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Benicia Historical Museum exhibit Cheers! Beer Brewing in Benicia

Fri May. 1, 2015 - Tue Jun. 30, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Current exhibit featuring history and artifacts relating to the local beer brewing industry in the early to mid 1900s.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit A Call to Arms: The Benicia Arsenal - WWII

Sun Mar. 22, 2015 - Tue Jun. 30, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Stories, photographs, documents, uniforms, medals and artifacts illustrating the Arsenal’s role in the war featuring the people who worked here and the products manufactured, repaired and shipped to all WWII theaters of operation.

Magic Dan

Tue Jun. 30, 2015
JKF Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St.
Tollfree: 1-866-57-Askus

Magic Dan’s captivating performances are filled with positive messages that enhance and reinforce education, reading, and self-esteem. Through the power of magic, Magic Dan gets kids to embrace reading and feel good about themselves.

Juggling and Comedy with Coventry & Kaluza

Wed Jul. 1, 2015
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Coventry & Kaluza, award-winning clown duo, bring a variety of skills and thrills to their library show, which features acrobatics, juggling, music, high numbers hula hooping, and ridiculous highjinks!

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! Birthday Bash!

Wed Jul. 1, 2015
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

This is a very special Ramble celebrating the birthdays of Erik Schramm, Leah Tysse, and Don Bassey, with Danny Click, Kevin Hayes, Adrienne Biggs-Tennant, and many other surprise guests. This Birthday Ramble will also be the last show before the Empress Theatre officially files for a permanent liquor license, which requires a “dry” period of about 30 days. We can make it! One nice thing about this permanent license is that it reduces our alcohol distribution expense, and we are going to pass this savings on to you. At this Ramble we will introduce new, permanent LOWER DRINK PRICES for all beer, wine, and liquor! Come join us for this special Birthday Ramble as many of your favorite musicians join the North Bay All-Stars featuring Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, Matt Silva on guitar, Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals, and T Moran on drums. FREE ADMISSION!!

Benicia Torchlight Parade

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Benicia’s 4th of July parade stretches all the way down First Street and includes music, dancing, floats, horses, clowns, and live entertainment. A street dance and live entertainment follow the parade on First Street.

Empress Theatre presents Kevin Russell’s “Cream of Clapton”

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

World-class guitarist, vocalist, and producer, Kevin Russell honors one of the greats in Rock and Blues history with his Cream of Clapton tribute. Kevin and his band dig deep into the music of the British guitar legend with fire, passion, and precision. This is going to be a fantastic night of music. Come join us!

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Thunder Moon"

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Fourth of July at PIER 39

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Fishermans Wharf

Flash! Sparkle! Pop! It’s Fourth of July! PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring activities and musical entertainment. The fun starts at 12pm with a performance from WJM in the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza, followed by Tainted Love at 5pm. At approximately 9:30pm, The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay*. The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39.

Vallejo 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
425 A Virginia St.
707-644-5551

The 162nd Annual Vallejo July 4th Parade is on with the theme "Stars and Stripes Forever!" Parade step off is 10:00 am. The 2015 Vallejo 4th of July Parade will travel on its traditional route beginning at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right on Georgia through downtown. Enjoy the day and return to the Vallejo waterfront for the Festival on the Waterfront and FIREWORKS at approximately 9:15 pm.

Benicia's Picnic in the Park & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

This event is a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July. Benicia’s City Park is filled with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Fireworks start shortly after 9 p.m. at the foot of First Street making this a great event for the whole family.

Red White & Blues Groove

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Vallejo Waterfront

Red White & Blues Groove unites the July 4th Parade and Fireworks with a blast of an event after the Parade and before the fireworks that will be happening on the Waterfront – music, artisan beer garden, maritime dog parade, Bathtub Regatta, pirating zombies, children rides, Earl’s Bar-B-Q, fish, tacos, pupusas, snow cones and so much more.

Independence Day on the Wine Train

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: (800) 427-4124

Watch your family's eyes light up as they view the Yountville fireworks from the comfort of the Wine Train. No driving, no parking, and no fighting traffic on the way home.

NorCal KnockOut Round 6 Car Show

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr
714-883-3694

Vehicle Registration is open to ​Pre-70 American Made Traditional Hot Rods, Kustoms, Bombs, Gassers, & Nostalgic Race cars. Bike Registration is open to all 40's - 60's style Choppers, Bobbers, & Cafe Racers. A day full of amazing cars, bikes, live bands, DJ, vendors, BBQ, & cold drinks all day! It all takes place on the classic Solano County Fairgrounds est. 1949. The Starlite Patio is a 14400 sq ft covered patio that will host a huge variety of vendors, artists & pin-stripers. 6 tree shaded lawns makes for a great spot to park your sled or hot rod & a huge main concourse for display of cars & bikes. Easy access from the 37 and 80 freeway, 30 minutes north of San Francisco & multiple hotels nearby.

