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Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

Photo of Cotati Kid's Day Parade, provided by Flickr user.

Now that there are no toll collectors, it is even faster to cross the Golden Gate and escape the fog of the city. Hop in your car and get ready to explore the best that the North Bay has to offer.

Hot Buttered Rum

It may sound like you’re headed to a drinking festival, but if you choose to head over to Marin for Hot Buttered Rum you’ll find yourself at a concert! It’s a perfect family-friendly celebration with ages 17 and under completely free, has great space for picnics, a Kid Zone with activities. There’s even a Georgi & Willow pop-up shop to bring you the full Marin community experience! And best of all? This night kicks off the first of the five night Osher Marin JCC's Summer Nights Festival, so if you can't come out this weekend there will be more events where that came from. @ Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road. Saturday, July 13. Adults $25 Day of. General admission entry 6:15, show begins at 7 pm. Call 415-444-8000 for more info. 

12th Annual Beatles Tribute

If your idea of a perfect summer day would be to see the Beatles, you can head up to San Anselmo for the next best thing — a Beatles tribute! San Anselmo hosts their 12th Annual Beatles Tribute this Saturday. With great prices for kids and adults, it’s a sweet Saturday evening event for the family, a date, or even just a couple of friends. @ Creek Park, San Anselmo on Saturday, July 13. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Gates open at 4:40, and the show goes from 6 to 9 pm.

Cotati’s 50th Celebration

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the City of Cotati, and the whole town is celebrating. The day will kick off with a free pancake breakfast, and the city has the entire day packed with their 21st Annual Kids Day Parade, contests, history tours, food and vendors, a cupcake eating contest, live music by Pride & Joy, and much more! Starts at 7 am at the Church of the Oaks with pancakes, and the parade starts at 10 am. Celebrations continue until 6 pm.