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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.

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.

Honoring Veterans at Annual Benicia Ceremony

This year’s Benicia Memorial Day ceremony will be held Monday, May 28, 10am at the Benicia Military Cemetery with an honor guard, military fly-over and local dignitaries.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

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

Benicia Picnicking from Boat Ramp to Boat Ramp

Benicia offers three gourmet takeout eateries to help create the perfect picnic basket: The Workshop, Sprankles Deli or Heritage Pantry & Spice.

Classic Cars to Converge Along Benicia’s Waterfront

The 25th Anniversary event will bring new items and awards to the popular annual show featuring pre-1976 cars and trucks.

Ten Fun Things to Do in and Around Benicia

Finding fun things to do this month just got easier! To up March’s entertainment quotient, here’s our top ten list of events, activities and places to explore.