Novato News & Events

There are plenty of things to do in Novato. Check in regularly with Shop Local Novato for the latest Novato news & events.


Super Bowl Special: 49ers take on Chiefs

Super Bowl Special: 49ers take on Chiefs

Football fans across the Bay Area are getting set for a very exciting Super Bowl, with the San Francisco 49ers set to take on the Kansas City Chiefs once again,
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Last minute local gifts for everyone on your list

Last minute local gifts for everyone on your list

Navigating the holiday season can bring its share of stress, especially when the quest for the ideal gifts becomes a challenge. No need to fear, we’ve curated a selection of
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Support small, support a dream: Shop Small this Small Business Saturday in Novato

Support small, support a dream: Shop Small this Small Business Saturday in Novato

Picture this: sidewalks bustling with excitement, stores adorned with festive cheer, and merchants ready to welcome you with open arms as you Shop Small. As you gear up for your
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Events Guide to Halloween in Novato

Events Guide to Halloween in Novato

October 31st falls on a Tuesday this year, which typically means that many spooky-season events take place the weekend before Halloween night. Such is the case for 2023, with Halloween
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Dip into fall, with the return of locally-sourced soup season

Dip into fall, with the return of locally-sourced soup season

A quick trip down Redwood Blvd to Trader Joe’s is all it takes to confirm that pumpkin spice is once again back for fall. That aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg,
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Mamita Cocina Mexicana brings delicious Oaxaca and Puebla flavors to Novato

Mamita Cocina Mexicana brings delicious Oaxaca and Puebla flavors to Novato

Taco Tuesdays have become a whole lot hotter since the opening of Mamita Cocina Mexicana in Novato’s Ignacio shopping center. Previously known as Crave, owners transformed the establishment to bring
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Proudly Local, Proudly American: Celebrate 4th of July in Novato

Proudly Local, Proudly American: Celebrate 4th of July in Novato

From lively First Fridays to the iconic Annual Fourth of July Parade, Novato has an array of exciting events that will keep you entertained with your family and friends! Novato’s
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The best ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Novato

The best ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Novato

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, which is good news for anyone anticipating a little “end of the working week” fiesta. Getting together for Friday drinks never
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Blazers Smokehouse & Beer Garden coming to Downtown Novato this May

Blazers Smokehouse & Beer Garden coming to Downtown Novato this May

A new smokehouse and beer garden is coming to Downtown Novato. The name of the restaurant is Blazers, located at 7380 Redwood Blvd. There will be indoor & outdoor dining,
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Enjoy Easter brunch rain or shine, when you celebrate locally

Enjoy Easter brunch rain or shine, when you celebrate locally

Typically, Easter Sunday brings a welcome splash of pastel Spring colors into our lives. While we have our fingers crossed for a lovely Spring day this April 9th, the seven-day
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Discover the timeless beauty of handcrafted goods at V I L D B L U M E in Downtown Novato

Discover the timeless beauty of handcrafted goods at V I L D B L U M E in Downtown Novato

Add a lifetime of beauty to your home or wardrobe with a visit to V I L D B L U M E in Downtown Novato! This incredible shop is
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Enjoy the Luck O’ Ireland in Novato this St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy the Luck O’ Ireland in Novato this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other single-day national festival! This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, and we can’t think
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Matt’s Board Shop opens as Novato’s new core skateboard shop

Matt’s Board Shop opens as Novato’s new core skateboard shop

Good news for aspiring Tony Hawks! Novatans can now shop for everything they need to hit the skate parks in style, thanks to the opening of Matt’s Board Shop in
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Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day with help from Novato businesses

Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day with help from Novato businesses

Novato businesses are bursting with love and sweet deals for you and your Valentine. Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Tuesday this year, and there’s tons of ways to
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Create a New You this New Year (with a little help from Novato businesses)

Create a New You this New Year (with a little help from Novato businesses)

January brings a time for fresh beginnings. With the New Year comes new intentions, goal setting, and hopefully some time to get off the couch and move around a little.
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Micro Food Hall, Local Kitchens coming to Novato

Micro Food Hall, Local Kitchens coming to Novato

Local Kitchens, a micro food hall that offers a diverse mix of restaurants all under one roof, will open its newest location in Novato, California in February. Founded in the
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