Dìa de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

Dìa de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has become part of the annual Halloween celebrations in many Southwestern cities and communities.  Northern California is no exception.  First held in Central and Southern Mexico in the 1500’s, the holiday…

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The House Wins!

On September 20 at the Park Central San Francisco, under the observant eyes and expert tasting abilities of the jury, the winners of the “Best Baguette San Francisco 2019” were announced.  The competition, organized by French Morning and Frenchly, was…

Benicia Steampunk

Some folks don’t wait until October to dress in costume. A growing group of women periodically don Victorian steampunk garb for special get-togethers, “Damsels’ Night Out” at Cullens’ Tannery Pub. Steampunk style is adapted from the vintage science fiction writings…

Benicia Literacy Program

Benicia Reads: The Benicia Unified School District and The City of Benicia are partnering in a new Citywide Reading Campaign. This partnership will help support all students with their reading and literacy development. As a result of our ongoing analysis…

Keeping the Home-Fires Burning

As autumn temperatures dip, downtown there is a spot hovering at thousands of degrees where stunning creations take shape. That spot is Lindsay Art Glass, Benicia’s renowned glassblowing studio and gallery. This month the studio proprietors invite visitors to experience…


From the high school gridiron to local recreation ball fields, Benicia has plenty of sports activities for players and spectators alike during fall. After a month’s practice, Benicia High School’s Panther football season opened Aug. 30, says Craig Holden, the…


Farmers Market @ Downtown Benicia
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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 entertainment, and face painting.

Sponsor: Benicia Main Street

Haunted Depot @ Benicia Main Street
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Depot @ Benicia Main Street | Benicia | California | United States

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits luring you inside for a scare.

Sponsor: Benicia Main Street

Born Yesterday @ B.D.E.S. Hall
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group’s fall production is Born Yesterday, the romantic comedy by Garson Kanin. Shows time are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., October 18-November 9. Tickets are $22/General Admission, $20/Seniors 62+ & Students with I.D., $45/Dinner & Show Deal, $30/Opening Night Champagne Gala. Tickets available online.