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For Immediate Release
June 12, 2018

Getting Ready for Fair’s Five-Day Run of Fun

‘All For One & Fun For All’ is June 30 through July 4 in San Rafael

San Rafael, CA – The 2018 Marin County Fair, with the theme of All For One & Fun For All, shifts into high gear on June 30 with the start of its five-day run of spectacular all-ages fun in San Rafael.

A woman appears to be having fun as she rides on a circular-twirling swing at a past Marin County Fair.The carnival rides are one of the main attractions at the annual Marin County Fair.
Highlights include nightly fireworks over the Civic Center lagoon, household-name headliner recording artists, lots of other live entertainment, carnival rides, a barnyard and a petting zoo, and creative exhibits. All of that will be topped off with a delicious variety of foods and refreshing treats and beverages.

The fair opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, and runs through 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the Marin County Fairgrounds.

“Our theme this year, All For One & Fun For All, is an opportunity to celebrate everyone in our community,” said Gabriella C. Calicchio, Marin County Director of Cultural Services. “It was created to showcase the best of what we each have to offer, whether it’s a poem, a fifth-grader’s art project, a hip-hop dancer, a grandmother’s quilt or three generations of a family working on an ‘art in the spot’ project. At the fair, we don’t care what your country of origin is, what color skin you have, or what your religious or political beliefs are. We care about creating a safe space for everyone to leave their worries behind and have fun.”

Tickets are available online and at the entrance. A small service fee applies. For more information, visit the Marin County Fair website.

The headlining music acts are:

  • Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Sunday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.: The Beach Boys
  • Monday, July 2, 3 p.m.: Orpheus
  • Monday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.: Eddie Money
  • Tuesday, July 3, 3 p.m.: Petty and the Heartshakers
  • Tuesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m.: Los Lobos
  • Wednesday, July 4, 3 p.m.: Matt Jaffe
  • Wednesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.: LeAnn Rimes

The fair is also available at your fingertips with a completely mobile-friendly website. Anyone may purchase tickets, get a daily fair schedule, preview the concerts, play the fair trivia game to win free tickets, and enter the competitive exhibits all from a smart phone.

The award-winning Marin County Fair is proud to be “The Greenest Fair on Earth!” It combines the red, white and blue of America’s history with the green of American’s future in sustainability by integrating environmental stewardship at the fair. The County partners with more than a dozen public agencies and company sponsors to provide a fair that sets the national fair standards on renewable energy, waste diversion, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable business practices.

Fair admission (concerts included) is:

  • Adults 1364: $15 in advance online, $20 at gate
  • Children 4–12: $12 in advance online, $15 at gate
  • Seniors 65-over: $12 in advance online, $15 at gate
  • Children under 4: Free

Children’s Day is Monday, July 2. That day, all children 12 and under are admitted free.

Gold Circle concert admission is $50 per person and includes reserved seating in a special section.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable to obtain tickets online, please contact the Marin Center Box Office for assistance at 415-473-6800. Tickets will be mailed or available at the will call window at the fairgrounds.

Follow the Marin County Fair on Twitter at @marinfair and on Facebook at Find more about exhibits and schedules at


Libby Garrison
Marketing and Communications Director
Department of Cultural Services

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6014
Email: Libby Garrison
Cultural Services Website