It’s a Great Day by the Bay in Benicia!

Welcome to the official website for visiting Benicia, the hidden gem of the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite you to explore and discover our rich history, robust arts community, great shopping and dining, inviting waterfront, and an atmosphere you have to experience to appreciate.

Featured Events

Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week

January 19, 2019
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Celebrate California Restaurant Month with Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week. The dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine for a ...
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Wine & Chocolate Walk

February 2, 2019
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Stroll First Street with your sweetheart tasting fine wine and chocolate pairings inside downtown shops.
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Milinda Perry Presents Held by a Horse Artist Reception

February 2, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
“Held by a Horse” is the latest solo show at Milinda Perry Art Gallery, January 1-February 28. View this special exhibit by award-winning fine art photographer Mary ...

Jazz & Crab Dinner

February 9, 2019
5:00 pm-8:30 pm
Benicia High Band Program invites you for an all you can eat crab dinner with musical performances by the Benicia Middle & High School Jazz ...

Pamper Me Week

February 16, 2019
12:00 am-11:59 pm
A week dedicated to discovering all the number of ways to relax, rejuvenate, and pamper yourself on First Street. Details at

Where's Jack London?

March 1, 2019
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Benicia Main Street celebrates downtown’s “Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles” with a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars (They spend like cash at more than ...

St. Patrick's Day Beer Crawl

March 16, 2019
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
On the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, let out your Irish cheer and sample craft beers inside participating businesses in downtown Benicia, rain or shine ...
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Benicia Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

April 21, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Benicia Kiwanis Club invite you to their annual Easter Egg Hunt in City Park. Rain or shine, this event brings children to enjoy games, face ...

Art Scavenger Hunt

April 27, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Discover amazing art found in downtown galleries while doing a scavenger hunt. Participants will receive a free “I Love Benicia” bag and be entered in ...