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Benicia’s Zombie, Ghost and Scarecrow Invasion

Kids and adults will enjoy scarecrows descending across Benicia, a Pet Parade and Costume Contest, trick or treating on First Street, Haunted House and more.

Local Brew Pubs Get Into The Spirit of October

Local Benicia residents have many opportunities to experience Oktoberfest. The closest offering takes place in Concord October 12 and 13 but great Brew Pubs all around the East Bay keep the festivities accessible all month long.

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.

Professional Baseball In a Hometown Setting

Vallejo Admirals bring minor league baseball to small town fans and families, with each game providing interactive opportunities for players and kids with close-up seating for all.

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.

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.