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Benicia’s Biggest Holiday Event

Small town charm is a great big hit for thousands of people attending the annual downtown Holiday Open House, with hay rides, live music and shops serving food and drink are open late.

Colorful, Lighted Boats Sail Along the Waterfront

Once again, the Benicia Marina will offer its annual lighted boat parade, where boaters decorate their vessels for the holidays and sail down the Carquinez Strait to First Street Dec. 9 at 6pm.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in November. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

A First Street Primer, I Street to J Street

Downtown Benicia’s 900 block features popular restaurants Nine Zero Seven, Venticello’s, Pacifica Pizza and Matsuri Sushi, as well as two salons.

Benicia’s Biggest Zombie Party

Some adults go all-out with their deliciously costumed zombie personas, some come as themselves, but all have a great time tasting great brews downtown.

A First Street Primer, H Street to I Street

Downtown Benicia’s 800 block features popular restaurants Camellia Tea Room and Aroma Indian Cuisine, as well as healing arts and specialty salons and spas.

Celebrating Fall with Annual Benicia Wine Walk

The final Wine Walk of 2017, the September 23 event promises a delightful afternoon of wine tasting, with nibbles included at participating downtown shops.

It’s Time to Hit the Beach, and Pick up Some Trash

Volunteers will descend on Benicia and California waterways Sept. 16, during the upcoming annual Coastal Cleanup Day to remove debris. A BBQ lunch will be offered to local volunteers.

A First Street Primer, G Street to H Street

Downtown Benicia’s 700 block is smack in the middle of First Street, including retail stores and restaurants and dominated by the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

Benicians are Passionate about Bocce

With two new courts and 588 players on 56 bocce teams make this lively pastime one of the biggest games in town.