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Peter Cetera

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
14455 Highway 16

Grammy winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 thru 1986, he was a singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group “Chicago.” Familiar hits included “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Stay the Night,” and “Feeling Stronger Every Day.” A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded multiple No. 1 hits, including the Academy Award nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the hit movie “The Karate Kid II”, and the “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant. $65 / $75 / $89

4th Annual July 4 Moooonlight and Fireworks Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park, 3100 Lynch Rd.
707-685-5908

The after-dark, guided Moooonlight and Fireworks Hike at Lynch Canyon will be about 4.5 miles total on uneven terrain, past free-ranging cattle, mostly moderately easy with a few moderately strenuous slopes. This year brings the rare spectacle of a moonrise during the fireworks shows. That won't happen again for years. (The moon will rise 91% lit, not quite full.) July 4 fireworks will not be accompanied by an after-dark moonrise again until 2023. Watch the fireworks from the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Depending on visibility, expect to see various communities' fireworks around Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and Contra Costa. Ticket Prices: $10 per person

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom' July 4th Fest

Sat Jul. 4, 2015 - Mon Jul. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. For three consecutive days - July 4, 5 & 6 - join us for Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest as we celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with family and friends.

Owen Baker-Flynn's Inspired Silliness

Tue Jul. 7, 2015
JFK Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Juggling, magic, balancing acts & more!

Jeremy the Juggler at Springstowne Library

Wed Jul. 8, 2015
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Jeremy Shafer will thrill the audience with his juggling, unicycling and giant origami.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters: Keith Brown

Wed Jul. 8, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul, Funk, and Rhythm and Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters featuring Keith Brown. Soulshine Groovemasters are Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker. Come and get your groove on!

Empress Theatre presents Friday Night Dance Party: BeaufunK

Fri Jul. 10, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Friday Night Dance Party with BeaufunK – BeaufunK marries the funk styles of New Orleans and Oakland. Their music captures the infectious tribal vibe of New Orleans funk and second line and blends it with Oakland’s style of precise musical punctuation and greasy syncopated rhythms. This blend is a potent dance combination and makes for a festive party atmosphere. BeaufunK’s extensive repertoire of original music, plus covers from legendary funk bands Tower of Power, The Meters, James Brown and more, gets audiences on their feet!

Little Imaginarium's PARENTS NIGHT OUT…PAJAMA PARTY

Fri Jul. 10, 2015
428 Georgia St
707-644-4831

Get your favorite pajamas out and come on down to join us for a pajama party. This is a drop off event for parents to enjoy a night off while your children have fun in a loving, safe environment. We will be providing snacks, games and reading bedtime stories. Drop off is available to children ages 2.5yrs-7yrs (child must be potty trained). Pre-registration required.

The “Guitarwork Concert Series" presents The Guitar Project (Warren Haskell & Tobin Roye)

Fri Jul. 10, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Summary: Guitar Duets by Warren Haskell and Tobin Roye (Chico State Faculty) perform Friday July 10th at Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Road in Benicia. Extensive refreshments will be served at 7:00 with music starting at 7:30 Tickets are $25 on line at www.guitarwork.com or call 415 297 3542.

VezerStock Concert Series - Rhythm Method 4 Band

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
2522 Mankas Corner Road
Tollfree: (888) 823-8463

Vezer Family Vineyards proudly presents VezerStock Concert Series: Rhythm Method 4 Band. Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Mankas Corner Gardens.

Art and Concerts in the Park - Frankye Kelly & Band

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St.
707-648-5317

Free to the Public! Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere.

Osprey Viewing Cruise on the Historic and Scenic Mare Island Strait and Napa River Boat Tour with Dolphin Charters

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way
510-527-9622

Dolphin Charters will host a cruise aboard its 42 passenger vessel the River Dolphin along the Napa River departing the Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way at 9:00 - 11:00 am and from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The cost is $35 per person. It is recommended that passengers bring their own lunch, and snacks; drinks are provided; dress in layers and bring cameras and binoculars. Reservations: 510-527-9622 or 800-472-9942.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Robinson Edgar

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to Bay Area- based cartoonist and illustrator Robinson Edgar. His work has been featured in the works of online magazine 'Thünk (A)' and the performances of multimedia dance group Kinetech. He is also the creator of a short series of comedic animations, featured on his Youtube channel. His previous comic creations include Eyeball Jones and The City. You can find more of his work at: www.robinsonedgar.com.

