2018 Festivals & Events in Pleasant Hill

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Off the Grid Food Truck Market 

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Trelany Road (at Gregory Lane, next to City Hall)
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (ends at 8pm during winter months)
Weekly Food Truck Market behind City Hall every Wednesday evening. Nine food trucks (rotating each week) serve up a diverse selection of delicious food items. Live Music included!

Community Awards Night

March 27 at the Pleasant Hill Community Center
Tickets available at www.pleasanthillca.org/tickets.  Nominations for the awards may be submitted at www.pleasanthillca.org/awards

Come Together 8 Benefit Concert


Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the PH Community Center
An All Star Benefit Show for Pleasant Hill Teen Programs 
Tickets are only $20 each. Purchase Tickets Here!
Must be 21 years or older to attend. Call 682-0896 for more details.

23rd Annual International Film Festival

March 3 through March 12
Century 16 Theaters, Downtown Pleasant Hill
Award-winning Films with an International Flair.
For a brochure or more information: www.eastbayjewishfilm.org

Pleasant Hill Farmers' Market

When: Every Tuesday, May 8 through October 9
Where:Trelany Road (next to City Hall)
Time:4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Market is now on Tuesday evenings with live music, hot food, beer & wine booth, games & activities on the lawn at City Hall. 
Music Schedule at the Market

Wine, Women & Shoes

A benefit for the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
When: Saturday, May 19
Where: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Shop the latest in shoes, accessories and more! Sip fine wines from top vintners! Savor delicious food bites and kick up your heels for a fashion show.

Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert Series

When: May 27 through September 2 (Every other Sunday)
Where: On the Lawn at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: (925) 671-5229 or email mnelis@pleasanthillca.org. 

2018 Concert Schedule

Family friendly and popular concert series in a relaxed environment by the Lake at City Hall. Features bands from around the Bay Area including many local favorites. Hosted by the Pleasant Hill Civic Action Commission.

Citywide Garage Sale

When: Saturday, June 9
Where: Citywide
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t Trash It – Sell It!” That’s the tagline of the 3rd Annual Citywide Garage Sale. Organized by Allied Waste Services and the Civic Action Commission, this event gives residents the opportunity to hold their garage sales on the same weekend and get free promotion from the City and Allied Waste. Residents can register their sale at www.pleasanthillgaragesale.com. The organizers will publicize the streets (but not house numbers) which are hosting a sale that weekend. For more information call Anne Baker at (925) 671-5806

Downtown Plaza Concert Series

When: 1st Thursday of June, July, August & September
Where: Downtown Plaza (next to Jack's & Sweet Tomatoes)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Go to http://shopdowntownpleasanthill.com/events-and-promotions  for concert details. 

Fourth of July Celebration & Festivities

Schedule of Events

6:30 am – Registration opens for the Firecracker 5K Fun Run by the Clock Tower on Crescent Drive

7:50 am – 100 yard dash for kids 7 and under

8:00 am Firecracker 5K Fun Run (Starts by the corner of Gregory Lane and Trelany Road, in front of City Hall. (SEE ROUTE MAP at http://phjuly4.com/5k-run-route/)

The net proceeds of the run are donated to the Pleasant Hill school of the runner’s choice. This is a great way to support our schools while having fun on the 4th. Click on the 5K Run above for more information about registering online.

9:30 am – Parade begins (SEE PARADE ROUTE MAP at http://phjuly4.com/parade-route/)

The 2018 Parade Grand Marshal is Ryan Joseph! Because of the wonderful community response to assisting Ryan and his family after his injury, the theme of the 2018 Pleasant Hill 4th of July is “Pleasant Hill – A Community United”.  Participants in the parade are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their entry.

10:30 am – 1:30 Party in the Park at Pleasant Hill Park 

After the parade walk over to Pleasant Hill Park for food (Back Forty Texas BBQ, IzzyA’s Frozen Custard, Cool Spoon Vending, Gotta Love Kettle Corn), kid’s games and activities (face painting, sack race, a giant slide, & more!), and enjoy listening to The Indecision Band on stage! Buttons Z Clown will be back as will the water melon eating contest!  Country Music Artist, Singer Songwriter Allie Sealey will be on hand to sing the National Anthem a little after 11:30 AM.

6:30 pm – Gates open at College Park High School

The site of the spectacular Fireworks show will again be College Park High School. Come for dinner and stay for an amazing display! Slow Hand BBQ, IzzyA’s Frozen Custard, Cool Spoon Vending, and Slice of Italeigh Pizza Truck will be selling their delicious food and desserts.

7:15 pm -This year local band The Ripplers will be playing prior to the start of the fireworks show.

9:20 pm approx. – PyroSpectacular fireworks show begins!

The 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year, so many residents will be in town to enjoy this popular event. Come down and join the fun!

Blues & Brews Festival

When: Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21
Where: Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Ln.
Time: Noon – 6 pm
For Tickets go to www.pleasanthillrec.com or call (925) 682-0896.
Enjoy a day of live blues music and draft brew tasting. Co-sponsored by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Diablo Valley Relay for Life in Pleasant Hill

When: July 28-29
Where: Pleasant Hill Middle School
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Relay for Life is organized locally and benefits the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer. This 24-hour event involves teams of participants who have pledged to continue walking around the track at PH Middle School in an effort to raise funds and awareness to save lives around the world from cancer. For more information or to sign up go to Relay for Life Pleasant Hill.

National Night Out

When: Tuesday, August 7
Where: On the Lawn at City Hall
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m

Hosted by the Pleasant Hill Police Department, this event celebrates strong neighborhoods, community policing and crime prevention. The Lions Club will be serving free hamburgers and hot dogs. 

American Iron Car Show

When: Sunday, August 12
Where: Downtown Pleasant Hill (on Crescent Drive)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It's a carfest in Downtown Pleasant Hill with more than 100 pre-80's cars on display! Enter your car or just come down and join in the fun. Music, food, giveaways and prizes for the best cars in various categories. For more details, contact Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District at (925) 682-0896 or visit www.pleasanthillrec.com.

14th Annual Community Service Day

When: Saturday, September 22
Where: Begins at Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hundreds of volunteers converge on Pleasant Hill Park for a free Pancake Breakfast by the Lions Club, receive a free event T-Shirt and then disperse to work on community cleanup projects around the City of Pleasant Hill.

To sign up as a volunteer or to submit a project go to www.pleasant-hill.net/CSD or call (925) 671-5229.

Art, Wine & Music Festival

When: Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7
Where: Downtown Pleasant Hill on Crescent Drive
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join the many thousands of residents and visitors in strolling along Crescent Drive in Downtown Pleasant Hill. This signature event features arts & crafts, kids’ entertainment, live music, and a premium wine and beer tent. Sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.

Light up the Night in Downtown Pleasant Hill

When: Wednesday, November 28
Where: Crescent Drive
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Join Santa and others in lighting up Downtown Pleasant Hill for the holiday season. Holiday Crafts Fair, Carriage Rides, Caroling & Studio A Dancers on the Plaza Stage, free hot chocolate & cookies, merchant giveaways and lots more fun for all the family.
Vendor Application Form

Holiday Festival

Wednesday, December 5th
Pleasant Hill Community Center
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
www.pleasanthillrec.com for more details
For more information on any of these events, call (925) 671-5229 or email mnelis@pleasanthillca.org. 

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