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Tantalize your Palate at Annual Taste of First Street

Bust out of your restaurant rut by sampling the many small bites offered at Benicia Main Street’s annual Taste of First Street event, which also includes wine.
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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.

Tantalize your Palate at Annual Taste of First Street

Bust out of your restaurant rut by sampling the many small bites offered at Benicia Main Street’s annual Taste of First Street event, which also includes wine.

Benicia—a Craft Beer Tasting Destination

The beer scene in Benicia has evolved to include many spots with great craft brews on tap, including Bruehol Brewing, a microbrewery in the Benicia Business Park.

Today’s Rose’s are Well-crafted, Stellar Wines

Gone are the sweet, cheap Rose’s of the past. Rose Today’s 2017 competition in Healdsburg, CA, garnered the participation of 239 wines from around the world to showcase the best of the best.

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.

Live Music Scene Kicks Off Summer in Benicia and Neighboring Cities

Summer’s promise of local live music—indoors or outdoors, includes myriad choices: rock, blues, acoustic folk, open mic, symphony and more.
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Events Calendar

August 2017

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

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Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

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"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays 12-4pm by request"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

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For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

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Painting Class: Brushstroke Techniques. Taught by one of The Hub's artists, learn how to correctly handle the brush and make a variety of strokes. The information presented in this class can be...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707-561-6514
Contact Name: The Hub
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Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

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Computer aided language lab for beginner and intermediate adult ESL learners. Free! Meets on Monday mornings

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Garden docents will be present to explain the many uses of cactus and agave at the Garden’s Cactus & Agave Discovery Station. Discover how these plants have evolved to survive and thrive...

Cost: Half off admission

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 151-064-31924
Contact Name: Jenny Moore
Website »

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Downtown brings a sampling of the cuisine you can find from Benicia’s favorite restaurants on First Street with two glasses of wine and souvenir glass included.

Cost: $30/Adult Advance, $55/Pair Adults Advance, Day of Event $35/$65

Where:
Downtown Benicia
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

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Downtown brings a sampling of the cuisine you can find from Benicia’s favorite restaurants on First Street with two glasses of wine and souvenir glass included.

Cost: Advance: $30-$55, Day of Event: $35-60

Where:
First Street Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Learning Public Speaking the Supportive Way! Toastmasters – Where Communicators and Leaders Are Made. The Benicia Capitol Speakers Toastmasters club is a fun and supportive group who meet...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Benicia Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
601 1st Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Toastmasters Club #2080
Telephone: 707-290-4377
Contact Name: Larry J. Miller
Website »

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

State Capitol open Thursdays 12-4pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live...

Cost: Free Attendance

Where:
First Street Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Meets in the Dona Benicia Room on the fourth Thursday of each month

Where:
Library Dona Benicia Room
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707-745-9791. A...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Benicia Main Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Bring your family and enjoy this FREE outdoor moving screening! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants prior to the movie. Live music begins at 6:30pm. A goody...

Cost: Free

Where:
Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: City of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek Recreation and Walnut Creek Downtown
Website »

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MILINDA PERRY GALLERY OF BENICIA PRESENTS THE ART OF WORLD RENOWNED CALIFORNIA ARTIST JACK LAYCOX (1921-1985) FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF HIS NIECE, CYDNE KAYE July 10th through...

Cost: 0

Where:
Milinda Perry Gallery
117 East F Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Milinda Perry Gallery
Telephone: 707-235-1819
Contact Name: Donna Covey
Website »

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Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Come enjoy the beautiful after-hours in the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley while sampling some delicious beers from San Francisco's Fort Point Beer Company. Staff from Fort Point will be...

Cost: $35

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 510-664-9841
Contact Name: Deepa Natarajan
Website »

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"Approximately 60 artists will come from all over the Bay Area to capture the light, the straits and the unique charm of Benicia in paint. Artists must be ready to hang their work by 3PM....

Where:
Benicia Plein Air Gallery
307 First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Plein Air Gallery
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