Aug 7-9: East County Events and Beyond


Aug 7: Brentwood Starry Nights Concert
This Starry Nights in Brentwood Summer Concert will feature the“Project 4 Band” playing Top 40, R&B, Rock, Latin and Pop from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at City Park, 710 Second Street, Brentwood, CA, 94513

The concert will be held in City Park, located at 710 Second Street in Brentwood.  The show will begin at 7 p.m.  All patrons are asked to follow park rules before, during, and after the concerts.  No dogs, no glass containers, and no audio/video recording devices allowed.  Ample parking is available in the parking garage.

Bring your blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner and enjoy this FREE event.


Coltan Smash cancerAugust 8: Three Man Line Sorting
You are invited to come out to the Marsh Creek Stables & California Pening Association to help Colton Guerra Smash Cancer. You are invited to sort cows with a pro (beginner teams re $15) or you can become a competitor ($35) with Champion and Reserve Champion buckles to be awarded in both divisions. The event will feature a BBQ with an 8:00 am sign in. For info, contact John Bannert (925) 250-8280 or email [email protected] . The event is located at 24670 Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood.

August: Antioch Free Saturday Summer Concerts Return to Downtown Antioch
Once again Waldie Plaza in downtown Antioch will be the place to be on Saturday nights in August for free concerts by the river. Local bands will provide a variety of music from 6-8 PM in Waldie Plaza, located between G & I Streets (by Antioch City Hall off of 2nd Street).

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and visit a downtown restaurant before the concert or bring a light meal/snack with you. Wadie Plaza is a designated park and park rules apply (no alcohol, dogs on leash, etc.).

The musical lineup is:

  • August 8th – Nicky D & the All-Stars (Old School)
  • August 15th – The Love Handles (70’s, 80’s & 90’s)
  • August 22nd – Project 4 (Punk, Soul, Latin, R&B)
  • August 29th – Toree McGee & Rodeo House (Today’s Country)

Brentwood-Farmers-MarketAugust 8: Brentwood Farmers Market

The Brentwood Farmers’ Market on is open on Saturday from 8am to 12pm, Oak St. and First St.  New this year – they have expanded around the corner onto Oak St.

The season will run from March 7, 2015 to November 21, 2015.

Hannah-Nicole-VineyardsAugust 8: Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery presents Steely Dan/Chicago Tribute – Aja Vu
Please join us for the kickoff of our summer concert series!  Enjoy an evening under the stars on the lawn with our returning headliners, the Aja Vu, a tribute to Steely Dan and Chicago.

We will have  great summer fare on site for purchase, and we will have picnic “baskets” available for advance VIP tickets.  For more information, visit

Other upcoming concerts include:

  • 9/12 – Journey Revisited

Please call with any questions, 925-513-9463 or email at [email protected]

McNerneyAugust 8: Congressman McNerney to Host Open House
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will host an Open House at his Antioch office to meet with constituents and hear their concerns. The Congressman and his staff will also be available to help constituents with any federal agency and department assistance they might need or to discuss other federally-related issues.

When: Saturday, August 8th from 11:00 a.m. – Noon PST
Where: Antioch Office. Antioch Community Center
4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA

Spend your Saturday morning at the Antioch Community Center to meet your Congressman! This is an opportunity for constituents to speak with Rep. Jerry McNerney on important issues that affect their daily lives. The Congressman will also update attendees on the latest from our nation’s capital and talk about what he is doing to serve the people and communities of California’s 9th Congressional District.

EBRPD-Second-Sunday-Big-BreakAugust 9: EBRPD to Host Second Sundays in the Park
Join the East Bay Regional Park District at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley as they host a family friendly event.

This month we will be discovering the wildlife that makes the Delta home, through games and activities; and of course S’mores will be happening around the campfire.

AlexAugust 9: El Campanil presents #NewMagic Starring Alex Ramon

“Magician Alex Ramon returns to Antioch! #NewMagic is a family friendly magic and illusion show with a new style and a new flair! Be a part of the magic and witness wonders that bring smiles and laughter to everyone.

Don’t miss your chance to see this illusion show on tour with only one performance in Antioch!

Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world. His show was named the #1 attraction in Lake Tahoe for over 2 years, come and see why. Click here to purchase tickets.

Aug 11: K & Co Family Jewelers Host Wine, Cheese and Gemstone Event

You are invited to join K & Co Family Jewelers for their wine, exotic gemstones and cheese event at Club Los Meganos in Brentwood on Tuesday, August 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

This evening event is promising to be a great event to view some exotic gems and fine jewelry as well as enjoy some wine and cheese with the K & Co Family.

RSVP is required by contacting (925) 626-5090 or by emailing [email protected]

Club Los Meganos is located at 1700 Trilogy Pkwy, Brentwood.

For more information on K & Co Family Jewelers, visit them online at

You may also visit them on Facebook by clicking here.

Brentwood Police BadgeAugust 13: Brentwood to Host its National Night Out
On Thursday August 13, 2015, neighborhoods throughout Brentwood are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “32nd Annual National Night Out” crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Brentwood Police Department and your Neighborhood Watch Groups.

National Night Out involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, and Canada. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

National Night Out is designed to:

1) Heighten crime and drug awareness;
2) Generate support for, and participation in, our Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community relations
4) Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!

From 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM on August 13th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Brentwood are asked to lock your doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, and front steps, with neighbors, and police officers. All of our Neighborhood Watch groups are encouraged to plan special events, such as pot-lucks, block parties, ice cream socials, and the like. Brentwood Police Department representatives will be visiting neighborhoods during that time, helping you light up the city.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday August 13, 5:30PM. If you plan to have something special in your neighborhood, please let us know no later than Thursday, August 6, so we can be sure to stop by. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Lt. Doug Silva at 925-809-7712 or [email protected]

For additional information, visit the official National Night Out web site at

Zia Ranch FundraiserAug. 15: Zia Ranch to Host Poker Tournament Fundraiser

You are invited to help support Zia Ranch by playing in a Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament to help raise funds for Therapeutic Horsemanship for Special Needs Kids.

