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County Fair Rounds Out Headliner Music Lineup with Daya

Discounted tickets are on sale now for July 3-7; the competitive exhibit entries open.
Portrait of recording artist Day for Marin County Fair.

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San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Fair will feature Daya as the headline concert on July 5 to round out the suite of headline acts. Daya replaces Brandy Clark, who is no longer available to perform because of a tour scheduling conflict. 

From the soulful harmonies of En Vogue on July 3, the reggae beats of Ziggy Marley on July 6, and the vibrant sounds of Los Lonely Boys on July 7, Daya, a synth-pop innovator, is also sure to please the crowd. All headline concerts start at 7:30 PM on the Island Stage. 

“We are thrilled to include Daya as our July 5 headline act as part of our Fair LGBTQ+ PRIDE day,” said Gabriella Calicchio, Director of the Marin County Department of Cultural Services. 

PRIDE Day is one of two themed fair days that will feature special programming, including Drag Story Time, The Glam Show, and DJ Cisco. The other is Latin Heritage Day on July 7, when the fair will showcase LatinX performances on the Community Stage and Los Lonely Boys on the Island Stage.

A Grammy Award winner before the age of 20, Daya earned a double-platinum hit with “Hide Away”, her self-empowered debut single, co-written when she was still in high school. In 2016, she teamed up with the Chainsmokers for “Don’t Let Me Down,” a dance anthem that sold more than 10 million copies in America alone. Daya’s unique pop music, dreamily ethereal one minute and rhythmically kinetic the next, has never sounded brighter or bolder.

Musical entertainment on the Island Stage on the Fourth of July features the Splashback Music Fest (3:30-9 PM) with tribute bands Tainted Love, Super Diamond, Petty Theft, and Foreverland covering hits from the 1970s, ‘80s, and more. 

More about the fair

One month left to enter fair competitive exhibits

Competitive Exhibits are back in person, showcasing the talents of artists, photographers, and craftspeople from the Bay Area. This year’s theme categories include driftwood designs, surfboards, and miniature sailboats, encouraging artists to explore the beauty and importance of water conservation. The Competitive Exhibit categories also include the juried Fine Arts, Fine Photography and Fine Crafts show; Clothing and Textiles; Exceptional Arts; Junior Hobby Arts; Art Chairs; Poetry; the in-person Plein Air competition; and special categories related to our Make a Splash theme. In the Barnyard and the Fur & Feathers tent, we will continue with the following competitions: Guinea Pigs, Horse Shows, Pocket Pets, Rabbits, Small Animals, and the Fair favorite Sheep Dog Trials. Check the Fair website for specific entry deadlines.  

Discounted Fair tickets on sale now!

Save money and buy early! Deepest discounts on Fair tickets are on sale through May 31. 

Fair tickets are available online only. Select-day tickets will be available at a discount through July 2. Flex-day tickets and July 4 tickets are always $30. 

If you plan to attend the Fair on July 3, 5, 6, or 7:

  • Select-Day tickets purchased between May 1-31: $15 
  • Select-Day tickets purchased between June 1-July 2: $20 
  • Select-Day tickets purchased between July 3-7: $25*

*This does not include July 4

If you plan to attend the Fair on July 4:

  • Tickets purchased between May 1-July 4: $30

Flex-Day Fair tickets (good for any day):

  • Only available May 1-July 2: $30

SPECIAL DAY Wednesday, July 3         

  • Ages 12 and under FREE 
  • Ages 65 and over FREE 
  • Veterans with ID FREE

Daily FREE Admission:

  • Children 3 and under 
  • Active-duty military 

Gold Circle Concert Tickets: $65
Gold Circle tickets include general fair admission and guarantee a seat in the reserved section of the Island Pavilion. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Fair management reserves the right to move parties to ensure seating for everyone who has purchased a ticket in the reserved section. No discounts or early bird pricing are available for Gold Circle tickets. No Gold Circle tickets are available for July 4. 

All tickets are final sale. There are no exchanges or refunds.

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