The spirit of artistic creation runs deep in Mill Valley, with a mixture of world-class entertainment and small town vibe. The Internationally recognized Mill Valley Film Festival has attracted leading filmmakers and movie aficionados for over
30 years. The Mountain Play, produced in June in an outdoor amphitheater on Mount Tam, attracts thousands of
theater goers with Broadway musicals performed by talented local actors.
The annual Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting showcases the best of local restaurants, exquisite wines and
artisan brews. The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, set under a canopy of redwoods, features established and
emerging independent artists. Winterfest helps everyone get into a holiday mood with music, ice skating and
Santa Claus. The vibrant Mill Valley Art Commission sponsors free Comedy Night on the Plaza,
People from all over the Bay Area are drawn to Mill Valley’s top-notch entertainment venues, including Sweetwater, one of the best music clubs in the nation. 142 Throckmorton, a jewel box of a theater, offers jazz, folk music and a legendary standup comedy showcase. Several well-known artists after performing here, have even chosen to make Mill Valley their home, including Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, and Bob Weir.
Photograph courtesy of Spencer Ackerman