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.

Upcoming Events

Bay Area Clay - A Legacy of Social Conciousness

October 14, 2017
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Arts Benicia's latest exhibition features the sculptural works of artists Robert Arneson, Stephen De Staebler, Viola Frey, Arthur Gonzalez, Michelle Gregor, Marc Lancet, Mark Messenger, ...

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Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree

November 1, 2017
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Time to start holiday shopping. Take advantage of the Downtown Holiday Shopping Spree in Benicia through Nov 30 for a chance to win a Downtown ...

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Eyes Wide Open Artist Reception

November 17, 2017
5:00 pm-7:30 pm
"Eyes Wide Open" is the newest show on exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery through December 29, featuring the paintings of Bay Area artist John Tullis. You ...

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Winter Craft Fair

November 18, 2017
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Sponsored by Benicia Senior Center, the event features many returning vendors plus new vendors, homemade goods, and refreshments.

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Benicia Hand Up Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017
8:00 am-11:00 am
Get your run on Thanksgiving morning at the Benicia Hand Up Turkey Trot. Tickets are $20 thru Oct. 30, $25 thereafter. Fun for the whole ...

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Christmas Tree Lot Fundraiser

November 24, 2017
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Purchase a beautiful, sustainably-farmed, quality tree and support Genesis House and Benicia Historical Museum. Check out the Museum's Christmas tree decorated with dozens of camel ...

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Skip the Mall, Shop Small and support local small businesses with unique gifts and offers waiting for you in downtown Benicia.

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Benicia Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting

December 1, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
First Street merchants along with Benicia Main Street host this ever-popular open house at the beginning of the Christmas Season. Merchants offer beverages and treats ...

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Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea Party

December 2, 2017
12:00 am-11:59 pm
You're invited to a Teddy Bear Tea, benefiting Benicia Main Street Program, featuring a special holiday traditional tea, costumed characters, storytelling, Christmas carols and a special visitor from ...

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Benicia Chamber Players

December 3, 2017
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building in downtown Benicia. Featuring highly experienced musicians playing with Bay Area ...

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Benicia Christmas Parade and Holiday Market

December 9, 2017
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday with a traditional Christmas parade that starts at First & D Streets, ending at H Street. The parade features local marching bands, ...

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St. Nicholas at the Fischer-Hanlon House

December 9, 2017
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Visit St. Nicholas in the Fischer-Hanlon House parlor and enjoy cider served from the wood burning stove and cookies served in the kitchen.

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Victorian Ornament Workshop

December 9, 2017
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Make Victorian style ornaments for nominal fee, courtesy of the Benicia Girl Scouts. After the Holiday Parade, divide your time between visiting St. Nicholas, making ...

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More Northern California Neighborhoods Artist Reception

December 10, 2017
3:00 pm-5:00 pm
The latest exhibition in the Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at Benicia Public Library features the works of artist Donna Covey. You are invited to a ...

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Restaurant Week

Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week

January 20, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Downtown Benicia celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply).

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Wine & Chocolate Walk

February 3, 2018
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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Pamper Me Week

February 17, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
A week dedicated to discovering all the ways to relax, rejuvenate, and pamper yourself on First Street.

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Black Irish in Concert

Black Irish in Concert

February 24, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Black Irish returns to the Benicia Historical Museum for a winter concert. Stay tuned for more details.

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Ghost Walk

March 2, 2018
8:00 pm-8:00 pm
The paranormal history of downtown Benicia is discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required ...

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Jack London

Where's Jack London?

March 3, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
Benicia Main Street celebrates downtown Benicia's antiques, vintage & collectibles with a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars. Look for the framed picture of ...

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