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Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

Benicia’s Booth at Sunset Celebration Weekend

For many years running, the City of Benicia has participated in Sunset Magazine’s Sunset Celebration Weekend, an event for visitors that targets travelers and tourists exploring cities across the west.

Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

Each year, the Benicia Historical Society honors veterans with a popular and poignant ceremony at the Benicia Post Arsenal Cemetery, including music, poems, prayers, color guard and more

A Fun Getaway Road Trip from Yolo to Mendocino

Food & travel writer Bob Ecker takes us on a journey (in a fast, sexy car) from Winters, California, to Mendocino, sampling food, beer, wine and country inns.

Colorful Kites Adorn Benicia’s Green Spaces

Late spring’s breezy days bring many colorful specimens to Benicia’s waterfront, and downtown and Southampton Parks.

Annual Artist Open Studios Returns May 6-7

Benicia’s big weekend art event, hosted by Arts Benicia, draws thousands of art lovers, art buyers and curious visitors to artists’ live/work studios and local galleries.

Volunteers Nearing $1 Million in Used Book Sales

Through their monthly used book sales, the volunteer organization, Friends of the Benicia Library, raises money for vital library programs.

Fun Run is a Win-win for Benicia Schools and Runners

Open to all, the Benicia Education Foundation’s Run for Education foot race, now in its 10th year, enhances community spirit, helps local schools and provides a great way to enjoy downtown Benicia’s charm while exercising or qualifying for a marathon.

24th Annual Benicia Classic Car Show Returns to the Waterfront

400 classic cars will be on display along downtown Benicia’s pier and First Street Green, to the delight of the huge crowds who come to admire them, and enjoy the food, music and more.

Kids can access programs catering to all age groups and interests.

The beautiful and engaging Benicia Public Library offers so much more than books, (including public art AND art gallery) but especially kid’s programs that include story time, book clubs, poetry, yoga and special events.