Welcome to Downtown Martinez, California

Photo by Pat Jordan

Established in 1849, Martinez is one of the oldest towns in California and has served as the county seat of Contra Costa County for more than 130 years. Nestled at the gateway to the Delta, the City is home for 36,700 residents. Come visit our historic downtown and spend a relaxing day strolling our tree-lined streets where shops retain their early 20th century charm.

You're just a train ride away from our award-winning Amtrak Station. Don't miss our bustling marina and waterfront that offers beautiful bicycling vistas, hiking trails, world class bocce ball tournaments and a new 10,000 square foot Skate Park.

While you're here, visit the historical home of John Muir, one of California's first and foremost environmentalists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Martinez is also the birthplace of Joe DiMaggio and the martini!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Farmers Market

Sunday Farmers Market

Downtown Martinez

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Sunday year-round

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Spring Wine Stroll

Spring Wine Stroll

Downtown Martinez

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2:00pm-5:30pm

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Martinez Blues By The Bay

Martinez Blues By The Bay

Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gates open at 12 noon. Concert ends at 9pm

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