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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.

Benicia Main Street Gears Up for Annual Music Festival

Downtown Benicia plays host once again to the annual Waterfront Music Festival with two days of nonstop rock and roll, a vendor village and food and drink, with the dramatic backdrop of the Carquinez Strait.

Downtown Benicia Shopping & Dining, E Street to F Street

In our fourth installment of what’s where on First Street, the heart of our historic downtown, we explore the numerous spa and salon options, as well as things to do and where to eat.

Two Unique Art Exhibits this Month at the Benicia Library

The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library will feature paintings by Tom Stanton in the exhibit “My Town is a River Town at the Edge of Land,” and the exhibit “Sublime: Prints on Paper,” featuring the works of artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin.

Making Sense of First Street, Part 3 in a Series

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.

Demystifying First Street

Downtown Benicia’s ten blocks of scenic beauty and a mix of retail stores, restaurants, bars and offices is explained, one block at a time.

Art permeates Benicia's cultural scene in numerous ways

Arts Benicia and the Benicia Library to offer gallery exhibits featuring local artists, including one with student art

Delight your Valentine with specialty chocolate from Downtown Benicia shops

Shop local at Benicia’s amazing array of gift stores

Downtown Benicia has everything from A-Z for perfect holiday gifts, including a unique selection of books, games, calendars, journals & notepads, jewelry, home & garden items, pet gifts, ornaments, specialty teas, herbs & spices, ornaments, candles and more.