The event is $65 to participate which includes dinner. Prizes are $500, $250, and $150.

The fundraiser is being held Saturday, August 15 at the Prewett Ranch Community Center at 4701 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. For more information, contact Maria (925) 864-5492


August 22: Brentwood Bark in the Park
The Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee, BANC, will be sponsoring our Bark in the Park event for the third year on Aug 22, 2015 in Brentwood City Park on the corner of Oak St. and 2nd Street. Registration begins at 9am and the parade begins at 10am. Costumes are permitted but not required. Registration is free but dogs must be up to date on their shots and on a leash.  For more information please contact us at [email protected].

August 28-29: Art Wine & Jazz Festival 2015

The Brentwood Art Society is hosting the 14th annual Brentwood Art, Wine, & Jazz Festival at The Streets of Brentwood, which brings together local vintners, local artists from multiple disciplines, and some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians representative of multiple genres of Jazz.

Artist Garden
Twenty plus vendors featured original pieces by local artists who worked in varied media including oil, watercolor, pencil, clay, bronze, and multi-media, forty plus vendors in all.

Wine at the Fountain
A host of local vintners and wineries introduced you to some of the award winning wines that are produced right here in our own community, including Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Bloomfield Vineyards, Tamayo Family Vineyards, J Doran Vineyards, and Cline Cellars. For those who prefered a micro-brew, Black Diamond Brewery and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery provided cold brews.

Jazz On The Stage
Performers from among the internationally acclaimed musical talents that we are blessed to have reside in our Northern California Area took the stage to provide outstanding music during the event. Talents of our local high school students were showcased by performances by Big Bands of Liberty & Heritage High Schools and a cappella groups such as Divas, Pink Ladies, & Jag.

Family Affair
Activities designed to capture the interests of children young and old alike were again in the popular Children’s Area, where children worked with clay, painted at the easels, or made a musical instrument. The Wall of Art displayed creations of students from the Brentwood Union School District. Also returning this year was the sand sculpture that’s always a hit and Chalk Art, drawn on the street by local high school art students.

The Brentwood Art, Wine, & Jazz Festival is open to the public FREE of charge. It is the largest annual fundraiser of the Brentwood Art Society, which supports and contributes to continuing arts programs and events in the community, including the Art Docent program at all schools of the Brentwood Union School District, scholarships to graduating Seniors, summer Art Walk Events, the Artists Open Studio Tour, Student Art Show, Broadway Under the Stars theater performances, and a monthly Open Mic hosted by the city’s poet laureate, Kati Short.

For more information, visit

Liberty-Band-Booster-eventAugust 29: Liberty Lions Band Boosters Present 2nd Annual Casino Night
You are invited to participate in a benefit fundraiser to support the Liberty High School Band between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Brentwood Community Center. Tickets are limited and cost $50 per person, $75 per couple, $20 meals only. No one under 21 is allowed. Order your tickets by calling Lynn at (925) 858-7088 or email [email protected]

Pittsburg SeafoodSeptember 12-13: 31st Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival
Nothing says late summer like Pittsburg’s own Seafood & Music Festival, the two-day, outdoor extravaganza that draws thousands of visitors to Pittsburg every year. The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival, now in its 31st year, returns to the beautiful Pittsburg Marina Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th 2015.

The Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival has long been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa County. This gastronomic extravaganza features lots of tasty treats including gumbo, craw-fish, BBQ oysters, steamers, muscles, chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, alligator on a stick, corn on the cob, an array of all types of foods for every taste!

The Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival provides a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family with a wide variety of arts and crafts on display, amusement rides for the kids, rock wall climbing, three live entertainment stages,  jet ski races, bath tub races, kite boarding demos,  beer pavilion featuring NFL football games, a wine pavilion and so much more!

heart-of-OakleySept. 19: Heart of Oakley Festival
Vendors wanted for the Heart of Oakley festival! The festival will take place Saturday, September 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in downtown Oakley. Vendors have until August 14th to sign-up. To download the vendor application visit our website.

The event will feature live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, wine tasting, microbrews, cultural exhibits, and an art show. There will be activities for children, including bounce houses and make-n-take crafts. For additional information check the event website at

Brentwood-BeerfestSeptember 19: Brentwood Craft Beer Festival Tickets Now on Sale
The Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival will be held from 1pm to 5pm on September 19, 2015 at the Brentwood Community Center. Tickets will go fast as last year sold out pretty quick.

Tickets are $30.00 Per Person and $40.00 at the door if it is not sold out. If you are a designated driver and wish to attend, tickets are $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce office Mon-Thurs between 10:00 am to 5pm or on Fridays between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, visit their Facebook Page.

 October 3: Downtown Brentwood Coalition presents OktoberFest
Join the downtown Brentwood Coalition between 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for OktoberFEST featuring “Public Eye Band”, Dachsund Parade, and Beer Stein Obstacle Race – Downtown Brentwood Oak & First Streets. We will update as the event gets closer.


Walk to DarknessOct. 10: Oakley to Host Suicide Prevention Walk
The City of Oakley will host its first annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk to help raise awareness of suicide prevention. The walk will take place at Cypress Grove Community Park, located at 4001 Frank Hengel Way. Registration will begin at 9:00am and the walk will start at 10:00am.

Registration is free. To find out more, sign up to volunteer or walk at the event, please go to

To add your event, email [email protected]