San Francisco & Marin Summer Happenings

There’s no shortage of fun and unique things to do in the city, and that is especially true in the summer.

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is round up the family and head out to one of Marin or San Francisco’s amazing farmers markets. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always plentiful, fabulous entertainment is just a short walk away, and, of course, there’s always an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal.

Check out some of our favorite farmers markets and events below, and then head out and give them a try for yourself.

Marin Farmers Markets and Events

Photo courtesy of Matanzas Creek Winery

Photo courtesy of Matanzas Creek Winery

Thursday San Rafael Farmers Market

Occurs every Thursday from 8am-1pm

If you are looking for the freshest ingredients that the season has to offer, you’ll want to be sure to save some time in your day for a visit to this premier market.

Open year round, rain or shine

Giants of Land and Sea at the California Academy of Sciences

Open daily from 9:30am-5:30pm

This exciting new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences will take visitors on a journey to help them discover what makes Northern California so unique. From the immersive fog room, to earthquake stimulators, to the incredible marine mammals, guests will have the opportunity to experience and interact closely with this exhibit.

Wine Tasting Experience at Matanzas Creek Winery

Experience artisan cheese and wine pairings daily from 11am-3:30pm

Bringing together good wine, good food and good people.


San Francisco Events:

Photo courtesy of Stern Grove Festival

Photo courtesy of Stern Grove Festival

Stern Grove Festival

Enjoy free concerts and entertainment every Sunday at 2pm from now through August 19th at Stern Grove. This summer’s lineup includes Ziggy Marley, San Francisco Symphony, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, San Francisco Ballet and much more!

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at Embarcadero

Designated as one of the top farmers markets in the country, The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market features high quality farm-fresh product, artisanal goods and incredible prepared foods.



Thursday - 10am-2pm

Saturday - 8am-2pm

Fillmore Farmers Market

Featuring a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, prepared food and great entertainment, the Fillmore Farmers Market is a great place to visit this summer.


Saturday - 9am-1pm

Open year round