Once-A-Year Celebrations

Once-A-Year Celebrations

Plan your travel to enjoy Marin's celebration of film and art festivals.

Italian Street Painting Festival
2nd Weekend in June


The streets of San Rafael are transformed into a color-splashed gallery as street artists use chalk on asphalt to create over 200 images in various styles and sizes. Renowned as one of the finest street painting festivals in the world, this feast for the eyes is complimented by entertainment on 2 stages and a wide variety of Italian fare.

Mill Valley Film Festival
Mid-October


Known as a filmmakers' festival, the annual Mill Valley Film Festival offers a prestigious and high-profile environment for celebrating the best independent and world cinema.

Friday Nights on Main
Friday nights during the summer months

Enjoy outside dining, silent auctions and live music, as well as the great atmosphere and buzz of downtown Tiburon. 

Tiburon Film Festival
Mid-March


Celebrating the best of independent international cinema.

Sausalito Art Festival
Labor Day Weekend

The best local, American, and international artists bring their combined perspectives, skills, and more than 20,000 original works of art - including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. 

For a more detailed list of events in Marin, go to the Marin County Visitors Bureau calendar.