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December 1969

Sunday, September 7, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)
Yuba: What Remains
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343

Much of California's early industrial history took place in the riverfront town of Benicia, located along the Carquinez Strait at the top of the San Pablo Bay. The old Yuba Manufacturing Complex, the site where much of this colorful history came about, is the subject interpreted in a new exhibition, Yuba: What Remains, at the Benicia Public Library. Featuring work by Hedi B. Desuyo and Linda Grebmeier, the exhibit presents a striking collection of light-filled work created by the 2 artists in response to their experiences while capturing images at the old factory during the last days in its existence.

Artists Reception - Saturday Sept. 13, 2-5PM Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs 10AM - 9PM, Fri - Sun Noon - 6PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, October 12, 2014 (All day)
"Intersections" Jules Campbell Exhibition
Gallery 621
621 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-6211

Artist Jules Campbell's Intersections exhibition of mixed-media paintings runs through October 11 at Gallery 621. Meet the artist at the reception on Saturday, September 13 6:00-8:00 PM.

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!

Thursday, October 2, 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 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.

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.

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. Current Project Runway 13 designer Emily Payne, designer of Leathertongue will also be showing. Sponsors Christina S Fashion Destination & Be Chic Boutique will feature the best of Fall 2014 in clothing and accessories.

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 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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 - 7:00pm
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 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 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Benicia Fire Department Open House
Fire Station 11
150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4275

Come check out the cool emergency equipment, free food, fire engine rides, deoms and tour. The first 100 kids will receive goodie bags!

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

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online. Tickets for Opening Night Champagne Gala pre-show (7:00PM) are $25.

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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wine & Canvas
Upstairs at First Street Cafe
440 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-1400
Unleash your creative side! First Street Cafe is hosting Wine & Canvas, the painting class with cocktails! Voted #1 in Art Entertainment, Wine & Canvas makes painting easy, exciting and FUN! At the end of the event, you’ll take home a work of art that YOU create. They provide the aprons, easels, paints, artist instruction, and a 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas that you get to take home and hang on your wall--no experience necessary! Admission is only $35! Food and alcohol will be available for purchase. 

 

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 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
An Evening With the Stars
Benicia Clocktower
1189 Washington Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-2120

Come dressed as your favorite Movie, Broadway, TV Star, Athlete or Celebrity and enjoy a gourmet sit-down dinner, live auction, music & dancing, and a costume contest. Prizes for the most original, glamorous, comical, scary, and best couple/group costume. Get a group of friends, associates, clients, neighbors or family together and enjoy the festivities! Tickets are $60 or a table of eight for $480.

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

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

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 - 11:00am
Bewitching Tea
Camellia Tea Room
838 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-5293

Why should kids have all the fun at Halloween? A Haunted Hat contest, fashion show by Christina S and traditional tea lets adults enjoy the spooky season. Choose from three seatings: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Advance reservations and payment are required.

Proceeds benefit Safequest of Solano County and STAND of Contra Costa County, nonprofit agencies that serve victims of domestic violence

This fundraiser is sponsored by Camellia Tea Room and Soroptimist International of Benicia. For more details or to make reservations, contact Camellia Tea Room at (707) 746-5293.

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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

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

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dial M for Murder
Historic BDES Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-1269

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents the classic drama Dial M for Murder, a thrilling, suspensful piece of drama that will keep you guessing until the last moment!

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 8:00PM & Sunday at 2:00PM through November 8. Tickets $20/general admission, $18/seniors & students available at Chamber of Commerce or online.

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!

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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