October Festivals + Fun Events

This October is jam packed with spirited festivals & community events.

Our Top Picks

Recommendation  #1

Savor delicious brews, hear incredible live music, jump on a group ride, and connect with 35 bike exhibitors and 15 brewers at Biketoberfest Marin!

Beer tasting tickets include unlimited tastings and a keepsake souvenir glass! All proceeds benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes and their efforts to expand Marin County's network of bike lanes, pathways, and trails!



Soulbillies: 12pm - 1pm

Panoramic Highway: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Starling Six: 3:30pm - 5:00pm


Advance Tickets: $35 (includes unlimited beer-tasting tickets with keepsake souvenir glass)

Day of Event Tickets: $50 (includes unlimited beer-tasting tickets with keepsake souvenir glass)

Saturday, October 15th: 12pm - 5pm
Recommendation #2
Sausalito Center for the Arts

Art Weekend Sausalito is the inaugural exhibition at the newly remodeled Sausalito Center For The Arts. The event will highlight over 100 pieces of original art from an exceptional group of artists while offering the public an impressive assortment of creative expression.

Proceeds from this juried, benefit art sale with will be donated to SCA to help fund its Phase I Buildout.  The Mission of the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation is to “encourage, promote and support the arts for the community,” and SCA falls squarely within our Mission. 


Entry is free to the public and no advance ticket purchase is necessary. But, they ask that you register on Eventbrite.

October 14th - 16th: 10am - 6pm
Recommendation #3
Elks Lodge

Join the Elks Lodge this Sunday for their Elktoberfest. Enjoy traditional German food, music, dancing, games & prizes! Your ticket gets you a hearty platter of Brats, Sauerkraut & Mustard, Pretzels, and Potato Salad.

Costumes are Encouraged! And there will be games for the whole family.


Tickets: $25 (Adults); $5 (Kids)

All proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation (ENF) that supports Veterans, Youth and Community Projects.

Sunday, October 16th: 1pm - 5pm
Recommendation #4
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair Grand Tasting returns to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 15th.

The grand tasting event will featuring innovative cuisine paired with some of the area’s best wine. With over 100 Sonoma County wineries participating (with over 300 wines), even the most experienced connoisseur is sure to find a new favorite. The Grand Harvest Tasting ticket offers guests the chance to savor all of the award-winning wine from this year’s Professional Wine paired with small food bites.


Tickets: $65 (General); $105 (V.I.P.)

Saturday, October 15th: 1pm - 4pm
Recommendation #5

Hold on to your Lederhosen and come to the Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise 9th Annual Oktoberfest this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church.

Get ready for some Old Fashion German Fun! Dine on delicious bratwurst, chicken, red cabbage, potato salad, strudel, ice cream, and of course beer & wine. An "Oom-pah" band will be playing all night long, so you'll get to practice your polka moves and do the chicken dance The event will feature a special Moylan’s Oktoberfest Beer, live music from the Bavarian Continentals Band, and also include a silent auction, pretzels, soft drinks and a no-host bar.


Tickets: $60 (includes dinner and a drink ticket, an “Oom-pah” band, dancing, and prizes!)

Saturday, October 15th: 5:30pm - 9pm