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Sunday, September 4, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day)
The Birth of the Blues
Gallerie Renee Marie
1038 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 480-5501

Vicki Byrum Dennis is the September featured artist at Gallerie Renee Marie. In a show called "The Birth of the Blues," she showcases abstract and contemporary designs using acrylic and collage, all based on a blue color palette. An artist's reception will take place at the gallery on Saturday, September 10 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day)
The Daily Fabric
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

“The Daily Fabric” textile collage exhibit by Susan Sharman runs through October 16. Meet the artist at her reception on Sunday, September 18, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Inspired by embroidered samplers, the artist uses the medium of fabric and thread to create a bridge with her past. Drawn to the antique linens and doilies with their handcrafted elements the artist “draws” with needle and thread, incorporating her own imagery with the existing craftwork. The mixed media collages incorporate old photographs/found ephemera, drawings and digital imagery.

Repeats every week until Fri Oct 28 2016 .
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to it's popular Farmer's Market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting. Every Thursday through October.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) - Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day)
Scarecrow Contest
Participating Merchants
Benicia
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

As people stroll downtown during the month of October they will be greeted by scarecrows fashioned by downtown businesses. Vote for your favorite at participating locations or at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Oktoberfest!
Benicia Clocktower
1189 Washington Street in the historic Benicia Arsenal
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4200

Enjoy traditional German fare, beer (including Bruehol Brewing of Benicia), wine & live enterainment by the Beat Meters. Tickets are $35 each or 2 for $60. Available at Benicia Main Street, Earthly Nutrition, Benicia City Hall Finance Department and http://www.eventbrite.com/o/benicia-human-services-8238392875

Proceeds benefit Benicia Human Services Fund, Benicia Community Acton Council, Families in Transition, Catholic Social Services, BUSD Special Friends.

Questions? Call 707.483.5461 or email mbcctc@aol.com.

Repeats every week until Sun Oct 23 2016 except Sat Oct 15 2016.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to it's popular Farmer's Market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting. Every Thursday through October.

Repeats every month on the first Friday until Tue Nov 01 2016 .
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Repeats every month on the second Saturday until Fri Oct 14 2016 except Sat Aug 13 2016.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Benicia Art Walk 2016
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Benicia Art Walk 2016 kicks-off on Saturday, June 11, 3-6 PM in downtown Benicia. Enjoy great art, live music, and small sips...all FREE!

Participating galleries are Once Upon a Canvas, Benicia Plein Air Gallery, Gallery 621, Mernie Buchanan Studio & Gallery, Lindsay Art Glass, and Gallerie Renee Marie. Check out these galleries and more on First Street in downtown Benicia on the Second Saturdays of June, July, September & October, 3:00-6:00 PM.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to it's popular Farmer's Market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting. Every Thursday through October.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Benicia Fire Department Annual Open House
Station 11
150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4275

A fun day at Benicia Fire Department is planned with Free Food, Goodie Bags for the Kids, Fire Engine Show & Tell, Face Painting, Hands-on Extinguisher Demo, Rope Rescue Demo, Coast Guard Boat Tours, and Fire Station Tours.

More info will be available at https://www.facebook.com/Benicia-Fire-Department-122459117856418/

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Zombie Brew Crawl
Downtown Benicia at participating merchants
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Zombies descend upon downtown to sample craft beers and tasty bites inside participating businesses-dare to join them!

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to it's popular Farmer's Market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting. Every Thursday through October.

Repeats every week until Tue Nov 01 2016 .
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted Depot
SP Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Repeats every month on the third Friday until Tue Nov 01 2016 .
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Repeats every week every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Nov 12 2016 .
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Halloween Costume Contest & Sidewalk Stroll
Downtown Benicia at participating merchants
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street offers a great time for all ages during the popular Halloween costume contest and sidewalk stroll. The local merchants on First Street get into the spirit of the holiday for all to shop and enjoy. At noon there will be a Canine & Critter Costume Contest on the First Street Green with awards and treats.

Repeats every week until Tue Nov 01 2016 .
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted Depot
Train Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Repeats every week until Tue Nov 01 2016 .
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Haunted Depot
Train Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Repeats every week until Sat Nov 12 2016 .
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to it's popular Farmer's Market, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting. Every Thursday through October.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted Depot
SP Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Halloween at the Library
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

Bring your carved pumpkin to enter the twentieth annual Jack-o-Lantern Contest at 7:00 PM, or just come vote for your favorite. While the judges choose the winners, listen to some scary stories; very scary ones told in the dark for brave children (8 and up), and less scary ones for younger children. The contest is open to everyone, including teens and adults, so show off those carving skills! (No flashing lights in the pumpkins, please.)

