East County Labor Day Weekend Events and Beyond


There is lots to do this weekend in East Contra Costa County beginning with the Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival at the Streets of Brentwood while folks can also go out and support new businesses in Antioch during the Chamber of Commerce Walk About Rivertown Ribbon Cutting.

Here is a rundown of what is happening in East County:


Streets of Brentwood Art Wine Jazz

Aug. 30-31:  Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival
The Brentwood Art Society hosted the 13th 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 
Forty 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. 

A 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 was open free of charge. It was 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.

Mark your calendar to join this year, 2014 at the Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creek Road. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy Art, Wine, & Jazz in a family friendly environment!

For more information including artist lineup, visit www.brentwoodartsociety.org

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Aug. 30:  Walk About Rivertown Ribbon Cutting
The Antioch Chamber will be celebrating the many businesses that have joined the chamber with a mega ribbon cutting! We are inviting you to join us as we do a “Walk about Rivertown” performing Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings for several businesses in Downtown Antioch between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Some of the businesses include:

  • Scends Duex Restaurant – 400 G Street, Rivertown
  • Strings and Bowls – 208 G Street, Rivertown
  • Love Your Body – 206 G Street,  Rivertown
  • Oddly Unique – 209 G Street, Rivertown
  • Divine Beauty – 622 W. Second Street, Rivertown
  • Rick’s on Second – 619 W. Second St., Rivertown
  • East Veteran’s Thrift Shop -522 W. Second St., Rivertown
    And Much More…

Join us for food, music, fun, shopping and opportunities to win prizes! Entertainment by Karaoke DJ Christina Amato! For more info, visit the Chamber website.

Brownstone Fitness

Brownstone Gardens Bridal Boot Camp
Open to the public, this free event begins workouts on Saturdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am throughout the summer and into the fall. The series will be led by Mary and Brandon Collins, independent Beachbody Coaches. Participants need to bring a Yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.  Brownstone Gardens is located at 91 Brownstone Road in Oakley.

For more information, visit OneREVolution Fitness at their website, or “Like” them on Facebook.



Wave Mission Team will be hosting a fundraiser for Shelter Inc. Contra Costa Veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Antioch Post 6435 (Fulton Shipyard Road) in Antioch from 11:00-4:00 pm. Tickets are $10. The event will have BBQ Chicken Ribs and Links along with local vendors. For more info, visit their website.

Brentwood Farmers Market

Brentwood Farmers Market
The farmers market will run on Saturdays between March 15 through November 22 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm located at First Street between Oak and Chestnut.

Summer Concert

August 30: Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concert

For the 10th year, the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present the Free Antioch Saturday Summer Concert Series in downtown Antioch. Concerts will be held in Waldie Plaza, located at 2nd & I Streets, from 6 – 8 PM every Saturday in July and August. The downtown, river view location brings back visions of old fashioned events for audiences of all ages. During the concerts the trains passing through town add to the crowd’s enjoyment Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, etc., as there is no seating in the plaza.

The concert’s major funder is the Lesher Foundation, along with support from the City of Antioch, East County Times, Republic Services, NRG, Clay Millias & Co, LLP and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce. Without these generous sponsors, the summer concert series could not be possible.

Bands scheduled for the 2014 series are all local, have played at prior summer concerts and are proven crowd favorites. The line-up is:

  • August 30th and features Tuck & Roll, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/Summer_Concerts.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

El Campanil

El Campanil Theatre Upcoming Events

Close To You
Carpenters Tribute Concert
Sunday September 7, 2014   3:00 pm
The popular singing duo of the 1970′s and early 80′s focused on mid tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. More Information / Buy Tickets

International Film Showcase
Sunday September 14, 2014     2:00 pm   (1 Showing New Time)
André, 55, lives with his mother Louise, 80, and leads an unspectacular life. He works as a taxi driver while the elderly diva dreams of bygone days as an actress in Hollywood. More Information/Buy Tickets

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Masterpieces Past and Present
Saturday, September 27, 2014  7:30 pm
Formed in the late 1970s, the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra has established a presence throughout the county. More Information / Buy Tickets

 El Campanil Children’s Theatre Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Friday October 3, 2014  7:30 pm
Sunday October 5, 2014  2:00 pm
A magical journey of fantasy and adventure!
A magical peach! An imprisoned boy!  Insect friends!  An incredible journey!  This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.
More Information / Buy Tickets