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group: "War of the Worlds" Radio Staged Reading

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
BDES Hall- 140 W J St
707 746-1269

This one-night production of "War of the Worlds" radio show will be a fun, exciting event to raise funds for 50 new padded folding chairs for our loyal audiences. The evening’s entertainment is cast by veteran Benicia Old Town Theatre Group members. Ticket price includes entertainment and free quality bar bites. A no-host bar will be open. This production is directed by Chuck Schilling.

Germar the Magician

Tue Jul. 14, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St/Joseph Rm
707-553-5093

Captivating feats of magic and levitation that aren’t to be missed!

Suisun Wildlife Center at Jelly Belly

Wed Jul. 15, 2015
Jelly Belly Candy Co, 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 1-800-953-5592

Enjoy an opportunity to meet native California wildlife up close and personal! Learn about the important work of wildlife rescue as Suisun Wildlife staff and volunteers share an educational presentation including many rescue animals such as owls, Red Tail Hawks, possums and snakes. This is a free show and is open for the first 200 guests who arrive. Line up outside the Grand Bean Room on the second floor of the Visitor Center.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with Kenya Baker

Wed Jul. 15, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Award winning guitarist Kenya Baker grew up in Oakland and has been a touring musician for most of his life. From 2006-2010, he toured internationally as lead guitarist for Grammy Award winner Joss Stone. Kenya began his career as a teenager touring on the gospel quartet circuit. Then he became immersed in the Oakland R&B scene in its heyday and played with the finest Oakland musicians, including Lucy Pearl, Digital Underground and Tony!Toni!Tone!. Kenya is a multi-talented musician, composer and music producer. He has a gold album for his original song “Top of the World” (under the name Kenya Gruv) which is featured on the Menace II Society soundtrack, and a platinum album for his collaboration on “The Revival” by Tony!Toni!Tone!. He’s worked with other notable artists including Tupac Shakur and Eric Benet. Get ready for some seriously danceable grooves and shredding guitar solos. The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, Matt Silva on guitar, Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals, and T Moran on drums.

Schulz Museum - Star Gazing Family Sleepover

Fri Jul. 17, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Blast off into hands-on fun and sleep overnight at the Schulz Museum! Experience the wonders of the night sky with an evening of star gazing through high powered telescopes with Sonoma County Astronomical Society. Make your own portable planetarium and galactic goo, among other fun hands-on activities. Dinner and continental breakfast included. Advance reservations required--register online by clicking on class title above or call (707) 284-1272.

Puppet Art Theater: Tommy's Space Adventure at Springstowne Library

Fri Jul. 17, 2015
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Puppet Art Theater presents Tommy's Space Adventure . Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to meet a real live space alien. Zeenon the Alien travels millions of light years to meet interesting earthlings like Tommy. Mad scientist, Dr. Lost N. Space is also interested in Space Aliens but for all the wrong reasons! Will Tommy be able to save his new found friend from the evil doctor? Come and find out.

Castello di Amorosa Festival del Sole

Fri Jul. 17, 2015
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St Helena Hwy
707-967-6272

Experience the Opening Night of Napa Valley Festival del Sole's landmark 10th Season with a celebration for the ages at Castello di Amorosa. The evening begins with hosted pre-concert receptions atop the castle tower and in the winery’s impressive Great Hall. Guests are then invited into the courtyard for a concert starring soprano Deborah Voigt.

GVRD First Saturdays at Hanns Park

Sat Jul. 18, 2015
Hanns Park Skyline Drive at Redwood Parkway
707-648-5317

Come enjoy hikes & various nature activities in GVRD parks. FREE. Participants will enjoy a low impact hike led by a knowledgeable representative.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Keb' Mo'

Sat Jul. 18, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, this guitarist’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues. Mo’s distinctive sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock folk and jazz. His music is a purely post-modern expression of the artistic and cultural journey that has transformed the blues, and his own point of view, over time. $49 / $59 / $69

Wings of Hope Butterflies and Kites Family Event

Sat Jul. 18, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park,
707-847-5723

Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group and Cancer Support Community are proud to present the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Butterflies and Kites Family Event to Vallejo on Saturday, July 18th at Blue Rock Springs Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanks to our sponsors, The Wings of Hope Butterflies and Kites Family Event is a free fun filled event to celebrate and honor the lives of those living or passed, who have been touched by cancer. This heartwarming event includes a ceremonial butterfly release, kite flying, gentle yoga, reiki, food, kids activities and more. Yoga will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Dariece Warren from Vallejo Yoga. The ceremonial butterfly release will be held at noon. Thanks to our butterfly sponsor, Recology of Vallejo, butterflies will be offered to release free of charge to all cancer survivors, and then on a first-come first-serve basis. Kites will be given to children to fly during the event. All sponsorships and donations from the event will directly benefit the Vallejo community by underwriting programs and services for patients and their families in the Vallejo area. For more information, contact Gina Bowen at 707-847-5723 or email butterflyvallejo@gmail.com

Obtainium Cup Contraptor's Rally

Sun Jul. 19, 2015
Alden Park, Mare Island
925-254-7643

The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a 4-mile crazy mad-cap jaunt through the post-Apocalyptic world of Mare Island, braving such hazards as flying monkeys, zombies and bad tea parties. Human-powered vehicles and bicycles from around the Bay Area will be competing based on creativity, tenacity, and participation.

Sugartown Festival & Street Fair

Sun Jul. 19, 2015
Pomona and Rolph Streets

Food, wine, drinks, arts & crafts, family events, kids zone. Live music on two stages. Steve Synder's Big Band, The Billy Martini Show, Puro Bandito, Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces, Beaufun K and more. Free Admission

Oklin Bloodworth; Music with a Kiddie Beat!

Tue Jul. 21, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St/Joseph Rm
707-553-5093

Little ones will enjoy tunes about animals and our wonderful world.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues: Tribute to Eli’s Mile High Club

Wed Jul. 22, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre takes place the 4th Wednesday of every month and features some of the best blues musicians on the planet. Join us for a special tribute to Eli’s Mile High Club featuring some of the best Blues Musicians in the Bay Area and beyond. The line-up will include Eli’s veterans Larry James, Timm Walker. Wilson Brooks, Lorenzo Hawkins, Oscar Myers, and Julien Vaught. This is going to be a night of non-stop grooves you won’t want to miss.

Big Messy Art Day at Springstowne Library

Wed Jul. 22, 2015
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Finger painting, glitter, feathers and more-let's see what kind of mess we can make!

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Jul. 23, 2015
In-Shape Health Club, 124 Lincoln Rd East
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by In-Shape Health Club. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Empress Theatre presents Room of Voices featuring Mingo Lewis and Karissa Sound Sapien

Fri Jul. 24, 2015
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Featuring Mingo Lewis on drums/vocals and Karissa Sound Sapien on synths/vocals. Room of Voices is a new direction in music and a collective of world sounds. Prepare your mind, body, and soul to take a journey through the multidimensionality of this music. With waves of funk, psychedelica, jazz, world, dance, dubstep and fusion music Room of Voices creates a quest of inner depth to its listeners. A journey through the jungle, a walk into the desert, feel the power and submerge yourself into the illuminating sound waves that Room of Voices presents to you. Opening the show is the popular San Francisco trio the Broun Fellinis.

Festa Italiana at V. Sattui

Sat Jul. 25, 2015
1111 White Lane St, St Helena
Tollfree: 1-800-799-2337 or 707-963-7774

Under the oaks - great food, fine wine - and music by Nino L'Italiano! This year V. Sattui hosts its 20th annual Festa Italiana under the oaks, and you are invited! As in past years, we will be celebrating V. Sattui's Italian heritage with an outdoor feast straight from the villages of Toscana and Lombardia. Our chefs will fill bowls and platters with delicious pastas and garden-fresh salads, then slice and dish up roasted wild boar, grilled tri-tip and fresh salmon.

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 24, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

On July 18-20, the NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel, return to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series.

Benicia Waterfront Festival

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

The popular summer event is back with a splash! Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, craft beer tastings, tasty foods, vendor village, and kids’ activity area. Downtown Benicia @ First & East B Streets.

