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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.

New Food Vendors for Farmers Market’s 26th Year

Benicia Farmers Market provides much more than produce—this season’s new food trucks and greater variety provide tastebud-tempting selections.

The History of Benicia’s Ferry Crossings & Shipbuilding Industry

From the Pony Express to WWII, the city of Benicia has a long history of waterfront commerce, keeping Benicia’s economy connected to the tides.

Life-size Sculpture Finds a Home on Benicia’s Waterfront

Neptune’s Daughter, a large-scale sculpture created by Benicia Artist Lisa Reinertson, was recently given the go-ahead for installation at the foot of First Street.

11th Annual Foot Race In Downtown Benicia

Benicia Education Foundation gears up for 11th annual Run for Education 5 and 10K foot race, April 22, 2018, along with waterfront warmups, kid’s fun run and a beautiful, chip-timed race course.

Taking Good Care of our “Bodies of Water”

Water, internal and external, the source of all life, must be protected as a living entity with which we have a reciprocal relationship.

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.

Things to Do from J Street to Military West

Along Benicia’s the mile-long First Street, this is our final segment of what’s where in each block. Don’t miss a Hawaiian meal at Got Plate Lunch, visit an art gallery and explore City Park.

A First Street Primer, F Street to G Street

Downtown Benicia’s power block in the mile-long shopping district, from F Street to G Street on First Street is retail dense with 11 boutiques, 7 salons, places to eat and more.