Vinyl.  

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Mill Valley Restaurant Rally

Mill Valley Restaurant Rally

September 10–17

It’s been a long year of road construction in downtown Mill Valley — just ask anyone who’s battled the traffic. Construction took an especially hard toll on the town’s restaurants which suffered as people avoided the chaos.

But now, rehabilitation projects, street paving, sidewalk and sewer improvements along East Blithedale, Miller Avenue and Throckmorton are finished — and downtown restaurants are celebrating with the Downtown Mill Valley Restaurant Rally.

The week-long Downtown Mill Valley Restaurant Rally sees seven of downtown’s favorite restaurants offering three- and four-course prix fixe menus for $55-$60. Every night of the rally, one restaurant will also offer a Willy Wonka-style “golden ticket” with a $50 gift card toward each participating restaurant (a $350 value). A few will also offer a specialty cocktail for $8.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day

September 23

Help keep our county looking beautiful by participating in a coastal cleanup activity, typically held at various locations around Marin including Stinson Beach, China Camp and Muir Beach

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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

September 23–24

The redwood grove at Old Mill Park will once again host over 130 juried artists in 15 media categories at this fair that also includes live music, a children’s program and food vendors. 

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