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San Anselmo Insights
San Anselmo Insights

FEATURED EVENTS

 

Mark your calendar now! From the Art & Wine Festival to Santa’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony, here’s a list of San Anselmo’s can’t-miss festivals and events. For full details on dates and times please call the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce at 415-454-2510 or visit our website Calendar of Events.


FIRST Saturday in December Imagination Park | 535 San Anselmo Avenue
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY LIGHTING CEREMONY

Sponsored by: San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and San Anselmo Recreation Department

Location: Imagination Park, 535 San Anselmo Avenue

Info: San Anselmo Chamber, 415-454-2510

FREE

This old-fashioned evening of warmth and spirit is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck, then the young and old are treated to free pictures with St. Nick himself. Enjoy delicious refreshments donated by local businesses along with holiday music and children’s activities.

 

First Thurs., in December 12 p.m. –2 p.m.

SAN ANSELMO HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Location: Alexander Hall, San Domenico

Info: San Anselmo Chamber, 415-454-2510:  Reservation Link Cost: $40
Festive annual holiday luncheon where you can mix with chamber members, town dignitaries and meet the chamber’s board of directors as they are ratified.

Year-round

SELF-GUIDED HISTORICAL WALK THROUGH SAN ANSELMO

Location: Downtown San Anselmo

Info: San Anselmo Historical Museum, 110 Tunstead Ave, Town Hall,

415-258-4659

This easy, self-guided walk will take you past historical local sites like San Anselmo’s own “castle in the hills,” the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Pick up a walking-tour booklet at the museum or at:  San Anselmo Walking Tour

 

February (See web site for dates and times)

SAN ANSELMO ARTS COMMISSION ANNUAL SILENT ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER

Info: San Anselmo Arts Commission, info@sananselmoarts.com

Fabulous, fun, and anything but silent, this auction promises an evening of amazing music, food, wine, and art by Marin artists. Bid on items from Marin businesses too. Proceeds fund the volunteer-run San Anselmo Arts Commission, which supports community art, provides free summer concerts, and funds children and teen art programs.

 

February
MARIN VALENTINE BALL

Location: Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall

Info: 415-342-4648

This annual black-tie affair benefits nonprofit groups that provide services to low-income families, children, and seniors: Whistlestop (senior transportation and services); Sunny

Hills Services (teen and youth programs); the Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School at St. Vincent's School for Boys (helping disadvantaged boys with education and life skills); and the North Bay Children's Center (a subsidized daycare center).

 

Sun, March

INSALATA’S ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH’S TABLE

Location: 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Cost: adults, $46; children under 12, $15

Reservations: 415-457-7700

Join Insalata’s chef-owner, Heidi Krahling, for the Annual St. Joseph’s Table in honor of the feast day of San Giuseppe, a culinary and historical tradition. In the spirit of St. Joseph, all proceeds are donated to the St. Anselm’s Adopt a Family program ww.adoptafamily.org.

 

Saturday before Easter 11 a.m. (rain or shine)

CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT AT MEMORIAL PARK

Sponsors: San Anselmo Recreation Department, Ross Valley Rotary Club

Location: Memorial Park

FREE Children 7 and under only, please

Info: San Anselmo Recreation Department, 415-258-4640

This traditional springtime event includes an egg hunt, youth activities, a fair, and a magical performance. Bring a basket to gather wrapped candy and eggs.

 

May (two consecutive weekends; call for dates)

MARIN HOME SHOW

Sponsor: Marin Arts Council

Location: Throughout San Anselmo and Marin

Info: 415-499-8350, Marin Home Show Link.

This is one of the county's major annual cultural events. View sample works of over 300 artists at the Open Studios Gallery Exhibition, select the artists you want to visit and then use the Open Studios Guide to map your tour. Visit, view and purchase work directly from artists. Artists often offer affordable rates, demonstrations, refreshments, or a chance to chat about the creative process.

 

Sat/Sun, June 21& 22, 2014 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

SAN ANSELMO ART & WINE FESTIVAL

A San Anselmo Chamber Event!

Location: San Anselmo Ave.

Info: San Anselmo Chamber, 415-454-2510

Artist/Vendor Info: California Artists

P.O. Box 1963
Burlingame, CA 94011
The Chamber is proud to showcase San Anselmo's Boutique Retail Business

Voted “Best Local Festival” by the North Bay Bohemian and “Best Town-Wide Festival” by the Pacific Sun, San Anselmo’s premier event features 200 juried artists from across the United States, gourmet-food booths, live entertainment by top Bay Area musicians, and a large family area with rides and arts-and-crafts activities.

 

Sundays: July - September 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (See Web site for dates and times)
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Location: Creek Park, near the corner of Center and Sir Francis Drake Blvds.

Sponsor/Info: San Anselmo Arts Commission, www.sananselmoarts.com

FREE

Professional Marin musicians play a variety of live music—blues, R & B, funk, rock and roll, jazz—at this popular summer music festival by the creek. The free concert series is held on six consecutive Sundays in July and August. Sponsored by a grant from the Marin Arts Council Fund for Artists, the events support artists in our community and are sure to be great summer afternoon events for music lovers of all ages.

 

July–September
Web site for dates & times:
www.filmnight.org

Email: info@filmnight.org,

Sponsored in part by the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce

FILM NIGHT IN CREEK PARK

Sponsor: A.P.P.L.E. FamilyWorks

Location: Creek Park, near corner of Center and Sir Francis Drake Blvds.

Info: 415-453-4333  |  FREE

Experience the arts as a community! Bring your family and friends and a picnic dinner to watch classic and family films under the stars.

Sat, Sept 13 | 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Sandy Daniels Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament

San Rafael Bocce Federation
Sponsorships available:  (415) 454-2510| info@sananselmochamber.org


Fri, September 26, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

SPIRIT OF MARIN AWARDS LUNCHEON

Location: St. Vincent Boys School, One St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael

Info: 415-454-2510

Recognize the achievements and volunteer spirit of local businesspeople as chosen by the 12 participating Marin County–based Chambers of Commerce.

 

Last Sunday in September

COUNTRY FAIR DAY

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Downtown San Anselmo

Presented by: San Anselmo Recreation Department & Volunteers
Parade and Booth Applications

FREE

The annual Country Fair Day is a true old-fashioned family affair with entertainment for all ages: live music, a community parade, food and beverages, and other activities. First come for a pancake breakfast at the fire station served by our very own Ross Valley Fire Department. Then listen to live musical acts from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the parade along San Anselmo Avenue at 2 p.m. with local school children, residents, town dignitaries and businesses participating.

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 5pm

DINNER UNDER THE STARS "A Taste of San Anselmo"
IMAGINATION PARK

Presented by the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce & Local Businesses
535 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo

Info: San Anselmo Chamber, 415-454-2510

Join your friends, neighbors, and town dignitaries as we celebrate the vitality of our town and community. Enjoy dinner, entertainment and the Business of the Year award presentation.