Although today is Labor Day, there are still multiple events worth considering attending if you do not have that fun BBQ or family outing planned. After the holiday comes to an end, there are several events with considering throughout the week which we have provided below.
If you have an event lined up for this weekend or next week, be sure to let us know so we can possibly include it in our next update.
Bay Area FamilyFest, Waterfront Park, Martinez. Enjoy a family fun packed weekend of entertainment, delicious foot, attractions and rides. Admission price is $5 per person with a canned food donation and $6 without. Children under 24 months and seniors over 65 years are free. Parking is also free. Hours: 10am – 6pm. For more information visit: http://www.bayareafamilyfest.com/.
Ardenwood Rail Fair, Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Freemont. Travel back in time at the 13th Annual Rail Fair. Enjoy steam engine rides, hand car rides, displays of model railroads, early gas engines and tractors. Event also features kids hobo games, food and music. Cost: $10 adults, $6 seniors (62+ years), $5 kids (4-17 years). Kids 3 and under are free. Hours: 10am – 4pm.
148th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, Alameda County Fairgrounds. Soak in history and Scottish culture at one of the world’s largest Celtic festivals. This gathering features a wide range of Scottish culture and entertainment, including living history. Meet MaryQueen of Scots, Highland warriors, the Roman Legion and invading Vikings. Live entertainment features 30 pipe bands, 6 stages of continuous entertainment and a children’s glen. Hours: 8:30am – 6pm.
Cost: Adult 1 day $20, 2 day $27. Children aged 12-17, $12. Children under 12 and seniors over 65 are free. For more information visit: http://www.thescottishgames.com/index.php.
32nd Annual Harvest Wine Celebration, Livermore Valley Wine Country and Robertson Park
Showcase of more than 40 wineries in Livermore Valley wine country.
Noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday,
Sunday only, shuttle buses pick up visitors at Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore. There will be no shuttle buses on Monday as cars will be permitted at the wineries.
Two-day tickets are $55 in advance, $65 day of event, $10 for designated drivers. Advance tickets are sold at www.lvwine.org, or at The Wine Steward, Winemakers Pour House, First St Wine Co and many Safeway locations.
For more information including participating wineries visit: www.lvwine.org or call 925-447-9463.
Brentwood Idol Annual Singing Competition, Downtown Brentwood at First and Oak Street. 5pm – 8pm. Activities include the singing competition, a car show featuring 60 classic cars, face painting, bounce houses, vendors and dining in the streets.
Singles Event at the Trilogy, 1700 Trilogy Parkway, Brentwood. Perfect for those in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60s! $20 cash at the door (no ATM at Trilogy Resort) Passed hors d’oeuvres, DJ, dancing, desserts and wine-tasting. Doors open at 6pm and event ends at 9pm. RSVP to Charleen Earley: 925-383-3072 or via email: [email protected]
California Zinfandel Championship Dinner, Pittsburg’s Marina Green, 51 Marina Blvd, Pittsburg. Pittsburg hosts the 17th annual Zinfandel Championship which rates the top Zinfandel wines from all of California. This event includes a 4 course Cuban inspired menu catered by Scotts Seafood Grill and Bar of Walnut Creek. A bottle of each of four Double Gold wines will be placed at each table. $75/person or $600/table of 8. Reception begins and 6pm and dinner is at 7. Contact Tim Tumbaga for more information: 925-639-2981.
Liberty High School Presents The Taming of the Shrew, The Allan E. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Liberty Campus, 850 Second Street, Brentwood. With spectacular sets, authentic costumes and great actors, Liberty High School proudly presents Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The Shrew, a hilarious comedy in which Petruchio (Played by Nick Teixiera) must woo the stubborn Katherine (played by Allie Re) in order for her younger, more desirable sister Blanca (played by Danielle Reyes) to find a proper suiter. The play is presented on the following dates: September 6, 7, 12, 19 and 20th at 7pm; September 14th at 11am, and September 21st at 2pm. Cost: $10.50 for the general public, $8.50 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID, $6.50 for Playmaker’s Members. Discounted shows: September 12, 14 and 19. Any questions may be directed to Helen Dixon: [email protected]
Garin Apple Festival, Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Ave, Hayward. This event is packed with fun your family. Garin is an antique apple orchard that features 180 varieties of apples, including some you won’t find anywhere else. Try hand-cranking apple ice cream or pressing your own apple cider; then taste your creations. There will be music, dancing, crafts, food and old fashioned games. This is a free event. Parking is $5. Hours: 10am – 7pm Saturday and 10:30am – 6pm on Sunday. www.ebparksonline.org
September 7th -8th
Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival, Old Town on Railroad Ave, Pittsburg. This two day seafood extravaganza features 100 arts and crafts vendors, 50 seafood and non-seafood vendors, carnival rides, petting zoos and 3 stages with music from around the globe. Hours: 10am – 7pm Saturday and 10:30am – 6pm on Sunday
East Contra Historical Society BBQ, Byer/Nail Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave, Brentwood. This old-fashioned BBQ flows from the front porch of the Byer/Nail Museum and into the historic grounds. Activities and entertainment include: an extensive civil war exhibit, music by the Brentwood Concert Band, the Brentwood Spinners will be spinning their wheels, blacksmithing, an archeological dig pit for kids, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, gold panning, and you can try your hand at milking cows. Dinner includes tri tip with Brentwood corn, tomatoes, beans, rolls and a delicious dessert. Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids (6-12) and kids 5 and under are free. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Byer/Nail Museum. The museum doesn’t receive any government funding and benefits our community with educational programs for schools.
Discovery Bay Corvettes presents Summerfest, 2013 all Corvette Show, The Streets of Brentwood, 2565 Sand Creed Rd, Brentwood. Classic cars, shopping, dining and more. Awards at 3:30. Raffle prices and silent auction. 8am – 5pm.
If you have an event that you believe should make it into our calendar, email [email protected]
By Amy Schrader
Arts & Entertainment Editor
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