2015 California State Fair

Fri Jul. 10, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.,Sacramento
916-263-FAIR/877-CAL-EXPO

For more than 160 years the California State Fair has provided fairgoers with incredible experiences and a wide variety of attractions which are either large in scale or play on grandiose traditions of fairs, agriculture, and entertainment. "Food-Family-Fun" is always the State Fair theme. Fair Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri-Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Magical Midway: Mon/Wed/Thurs 2:00 pm-11:00 pm; Tue/Fri-Sun 11:00 am - Midnight.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents MACBETH

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hanns Park, Skyline St.
510-872-8539

Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. - Wikipedia

Creepies, Crawlies & Critters: the East Bay Vivarium Traveling Reptile Show at Springstowne Library

Wed Jul. 29, 2015
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Meet the East Bay Vivarium’s traveling menagerie of amazing critters to surprise and delight people of all ages. Learn more about natural history, evolution, adaptation and animal safety at this exciting show.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! With Special Guest: Lorin Rowan

Wed Jul. 29, 2015
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer for film/tv, recorded on major labels Columbia and Warner Brothers/Elektra with his brothers Peter and Chris along with stellar musicians Jerry Garcia, Levon Helm, David Grisman, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Steve Cropper, Stefan Grapelli, Jim Keltner and shared the stage and/or opened for the likes of Taj Mahal, Steve Miller, Little Feat, Huey Lewis, to name a few. Lorin’s first solo Cd “My Father’s Son” became a favorite with San Francisco’s KFOG. His music spans a wide palette of American Roots, Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, Brazilian, Reggae and World. His song “Soldier of the Cross” is the title track of country artist Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy winning Gospel/Bluegrass CD. And Marty Balin/Jefferson Airplane/Starship covered his song “Gold” on ‘Deep Space’. Get ready for a great night of music!

GVRD First Saturday @ Blue Rock Springs

Sat Aug. 1, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Pkwy
707-648-5317

Come join us in promoting a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. Receive from health care professional while enjoying the beautiful scenery of our Vallejo parks.

2015 Solano County Fair - "Meet Me at the Fair!"

Wed Jul. 29, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-sixth Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Family Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and interactive games for kids of ALL ages, non-stop live music and entertainment and, of course, irresistible fair food from corn dogs to barbecue. Concerts Wed - Sat are at 8:00 pm and Sun at 7:00 pm and are FREE with price of admission.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Chuck McKinnon Mactet

Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

An intriguing talent and an exciting, pioneering artist, trumpeter Chuck MacKinnon is a San Francisco native who came of age performing on the fertile local jazz scene. He earned his stripes sitting in with local piano legend Smith Dobson, and later forged a respected place in the demanding New York City music world.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 31, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

It’s not an earthquake, just the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which will invade the Sonoma drag strip, July 26-28. The racing is headlined by the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, which boast 8,000 horsepower and 330 mile-per-hour speeds. All eight track records were set in 2012 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see stars like John Force, Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. There will also be racing in the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes. Don’t miss Friday night qualifying under the lights, and remember, every ticket is a pit pass!

Mascot Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Aug. 5, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come and visit your favorite mascots at this year’s 7th Annual Mascot Day at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Join your local and national business mascots and celebrate all the silliness these fun-loving characters have to offer. Admission Free!

5nd Annual Vallejo Chamber Golf Tournament - "Ugly Pants"

Fri Aug. 7, 2015
Hiddenbrooke Golf Course, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
707-644-5551

The day begins with an early KUIC Radio Coffee Break at 8:00am, shotgun start at 9:30am, heavy hors d'oeuvres by 3:00pm, and prizes, raffles, and contests spread throughout the day. Sponsorship opportunities are available! We are looking for hole hosts with fun games and contests to have on the course! Please contact Josette Lacey at the Chamber if you are interested.

Teen Listening Parties

Fri Jun. 12, 2015 - Fri Aug. 7, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara Street

The theme of this year's Solano County Library Teen Summer Challenge is "Read to the Rhythm." We will host Teen Listening Parties at the JFK Library every Friday. Come hang out with old and new friends and listen to music. Find out more at solanolibrary.com/teens.

Teen Summer Challenge at JFK Library

Mon Jun. 8, 2015 - Sat Aug. 8, 2015
JFK Library, Joseph Rm, 505 Santa Clara
Tollfree: 1-866-57ASKUS

Join the Teen Summer Challenge at the JFK Library. Dare yourself or a friend to do something awesome and earn prizes for completing your dares. You can sign up at the library or online at solanolibrary.com/teens.

Art and Concerts in the Park - The Voltones

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park - 650 Columbus Parkway
707-648-5317

Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere. Free to the public.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Sam Coaass

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to Bay Area cartoonist Sam Coaass who has been self-publishing her comic, The Masked One, since 2012. The Masked One, about a mysterious mythical figure, can be read for free at www.themaskedone.smackjeeves.com.

