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Merging Innovation, Collaboration and Hands-on Learning

Now in its third year, Benicia Maker Faire joins other Maker movements across the world in taking innovation out of the exclusive realm of tech companies and empowering the minds of creative individuals and visionaries within communities.

Demystifying First Street

Downtown Benicia’s ten blocks of scenic beauty and a mix of retail stores, restaurants, bars and offices is explained, one block at a time.

Kick-start some holiday spirit with an ice skating outing

Within an hour of Benicia, at a multitude of ice rinks, seasonal and year-round, offer public skating during the holidays.

Wonderful Bird Watching Opportunities In Benicia

The Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory bird route from Alaska to Patagonia, runs through the Suisun Marsh adjacent to Benicia, CA. The San Francisco Bay Area is the largest stopover along the route, so bird watching is rich with opportunity to see more than 200 bird species, including scaups, falcons, kestrels, western meadow larks, herons, pelicans and marsh wrens.

2016 Benicia Oktoberfest to be held at the Clock Tower Oct. 1

Benicia Oktoberfest 2016, held at the Benicia Clock Tower Oct. 1, features a fun celebration with traditional German fare, local craft beer, music, wine and more.

Upcoming Benicia Fine Arts & Craft Fair Sept. 17

Exuberance & Humanity Help Define The Burning Man Experience

65,000-plus people from all over the world converge at Burning Man on the Nevada desert playa to create a temporary city each year; a non-commercial, unforgettable sensory feast: a mixture of art and architecture, rollicking raves, art cars, music, fashion and other forms of human imagination.

Going Beyond Produce At The Benicia Farmers Market

60 Vendors display a variety of wares at the Benicia Farmers Market—in addition to produce, there’s grass fed beef and fresh fish, local honey, fresh flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

The Caber Toss, Stone Put & More Celebrated At Highland Festivals

Many thousands of fans descend on Pleasanton at the Alameda Fairgrounds for the Scottish and Celtic cultural event that features games, music, animals, and Scottish living history.

Swimming For Exercise And Recreation

Swimming has a long history of health and recreational benefits including water safety, impact on joints and bones and more. There are several public pools near Benicia.