July 2018

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Fairfax, CA is a Gem of a Town

Not far from Benicia is the delightful town of Fairfax, a fun day excursion that will give you ample opportunity to enjoy bike riding, good food and the seasonal farmer’s market.

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.

Obtainium Cup Combines Whimsy and Competition on Mare Island

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.

Capturing Changing Light and Color on an Artist’s Canvas

Local artist MaryLou Correia’s paintings of Bay Area scenes will be the Benicia Plein Air Gallery’s featured exhibit in July.

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.

Benicia Library Features Photographs by Michel Guido

The Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery in the Benicia Library hosts works by French Humanist artist Michel Guido. The exhibit will run July 10 – Aug. 9.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in July. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Take The Fear Out of Home Buying in Nine Easy Steps

Eric Hogland, Broker Assoc. at Estey Real Estate, outlines nine simple steps every buyer should follow when shopping for a new house.

Metropolitan Museum's Gala for Exhibit Heavenly Bodies

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.

It’s All About Shape and Color For Benicia artist Cherry Moore

Milinda Perry Gallery host Cherry Moore, a Benicia artist, this month, delighting art lovers with her mixing of colors, shapes and images while creating a sense of calm.

Spectacular Views Highlight Two Bay Area Vintage & Antiques Fairs

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.