Schulz Museum - FREE NIGHT

Thu Aug. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707- 579-4452

Enjoy free Museum admission along with ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery of Sonoma County (while supplies last). Also, take a photo to remember the event in the free photo booth provided by Runaway Photo Booth until 7:00 pm.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Aug. 14, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Little Imaginarium's SUMMER CAMP PUPPET WORKSHOP

Wed Jul. 15, 2015 - Fri Aug. 14, 2015
428 Georgia St
707-644-4831

Does your child want to be a puppeteer? If so, join Little Imaginarium and Kennedy Puppets for our Puppeteer Summer Camp. Your child(ren) will learn from experience instructors to make their own puppets, learn voice and hand movements and bring their puppets to life in a show production.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! in August

Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

The North Bay All Stars will host the gathering of musical friends in the latest installment of The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo with Don Bassey on bass, T. Moran on drums, Matt Silva on guitar and Mike Emerson on keyboard. Cover - $9 Advance; $11 at Door. Full Bar.

GVRD's Family Camp Out

Fri Aug. 14, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-4603

Join us for a real fun old fashion Camp Out! Complete with dinner, camp fire, smores, games, and a hearty breakfast. ... Sign up on line, or drop by our offices at 395 Amador St.

Vallejo Museum - "War Comes Home"

Tue Jul. 7, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history - from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the "War Comes Home" exhibition is presented by Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Cal Humanities' and is a part of the War Comes Home initiative.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in the Penalty Box

Wed Apr. 15, 2015 - Sun Aug. 16, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane

Charles Schulz started playing ice hockey in a small backyard rink his father created and developed a love of the game from an early age. He joyfully portrayed ice sports in Peanuts, with Snoopy and Woodstock making a tiny birdbath their arena, or Snoopy, the world famous hockey player, scoring winning goals on top of his doghouse.

Taste of First Street - An Evening of Food and Wine

Tue Aug. 25, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

With Downtown Benicia providing the beautiful setting, “Tasters” can enjoy a stroll up and down First Street having a nibble at many of Benicia’s favorite First Street restaurants.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues in August

Wed Aug. 26, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre takes place the 4th Wednesday of every month and features some of the best blues musicians on the planet.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Aug. 27, 2015
Vallejo Business Alliance, 116 Springtowne Center
707-644-5551

Co-Sponsored by First Bank/Mustico Realty. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Red Moon"

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Napa Valley Museum - do it

Sat Jun. 20, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

Known as the longest-running exhibition ever to take place. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, "do it" is a conceptual, interactive exhibition built upon enacting artists’ written and drawn instructions. From a compendium of 250 instructions, the Museum will present realized artworks, ongoing performances, take home instructions, and above all, opportunities for the public to engage in the creation of contemporary art. Artists include: Louise Bourgeois, Gilbert & George, Allison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Sol LeWitt, and Olafur Eliasson, among others. In conjunction with the exhibition, the do it (archive) will be on display representing the exhibition’s 20-year, worldwide history. Don’t miss the festive opening party (Amalia Pica’s Throw a Party) on Friday, June 19 from 5-7pm.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Aug. 28, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of the Verison IndyCar® Series returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit, Aug. 24-26, for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Fans enjoyed a new era of INDYCAR racing in Sonoma last year, complete with new cars, new engines and a newly revamped circuit. The combination led to the best INDYCAR race we’ve ever seen in Sonoma, with Ryan Briscoe taking the checkers. Briscoe became the seventh different driver in eight years to win in Sonoma. You’ve got to be here to enjoy a full weekend of racing, including the return of the SCCA World Challenge Series and Formula Car Challenge. You’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

GVRD First Saturdays at River Park

Sat Sep. 5, 2015
River Park, Wilson Ave & Mare Island Causeway
707-648-4600

FREE: Come enjoy hikes & various nature activities in GVRD parks the first Saturday of each month this Summer.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Festival Latino

Sat Sep. 5, 2015 - Sun Sep. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Join us for Festival Latino, a vibrant cultural event featuring lively music and your favorite Latino performers, dancers in colorful costumes, authentic cuisine and much more! - See more at: https://www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/special-events/celebration/festival-latino-0#sthash.9DWznomu.dpuf

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Sep. 11, 2015
1275 McKinstry St
800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Art and Concerts in the Park - San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-5317

Guided by our director, noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser, we draw our repertoire from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. We learn contemporary tunes as well as those that have been passed down from the Highlands and Western Isles, the northeast of Scotland, and Shetland. Many tunes also come from the great Scottish fiddling tradition that flourishes in Cape Breton Island off the northeast coast of Canada.

Loma Vista Farm's 12th Annual Cioppino Pasta Feed and Silent Auction

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Florence Douglas Center, 333 Amador Street
510-235-2039

Save the Date! Tickets go in sale June 1st. Get your tickets early, this event sold out last year!