Street Corner Renaissance
Saturday October 4, 2014   8:00 pm
Not just another singing group, Street Corner Renaissance breathes new life into classic doo-wop music. These cats can flat out sing and their infectious energy is highly entertaining as they transport their audiences to another space and time. More Information/Buy Tickets

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Presented by The Vagabond Players
Saturday October 11, 2014   8:00 pm
Sunday October 12, 2014   2:00 pm
The Vagabond Players present this Tony award-winning musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin  celebrates the mania of competition as six funny, eccentric misfits compete for the Spelling Bee title in this witty Broadway hit.
More Information/Buy Tickets


House of Vintage Charmvintage house of charm labor day sale

 House of Vintage Charm Labor Day Sale

Through Monday, the House of Vintage Charm will be hosting its Labor Day Sale where select items are 10-50% off. For more info, visit their website at www.houseofvintagecharm.com or follow them on Facebook.

They are located at 3385 Main Street in Oakley. Store Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Wednesday – Sunday,
(Monday/Tuesday Appt. only)



August-September Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank
The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch’s continues their partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank and features six artists in their upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The new exhibit begins July 29th and continues through September 26th.

Featured artists are: Michele Eakin, Annamarie Fox, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Larry Luitjens.

There is a free artist reception on Thursday, August 7th, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please attend the reception to show your support for these outstanding artists. Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree
Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding bank holidays.

For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.


Aug. 31: Memoirs of a Dog Fundraiser
Join Memoirs of a Dog on August 31 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Father Natures Hideaway located at 172 E. Prospect Ave, Danville CA. The event is a $35 donation and enjoy music by Dave Land and the Downtowners. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, silent auction, animal adoptions and much more.


Blood Drive Sept. 3

Sept. 3: Antioch Blood Drive
The Antioch/Brentwood Masonic Lodge #175 will be working with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Sept. 3 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 521 West 2nd Street in Antioch. To schedule your appointment, please log onto www.redcrossblood.org, enter Sponsor Code 0175 or call 1-800-Red-Cross (800) 733-2766)

Seussville Family Night
Sept. 5: Seussville Family Night
Come out for a great night Sept 5th from 5-8!!! Timber Point Elementary School located at 40 Newberry Ln, Discovery Bay, CA 94505


The White Party Bulletin

Holy Rosary School Fundraiser: The White Party

The Holy Rosary School in Antioch is hosting a social event as a fundraiser which includes dinner and dancing. The popular “White Party Themed Dinner and Dance” on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  Last day to purchase tickets is THIS Friday, please don’t miss out on a great evening, you won’t be disappointed.  Along with a dinner at Club Los Meganos at Trilogy in Brentwood, there are amazing raffle prizes including a chance to win one of two timepieces donated by K & Co. Family Jewelers.  Dance the night away with a fantastic DJ from Amos Productions, capture the moment in the our fun photo booth and taste heavenly desserts from our dessert auction.

All who attend will receive a limited edition gift and many more surprises!!  A wonderful event benefiting Holy Rosary School.  Tickets are $65 per person, please purchase your tickets online: http://holy-rosary-school.ticketleap.com/whiteparty2014/

Special Haven Golf Tournament

Sept. 6: Special Haven 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Join Special Haven for its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday Sept. 6 beginning at 11:00 am with a dinner to begin around 5:00 pm. The event includes 18 holes of golf, shared cart (two people per cart), a sleeve of Special Haven logo balls, a goodie bag, and dinner for $100 per person or you may purchase dinner tickets only for $35. There will be a silent auction, raffle items, 50/50 raffle, and sports memorabilia. Please come out and enjoy all the fun activities while supporting Special Haven!

For tickets or more information please contact Special Haven at 925-222-5322 or email us at [email protected] . You can also visit us at www.specialhaven.org . Special Haven is a non-profit organization providing our special needs community a creative outlet to express themselves with unlimited possibilities.


Sept. 6: Brentwood Idol Competition
A singing competition for Youth (to age 17) and Adults (age 18 and up) with a trophy will be awarded to the top contestant in both categories! Applications must be submitted by Tuesday Sept. 3. Applications, Guidelines and Rules are available at: His and Hers Formal Wear, 625 First Street, Brentwood, CA call 925-634-5900 for more information

For more information, visit the Brentwood Downtown website

Sept. 6 Good Shepherd Church: Community Flea Market

Saturday, September 6, 2014
From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 3200 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, California  94565

Free to get in; quality clothes, appliances and furniture at
bargain prices.

All proceeds benefit our community based charity programs such as our food pantry, assistance for pregnant women and our Christmas Giving Tree program.  We are a non-profit organization.
There will be raffles for great prizes and a cake walk.

