Visit Sausalito
Sadly like most visitor communities Sausalito has cancelled all planned events and activities due to COVID-19, but 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 and Instagram pages.
38th Annual Sea Trek Regatta and ETC Benefit 
October 1 — 25
 

Race any of the local historic courses on your own or with a few competitors any time between Oct. 1st and 25th. Submit your times to paddle@seatrek.com by emailing us a screenshot of your GPS tracker. (Strava and Paddle Logger are great apps to use for tracking your time and distance).

 
Participants will be responsible for their own safety while on the water. Sea Trek will not be providing on water safety. Be safe on the water and take all the necessary COVID-19 precautions if you are paddling with others.
 
If you don’t have access to Richardson Bay, our new ‘In and Out 10KM’ is the course for you! Pick a course that is 10 kilometres long and start and end in the same place. No downwinds, no one ways with the tide. We couldn’t make it THAT easy. Sign up today so you don’t have any regrets. 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 OurSausalito.com

52nd ICB Artist Open Studios

Join us for the 2020 ICB WINTER OPENS STUDIOS (WOS) – one of the nation’s most creative art-work spaces and artist collectives at the Industrial Center Building (ICB). December 4–6.

  • Dec 4 | 11am-6pm | ARTIST PARTY | 6pm-9pm
  • Dec 5 | 11am-6pm
  • Dec 6 | 11am-6pm
  • 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.
  • The ICB is located 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

33rd Annual Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2020
Saturday, December 12, 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: winterfestsausalito.com

Jingle Bell Run – 5K & Children’s Run 2020
Sunday, December 13

  • 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

Saturday, January 25 — 1:00–5:00pm

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.

More information or Tickets

Sausalito Herring Festival

Sunday, January 26 — Begins 10:30am

Herring Celebration and Fundraiser. This year’s Sausalito Herring Celebration is a lunch and film-screening fundraiser for the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina.  

Delicious herring dishes prepped on-site by local restaurants.

Raucous and irreverent songs of the sea from The Fishwives, Beer, wine + beverages for $5

Many waterfront allies will also be on site promoting our collective stewardship of the marine environment.

Tickets include lunch & morning or afternoon showing of film “The Raft”

 

More information or Tickets

Marin Open Studios — 2020

Saturday & Sunday

May 2–3, and 9–10, 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

More info

 

CANCELED – WAG Dog  Festival 2020
Saturday, May 9
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 
 
Canceled — Jazz & Blues By The Bay
Every Friday, May 29 to August 21, 2020
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. More info.

 

 
Canceled — 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. More info

Flyn Creek Circus
 
 
Canceled — Flynn Creek Circus
Marinship Park

Tickets and Info

 
Canceled — Galilee Harbor Maritime Day
Saturday, August 2020 — Date to be announced@
Galilee Harbor, 300 Napa Street
 

Galilee Harbor Community Association is a member-run cooperative. We are artists and maritime workers actively employed in boat-building, boat repair, sail-making, marine canvas work, creative writing, theater, painting, photography and other visual arts.

  • Live Music
  • Marine Flea Market, Historic Vessels & Boat Rides
  • Fish & Chips, Homemade Pies & Open Boat Tours
  • S/V Alma B from San Francisco Maritime Museum, Boatbuilding Demo  & Silent Auction 

  More info

 
 
Canceled — Arias In The Afternoon
Generally the 2nd week of August. Watch for details.
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. More info
 
Online Event — Sausalito Art Festival
September 5, 6 & 7, 2020
Marinship Park

 

The Sausalito Art Festival brings world-class art, music and wine together on the Sausalito Waterfront for a Festival like none other. Experience over 200 fine artists from around the world and three days of live music on two stages. Enjoy beverages from some of the best wine and spirts makers in the country and for the first time.

Discount Tickets. See schedule and full details  More info

Floating Homes Tour
September 2021 – Waldo Point Harbor
 

Sausalito’s colorful floating homes community will once again presented an open homes tour in September. At least a dozen homes will be open, ranging in styles from funky to palatial, including two new homes on Liberty Dock. Most will be docented by the homeowners, who will be happy to answer questions about their unique waterfront lifestyle.

Cant’s wait for the 2021 Tour? Sausalito Floating Homes Association offers private tours for parties of 40 or less

For more information

 
Canceled — Chili Cook Off
Saturday, September 19, 2020 — 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
 

ICB Artists At Work — September 28, 11-4pm

We are opening our studios and inviting the public to come see ARTISTS AT WORK!  This is a unique opportunity to witness an artist’s process and have a behind the scenes look at how art is created. The ICB building in Sausalito is home to over 140 artists who work in various mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, weaving, basketry, new media, fiber art and more.

It is going to be a fun afternoon. All art enthusiasts and collector welcome!

Free event + free parking

 
 
Canceled — Sausalito Film Festival — Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29, 2019
Callippe Theater at Cavallo Point, Historic East Fort Baker
 

Saturday, September 28:

  • HUMAN NATURE, A film by Adam Bolt
  • SUMMER OF LOVE

Sunday, September 29:

  • WHEN LAMBS BECAME LIONS, Directed by Jon Kasbe

Tickets and Film Details

 
Canceled — Fall City Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2020
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
 
Postponed — Heart of Sausalito

October 16-18, 2020

 

Join the Sausalito artist community at the Sausalito Chamber’s first Heart of Sausalito showcasing fine artists, craftpeople!

 

 
Canceled — Fleet Week Activities
October 2020
 
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.

 

Canceled — Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Lane
Thursday, October 31 
 
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.