June Events

ferris wheel at marin county fair

The Marin County Fair.

Events happening in and around Marin County in the month of June include the Marin County Fair, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Juneteenth and the Dipsea Race.

Annual Events in June

June 20 Rock the Block Novato: Kick off Summer Edition

Neon Velvet band on stage for Rock the Block: Novato.
Photo courtesy of Downtown Novato Business Association.

This free street party celebrates the return of summer with food, cocktails and live music. Stop by downtown Novato between 6–9 p.m. for this evening of dancing and fun. Don’t be fooled by Novato’s quiet reputation. This town can party!

Mountain Play on Mt Tam

Photo: Eileen Grady

The Mountain Play Association presents Broadway’s most popular musicals in their tree-lined outdoor theater on top of Mount Tamalpais.

SF Jazz Festival

Each year in June SFJAZZ hosts a three-week music festival featuring a variety of jazz musicians. Past artists include Jacob Collier, Samara Joy, Al Di Meola, Cindy Blackman and more.

Stern Grove Festival

Stern Grove
Photo: courtesy of Stern Grove

This performing arts series has been taking place at the Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove’s outdoor amphitheater since 1938 and is always free to attend.

SF Documentary Festival

Photo: Christine Yoo

For the past two decades, SF DocFest has been devoted to bringing the best of documentary cinema to the big screen. The festival takes place at the Roxie Theater, the oldest art house movie theater west of the Mississippi.

San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival

frameline audience
Photo: Barak Shrama

The annual festival typically includes over 90 films from more than 30 countries, spanning narratives, documentaries and shorts.

Bouquets to Art

Fiorbella, Isabella Boyer Sikaffy, 1926. Courtesy of the de Young museum.

The annual floral celebration comes to the de Young museum each June, with more than 100 leading floral designers showcasing botanical arrangements inspired by museum masterworks.

Japantown Soy and Tofu Festival

Japantown’s annual culinary festival celebrates soy and tofu in Japanese culture. This event features educational booths, cultural performances, free samples and tofu-eating contests.

Western Weekend in West Marin

Celebrate the annual Western Weekend in Downtown Point Reyes Station at Toby’s Feed Barn. Enjoy local 4-H and FFA project displays, art, a barn dance, and a live parade.

Beginning in June Point Reyes Station Farmers’ Market

This community-oriented market will be held at Toby’s Feed Barn in downtown Point Reyes Station. Every Saturday until the end of the year, you can find live entertainment, local vendors, and spacious picnic areas to enjoy your organic takeout.

Novato Art, Wine & Music Festival 

Photo: Jeff Lewis

This free, half-mile street festival stretches along historic downtown Novato’s Grant Avenue and  features local wine and food vendors, two live performance stages and art displays from local Marin artists.

Marin City’s Juneteenth

Juneteenth in Marin City features a host of entertainers and celebrations taking place all day long.

Dipsea Race

the dipsea race
Photo: courtesy of The Dipsea Race

Starting in Mill Valley and finishing at Stinson Beach, the 7.5-mile-long Dispsea Race is the oldest cross-country trail running event and one of the oldest foot races of any kind in the United States.

Fairfax Festival

The annual festival returns with a celebration featuring a parade, refreshments, an eco-fest and a flea market.

Sonoma-Marin Fair 

The fair returns to the Petaluma Fairgrounds each June. Have fun on the unlimited carnival rides, see soft and furry animals, play rounds of fun games and enjoy delicious fair food.

San Francisco Pride

sf pride parade
Photo: Danny Graham

The largest gathering of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in the nation, with the highlight as the parade that travels down Market Street from Embarcadero to the Civic Center.

Starting June 30 Marin County Fair

Photo: courtesy of Marin County Fair

Come for fair favorites such as contests, concerts, carnival rides, a petting zoo and fireworks every night at the fairgrounds in San Rafael.

Marin’s Best Entertainment Venues and Galleries


Best Live Music Marin, Peri's Tavern
Photo: Peri’s Tavern

Sweetwater Music Hall

Peri’s Tavern 

Mystic Theatre 

Phoenix Theatre


Novato Comedy Festival

Throckmorton Theatre 

Improv Marin



Bay Area Discovery Museum 

Gravity Train Museum (Friends of Mt. Tam)

Marin History Museum

Donna Glass

Donna Berry Glass is a freelance writer, editor and communications professional in Marin. When she’s not writing, hiking up steep hills, driving her kid to sports practice or whipping up her famous banana bread, she and her family spend time in their cabin in Lake Tahoe. She avidly supports the California Academy of Sciences, a world class science museum and research institution, and Cedars which is heart, home and family to many of Marin’s developmentally disabled adults.