10 Favorite Entertainers for Kids' Birthday Parties in Marin

August 27, 2017

Let the princesses and princes of Marin's Once Upon a Song entertain at your child's birthday party.

Sometimes the best birthday parties are the ones with the best entertainment—fantastic performers who care about kids and get everyone involved in the show. We took a look at the most popular entertainers listed in our Marin Birthday Party Guide and created this top-10 list for kids' birthday party performers in Marin.

Once Upon a Song

Started by performing arts students at Terra Linda High School, this entertainment company brings your favorite characters, including Snow White, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, and other popular princess and princes, to life at your child's party. www.once-upon-a-song.com

Tim Cain

Tim Cain, one of Marin's most popular children's entertainers and former member of the classic '60s band the Sons of Champlin, is available for birthday parties when he's not performing around the Bay Area. Check out his website for his performance schedule, music samples, and contact info. www.timcain.com

Mr. Shap

Mr. Shap's amazing balloon bending and feats of magic have made him one of the most beloved local party entertainers. He makes his amazing balloon creations and performs at parties throughout the Bay Area. www.mrshap.com

Benny & Bebe's Magic Circus

The Magic Circus has been entertaining families in the Bay Area for many years with their performances at schools, fairs, festivals, and children's birthday parties. Let them bring comedy, magic, puppet shows, and more to your party. magiccircus.com

The Bubble Lady

Rebecca Nile, the Bubble Lady, puts on a spectacular one-hour interactive bubble show for bubbleicious birthday parties. Experience dancing bubbles, trick bubbles, bubble hairdos, people in bubbles, and more! thebubblelady.com

Enzo Garcia

Known for his popular "Breakfast with Enzo" shows in the San Francisco and Marin, multi-instrumentalist Enzo Garcia sings and plays guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, percussion, and even the "enzotar". His tunes are a big hit with the little ones, and, as he says, he's "cheaper than a clown, cleaner than a pony". www.enzogarcia.com

Drumming Magic

Drummer Mika Scott has performed with a variety of renowned musicians, including Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. His drumming parties get everyone involved in the percussion fun. drummingmagic.com

Music with Melissa

Marin musician and teacher Melissa Ayotte and her Magic Bus Music Studio are a popular choice for music parties in Marin. Parties are for ages 1 to 4 and include 45 minutes of musical fun followed by pizza from Round Table next door. www.musicwithmelissa.com

The Buddy Club

The Buddy Club presents a variety of family-friendly entertainers at the Osher Marin JCC throughout the year. You can have your birthday party there and take in the performance, and the peformers will even give special attention to the birthday child. After the show, have pizza, cake, and ice cream in the party room. thebuddyclub.com/parties

Dusty's Puppets

Dusty, an amazing performer with Down Syndrome, performs her puppet shows at birthday parties in Marin for kids ages 1 to 4. Partygoers can even take home finger puppet party favors to stage their own shows. www.dustyspuppets.com