2014 Golf Tournament Flier copy

Sept. 12: Antioch PAL Charity Golf Tournament

The Antioch Police Activities League announced that it’s 7th Annual Antioch Police Activities League Charity Golf Tournament is open for player and sponsorship registration.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s fun and excitement!  The tournament will be taking place on Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Lone Tree Golf Course and Event Center in Antioch.

Below you will find a form with additional information about how to register players, sponsor the event, or both!  As in prior years, we are limiting our field to 128 players.  Don’t wait too long to register, as you may miss out on participating in THE premier tournament in East County!

Please remember, ALL proceeds raised from this tournament go toward helping the youth in our community stay active and socially involved through positive relationships with mentors and members of the Antioch Police Department.   We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation/sponsorship can be considered tax deductible.

Make checks payable to Antioch PAL Golf Tournament and mail to:
Antioch PAL
300 L Street
Antioch, CA 94509

Questions and Information
Captain Tammany Brooks: Tournament Director (925) 779-6978 or [email protected]
The Antioch Police Activities League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization — FEDERAL TAX ID 30-0344324


Heart of Oakley

Sept. 13: Heart of Oakley Festival
Experience the Place the Families in the Heart of the Delta on the Second Saturday of September as we celebrate Oakley’s viticulture. This family friendly event features wine tasting,  gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, a community stage and more.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a sampling of wine made from Oakley grapes. For a listing of participating wineries click here.

Over 50 vendors will be on site including arts and crafts, non-profits and more. If you are interested in participating as a vendor click here.

Gourmet Food Trucks
Enjoy a tasty bite from one of the gourmet food trucks.



Sept. 20: The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day
The 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest volunteer event, will take place on Saturday, September 20th 2014. The event is expected to draw more than 70,000 volunteers who will combat marine debris at over 800 locations throughout the state by removing the trash that has accumulated on California’s beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Get out there, join the effort in Antioch, CA.  There are three locations to choose from: Antioch Marina, Prewett Park & Fulton Shipyard. Select your location when you complete your registration (see tabs above).

For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org/coastal-cleanup.asp

Bay Life

Delta Harvest Run

Sept. 21:  Delta Harvest Run
Please join us for this community event as we work to raise money for local East Contra Costa food banks and pantries. This benefit is organized by the Delta Association of Realtors Community Service Foundation. We have designed a route that is flat and fast and will appeal to athletes of all levels. Our route is USTF Course Certified.

All events to start on the 50 yard line/ home side of the Liberty High School Football Stadium just off Oak Street in Brentwood. Full address is: Liberty High School 850 2nd Street Brentwood, CA

Races Include:

  • 10 Mile – 7:00 AM
  • 10K – 7:20 AM
  • 5k – 7:40 AM
  • Family Fun Run – 9:00 AM

There will be cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Female and Male winners in the 10 Mile, 10k and 5k events.  The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:00 AM at the Entertainment Stage near the Liberty High School Football Stadium track.

Online registration is provided by runsignup.com on our official website www.deltaharvestrun.com. There will be race day registration available. You must register on or before September 15, 2014 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.


brownstone photo day

Sept. 21: Brownstone Gardens Open House Photo Day

Save the Date! Sunday 9/21/14 is our next OPEN HOUSE PHOTO Day! The gardens will be open from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. BYO photographer and use our free back drops for your family photos! Photo below from our last open house. Photo credit Angelina at Capture This Photography!

Location: Brownstone Gardens
91 Brownstone Road,
Oakley CA 94561
Time: 12-6 pm

Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop

 Sept. 28: Kiwanis Helicopter Golf Ball Drop

Our first Kiwanis Division 26 Helicopter Golf Ball Drop event is being held on Sunday, September 28th 2014 from 3:O0 pm to 6:00 pm in order to make a significant impact during the final year of the Eliminate Project!!! The Eliminate Project will change the world forever, ending Maternal Neonatal Tetanus in the World, one Child, one Community at a time! Become a part of this movement by purchasing your tickets!! Call Argentina Davila-Luevano, Lieutenant Governor, Kiwanis, Division 26 @ 925 813-2178.

downtown Brentwood Beer Festival

Oct. 4: Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival
The Downtown Brentwood Craft Beer Festival will be hosted at the community center on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm. Pre-sale tickets will be $25 for tastings and $5 for a designated driver. Tickets at the door will be $35/$5. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/brentwoodcraftbeerfestival

Future Events

For future events to be included, contact [email protected]