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Parades, Parties, Little Green Men Coming to Marin County

St. Patrick’s Day Events Novato San Francisco CA

If you thought Marin County was a nice place to live already – and it certainly is – then wait until you see the area lit up with holiday cheer for this St. Patrick’s Day, which takes place on March 17, 2016.

Have we got a variety of fun events for you to take in, everything from a parade to a fun run to an event that celebrates little green men of all varieties.  There’s even a scavenger hunt for you to test your skills on as we hand over our list of St. Patrick’s Day events for Novato and San Francisco CA, as well as the rest of Marin County.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Romance and Wine: Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Marin County Area

Top Five Valentine’s Day Ideas Novato and San Francisco CA

Once the dust settles from Christmas and mega-events like the Super Bowl, the next holiday standing is Valentine’s Day.  It’s a more intimate affair, giving you the chance to really show your romantic side.  And to show your creative side, as well – besides going out to a nice restaurant or seeing a show, we have some suggestions for romantic getaways in our top five list of ideas for Valentine’s Day in the Novato and San Francisco CA area, with all of these ideas either in Marin County or Sonoma County. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Things to Do Over the Holidays in Marin County

Christmas Events San Francisco CA

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and perhaps a little stressed, when the shopping gets frantic and there’s presents to wrap and food to cook.  But for the most part, the holidays are a time for spending valuable moments with loved ones – family and friends – and eating excessive amounts of food at end-of-year parties.

If you’re not booked up the rest of the holidays, here’s some ideas for where you can celebrate the season in Christmas events for the San Francisco area.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Holiday Parades, Light Displays in Marin County

Thanksgiving Parades San Francisco CA

We’re not trying to rush you or anything, but the holidays are almost here, so please forgive us for including some Christmas event ideas before Thanksgiving has officially arrived.  Which is actually a good thing: When you’re looking for something holiday-themed to do with friends or family, now that you’re seeing our list of Thanksgiving parades and Christmas lighting ceremonies for the Marin County area, you’ll know well in advance, which should reduce any possible holiday stress.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Trick-or-Treat Times for Marin County

Halloween 2015 Novato CA and San Francisco 

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and we at Novato Toyota are pumped about it.  Every year, the holiday is an excuse to gorge on chocolate and other sweets without feeling guilty (well, less guilty than normal).  And we have some more good news: We have compiled a list of Halloween-themed events that will help you maximize both candy and safety for your children.

Please bear in mind some basic Halloween safety tips: For example, children should be accompanied by an adult, and while trick-or-treating you and your children should stick to neighborhoods and events that you know are safe and family-friendly to ensure you have a great experience this Halloween.  All of the items below meet those criteria in our list of Halloween trick-or-treat times for Novato CA and the Marin County area. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Marin & Sonoma Events for Summer

The Lazy Days of Summer

There is always plenty to do in Marin and Sonoma Counties, especially in the summer–usually more than any of us can actually do. Hopefully you’ll have time to sit back and relax during these “lazy days of Summer.” Here are just a few options to check out as you plan your Summer Fun. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Marin & Sonoma County Events for Spring

Spring is here!

It’s a typical Spring in Marin and Sonoma Counties with foggy mornings, sunny afternoons, and temperatures ranging from 45-85 degrees. My morning hike in Novato featured lovely green grass, bothersome foxtails, a gray sky, beautiful views, and cows. While some of us may wish for warmer weather, Spring is a great time to enjoy these cooler mornings and get out early for a hike, or get settled in at one of our many Marin and Sonoma events.  Here are some of our favorite Novato hikes and a few upcoming events this Spring in Novato, Marin and Sonoma: Read the rest of this entry >>