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.
Incorporating family fun, Steampunk, whimsy, food, beer and wine, flying monkeys and zombies, the Obtanium race is full of fanciful vehicles such as Morty the Tree, the Submarine, and Benicia’s Liberty High entry, Libby the Dragon.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art combines fashion and Catholicism in its newest exhibition, Heavenly Bodies. Rich fabrics as well as gaudy designs are showcased both on the Red Carpet and in the show itself.
For fun things to do that include food, music and shopping in the Bay Area, don’t miss TreasureFest and Alameda Point Antiques Faire, which offer visitors an opportunity to shop, sip and sup, listen to music and get to know local vendors while enjoying spectacular views.