The 5th Annual Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival brings something for everyone.  The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th in Downtown Benicia. With the Carquinez Straits as the picturesque backdrop, along the beautiful waterfront promenade and the First Street Green this family-friendly event features top jazz musicians from the Bay Area and around the country, a juried fine art marketplace, gourmet foods, refreshing wine and beer selection, and a children's art and activity area.

The children’s art and activity alley will be hosted by Arts Benicia.  They will host multiple art activities for kids and parents to engage in throughout the day.   Other activities for children to young adults include inflatable jumps and slides, rock climbing, and face painting. The event hours will be Saturday, 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am to 6:30pm.  Tickets are $8 for Daily General Admission, $12 for a Weekend Pass, Children 12 and under free with accompanying paid adult, Seniors (65 and older) $5 Daily. A “Buy One, Get One Free” Adult Admission coupon can be downloaded from Benicia Main Street’s website.

Saturday, July 28
11:30 – 12:45 The Jazzschool
1:15 – 2:30    Dewayne Pate Quintet
3:00 – 4:15    Marcella & Friends
4:45 – 6:00     The Jazz Komradz
6:30 – 8:00    Kat Parra Latin World Ensemble

Sunday, July 29
11:30 – 12:45       The Mel Martin Band
1:15 – 2:30    Adam Theis & Subharmonics
3:00 – 4:15    Akira Tana & The Secret Agent Men Band
5:00 – 6:30    Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

For more information on the Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival, visit or contact Benicia Main Street at 707-745-9791 or

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