For its 75th anniversary, the Marin County Fair
is adopting the theme “What a Ride!” to celebrate Marin’s history and the region’s forward-thinking culture. Striving to be a green and healthy event, the fair last year won an award–yes, fairs can win awards–for initiatives that included offering healthy food and drinks, water-refill stations, shuttle service and more. The entertainment this year is packed with chart-topping concerts by the Wallflowers, Sheila E, Foreigner, Plain White T’s and Kool & the Gang, and fireworks light up the sky every night. The fair runs Thursday, June 30, to Monday, July 4, at the Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Admission, $15–$20; concerts, $50. marinfair.org.