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!

Featured Photo: John Margaretten
Photo: Courtesy of Cha Wa

Sound Summit

September 11

Head over to Mount Tamalpaiss outdoor amphitheater for a full day of music from the likes of Lukas Nelson, Father John Misty, Allah-Las and Mill Valleys own Teal Collins. 

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Photo: Courtesy of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Hidden Hillside

September 9

Step into the Sonoma home of Ken Stokes & Dana Simpson-Stokes to view an eclectic collection of contemporary art, including various sculpture, painting, print, ceramic, and mixed-media pieces while nibbling appetizers, sipping wine and supporting the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

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Photo: Courtesy of Marin Shakespeare Company

The Box

September 10–12

San Rafaels Forest Meadows Amphitheater, with support from the Art for Justice Fund, presents a piece of transformative theater based on true stories of resistance to solitary confinement that asks viewers to reconsider notions of punishment.

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Photo: Courtesy of IPA 10K


September 25

A beer themed race at the Barlow in Sebastopol mixes road racing events and the sudsy stuff in a weekends worth of events, including a Beer Mile Invitational (chug! chug! run!), Brewfest with food trucks and music, and 10K and 3K road races.

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Photo: Courtesy of Erik Castro

Cotati Accordion Festival

September 25–26

Equal parts zydeco dance party, polka paradise and extended jam session, a weekends worth of Conjunto, klezmer and everything in-between drops into downtown Cotati.

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