Best Things to Do in the North Bay This September

Best Things to Do in the North Bay This September

Looking for the coolest things to do at the beginning of the fall season? From Labor Day to Free National Parks Day and beyond, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the North Bay including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, 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.

No need to bundle up in the North Bay during this month, weather averages in the 70s.

Featured photo courtesy of Sausalito Parks and Recreation. 

Field of American flags for Memorial Day.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Loizeau/Unsplash.

Labor Day

September 2

Rock the Block Novato festival
Photo courtesy of Downtown Novato Business Association.

Rock the Block: End of Summer Edition

September 12

Downtown Novato is popping off for the final installment of the yearly Rock the Block street party. This free event will run through the evening, and attendees can enjoy great food, dancing and cocktails to ring in the last days of summer. 

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Hiker walking through redwood trees at North Bay's Muir Woods
Photo courtesy of Caleb Jones.

Free National Parks Day at Muir Woods

September 28

Don’t let your hiking boots and gear collect dust! Take the family out and enjoy the great outdoors on National Public Lands Day, a day when Muir Woods and other California National Parks will host a free admission event in celebration. Enjoy the magnificent coastal redwoods in the national monument and be with nature.

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Sausalito Annual Chili Cook-Off

Date TBD

Whether you like it hot or not, you can’t say no to a hearty bowl of chili. Join local chefs and come out to Sausalito’s 45th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Dunphy Park. At this dog-friendly event, you can enjoy an unlimited tasting of some of the best chili in Marin County. For those who can handle the heat, there is a chili pepper eating contest and a best hot sauce contest to test your spice limits.  

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?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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