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted Depot
Train Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)
Bewitching Tea
Camellia Tea Room
828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Why should the kids have all the fun at Halloween? Enjoy a Haunted Hat Contest, fashion show by Christina S, and traditional tea at Camellia Tea Room. Choose from three seatings: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM. Cost is $45/person. Advance reservations & payment required. Proceeds benefit SafeQuest Solano and STAND of Contra Costa County, non-profit agencies that serve victims of domestic violence. Sponsored by Camellia Tea Room & Soroptimist International of Benicia.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Haunted Depot
Train Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted Depot
Train Depot-Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins, and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Hours are Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM; Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-9:00 PM; and Sundays, 12:00-4:00 PM; Halloween, 6:00-9:00 PM. Check website for fee.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day) - Thursday, December 1, 2016 (All day)
Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree
Downtown Benicia at participating merchants
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

A drawing for a Downtown Benicia Shopping Spree valued at $500 in Downtown Dollars! For every $10 you spend at participating merchants, you will receive one ticket for the drawing. The drawing will take place on the evening of the Holiday Open House on December 2nd.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

An entertaining whodunit by Ken Ludwig, directed by Clinton Vidal. Show run Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees through November 12. Show & Dinner deal with Nine 0 Seven Grill on Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 only.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sip with Soroptimist
Benicia Clocktower
1189 Washington Street in the historic Benicia Arsenal
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-3551-(707) 746-1509

An evening of wine tasting and pairing. Tickets are $40 or two for $75 in advance. $50 day or event. $10 designated driver (includes bottled water and snacks). Tickets available at www.sipwithsoroptimist.eventbrite.com

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Family Storytime & Teddy Bear Sleepover
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

For kids ages 5-8:  Bring a teddy bear or other stuffed animal for a fun storytime at 6:30 PM. Then leave your stuffed animal at the Library for a sleepover, while you go home to sleep. Pick them up the next morning after 10:00 AM. On Wednesday morning, you'll find out what a bunch of stuffed animals get up to when the Library is closed!

Saturday, November 26, 2016 (All day)
Small Business Saturday
Downtown Benicia at participating merchants
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

You are invited to spend their holiday season shopping dollars in Downtown Benicia and celebrate the local businesses that make Benicia one-of-a-kind.

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The kick-off to the Holiday Season, merchants offer beverages and treats and show off their holiday goods, while costumed carolers sing traditional Christmas tunes. Live entertainment, wagon rides, and wine tasting along with the tree lighting (at 6:30 PM at the foot of First Street), add a festive atmosphere to this family event.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (All day)
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Camelia Tea Room
828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Camelia Tea Room and Benicia Main Street invite you to bring your teddy bear and join in the festivities of the holiday season. Seatings are at 10:30 AM, 1:00 and 3:30 PM. Reservations are required by calling (707) 746-5293.

Repeats every day until Mon Dec 05 2016 .
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Benicia Arsenal Artists Open Studios
Historic Benicia Arsenal
Jackson,Tyler, Grant and Polk Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319 5361
Benicia Arsenal Artists invite you to their Holiday Open Studios featuring an abundance of large and small works: Painting - Mixed Media - Print Making - Sculpture - Photography - Glass - Jewelry and More. Works of art for collecting or giving at every price range.

Studio buildings are circa 1850’s – 1920’s; all within walking distance. Free admission and parking.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 (All day)
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Camelia Tea Room
828 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Camelia Tea Room and Benicia Main Street invite you to bring your teddy bear and join in the festivities of the holiday season. Seatings are at 10:30 AM, 1:00 and 3:30 PM. Reservations are required by calling (707) 746-5293.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Benicia Arsenal Artists Open Studios
Historic Benicia Arsenal
Jackson,Tyler, Grant and Polk Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319 5361
Benicia Arsenal Artists invite you to their Holiday Open Studios featuring an abundance of large and small works: Painting - Mixed Media - Print Making - Sculpture - Photography - Glass - Jewelry and More. Works of art for collecting or giving at every price range.

Studio buildings are circa 1850’s – 1920’s; all within walking distance. Free admission and parking.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Christmas Parade & Holiday Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia's Christmas Parade starts at 10:00 AM at First and D Streets and ends at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, dancers, and the much anticipated Santa Claus. The Holiday Market features handcrafted arts & crafts, gourmet items and delicious foods.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Pictures with Santa
Benicia Fire Station #11
150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4275

Benicia Fire Department invites you for Pictures with Santa. There is a session from 2:00-3:00 PM for children with special needs. The session from 4:00-6:00 PM is open for all. More info coming soon...

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