June On the Scene

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

June 7 Dipsea Foundation Hall of Fame Dinner

The annual Dipsea Hall of Fame Dinner celebrates those who have made exceptional contributions to the Dipsea Race. Held at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Sausalito, the Dipsea Foundation will honor its latest inductee into the Hall of Fame, Norman Pease, and spotlight the Dipsea Foundation’s 2024 scholarship recipients.

June 15-22 Sausalito Pride Supporting the LGBTQ Community

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Sausalito, which has long been considered a gay-friendly community, hosts its annual Pride Celebration in June. Festivities will include an opening night event with plenty of music, art and fun at the Sausalito Center for the Arts on June 15, followed by a Town Night Out, Jazz by the Bay and other events. Sausalito Pride is led by the organization’s ambassadors Wayne Kaleck and Michael Rose from Gene Hiller Menswear, in partnership with The Spahr Center, Marin County’s only LGBTQ+ nonprofit. Photos courtesy of Sausalito Pride.

June 16 Benefit Pancake Breakfast for Father’s Day on Mt. Tam

The famously traditional pancake breakfast fundraisers at the historic West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais are back for the season—and what better way to treat Dad to breakfast and go for a hike or bike ride on his special day? The pancake breakfasts (which are held May-October on select Sundays) are entirely volunteer run; proceeds go to maintaining the West Point Inn, which operates as a nonprofit.

June 19 Savoring the Summer Solstice with Marin Community Clinics

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Marin Community Clinics, which provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services to Marin’s underserved population, hosts its annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Elected officials, community health ambassadors, and hundreds of engaged supporters of equitable health care in Marin join together to recognize honorees and raise funds to benefit the organization’s mission. Last year’s event raised $185,000 for the clinics. Photos by Chris Constantine.

June 21-22 Jameson Humane’s Wineapawlooza

Jameson Humane, an impact-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare, will hold its major fundraising event—Wineapawlooza—in the heart of Napa with wine tastings, plant-based dinner fare and a concert. This popular wine-centric event provides critical support needed to operate Jameson’s animal sanctuary and rescue programs, along with its community services including providing affordable veterinary care, free pet food and supplies, and educational resources to strengthen the human-animal bond.

June 24 Bank of Marin’s Golf Tournament Benefitting Side by Side

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Side by Side’s annual golf tournament, presented by Bank of Marin, provides financial support for the organization’s behavioral and mental health services throughout the Bay Area. Featuring 18 holes of golf, at-hole games of chance, food and cocktail reception, this event generates donations through a live auction and fund-a-need paddle raise. Photos by Mimi Towle.

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.