The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Returns to Old Mill Park

Mill Valley Arts Festival

The beloved Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is back for the 64th time to celebrate art and community in Old Mill Park on September 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The two-day festival heralds the start of the fall season.

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival started in 1957 as a 9-day harvest festival that took place in Lytton Square. Much like today, the festival featured music, dancing, strolling minstrels and clowns. In 1960 Mill Valley Fall Festival Days” was celebrated in conjunction with the citys 60th anniversary. During this three-day September event, art became the main attraction. In 1962, the festival became a non-profit and moved to its current location of Old Mill Park. The festival now features 125 artists from near and far plus exceptional musical entertainment. 

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is thrilled to have Marin Treasure and award-winning artist Kathleen Lipinski as the poster artist to help celebrate this highly anticipated community event. Lipinski will showcase her exceptional landscapes at the festival. Her work has been featured at Marin/Scapes, on the cover of Marin Magazine and the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival poster in 1987, 1997 and 2021. Festival merchandise will feature her image “Mount Tamalpais from Richardson Bay.”

Kathleen Lipinski
Artist Kathleen Lipinski; photo by Steve Better.

Special Presentation With MC Arts & Culture

Explore several artists represented by the MC Arts and Culture gallery in Marin City. The presentation is organized by their Executive Director, Oshalla Marcus.

There will be 125 other artists to check out! Preview who they are and what they do on the festival website.

Two Full Days of Live Music From Roots Rock to Latin

The music stage will showcase live music from Noon to 5 p.m. daily with local talents such as Matt Jaffe Band, Lorin Rowan, Trio Viva and The Loralax.  Check out the full line up on the festival website.

Decentralized Children’s Activities

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

In addition to the Blue Fairy strolling the park with her music and magic, there will be a treasure hunt and a distanced mask-making art activity in the Children’s Grove.

Visitor Information: Getting to the park and purchasing tickets in advance 

Don’t worry about parking! Walk, bike or take the shuttle. There are many shuttle locations around town with new expanded parking and shuttle at Edna Maguire school, in addition to Tam High. Click here for shuttle locations. 

You may also securely park your bike with MCBC bike corral on Throckmorton downtown, in front of the Depot Cafe and get $5 off at the gate. 

Get your tickets online and save $5 off the gate admission. Children under 12, students and teachers with ID sand all active military are free. All are welcome.

  • MVFAF Covid-19 safety requirements are based on the State of California and Marin County’s Covid-19 safety mandates and recommendations currently in force. We reserve the right to change these requirements or cancel the festival at short notice, subject to local health conditions.
  • Masks required AT ALL TIMES, unless actively eating or drinking, or performing in official entertainment
  • Complimentary masks will be available on request
  • Hand sanitizer and washing stations throughout the festival site
  • Online discounted advance “touchless” ticketing available at