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Chic, Professional Fashion Runway Show With Wine, Food and Flair

Downtown Benicia once again hosts Fashion Runway Weekend where professional models show the latest designs from Project Runway designers.

Small Bites Dining Night In Downtown Benicia

Each year Benicia Main Street puts on A Taste of First Street, where crowds can sample delectible small bites from as many as15 restaurants, along with wine, from J Street to the waterfront.

Benicia Peddler’s Fair 50 Years Strong

Vendors of all kinds fill First Street for the Annual Peddler’s Fair. The event entices thousands to downtown Benicia, looking for fun or for the perfect rare antique find.

Thursday Evenings in Downtown Benicia

The foot of First Street in make Benicia the place to be during the farmers Market, where an impromptu picnic can be enjoyed while watching sailboat racing along the waterfront.

Benicia’s Waterfront is the Place To Be in July

Thousands of Benicians and tourists flock downtown in July for family fun annual events: The annual Torchlight Parade July 3, Picnic in the Park and Fireworks July 4, and the two-day Waterfront Festival featuring live music, food, craft beer and wine.

Obtainium Cup Combines Whimsy and Competition on Mare Island

Incorporating family fun, Steampunk, whimsy, food, beer and wine, flying monkeys and zombies, the Obtanium race is full of fanciful vehicles such as Morty the Tree, the Submarine, and Benicia’s Liberty High entry, Libby the Dragon.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in July. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Spectacular Views Highlight Two Bay Area Vintage & Antiques Fairs

For fun things to do that include food, music and shopping in the Bay Area, don’t miss TreasureFest and Alameda Point Antiques Faire, which offer visitors an opportunity to shop, sip and sup, listen to music and get to know local vendors while enjoying spectacular views.

Swashbucklers and Scalawags Descend on Vallejo Waterfront

The family-friendly, 12th annual Northern California Pirate Festival returns to Vallejo’s Waterfront Park, with entertainment for all ages, costumes, food and drink, games and more—a fun way to spend Father’s Day.

Something for Every Motorsports Fan at Sonoma Raceway

The Sonoma wine region also houses the topnotch Sonoma Raceway, offering motorsports fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the sights, smells, and excitement of the track with local and national events.