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May Festivals

Here are five fun events for Cinco de Mayo weekend.

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Recommendation  #1
Trek Winery

Cinco De Micro Brewfest & Street Festival returns to Downtown Novato this Saturday, May 6th! Join friends and neighbors for the biggest craft beer festival in Marin. There will be live music, micro brews + wine, street food, and much more. 

Participating breweries include: Pods Brews; Belching Beaver; Fog Belt; 2Towns Cider Works; Stone Brewery; Lost Coast; Bear Republic; Lagunitas; Fort Point; and Carl Strous

Enjoy live Music with The Sonoma Shakers (1pm - 2:30pm) and The HOTS (3pm - 5pm) and a variety of food trucks all afternoon.

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TicketsAdults: $20 (includes a Commemorative Glass & 4 Beer Tastings); 

Designated Driver Price: $10 (includes Commemorative Glass & 1 Soda Ticket); Kids under 16 are free.

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HOURS:
Saturday, May 6th: 1pm - 5pm
Recommendation #2
Downtown San Rafael B.I.D.
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HOURS:
Saturday, May 6th: 12pm - 6pm
Recommendation #3
Marin Humane

Give your dogs (and family) a rockin’ day to remember at Woofstock 2023!

Grab your leash, furry friends, and family to join us for the Bay Area’s grooviest animal lover’s event! Enjoy music by Petty Theft, the premiere Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover band (2pm - 4:30pm). Food trucks, beer, and wine will be available. The ever-popular free Kid’s Zone will be back with awesome activities for kids of all ages. Explore the event booths featuring local merchants and animal rescue groups! Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the show. Don't forget to BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle) as there will be purified water on tap!

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Tickets: $40 

All proceeds benefit the animals at Marin Humane

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HOURS:
Saturday, May 6th: 12pm - 5pm
Recommendation #4
Monk's Kettle

Join Monk’s Kettle Terra Linda this Saturday to celebrate the traditional coming of spring... Maifest

Saturday's event also marks the restaurant's 2-year anniversary + the reopening of their patio/beer garden (which will now remain open through dinner service.) 

A variety of German beers and bites will be available for purchase while you listen to the lively sounds of a Bavarian oompah band. Music starts at 2pm.

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Admission is FREE

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HOURS:
Saturday, May 6th: 2pm - 10pm. Music starts at 2pm.
Recommendation #5
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens

Kendall-Jackson Winery will be hosting their annual Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday at their magnificent Sonoma County estate . 

Enjoy an afternoon filled with award-winning wine, horse races, Derby-inspired Southern cuisinemint julepslocal beerlive music and entertainment, photo booth, a coffee truck and more. Plus, you'll have the chance to participate in a raffle with cool prizes from the Kentucky Derby, event sponsors and Kendall-Jackson. Guests are encouraged to show off their best Kentucky Derby fashion and come ready to have an amazing afternoon in wine country. 

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Tickets: $150 (price includes complimentary food, a welcome drink, and three complimentary drink tickets. Additional drinks available for purchase.)

Event proceeds will benefit Sonoma County's Farm to Pantry.

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HOURS:
Saturday, May 6th: 11am - 5:30pm