September: Oktoberfest and More

Also, an electronic music festival in San Francisco, arts festival in Mill Valley and a 5k and 10k run in Tiburon.

September 11 Run Tiburon

Choose the 5K or 10K distances and run along Tiburon’s stunning waterfront to raise funds for The Ranch, Belvedere-Tiburon’s joint recreation program. 

September 16 Oktoberfest

Pull on some lederhosen and head over to Schroeder’s who will honor the German tradition of marriage festivals (and daytime drinking) with a block party, complete with live music, German beer and bites, and beer games like stein chugging, stein holding, and more. 

September 17 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 

Sept 17 Mill Valley Arts Festival 
Photo by: BarryToranto

The redwood grove at Old Mill Park will once again host more than 130 juried artists in 15 media categories at the 65th iteration of the fair that includes live music, a children’s program and food vendors, through September 18. 

September Dates TBD Portola Music Festival

Electronic music and dance music fans get their own festival from the Outside Lands promoters, featuring a similarly huge lineup of bands including Fat Boy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Toro Y Moi, Romy, M.I.A. and many more at Pier 80 in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, through September 25. 

September Dates TBD Renaissance Faire

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! The Joust, performances by Commedia Per Tutti, those giant turkey legs, and plentiful era-specific costumes by visitors may or may not lead to spontaneous cosplay on the fairgrounds in Hollister, through October 23.

September 28 Silent Disco Yoga

Practice vinyasa yoga at the Ferry Building’s Back Plaza

with headphones used to create an immersive sound experience to get your Zen on while stretching out to soulful beats.

September 29 San Rafael Thursdays

Sept 29 San Rafael Thursdays

With seven live music and entertainment stages scattered along Fourth Street from Lincoln to G Street, plus all the food and drinks at restaurants inside and outside, a season of Thursday evenings in San Rafael comes to a close tonight.


Christina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.