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July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Tony Borders, Magical Ventriloquist
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

This program is best for kids ages 3-8. Tony Borders will be performing in the Library's Dona Benicia Room. No need to sign up in advance - just come to the Library! Free program.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Steve Koehler, Magician
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

This magic show is best for kids ages 8-14. Steve Koehler will be performing in the Library's Dona Benicia Room. No need to sign up in advance - just come to the Library! Free program.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

August 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Friday Concert Series - Jon Mendle & Matthew Fish
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
First and J Street, Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-0307

This month's Friday Concert Series, presented by Guitarworks, features 11-string classical guitarist Jon Mendle and Matthew Fish, classical guitarist. Doors open at 7:00PM, concert begins at 7:30PM. Tickets are $15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefits St. Paul's Community Meal.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Poets' Picnic
City Park
First Street at Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

Join Benicia's Poet Laureate, Lois Requist, for an afternoon of poetry, getting to know fellow poets from around the Bay Area, with special guest speakers. Bring a dish and a poem to share.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:00pm
End of Summer Carnival
Benicia Community Center Green
370 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4285

Adventures Day Camp and Benicia Youth Commission invite you to a day of carnival fun. Test your skills in bungee basketball, inflatable obstacle courses, bounce houses and much more. Popcorn and other treats will be available. $5 to participate and refreshments.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Peddler's Fair
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-8680

One of Northern California's most popular and prestigious antique shows features antiques & collectibles and hand crafted items.  Admission is free.  Sponsored by The Historic Trust of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4202

View the works of local artists at galleries and businesses on First Street. Sip & stroll, then throw in dining, shopping, music and Benicia history to complete the perfect day by the bay. Download the brochure or pick up a copy at participating locations and take advantage of the self-guided tour.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Benicia Youth Soccer League Opening Day Parade
First & B Street to Fitzgerald Field
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Grab a hot beverage and watch hundreds of Benicia youth parade to the Opening Day ceremonies from First & B Streets to Fitzgerald Field in the 300 blk. East H Street.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 5:30pm - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 8:30pm
Benicia Bocce League Open House and Fundraiser
Civic Center Park
100 blk. East L Street behind the tennis courts
Benicia, CA 94510

Have you been wondering what playing Bocce is all about? Now is your chance to find out. The Benicia Bocce league is fundraising to build 2 new courts which will open up space for new teams to join the fun. Every evening August 17-22, come come see how the game is played and sign up for a future team. Pizza and pasta provided by Pacifica Pizza & Pastabilities will be available for $20 per person.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, August 22, 2014 (All day)
Movie Night Under the Stars - Monster University
City Park Gazebo
First Street at Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4285

Bring pillows, blankets, low chairs, and sit back and enjoy the entertainment.  Food and beverages are welcome; so bring your picnic dinner. Free admission and free popcorn during the movie.  Movies begin at dusk and are rated PG.  No smoking and no pets.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Blue Grass, Blues and BBQ
Benicia Historical Museum
2060 Camel Road in the historic Benicia Arsenal
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-5435

Fun in the Sun with two bands in concert, BBQ meals for purchase from Beaver Creek Smokehouse restaurant, beer brewing exhibit & demonstration, free concert entrance for children under 12. Free entry to the Museum exhibits, including “Bradbury & Bradbury – A Legacy of Historical Artistry”. No-host bar; eat inside or outside; shade tents available.
Concert tickets $15.00 Available at: Bookshop Benicia, ABC Music (First Street) & Benicia Museum office, gift shop and online.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Taste of First Street
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Downtown brings a sampling of the cuisine you can find from Benicia’s favorite restaurants on First Street with two glasses of wine and souvenir glass included.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hot Summer / Cool Movies
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

We can't tell you the name of the movie, because our film license won't let us, but here are hints:

  • Swashbuckling pirate movie released in 1935
  • Stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone
  • Title rhymes with "Daptain Flood"!

