Around the Bay in September 2018

Spend this Labor Day weekend, September 1 to 3, at the 66th annual Sausalito Art Festival.

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Published: September, 2018


Sausalito Art Festival

Spend this Labor Day weekend, September 1 to 3, at the 66th annual Sausalito Art Festival. One of the most anticipated festivals every year, this annual event features work from some of the best local and national artists. You also get the chance to listen to live music, sample some of the best local wines and enjoy a variety of gourmet foods. This year’s entertainers include George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Drive-By Truckers, Jesse Colin Young and Eric Burdon and the Animals. For more information, visit


Elvis Has Left the Pier

Did you know that Elvis Presley once owned the USS Potomac? In 1964, he donated it to Danny Thomas to benefit St. Jude Hospital. There will be a special two-hour Elvis Tribute Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac on Saturday, September 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an Elvis impersonator on board for your entertainment. Fully restored, this “floating White House” provides a narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay. Cruise around Alcatraz, Treasure Island and the Bay Bridges. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic Landmark. Prices are $55 for adults, $50 for seniors and $35 for children ages 2-12. Tickets are available at or by calling (510) 627-1667.


Indy Car Thunder Returns to Sonoma

Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of IndyCar racing returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit from September 14 to 16 for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma. The 14th annual Verizon Indy Car Series event at Sonoma Raceway will serve as the season finale for the 2018 schedule. Modern racing technology meets old-school horsepower as the Historic Trans Am Series joins the on-track lineup this year. The Formula Car Challenge Series and IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge round out the action-packed weekend schedule. Be there to enjoy a full weekend of racing and you’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team’s 25-minute air show. For more information and tickets, visit


Artists @ Issaquah

The work of 14 artists in nine floating homes will be on display in a free celebration of art, waterfront living and creativity. The Artists@Issaquah show and sale will be Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Glass, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture will be featured. Learn more at


NightHowl in the Park

Break out your trail chic outfits and experience one “howl” of a night under the moon on Saturday, September 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Crissy Field. Lead your pack to a night out in your national park with beats by a special guest DJ, all-you-can-eat bites and smores by the campfire, an open bar of specialty cocktails, wine and beer, a Deep Eddy Vodka airstream trailer and an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge. All proceeds go to the Trails Forever initiative of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, raising funds for trail building and habitat restoration in the Golden Gate National Parks. More information and tickets are available at


Wine Walk on the Waterfront

Jack London Square will host its first-ever Wine Walk on the Waterfront on Saturday, September 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will feature tastings from more than 25 Northern California wineries. Participants will be given a passport that provides specially-priced menu items and exclusive offers at participating Jack London Square restaurants and retail stores. There will also be live entertainment, including a performance on the Luminescent Grand, the world’s first synesthesia piano, which will light up the Broadway Stage. General admission tickets are $30 and include unlimited tastings and a souvenir glass. Premium admission tickets are $50 and include unlimited tastings, local restaurant tastings and a souvenir glass. All guests must be 21 to attend. Tickets are available now online and the day of the event. For more information, visit


Stellar Symphony

From a galaxy far, far away to a boy’s first day at Hogwarts, John Williams is the master behind the sound of the some of the greatest films of our time. Join Conductor Stuart Chafetz and the Marin Symphony on Saturday, September 15 at 7 p.m. for an evening showcasing Academy Award winner John Williams’ most popular movie scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park. For more information, visit or call (415) 479-8100.


Musica Marin

Musica Marin invites you to partake in a sensory experience like none other. Over three days from September 21 to 23, the inaugural International Chamber Music Festival will provide a weekend festival promising stunning settings, exquisite food and chamber music that is both intimate and profound. This will be a world-class music festival that will combine the beauty of Tiburon’s surroundings with the added sensory experience of the finest food and wine. By bringing together celebrated musicians from Europe and the U.S. to perform masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire, the source of this great music will be come to exquisite venues in Belvedere-Tiburon. Also featured will be cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs paired with the finest local wines from Napa and Sonoma counties, all served up in one of the most picturesque settings in the world. The Belvedere-Tiburon location is an ideal choice to hold such a memorable event. The area’s natural beauty, storybook neighborhoods, first-class dining and breathtaking vistas provide the perfect setting for the sights, sounds and tastes to behold during the weekend festival. For more information, visit


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