Family Fun Under the Redwoods at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

September 8, 2016

Blue Fairy at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

On September 17 and 18, artists from around the country will gather beneath the redwoods at historic Old Mill Park for the 60th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival. This popular family-friendly festival features the work of over 140 artists, great live music, and kids' entertainment ranging from puppet shows and magic to sing-alongs and storytelling. It all makes for a magical weekend under the trees!

The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Family entertainment, emceed by the Blue Fairy, includes performances by the Fratello Marionettes; magic with Brian Scott and the Wizard of Ahs; storytelling by Scott the Storyteller; drumming with Mike; and music by Singers Marin, Dave Fromer, Octopretzel and the PAAM singers. Performers on the main music stage include Aaron Redner, Chelle's Juke Joint, Yacht Club of Paris, Faust & Fox, and Deep Blue Jam. Check their website for a complete entertainment schedule.

Admission to the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for kids under 12, so bring the whole family for a day of fun! Order tickets online in advance here.

Old Mill Park is located at Throckmorton Avenue and Cascade Drive in Mill Valley. Due to limited parking in the area there will be continuous shuttle bus service to and from the festival all weekend, starting at 9:30 am each day, with the last bus leaving Old Mill Park at 6 pm. Shuttle buses depart from Tamalpais High School and serve two routes: one along Miller Avenue and one that follows East Blithedale Avenue. Bike parking is available across the street from the park at the Old Mill School playground.

For more information about the 2016 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, visit or call (415) 381-8090.