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 Holiday Shopping Spree

November 1, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
A drawing for a Downtown Benicia Shopping Spree valued at $500 in Downtown Dollars. For every $10 you spend at participating merchants, you will receive ...
Art Scavenger Hunt

Art Scavenger Hunt

November 17, 2018
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Discover amazing art found in downtown galleries while doing a scavenger hunt. Participants who complete the hunt will receive a free “I Love Benicia” bag and be entered into drawing ...

Benicia Hand Up Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018
8:00 am-11:00 am
Proceeds from this untimed trot on Thanksgiving morning benefit the Tim & Jeannie Hamann Foundation. $20 Early 'Bird' registration begins October 3. Registration increases to ...

Christmas Tree Lot

November 23, 2018
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Start or continue a holiday tradition with a Christmas tree from the lot at the Benicia Historical Museum. Decorate your home or workplace with a ...
Wine Walk & Shop Small

Wine Walk & Shop Small

November 24, 2018
12:00 am-11:59 pm
On Small Business Saturday, skip the mall and shop small at downtown Benicia's independently-owned businesses. Look for discounts and giveaways to kick off the holiday ...
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New Art Gallery Opening in Benicia

November 24, 2018
11:00 am-5:00 pm
Arata Fine Art Gallery of San Francisco has relocated to Benicia! Owners Geri (Arata) Pruett and John Pruett, are opening their doors at 637 First ...
Sip & Stroll

Sip & Stroll

November 30, 2018
4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Benicia Education Foundation invites you for an afternoon of wine, shopping, food, kid activities, live entertainment and an auction at this fundraiser benefiting students of ...
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Romeo & Juliet

November 30, 2018
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
William Shakespeare's classic tale, Romeo & Juliet, comes to life as Benicia High Theatre sets their story on the bustling streets and dark corners of ...
Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea Party

December 1, 2018
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 ...