August 13-14: East County Events


Here is a look at the local events in East Contra Costa County this weekend along with save the date for a few events further out.

8:00 am: Brentwood Farmers Market
Join the Brentwood Farmers Market which runs every Saturday now through November 19 on Oak Street in Brentwood. The market runs from 8:00 am to noon.

9:00 am: Oakley Kids Fishing Derby

The City of Oakley will host the 13th Annual Oakley Kids Fishing Derby at the Antioch/Oakley shoreline pier. Join us for a fun-filled day of “catch & release” fishing for children & their families. This event is for youths up to age 15. Registration begins at 8:00 am.

Prizes will be awarded for:
• Biggest Fish (by length)
• Smallest Fish (by length)
• Most Fish caugh

The event is free and is located at the Antioch/Oakley Pier located at Bridgehead Road.

9:00 am: Lori Ogorchock Pancake Breakfast
Lori Ogorchock, Candidate for Antioch Mayor, will be hosting a pankcake breakfast at City Park in Antioch (1050 A St, Antioch). Get a chance to meet and talk with the candidate for Mayor

For more information, visit Lori on Facebook.

10:00 am: Freshest Cargo at Antioch Marina
Starting this coming Saturday (8/13), the Freshest Cargo truck will be making two new stops in downtown Antioch! Come n’ get your leafy greens, summer squash, and the last of the summer stone fruit THIS WEEKEND at the Antioch Marina & the corner of G and 2nd St.

1:00 pm: Freshest Cargo at G St & 2nd St.
Starting this coming Saturday (8/13), the Freshest Cargo truck will be making two new stops in downtown Antioch! Come n’ get your leafy greens, summer squash, and the last of the summer stone fruit THIS WEEKEND at the Antioch Marina & the corner of G and 2nd St.

12:00 pm: Family Sports Day at Antioch Sports Legends Museum

The Antioch Recreation Department and the Antioch Sports Legends museum are hosting a “Family Sports Day” at the Antioch Historical museum. The “Family Sports Day” is Saturday, August 13, from 12 pm – 4 pm. Free hot dogs for the first 200! The “Family Sports Day” is open to children and young adults who are interested in participating in challenging to moderate athletic activities.

6:00 pm Antioch Summer Concert Series (Free)
This Saturday, August 13th, the Project 4 Band, a local favorite, will be playing  Punk, Soul, Latin & R&B in Waldie Plaza from 6-8 PM. The free concerts will continue every Saturday through the end of August.  The concerts are possible due to the generosity of our sponsors.

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

6:30 pm: Antioch Speedway
You are invited to watch racing Saturday night at the Antioch Speedway with six divisions which include Wingless 360 Sprints, A Mods, B Mods, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars Gates open at 5:00 pm and racing begins at 6:30 pm.

For more information, visit:

hannah-nicole-eventsAugust 13: Hannah Nicole Vineyards Concert Series
Fleetwood Mac’s music is both timeless and wonderful. The sign of great music is that it endures the test of time and sounds just as fresh as the day it was released. Think of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the list goes on and on…and Fleetwood Mac owns the 8th bestselling album of ALL time, 34.0 million copies sold worldwide…RUMOURS, Amazing music by amazingly talented musicians.

Hannah Nicole is excited to bring you Fleetwood Mask – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.  What better setting than at Brentwoods voted “Best Winery”. The weather will be spectacular, food vendor on-site and wine avaialble for purchase. Sit back and enjoy the music or get your dancing shoes on! This evening promises to be another night to remember here at Hannah Nicole Vineyeards & Winery.

Wine Club Member tickets available at $25 and Non-Wine Club Member tickets at $30, no refunds. Tickets available for purchase only online.  BBQ Slider plates from Simply Catererd & Wine will be available for purchase this evening. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Event is for guests 21 and older only please.

For more info & tickets: click here.

August 14: El Campanil hosts Mariachi Tapatio de San Jose with Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles
Starting at 3:00 pm, Experience the authentic sounds of Mexico as the Bay Area’s premier mariachi group teams up with Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles to bring you a colorful evening of music and dance performances.

