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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.

The Season’s Best Gifts from Downtown Benicia Shops

Vintage handkerchiefs, elegant art glass, fine jewelry, holiday mugs, candles and much more make gift giving easy.

Upcoming Exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery

After designing books for 40 years, California artist John Tullis discovered the joy of oil painting. His upcoming show, Eyes Wide Open, runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery November Featured Artist

Local artist Samantha McNally’s plein air watercolor paintings are featured this month at the downtown Benicia gallery, next to Gallery 621 and the HQ Gallery.

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.

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.

August in Benicia: A great month for Antiquing

The blue backdrop of the Carquinez Strait shows off many antiques and vintage stores along Benicia’s First Street, plus a few in Martinez, and the huge annual Peddler’s Fair, perfect for browsing on a summer’s day.