August On the Scene

Out on the town this August? Here are some of the most fun and fabulous local galas, fundraisers, celebrations and other events to see and be seen at this month around Marin County.

July through Mid-August Ritter Center Hands Out Backpacks to Schoolkids

Every summer before school starts, Ritter Center gives students backpacks filled with essential school supplies and a $100 gift card for new school apparel. Ritter Center is dedicated to assisting people living in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness in Marin County, and providing school supplies can hugely impact families while prices continue to rise.

Date TBD Best of the County Party

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Marin Magazine staff, along with hundreds of winners from the annual Best of the County issue, gather to celebrate being the best. Expect entertainment, great wines and fun food. Photos by Steven Gregory Photography.

Date TBD Cedars Shake, Rattle and Dance-a-Thon

Take to the dance floor to raise funds for the nonprofit Cedars of Marin. The 102-year-old organization enables adults with developmental disabilities to live creative, fuller lives through its fine arts and textile programs as well as its residential services. It’s sure to be a fun night of moving and grooving raise funds for a beloved nonprofit.

Date TBD Band Together Marin Benefits Bridge the Gap

High school bands from across Marin County are preparing to bring the house down. This benefit concert raises funds for Bridge the Gap, a nonprofit supporting underserved students in Marin City and Southern Marin. 2023’s concert was spearheaded by two local high school musicians and gathered musicians from Branson, Archie Williams, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Tam High and other schools. More than $20,000 was raised over the course of that evening.

Give Back When You Go Out: Volunteer

Looking for more ways to give back to our community by volunteering your time? Here’s a list of Marin County nonprofits supporting a variety of causes — ranging from helping our most vulnerable residents to keeping our environment healthy — where your assistance can really make a difference.