29th Annual Harvest Ball at V.Sattui

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
V.Sattui Winery, 1111 White Lane, St Helena
707-963-7774

Celebrating V. Sattui Winery's 130th Anniversary Featuring the coastal cuisine of Liguria with Michelin Star Chef Luca Collami • "Abbacadabra" live entertainment dinner show • Dance the night away to soul-infused "Big City Revue" • Experience an entire weekend of activities, including: Friday Farmer's Market tour and cooking school, Saturday morning Winemaker vineyard tours and Sunday "morning-after" mimosas & pastries Advance ticket pricing available now!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Bobbe Norris/Larry Dunlap

Sun Sep. 13, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
(707)533-4593

This husband-wife duo presents an exciting program of Standards from the Great American Songbook, Jazz and Brazilian music as well as original music with an intuitive communication that can only come from years of performing together. Their music is sensitively arranged and adventurous, making for performances that are full of surprises.

HORSE DAY AT McINTYRE RANCH - Ages 8-17

Sat May. 16, 2015 - Sat Sep. 19, 2015
McIntyre Ranch, St. John's Mine Road
707-648-4552

Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hands-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmets are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Kids will receive a souvenir t-shirt! Eat a good breakfast, bring a water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Instructor: Jane Mitchell Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class nonresident. Select Saturdays.

Vallejo Symphony Concert: Wild and Serene

Sun Sep. 20, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave
707-643-4441

Thomas Heuser, conducting Inna Faliks, piano Smetana, Vltava (The Moldau) from Má Vlast Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "New World"

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Sep. 24, 2015
MIRA, 51 Daniels Ave.
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by MIRA. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

2nd Annual Vallejo Numismatic Society No. CA. Education Symposium

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
707-246-6327

This free Coin Collector's Retreat is hosted by the Vallejo Numismatic Society. All day Symposium will be held on the second floor in the Heritage Theatre. Admission is free.

Fall Wine Walk in Downtown Benicia

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
First St.

Fall Wine Walk offers attendees a chance to taste a variety of regional and imported wines in Downtown Benicia. Up to 21 different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable afternoon to “sip, walk, and shop.” Attendees can stroll First Street with glass in hand, tasting different wines, from reds to whites to sparkling. Many participating business will also offer hors d'oeuvres to pair with the wine they are pouring.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Corn Moon"

Sun Sep. 27, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend - 2nd Annual

Sat Oct. 3, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
Waterfront
707-642-3653
Tollfree: 800-4-VALLEJO

"RUN & ROW TO THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY" - SAVE THE DATES OF SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.

The Sardine Can 2015 Sunday Jazz

Sun Apr. 12, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
"0" Harbor Way
707-553-9492

The Sardine Can proudly hosts live Jazz all Spring and Summer long. Join us Every Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. to see your favorite bands.

Schulz Museum - Animating Comics

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Thu Oct. 15, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

This exhibition celebrates the art of bringing comics to life and features rarely displayed production cels from award-winning animated comics, including Peanuts, Batman, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Museum collection boasts four rare animation cels from A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will be on view together for the first time. This is the Museum’s largest exhibition about animation to date.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Jun. 5, 2015 - Fri Oct. 16, 2015
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

First & Third Fridays at 8pm – Spooky tales of the paranormal history of Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive, and fun Ghost Walk with paranormal investigators Deborah Hogarty and Serena Desoto. Step into the shoes of a paranormal investigator and meet the ghosts of Benicia’s past.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Oct. 16, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Vallejo Symphony Orchestra Presents The Capitol Camerata Trio

Sun Oct. 18, 2015
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

“Dancing Across Espana” Albeniz, Granados, Malats, Despelsenaire, Llobet, Halffter, Turina Anita Felix,violin, Curtis Kidwell, oboe, John Cozza, piano

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Soul Sauce

Sun Oct. 25, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-533-4593

With four different singers, lead vocals are passed around and harmonies abound. Couple that with a group of guys that can groove and you’ve got The SoulSauce Band.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Frosty Moon"

Fri Oct. 30, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.,Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Share the magic of the Napa Valley in November as the sun sets at 4:50 pm. Enjoy your entire evening bathed in moonlight. This moon is named the 'Full Frosty Moon' because frost forms on the ground at night during this time of year. Our Moonlight Escape gourmet dinner takes place upstairs in the Vista Dome rail car with its almost 180-degree view. Guests glide over the evening vineyards touched with the silver light of the rising moon. This is a five-course dinner, including a glass of sparkling wine. Limited seating.

