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Thursday, April 6, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
We Were There, WWI Pop-up Exhibit
Benicia Historical Museum
2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-5435

The special, temporary exhibit opened on April 6, the anniversary of America’s entry into World War I (1914-1918), commemorating those Benicians who lost their lives in the “Great War”. It's an opportunity to learn about the horrors of trench warfare affecting millions of soldiers in Europe. The exhibit also incorporates material on the flu epidemic of 1918, which played a deadly role during World War I.

Exhibit artifacts include helmets, uniforms, weaponry, and items used by soldiers in the trenches. All military personnel, current or retired, always have free entry to Museum exhibits; regularly scheduled hours are 1-4 PM, Wednesday - Sunday.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Carquinez Village Presents “Managing Grief and Loss”
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-2472

Learning how to manage grief and loss from death is a valuable skill whether you are the person preparing for death, or you are a loved one sharing the journey to this transition. Sydney Nazarenko, a home hospice social worker for Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, will be featured speaker.

Repeats every week until Thu Aug 31 2017 .
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street from 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 18, 2017 (All day)
Movie Night Under the Stars - Secret Life of Pets (PG)
City Park Gazebo
First Street at Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4285

Families enjoy free admission & free popcorn during the summer outdoor movie that begins at dusk. Bring pillows, blankets, low-back chairs, then sit back and enjoy the movie. Food & beverages are welcome, so don't forget your picnic dinner. (Please clean up after the movie.) These are family events so, please, no smoking and no pets. Pets are not allowed in city parks. Please note that the playground closes at dusk.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carquinez Village Hosts “Wine and Lite Bites” Fundraiser
Former Benicia Public Library
144 East G Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-2472

The Carquinez Village invites adults to join the fun for “Wine and Lite Bites,” the organization’s major annual fundraiser and auction. Reservations may be made by registering on the website www.carquinezvillage.org or calling 707.297.2472. The cost is $10 for members and $25 per person for non-members and can be paid at the door. Checks should be made out to Faith in Action for Carquinez Village.

Repeats every month on the first Friday and on the third Friday until Sat Oct 28 2017 .
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Vigilante Committees in 1850s California
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Steve Beck, Chief Historian of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park will unravel stories of the private citizens that joined together to form "vigilante committees" to bring order to the chaos of the the lawlessness as a result of the discovery of gold in California. To add to the historic feel, the Falkner's California Trio will perform early California music & songs. Event is FREE with refreshments.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Taste of First
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 24, 2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street from 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 26, 2017 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
Benicia Plein Air Gallery's Annual Paintout
Benicia Plein Air Gallery
307 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Beginning at 8:00 AM, artist check in and begin painting throughout Benicia. Works must be framed and hung for judging by 3:00 PM. Winners will be announced at 4:00 PM followed by a reception. The public is invited to join the reception and meet the artists.

More info at http://www.beniciapleinair.com/paint_out.html

Friday, September 1, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, September 3, 2017 (All day)
Benicia Film Festival
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4358

Benicia is the place to be during Labor Day Weekend at the Benicia Film Festival. Great films, food & wine are in store. Funds raised directly benefit Arts & Culture in Benicia. Tickets available at http://beniciafilmfestival.com/events/?page_id=299

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Repeats every week until Thu Oct 26 2017 .
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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.

Repeats every month on the second Saturday until Sun Oct 15 2017 except Sat Aug 12 2017.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Benicia Art Walk 2017
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4202

Benicia Art Walk 2017 is on the Second Saturdays in June, July, September, and October from 2:00-6:00 PM on First Street in downtown Benicia. Come for lunch, then stay for dinner and tour eight amazing galleries hosting the fun this year with live entertainment and other activities. Click here for the Benicia Art Walk 2017 brochure and map. More info is available on Facebook.com/BeniciaArtWalk.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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 15, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Benicia Fine Arts & Craft Fair
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-2120

Artisans and crafters will line First Street for the 44th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. Recognized as one of the most diversified and leading Bay Area Arts & Craft shows, this event draws thousands of shoppers annually. Vendors are prescreened to ensure a quality event with an extensive selection and variety of fine arts and crafts. Admission and parking are FREE. Event held rain or shine.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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 23, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Benicia Wine Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Ages 21 and over.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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 29, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-5125

Meet former Project Runway designers at Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend, Sept 29-30, in downtown Benicia. Tickets on sale soon for Meet & Greet and a professional Runway Show hosted by Christina S Fashion Destination. Like & follow Visit Benicia for updates.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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 6, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Zombie Brew Crawl
Downtown Benicia
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?

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Benicia Art Walk 2017
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4202

Benicia Art Walk 2017 is on the Second Saturdays in June, July, September, and October from 2:00-6:00 PM on First Street in downtown Benicia. Come for lunch, then stay for dinner and tour eight amazing galleries hosting the fun this year with live entertainment and other activities. Click here for the Benicia Art Walk 2017 brochure and map. More info is available on Facebook.com/BeniciaArtWalk.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Benicia Farmers Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street, from 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.

Repeats every week on October every Friday and every Saturday until Tue Oct 31 2017 .
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
Downtown Benicia
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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Repeats every day on October every Sunday and every Saturday until Tue Oct 31 2017 .
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Repeats every 7 days until Sat Oct 28 2017 .
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Repeats every 7 days until Sun Oct 29 2017 .
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ghost Walk
SP Depot-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. Tours are on the first and third Friday of each month with more occuring in October. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707.745.9791. More info at www.BeniciaMainStreet.org.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Haunted Depot
Benicia Main Street Historic Depot
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.

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Benicia Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

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 Christmas Tree lighting add a festive atmosphere to this family event.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Benicia Christmas Parade and Holiday Market
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-9791

The parade starts at 10:oo AM at First & D Street 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.

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