Visit Sausalito


Like many visitor communities Sausalito is in the process of rescheduling and retooling many traditional planned events and activities. While our schedule is being reset—we have lots of fun things to do while Visiting Sausalito!

Hike our hills and trails, touch your toes in the cool Bay waters, brave the coastal fog and brisk summer winds … and of course frequent our outdoor restaurants and cafes as well as shop in our one-of-a-kind boutiques and stores!

For the most up to date information watch our Facebook & Instagram pages.
Galilee Harbor Maritime Day
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Galilee Harbor, 300 Napa Street

Bring the whole family to this free event. Observe a wooden boat building demonstration by Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding, raise a cheer at our dinghy dash race, see historic vessels, and go on a free boat ride aboard Galilee Harbor’s SV Carodon. Shop the popular marine flea market and artist booths and be sure to purchase a ticket for the Olde Tyme Jar Raffle to win a prize donated by local merchants. Or, just relax by the bay, listen to live music, and catch sight of our resident great blue heron and fellow egrets off the Mono Street marsh.

Galilee Harbor Community Association is a cooperative, liveaboard community dedicated to preserving maritime arts and skills and providing affordable housing on the Sausalito waterfront. Located at 300 Napa Street at Bridgeway, next to Dunphy Park in Sausalito. 

More info

Jazz & Blues By The Bay — Is Back 2021

The City of Sausalito Park and Recreation Department is proud to present Jazz and Blues by the Bay once more in Gabrielson Park. Starting with a Free for All concert on Friday July 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The entire lawn will be available for lawn seating so bring a (low) chair, some friends and come enjoy the music!!

Tables will be back starting on July 9. You can buy a SEASON table for July 9 through August 27. See below for more information.

Nightly tables go on sale on July 7 – $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents

Band line-up will be announced shortly (it’s a work in progress right now)

More info.

Arias In The Afternoon — Sunday, August 15
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 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. More info
14th Annual Gingerbread House Tour

December 1—31 throughout Sausalito


  • Download a map here
  • Free activity for the entire family
  • Come vote for your favorite House along the tour
  • People’s Choice Awards will be announced in January
  • Tour sponsored by The Bay Model Visitor Center, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Kimber Communications and

34th Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2021
Saturday, December 11, 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 & more! Tickets and details

Note: The boat parade is a public event. Watch for details.

More info:

Jingle Bell Run – 5K & Children’s Run 2021
Sunday, December 12

  • 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 of July Sausalito — 2021

We’re getting back to normal very cautiously here in Sausalito! Just a reminder, while we will have a “hometown family type picnic” on July 4th — we will not have fireworks or a parade this year.
Live music will be performed by Sausalito’s own Southern Comfort. The band will set up in the park gazebo and play Southern rock favorites from noon to 3:00 p.m.  
Food and beverage vendors will not be available at the picnic this year, so please bring your own. Blankets, beach chairs, and lots of sunscreen are also recommended. 
Questions should be directed to the Sausalito Parks and Recreation. More info.
Marin Open Studios — 2021

Saturday & Sunday

May 1-2, and 8-9, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join Marin Open Studios for our 28th Annual events. We present virtual as well as physical self-guided tours of Marin County artists during the first two weekends of May 1-2 and 8-9. With all Covid safety guidelines in place, the event features a gallery exhibition  from April 20 to May 11th at #325 Corte Madera Town Center (next door to Crate & Barrel on the interior concourse).

Pick up our printed Tour Guide at the gallery, and also find it inserted within the May issue of Marin Magazine, sent to 33,000 homes and businesses. The Tour Guide also serves as a year-around resource for easy reference. This event is free to the public. Check often for updates.

More info


Chili Cook Off — Saturday, September 18, 2021 — 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Tasting starts at 12:00pm) Dunphy Park
  • Music by Tom Rigney and Flambeau
  • Unlimited Tasting wristbands $15 – starting September 7, 2021
  • Rec’ers will be selling beverages
  • Parks and Rec will be selling snow cones and sodas
  • Tasting starts at 12:00 p.m. sharp (you can buy a wristband starting at 11:30am)
  • Dog Friendly

More Info & to buy Wristands