Haul-o-ween Murder Mystery

Fri Oct. 30, 2015 - Sat Oct. 31, 2015
Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania Street
925-254-7643

Another Who-Done-It performed by our own troupe of Victorian usual suspects and you get to have fun figuring out the culprit.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2015

Sat Sep. 26, 2015 - Sun Nov. 1, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®, is back in 2015! Halloween is back at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for thrills by day and fright by night! As the clock strikes 6 p.​m., the fright begins when hundreds of zombies are released to haunt the park. Watch your back as you wander into our four free themed scare zones, where ghoulish creatures are waiting to jump out of the darkness. Enjoy new and favorite haunted walk-through mazes (additional fee required) when doors open at night. There’s live monstertainment, strolling zombies and much more! Don’t forget to ride your favorite coaster in the dark for an all-new bone-chilling experience. Fright by night is not recommended for children under 12.

Sonoma Plaza Ghost Walking Tour

Fri Jun. 12, 2015 - Fri Nov. 6, 2015
Off Sonoma Plaza
707-363-6890

Come and meet the ghosts of Sonoma, one of California's most haunted cities! Interactive Paranormal Tour led by real paranormal investigators, who will share the history of locations and teach you how to use the tools of the trade. Are you ready to speak be a ghost hunter?

Vallejo Symphony Concert: Poetic Genius

Sun Nov. 8, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave
707-643-4441

Christian Baldini, conducting Carrie Hennessey, soprano Mika Pelo, NEW WORK (premiere) Celebrated Mozart and Verdi Arias, with Carrie Hennessey, soprano Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major Op. 38 'Spring'

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Nov. 14, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway

Wed Mar. 18, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Entering its 27th consecutive year, the popular drag racing series offers a safe, legal and controlled environment for drivers to drag race their vehicles. For the road warrior looking to see exactly what their car can do, Wednesday Night Drags is the ideal event.

Sonoma Drift

Wed Mar. 4, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwy 37 & 121, Sonoma
707.933.3957
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Wednesday nights. Sideways cars. Screeching Tires. White Smoke. All this can only mean one thing: the return of Sonoma Drift.

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 26, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Travel back to a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. We'll have all of the customary Thanksgiving fixings, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sun Jan. 4, 2015 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

There will be a series of 13 events for the 2014 Bracket Drag Racing Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. for each event, with racing spanning from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for spectators is $15, while cost for competitors is as follows: High School and Trophy ($25); Association classes ($50); Sportsman or Motorcycle ($40); Pro or Super Pro ($60).

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches (1st Saturday of most months)

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sat Dec. 5, 2015
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo. You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. COST: Free!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Clairdee: Soulful Sounds of the Season

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves. $15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 13, 2015 - Fri Dec. 11, 2015
Downtown Arts District (Georgia, Marin, Florida Streets)
415-573-4033

Vallejo Art Walk is a monthly event in the Downtown Vallejo Arts District. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. It is held on the second Friday of each month rain or shine.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Fri Jan. 16, 2015 - Sat Dec. 19, 2015
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Free Family Day is the 3rd Saturday of the Month. Free Admission 12-Noon to 4 pm.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Mare Island Historical Museum

Sat Jan. 3, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
8th and Railroad Sts
707-280-5742/707 557 -1538

See USS Vallejo control room, ship models, gift shop & more.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 26, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Dec. 29, 2014 - Mon Dec. 28, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 284-1263

Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and crafts, and a movie for children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers. $5/child; up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am; after 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies.

Napa Valley Wine Train's New Year's Eve Blackjack Ball

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Spend your New Year’s Eve in style and luxury with sparkling wine, gourmet dining, casino games, and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Select to ride the dinner train and be welcomed at the station with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Board the train for a twilight dinner through Napa Valley. Return to the station after the three and a half hour journey for socializing, casino tables, a photo booth, and dancing away the rest of 2013. Start the New Year off right with a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Vallejo Symphony presents The Peregrine Quartet

Sun Mar. 6, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

Brahms, String Quartet in C minor, op. 5 Beethoven, String Quartet in A, op. 132 Beethoven, 'Heiliger Dankgesang' (Sacred Song of Praise) Tammie Dyer, violin, Dan Kristianson, violin, Alexander Volonts, viola, Burke Schuchmann, cello

Vallejo Farmers' Market - NOW OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM!

Mon Apr. 7, 2014 - Thu Apr. 7, 2016
Georgia St from Sacramento St. to Sonoma Blvd
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. The market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!