2019 Events

General Events

March 30 Join us on March 30 at the Rotary Club of Sausalito Gala benefiting Sausalito Sister Cities. Come for a fun evening of cocktails, dinner, live auction and a raffle. Purchase tickets here.
April 14 Praca de Cascais Donor Dedication Ceremony & Reception
May 18 Fado Night at The Pines

Buy your tickets now for Fado at The Pines 2019.

Fado at The Pines V is a fund raising benefit to support the 2019 Youth Sailing Exchange Program between Cascais, Portugal and Sausalito, California. The Sausalito Yacht Club will be hosting youth sailors to Clube Naval Cascais in July 2019 at the Sausalito Yacht Club.

Seats are limited. Reserved seating is available for 114 guests.

Admission includes 2 drinks tickets. In addition to the fabulous Portuguese Petiscos and Wines, the evening will include a Port Tasting featuring vintage Portuguese Ports. The 2019 Raffle Prize is a Chefs Dinner for 12 guests featuring Thirty-Seven Winery and Paradise View Wines in their Winery Cellar Cave.

Buy your tickets now for Fado at The Pines 2019.

June 14 Jazz and Blues by the Bay is back!

This summertime concert series is famous for great music, stunning views and is a great time to spend with family and friends. Concerts are every Friday, May 31st to August 23rd, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Gabrielson Park in Downtown Sausalito.

Reserved table seating is available and there is free lawn seating as well. Please call the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department at 415-289-4152 or go to the website www.jazzandbluesbythebay.com for more information.

This Friday’s band is the Ralph Woodson Blues Band (blues) sponsored by Sausalito Sister Cities.

July 1 – 7 Youth Sailing Exchange
August 30 – September 8 Viña del Mar, Chile Sister Cities Visit

Eight women business entrepreneurs from our sister city Viña del Mar, Chile will arrive 8/30. They will study and participate in the Sausalito Arts Festival, learning about volunteerism, festival operations, and community engagement. Following the SAF, they will participate in business workshops and tour several Sausalito businesses to learn about retail and marketing operations.

October 13 14 Premium Wineries – Small bites – Exclusive Seated Vintners Dinner

Reserve your seat now for the Third Annual Sausalito Wine Experience.

This year’s Sister City Fundraiser and the Third Annual Sausalito Wine Experience, www.sausalitowineexperience.org, will take place Sunday, October 13th 3-6pm. This is a first class afternoon and evening in the Alexandrite Suite and JUNTO at Casa Madrona. To add extra drama and excitement to the afternoon is Fleet Week and the Blue Angels show.

Again the venue is the beautifully renovated Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa overlooking the SF Bay. The tasting will be followed with the Vintners’ Dinner in JUNTO sponsored by Poggio. The 2019 Honorary Co-Chairpersons are Bill Price (Kistler, Gary Farrell, Three Sticks) and Bart Araujo (Accendo, Trois Noix, and Wheeler Farms Wines). All together, there will be 14 premium wineries pouring with small bites from our favorite local restaurants and an exclusive seated Vintners Dinner by Poggio.

All Tickets will go on sale in May. Stay tuned as both 2017 and 2018 sold out.

Reserve your seat now for the Third Annual Sausalito Wine Experience.

2018 Events

General Events

March 13 Presentation to City Council at 7 pm, in the City Hall, highlighting 2017 progress and 2018 planned activities. Watch the webcast online here.
Sept 30 We are again the grateful beneficiaries of proceeds from the 2nd Annual Sausalito Wine Experience hosted by Casa Madrone and Poggio. Last year was a sell out, with great food and great wines. Special Vintner dinner in the Junto Room, limited capacity.

This is an event not to be missed — just ask those that attended last year!

Details and tickets are available now.