Mariachi Tapatio de San Jose is a spirited nine-member family of musicians that has been sharing the classic sounds of Mexico with San Jose and beyond for 28 years. Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles consists of some of Mexico’s best-trained dancers and has produced sold-out recitals for eight years and counting.

Their genuine sounds and dances have led them to perform for Fortune 500 companies and professional Bay Area sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Raiders. Together, these groups re-create the rich culture of Mexico at the El Campanil Theatre in Antioch.

For tickets, click here.

August 20: Brentwood Bark in the Park Dog Parade
Join the BANC Committee on August 20 where they will host the annual Bark in the Park event. More info coming soon.

August 20: Oakley Offers Wood Chips
Need some wood chips/mulch for your landscaping? Wood chips will be available for pick‐up on Saturday, August 20th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the City Yard located at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance on Neroly Rd)

August 23: Hannah Nicole Vineyards Set for New ERA Wine Release

hannah-nicole-vineyardsHannah Nicole Vineyards invites you to join them on August 25 as they celebrate their new Era wines produced by our winemaker Julian Erggelet.

These wines demonstrate the beautiful symmetry of wine making, perfectly balanced while capturing the true essence of each varietal.

Julian will be here to share them with you and available to sign collector bottles.

Reception with artisan cheese pairing with our first productions by Julian will include; ’15 Rose, ’15 Viogner & ’15 Sauvignon Blanc.

These wines will not be released until late September.   For this night only our special guests attending the event will be given an opportunity to purchase the wines with special pricing on a minimum purchase of 6 bottles at a 30% discount or purchase 12 bottles and receive 40% off.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 25th 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hannah Nicole Winery. Tickets are $15. For tickets, click here.

Where: Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery – 6700 Balfour Road, Brentwood, CA 94513

August 27-28: Art Wine & Jazz Festival at Streets of Brentwood
The Brentwood Art Society annual premier fundraising event, Art, Wine & Jazz Festival is hosted once again by The Streets of Brentwood. A family friendly free event in a perfect venue brings together local vintners, original art and fine craft and the Bay Area’s finest musicians representative of multiple genres of Jazz.

For more information:

August 28: Antioch Rivertown Celebrates Exclusive Local Wines
Please join us for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting at our beautiful Historical Museum in Rivertown. We will be tasting wines from 5 local and exceptional wineries, Bloomfield, Cline, D’Art, Leer and Viano.

The event is Sunday August 28th from 2pm to 5pm at the Antioch Historical Museum located at 1500 W. 4th Street in downtown Antioch. Tickets are only $25!

Included in the ticket price are specialty hors d’oeuvres, an amazing raffle and a silent auction of antique items from some of our Rivertown residents. All this while listening to the smooth sounds of saxophonist Shawn Raiford. The museum will also be open for you to tour during your visit.

Please see attached Flyer. Tickets can be purchased at State Farm Insurance at 314 G street, downtown Antioch or East County Insurance at 2738B W. Tregallas Road in Antioch.

This will be a great event and we hope you will be able to join us.

This event is a fundraiser for the Savetheyard/Townsquare initiative. FPPC #1381281

September 23: Antioch Police Activities League 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Antioch Police Activities League have announced they will host their 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament registration for player and sponsorship is now open. The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 23, 2016, at Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center here in Antioch.

The field is limited to 128 players and is now sold out.

For more information or sponsorship, contact Dineen Burdick, PAL Program Coordinator, at  (925) 779-­6875  -­ [email protected]

September 24: Special Haven Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser event

On Sept. 24, join Special Haven for a Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser event at the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Hall at 757 First Street in Brentwood. Dinner is at 5:00 pm with cards beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is $60 before 9/10 or $80 at the door. Dinner is $25 there are also raffles, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.

All money raised goes to Special Haven for the support and maintenance of their state of the art multi-sensory room. Special Haven is a non-profit organization to provide our special needs community a creative outlet to express themselves with unlimited possibilities. Non-profit 501c3 EIN -45-3232173

For tickets, call Jessie Mellan (925) 752-2750 or Maggie Todd (510) 410-2725

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