Fairgrounds

Cultural Services
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Featuring a 14-acre lagoon, walking paths, lawns, and garden areas, the Fairgrounds are used in conjunction with the Exhibit Hall for additional exhibits or activities.

With a capacity of 6,000, the picturesque Lagoon Park features 4 acres of level lawn and is a perfect venue for art and music festivals, corporate picnics and parties, and dog shows.

Scheduling Procedures

Application

In order to hold a specific date(s), producers are required to submit a completed Rental Application and deposit.

Producers will be sent a Rental Application; this application should be completed and returned with the rental deposit within ten (10) days. If the completed application and deposit are not received within ten (10) days at the Marin Center office, the dates will be released without notice.

There is a non-refundable deposit of $500 per day for the Fairgrounds and Lagoon Park.

The Director may require additional deposit monies when extraordinary janitorial services or damages to the facility are a possibility. The Director may deny the scheduling of events when, in her opinion, the event may have the potential to cause cancellation of other events due to excessive cleaning or repair time.

License Agreement

A License Agreement, which the producer signs prior to their event, authorizes use of the Marin Center facilities.

Unless booked on short notice, license agreements are ordinarily sent one hundred twenty (120) days before the event date. License agreements and base rental payments are returned within ten (10) days after receipt of the agreement. If not returned by that date, the event is subject to cancellation without notice. Additional expenses (equipment rental, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees I.A.T.S.E. stagehands rates, Marin Center Box Office, ushers, labor and clean-up fees, etc.) are deducted at the time of Box Office settlement, or billed to the producer following the event.

The Director reserves the right to require the base rental payment and all expense monies from a producer:

  • New, first-time producers of the Marin Center facilities may be required to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehand, ushers, etc.) at the time of receipt of the License Agreement.
  • If sufficient monies are not held by the Marin Center Box Office to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehands, ushers, etc.) fifteen (15) business days prior to the event date for ticketed events, producer will be required to pay all expense monies prior to the event date.

Fee Schedule

  • Rental Fees

    Rental time period is 8 am to 8 pm.

    Facility/Item Description Day Fee
    Fairgrounds Dining Terrace, outside accessible restrooms and Island Any $2,220
    Set-up or take-down day Any $1,300
    Food Sale Release Fee Any
    $250
    Water hook-up, per 500 Gallons
    Any $25
    Lagoon Park Park on east side of lagoon features ticket kiosks and four level acres of turf Any $2,220
    Set-up or take-down day Any $1,300
    Food Sale Release Fee Any $250
    Power Drop Per drop, per day Any $55
    Outside Public Address System, per day Any $85
    Parking Lots Parking lots adjacent to Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium and Exhibit Hall Any $1,336
    Multiple Day Use Weekdays $475
    Multiple Day Use Weekends $750
     Fairgrounds Island  Setup Day Any $800
     Event Day Any $1,600
  • Overtime Charges

    Overtime charge per half-hour (1/2) beyond contracted time period or fraction thereof Any  $215
  • Overnight Parking

    Overnight parking is available at the Fairgrounds for vendors' or producers' recreational vehicles  Per vehicle/per night $21
  • Additional Services

    All additional services and fees, including insurance, equipment rental, stagehands, box office, security, ushers, etc., are arranged for after discussion with Event/Rental Manager.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dick Daley, Event / Rental Manager at (415) 473-5034 or ddaley@marincounty.org