WAG Dog  Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gabrielson Park

Free to the public.  Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick. Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick. Demonstrations, Food and Beverages for sale (adult beverages as well) Browse our vendors, non-profits and rescues. More info

  • 10:30 a.m. – Best Costume 
  • 11:00 a.m. – Best Wag
  • 11:30 a.m. – Best Trick
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1st Raffle Drawing & Demonstrations
  • 1:00 p.m. – Best Owner/Dog Look-a-like
  • 1:30 p.m. – Best Bark
  • 2:00 p.m. – Best Body Part 
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2nd Raffle Drawing 
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change”:
Photography by Rob Badger and Nita Winter

The first time landscape photographer Rob Badger saw the wildflowers bloom in the Mojave Desert, he drove directly to a grocery store pay phone and put in a collect call to his partner, Nita Winter. She accepted the call in Marin City, and when his verbal description proved insufficient, he jumped in his car, drove six hours home to pick her up and then six hours back to the desert to prove it to her.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, April 2 – June 1.
  • Opening reception 1:00 -3:00 p.m. April 6.
  • Free and open to the public
  • Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway

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Jazz & Blues By The Bay
Every Friday, June 7 to August 23, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gabrielson Park, Sausalito (adjacent to the Sausalito Ferry Landing)
Lawn seating is free and food and beverages available for purchase.

4th of July Sausalito

Everyone is invited to join in Sausalito’s traditional Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday, July 4, featuring a morning parade, an afternoon picnic, and music and fireworks in the evening. The day’s events get underway at 10:00 a.m. with the annual parade of floats, bands, classic cars, City officials, and local organizations.

Concert For Kids
July 13, August 10, September 14, and October 12
2nd Saturday of the Month from July to October.
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Robin Sweeny Park. Parents and Tots (5 years and under)
Arias In The Afternoon
Sunday August 19, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gabrielson Park
Free lawn seating
Tables for six with champagne and strawberries are for sale for $75 for residents and for non-residents for $85. Tables can be purchased by calling 415-289-4152
Chili Cook Off
Saturday September 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Tasting starts at 12:00pm)
Dunphy Park
Music TBA. Unlimited Tasting wristbands $12
VIPS will be selling food for those not into chili, beverages for sale.
Dog Friendly
Fleet Week Activities
October 7 – 14, 2019
Official activities and events are located in San Francisco, but the view from charter boats and the Sausalito waterfront are unrivaled!


Taking place every October on the Marina Green over Italian Heritage Weekend, SFFW’s air show, a parade of ships and many community events have become a significant and integral part of the city’s local culture and economy.


Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Lane
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Line up for the Parade at 5:45 p.m. at the Station 1 Firehouse (corner of Johnson & Caledonia streets)
The Halloween Parade finishes at Trick or Treat Lane located at the Robin Sweeny Park Basketball Courts.
Haunted House and Child-Friendly Haunted House Preview. Howl’O’Ween Dog Costume Contest.

51st ICB Artist Open Studios

Please join us for the ICB WINTER OPENS STUDIOS (WOS) – one of the nation’s most creative art-work spaces and artist collectives located at the Industrial Center Building (ICB). December 6-8.

  • Dec 6 | 11am-6pm | ARTIST PARTY | 6pm-9pm
  • Dec 7 | 11am-6pm
  • Dec 8 | 11am-6pm
  • The historic ICB is home to over 100 artists creating fine art in various mediums including photography, film, fiber, painting, printmaking, animation, jewelry, drawing, sculpture, new media and more. This year over 95 artists will participate and we invite you into our studios to learn more about our art and our process.
    ICB Winter Open Studios (WOS) has been a tradition since 1968 and we hope you will join us this year!
  • The ICB is located in the picturesque Marinship District at 480 Gate Five Road, Sausalito.
  • Our event is free to the public and has free parking and is ADA accessible (on the bay side).
  • For more info: www.icbartists.com

32nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2019
Saturday, December 14, Parade Starts: 6:00pm, followed by Fireworks & Dance Party (with ticket)

Some fabulous images from previous parades!

  • Dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the scenic shoreline
  • Food trucks & no-host bars
  • VIP premium seating available including hosted bar watch for tickets and details

Note: The boat parade is a public event and does not require a ticket.  We recommend purchasing a reserved seat to ensure the best experience and view of the parade, but standing room is available throughout the Gabrielson Park area.

12th Annual Gingerbread House Tour

December 1 – 31 throughout Downtown & Caledonia Street


  • Free activity for the entire family
  • Come vote for your favorite House along the tour
  • People’s Choice Awards will be announced in January
  • Pick up a map at the Visitor Kiosk or any participating merchant or download a map here

Jinge Bell Run – 5K & Children’s Run 2019
Sunday, December 15 

  • A scenic run along the Sausalito Waterfront!
  • Join the Dipsea Kids in this annual event! Click the tickets button below for more information.
  • Pre-Registration is suggested. Register here
  • Same-Day Registration will be available starting 7:30 am, Sunday, December 9th near the start line adjacent to Gabrielson Park, Sausalito. Registered Runners do not require a brunch ticket.
  • Pancake Brunch Following for Adults and Children, buy tickets here
4th Annual Sausalito Souper Bowl

January 26 1:00–5:00 p.m.

The big game is coming to Sausalito and we are not talking football! Sausalito’s fourth annual Souper Bowl is pitting Downtown and Newtown restaurants against each other to find out who has the best soup in Sausalito. Restaurants square off in the hopes of winning the Lom-Bowl-Di trophy! Tickets cost $15. Each ticket enables ticket holders to visit all the restaurants, taste soup and then vote for their favorites. Non-soup participants include Pick Me Up Chocolates, Madrigal Family Winery, Real Napa Tasting Room, Katya Fused Glass, Fish and Chips, baysic. and Sausalito Stationery where discounts, specials and free stuff will be available to all Souper Bowl ticket holders. The line-up is stacked with the best restaurants Sausalito has to offer! Hurry now to buy a ticket before they run out!! Tickets are available January 1 and in person on January 26th at the Ferry Landing in Sausalito from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

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Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, March 8, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Gabrielson Park
Admission: Free. Popcorn available for purchase
  • Come out and see TOP GUN by the bay and under the stars. Air force uniforms, sunglasses, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
  • City staff will be manning the popcorn machine and it will sure to be a great night out!
  • Hosted by the Sausalito Parks & Recreation Department
39th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • Unfortunately there will be no Parade this year due to the Dunphy Park Renovation
  • At Marinship Park **NEW**
  • 10:15 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt
  • 10:30 a.m. – Live Music with Tim Cain
  • 11:00 a.m. – Easter Bonnet Contest Judged by the Sausalito Woman’s Club

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City Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
MLK parking lot and basketball courts
Browse some of the most amazing booths with unique items all from Sausalito homes and businesses.
  • Entrance will be on Ebbtide Avenue (follow the signs) off Bridgeway
  • Over 90 booths registered
  • Free and Open to the Public
Marin Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday

May 4,5,11 and 12, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Marin Open Studios is a vibrant, community wide event that celebrates Marin’s rich culture of art. This annual, free, self-guided art tour in Sausalito and other locations in Marin County.

Art patrons, admirers, and collectors can venture out on a self-guided tour to see over 275 artists and their artworks and glimpse into the life of the working artist

To plan your studios tour, download a artist guide