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Summer is finally here! June 22nd marked the first official day of summer—and it’s time to get outdoors.

California is known for its wide variety of outdoor activities. From the beach to food trucks and ziplining, the adventures are limitless!

Here are the best outdoor events in Marin County this year:

Local Farmers’ Markets

Stopping by the local farmers’ markets is a staple of Marin County. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and delectable treats await you!

The balmy evenings make it a perfect time to cool off with fresh, homemade refreshments from local artisans. Paired with culture and the perfect music, farmers’ markets are the best place to be—and your health will thank you!

Marin Country Mart

Multiple musical events are scheduled to take place in Larkspur. The Marin County mart boasts something for everyone. Independent shops, artisanal eateries, and family-friendly activities are offered to the public.

Located the 101 and Sir Francis Drake, the Mart features merchants and talented artists who hand-select their annual vendors for quality and is volunteer-centered. Parking is free for those who are ready to enjoy the open air and modern village this summer. You can even bring your furry friend!

Camping

Enjoying the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars is a Marin County thing. There are multiple renowned camping locations to choose from. They include:

  • Angel Island State Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • Marin Headlands
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park

These exciting experiences are memories that will last a lifetime. Roll out your sleeping bag on the side of a mountain and enjoy the fresh, invigorating air. State Park campsites can be reserved anytime between two days and up to 7 months at a time!

For more park information, visit California State Parks.

Concert Series at Town Center Corte Madera

The Town Center Corte Madera offers a yearly music series. The series begins in June and goes through August, showcasing multiple styles of inviting music. Enjoy the village-like shopping area as you feast your ears on beautiful music from local bands.

Every Sunday from 2 to 4 in the afternoon, you can peruse popular brands like Urban Outfitters and dance your way from open-air store to store. Food and a variety of vendors are also available. It is highly recommended that you bring a blanket and folding chair to lounge and take in the beats.

Live on the Avenue in San Anselmo

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the San Anselmo Live on the Avenue will be back this summer 2022! Operating from June through October, this series showcases dining, dancing, live music, and fun through the heart of the town.

Every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8:30 in the evening, you can enjoy concerts at Creek Park and the Town Hall Plaza. Saturday boasts outdoor movie nights in Creek Park from June until September. Don’t forget something comfortable to sit on—and let Live on the Avenue provide the rest!

Concerts on the Plaza in Mill Valley

Nestled in Mill Valley you will find the Depot Plaza, where yearly concerts are held to entertain the masses. Local and new favorites rock out in a variety of musical genres—something for everyone. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be in for a long night of dancing!

Beginning in June, the Comedy on the Plaza is also offered to bring in the laughs and create lasting memories with your favorite people. Don’t forget a chair or blanket. If you aren’t interested in having a picnic, don’t worry—there are many restaurants and local shops to satisfy your food cravings!

Marin County Fair 2022

Ah, the nostalgia of attending a fair as a child. What’s better is attending as an adult! The outdoor-only event features a theme of So Happy Together!—perfect after 2 long years of COVID and restrictions. The 2022 county fair is sure to bring the thrills and excitement as it offers fireworks, music, carnival rides, food and drinks from around the world, and incredible exhibits to feast your eyes on.

Operating from June 30th through July 4th only, be sure to stop in to enjoy the Global Marketplace, and performers such as jugglers entertain you throughout the day and into the evening. Be sure to wear walking shoes as the fun will keep you moving!

Mountain Play

Since 1913, the great outdoor theater, Mountain Play, has immersed the community in a whole new world. Jump in and enjoy the tradition of watching an outdoor performance with skilled actors that will have you feeling the feels.

The stone-step amphitheater is gently snuggled into the mountains in redwood-surrounded Mount Tamalpais State Park. This summer, Hello Dolly! is being featured. The story offers high-energy performances, romance, laughter, and drama. This one has entertained its audiences for years and years—and is sure to continue for generations to come.

Bottom Line

If you are in or traveling to Marin County this summer, don’t forget to stop by one of the exhilarating outdoor events! All family-friendly, everyone is welcome to join in on the dining, food, shopping, dancing, music, and fun.

For more information, visit the Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Summer’s here. Dive in.

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