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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.

Colorful, Lighted Boats Sail Along the Waterfront

Once again, the Benicia Marina will offer its annual lighted boat parade, where boaters decorate their vessels for the holidays and sail down the Carquinez Strait to First Street Dec. 9 at 6pm.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in November. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

Benicia Soroptimist Wine Tasting & Pairing Event

Get to know local members while tasting fine wines paired with delectable bites, November 11, 2017 at the Benicia Clock Tower, 7-10pm.

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.

Marsh, Mud, and Microbes California wetlands Exhibit

Through October 2017, the Benicia Library Gallery features photos of two Northern California wetlands sites, including Archaea, a 3-billion year old life form.

Music you love at local venues

Rock, blues, Irish Music, tribute bands, symphony music and more can be found within easy reach for Benicia residents—Check out these bands playing in Benicia and local towns in October.

A Showcase of Unique Films

Carter’s Biz Café at the Benicia Commanding Officer’s Quarters will host the second annual North Bay Art & Film Festival October 6-8, 2017 with a lineup of national and international films.

Uplifting Workshops for Women at Commanding Officer’s Quarters

A series of workshops address various topics to pause, tune in and replenish the spirit—and navigate busy lives in a changing world.