September 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Friday Concert Series - Gordon Rowland
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
First and J Street, Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 7465-0307

This month's last of the Friday Concert Series, presented by Guitarworks, features a performance by Gordon Rowland, classic guitarist. Doors open at 7:00PM, concert begins at 7:30PM. Tickets are $15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefits St. Paul's Community Meal.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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, September 11, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4202

Walk on Art when you view the sidewalk tiles by artist Guillermo Granizo along First Street while you view the works of local artists at galleries and businesses. Sip & stroll, then throw in dining, shopping, music and Benicia history to complete the perfect day by the bay. Download the brochure or pick up a copy at participating locations and take advantage of the self-guided tour.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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, September 20, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fine Arts & Craft Fiair
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & G Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-2120
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, September 28, 2014 (All day)
Bay Area Paracon 2014
Benicia Veteran's Hall
1150 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(415) 717-7595

Bay Area Paracon 2014 is the largest paranormal conference in Northern California offering opportunities to isten, ask questions and mingle with the foremost investigators, practitioners and scholars in the fields of paranormal, mysticism, astrology. Look for celebrity book signings, psychic gallery readings, vendors, and more.  Tickets are $200, available online.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fall Wine Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Stroll First Street on a beautiful Autumn afternoon and taste over a dozen wines being poured inside downtown shops.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day) - Friday, October 31, 2014 (All day)
Scarecrow Contest
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

As people stroll downtown during the month of October they are greeted by scarecrows fashioned by downtown businesses. You are invited to vote on your favorites!

October 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, October 3, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, October 5, 2014 (All day)
Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Three day event celebrating international fashion. Patricia Field, HBO Sex & the City Emmy winner for costume design and Oscar nominee for Devil Wears Prada will be the weekend's celebrity designer. Patricia's ready to wear collection, The House of Fields, will be presented by stylist and designer David Dalyrymple who has created show stopping clothes for Beyonce', Britney Spears, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Lil' Kim, and Bette Midler. Richard Hallmarq of Project Runway Season 11 will return with his recent New York collection. Sponsors Christina S Fashion Destination & Be Chic Boutique will feature the best of Fall 2014 in clothing and accessories.

Friday: The Weekend kicks off at The Rellik Tavern for an evening celebrating the career of Patricia Field with Film, Fashion, and Cosmos. 6-8PM at 726 First Street.

Saturday: All day trunk shows, style demonstrations and special appearances.

  • Preshow Reception 6-7PM at Treasury Commons, First & D Street
  • Grand Finale Runway Show 7-8:30PM at Treasury Commons
  • Shop the Night Away 8:30-10PM stores stay open for the ultimate shopping experience

Sunday: It's a Wrap with continuation of trunk shows and in-store fashion events.

Tickets: Friday/$30, Saturday/$40 available at Be Chic Boutique, Christina S Fashion Destination, Studion 41, and Benicia Main Street. Portion of proceeds benefitting Benicia State Parks Association.

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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 4, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia High School Homecoming Parade
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 747-8325

Show your spirit for Benicia High at the annual Homecoming Parade, our version of Disneyland's Main Street Parade with lighted floats, music, the award-winning BHS marching band, and homecoming court candidates.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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 11, 2014 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Second Saturdays Art Walk
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4202

The art of local young artists is explore at galleries and shops along First Street in the last Art Walk of the year. Sip & stroll, then throw in dining, shopping, music and Benicia history to complete the perfect day by the bay. Download the brochure or pick up a copy at participating locations and take advantage of the self-guided tour.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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 25, 2014 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Halloween Costume Contest & Sidewalk Stroll
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street offers a great time for kids of 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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Certified Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and face painting.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Haunted 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 daring you and your family to pay a visit.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The 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

November 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Earlier Than The Bird
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

Jump out of bed, head downtown with friends and family, and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping!

December 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Benicia Arsenal Artists Open Studios
Historic Benicia Arsenal Artist Community
Jackson & Tyler Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 319-5361

See the artists in their element at the annual Benicia Arsenal Artists December Open Studios event in the studios on Jackson and Tyler Streets in the Historic Benicia Arsenal Artist Community. Studios buildings are circa 1850s-1920s and are all within walking distance. Free admission and parking.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Holiday Open House
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707)7459791

First Street merchants along with Benicia Main Street host this ever-popular open house at the beginning of the Christmas 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 add a festive atmosphere to this family event.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Christmas Parade & Holiday Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street between B & D Streets
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 7459791

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at First and D Street and ends at H Street and features local marching bands, dancers, and the much-anticipated Santa Claus. The Holiday Market features handcrafted arts & crafts, gourmet items and delicious foods.

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