Sakaide Events

April 6 – 10 Sausalito Delegation to Sakaide, Japan in honor of our 30-year sister city relationship. Twelve representatives from Sausalito will join in the celebration of more than 575 students exchanged between our two cities.
May We are partnering for the first time with New Village School and assisting them in their outward bound experience to Japan. Twenty 6th grade students from NVS will be visiting three schools in Sakaide and be exposed to life and school in a small Japanese town. This will be a wonderful cultural experience for these wide-eyed 11- and 12-year-olds.
July 28 Sakaide Japan Mayor Aya and their delegation will participate in Sausalito’s 30th Anniversary celebration in conjunction with Sausalito’s 125th year anniversary. A community welcome event is scheduled for 6pm at the Bay Model.

Get your cowboy boots on and join us in an all American BBQ feast & some ol’ fashion square dancing! We will host our friends from Japan as we celebrate our 30-year relationship together. This is a community celebration so all are welcome. A donation of $30 is requested for the evening.

July 26 –
Aug 5
Sausalito and Marin families will host up to fourteen visiting highschool students from Sakaide, Japan for a week of American cultural experiences.  Apply here to be a host family.

Cascais Events

April 28 Join us for an evening of Portuguese Fado singing. The evening performance, sponsored by the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation, is once again a benefit to support the 2018 Sister City Youth Sailing Exchange Program between Cascais, Portugal and Sausalito.

All Fado seats are reserved and we are limited to 124 guests to ensure everyone’s comfort at the Pines in the wine cellar ballroom, which is as authentic a Fado venue as you would find in Lisbon. Portuguese wine and petiscos are included in the evening. Tickets and details here.

June 11-13 A traditional and decorative compass rose pavement design, with Calcada stones from Portugal, will be created in the heart of downtown Sausalito this spring. The Calcada will be part of a new and improved plaza in front of the Bank of America building and will be called Praca de Cascais. It will include new landscaping and seating as well as the Calcada design. The Calcada stones and the artisan to perform the work are a gift from our sister city of Cascais.

In June, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mayor of Cascais, the Portuguese Consul General Maria Joao Lopes-Cardoso, and other Portuguese VIPS will be in Sausalito to honor the sister city relationship and attend the dedication ceremony of Praca de Cascais (Cascais Plaza). To have your family or business commemorated on a bronze plaque in the plaza, consider making a donation to the project which is being totally funded by private donations and grants. Contact: cheryl@poppinc.com

June 30 –
July 9
In early July, youth sailors from the Sausalito Yacht Club (SYC) will travel to Cascais to sail, train and race with their counterparts at the Clube Naval de Cascais Yacht Club as part of the 4th annual Youth Sailing Exchange program. Last year, Sausalito families hosted Portuguese youth sailors, and this year, we will travel there. For more information on all these programs or to get involved, please email cheryl@poppinc.com or visit our Facebook page. Learn more here.
July 6 – 9 A delegation of Sausalito adults will travel to Lisbon and Cascais on a cultural and educational tour. These ambassadors will join the student sailors at Club Naval for the final days of their program and participate in a special recognition ceremony with city officials at the Cascais City Hall. Let yourself be charmed by the Cascais-Estoril Coast!  For more info or to sign up, contact Jim Meyer (jmeyer332@gmail.com) or learn more here.
August 17 Jazz & Blues By the Bay, Friday night at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito. Join us for this free outdoor concert on the waterfront where we will be selling Portuguese wine & food to benefit our programs. 6 – 8 pm

Viña del Mar Events

Oct 10 – 21 Sausalito delegation of business women will travel to Viña del Mar and participate in more leadership, mentorship and business training for our women owned small business leaders with la Asociación Gremial de Empresarias y Profesionales, AGEP-V.

Past Events

Come Fly With Us

“Come Fly With Us”, the first combined fundraising event for all three sister cities programs took place at Cavallo Point in Sausalito. The international ‘flight’ was fully booked. On board we were privileged to have our sponsors, Sushi Ran, Poggios, Copita, Cavallo Point plus Sausalito Art Festival, O’Connell Family Wines, PMRG, The Barn Road Foundation, Roxanne Sheridan and Gil Purcell, and Urban Real Estate Equities, who enabled excellent gastronome, goodwill, and great success.

Other Past Events

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