Events

Ongoing
Sunday Farmers Market

Sunday Farmers Market

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

Every Sunday, Downtown Martinez comes alive with a delicious marketplace full of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables.

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October
Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Pine Meadows Golf Course
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:30pm Registration 2:30pm Shotgun for Day Golf 6:15 Shotgun for Night Golf

A great day of golf, fun, and networking at Pine Meadows Golf Course! Benefits Main Street Martinez and Martinez Chamber. Includes dinner and post golf dessert, Awards and Raffle. Call (925) 228-3577 for more information or email us at director@mainstreetmartinez.org

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Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Downtown Martinez
Sunday, October 26, 2014
10am-2pm

The 5th annual Trunk or Treat Main Street Martinez & Cooperative Center FCU invite you to join us at a SAFE, FUN, and FREE Halloween Spooktacular! Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10am to 2pm in Downtown Martinez We're teaming up with local businesses to provide a safe place for you to enjoy Halloween festivities. Instead of walking house to house, visit creatively themed and decorated car trunks and shops lining downtown Martinez to collect candy and treats. The Trunk or Treat and Store to Store event will happen on a Sunday in conjunction with the Farmers Market. The Market will be on the 600 and 700 blocks of Main St. and the 500, 800, and 900 blocks will be filled with Trunk or Treat cars. And, many stores throughout the downtown will be open and handing out treats. Treat bags and maps will be handed out to Trunk or Treaters in the Main Street Plaza, adjacent to Starbucks on Main St. Stahlberg Photography will be taking photos of your child in costume. If you would like to have a photo taken of you child in costume go to the Studio of Stahlberg Photography at 620 Main Street between the hours of 10am-2pm Face painting in the plaza will be provided by the City of Martinez Parks & Recreation Department. For more information call (925) 228-3577 Businesses who would like to participate in the Trunk or Treat, click and download the PDF application above.

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November
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead


Saturday, November 1, 2014
3pm - 9pm

Day of the Dead, Martinez FESTIVAL of the ALTERS Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 3pm to 9pm The Main St. Plaza in Downtown Martinez, CA | FREE Food, Music, Community Altars Celebrating the Mexican tradition of honoring the ancestors. Bring photos, flowers and mementos of loved ones to place on altars. Dress in traditional día de los muertos skeleton motif. Traditional skull face painting. All ages welcome. In partnership with the Martinez Arts Association and Main Street Martinez 10 to 11:30am Free. Headstone hunt and crafts. Pre-registration required 925-372-3510. Led by Martinez Parks and Recreation. 3 to 9pm Free. Main Street Plaza in downtown Martinez.Altars created by local artists, traditional foods and music, family activities, costumes encouraged. For more information call (925) 228-3577 or email director@mainstreetmartinez.org

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Earlier Than The Bird

Earlier Than The Bird

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, November 22, 2014
8am-Noon

Gather your shopping buddies and get a head start on holiday shopping in downtown Martinez! Participating stores will have special deals and treats! Have breakfast at a downtown restaurant. Free parking on the weekends! Wear your pajamas and get a complimentary downtown shopping bag! Check in at the Main Street Martinez office to pick up your shopping bag and a map of participating businesses. 649 Main St., Suite 106, downtown Martinez Check back for list of participating businesses

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, November 29, 2014
All Day

We are proud to support our community. When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let’s help strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small ® initiative all year. Stay tuned for more details!

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December
Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Downtown Martinez
Friday, December 5, 2014 to Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Santa Clause

Santa Clause

Main Street Plaza
Friday, December 5, 2014 to Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Santa Beer Crawl

Santa Beer Crawl

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:30-5:30pm

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February
Wine and Chocolate Stroll

Wine and Chocolate Stroll


February, 2015

UPDATE ON 2/8/14, 11:30AM... Online tickets are now sold out. Approximately 20 tickets remain between AtticChild, 653 Main St., and Leah's Closet, 831 Main St. THE WINE STROLL IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. NO REFUNDS. Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets in downtown Martinez sipping wine and sampling chocolate at local businesses. Includes a tasting glass, wine glass charm, tasting passport/map and I (heart) Downtown Martinez pin. Click to purchase tickets

April
Cleanup Day

Cleanup Day

Downtown Martinez
April, 2015

Volunteer to help downtown sparkle! Sat., April 5, 8:00am-1:00pm Donuts, coffee, and a bbq lunch for all volunteers. Sign up today! Call Barbara at (925) 408-1338 or email director@mainstreetmartinez.org

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

Waterfront Park
April, 2015

The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in downtown Martinez began in 2010 to highlight the art and flavor of craft beer in Martinez and surrounding communities. Produced by Main Street Martinez, the festival draws 2,000 people to enjoy beer from over 30 microbreweries, live music, and food from local restaurants. This year, the event will be held at Waterfront Park on North Court St., a short walking distance from the Martinez Amtrak Station and free downtown parking.

May
Spring Wine Stroll

Spring Wine Stroll

Downtown Martinez
May, 2015

Martinez Blues By The Bay

Martinez Blues By The Bay

Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater
May, 2015

The City of Martinez presents Blues by the Bay, an outdoor Saturday May 10, 2014. Blues by the Bay features live concert performances on two stages in a party atmosphere right in the heart of the Martinez Marina.

Fridays on the Main & Market

Fridays on the Main & Market


May, 2015

Every Friday on Main St! Farmers Market 4pm-8pm 800 block Car Cuise-in and Music 6pm-8pm 600 & 700 blocks Fresh local produce, music, cool cars (no event July 4)

Martinez Peddlers Faire

Martinez Peddlers Faire

Downtown Martinez
May, 2015

One of the largest outdoor antique and collectible shows in northern California. Held on the streets of historic downtown Martinez on Sat., May 17th and Sat., Aug. 2rd, from 8am-4pm. Get here early to get the first pick of that special item to add to your collection.

July
4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

Downtown Martinez
July, 2015

You're invited to the 6th Annual 4th of July Parade in downtown Martinez. Over 40 entries including many community groups will march down Main Street. Download the parade application above or call (925) 228-3577 Here's the 2013 Parade Winners - See you next year! Best Dance Group- In Motion Dance Best Spirit- Martinez Marina Best Antique Car - Carolyn Hill Best Car Club - Hot Rod Hoodlums Best Float - Cub Scout Pack 420 Best Service Club - Soroptimist International Martinez Best Local Business - Main Street Sweets Best Youth Group - New You Dance Center Judges Choice - Martinez Veterans Mayors Choice - Rankin Aquatic Center Partners

August
Martinez Peddlers Faire

Martinez Peddlers Faire

Downtown Martinez
August, 2015

One of the largest outdoor antique and collectible shows in northern California. Held on the streets of historic downtown Martinez on Sat., Aug. 2, from 8am-4pm. Get here early to get the first pick of that special item to add to your collection.

September
Madness on Main Street Car Show

Madness on Main Street Car Show

Downtown Martinez
September, 2015

Join us for the 18th annual Madness on Main Street Car Show! 10am-3pm Over 200 cool cars, trucks, and bikes along Main St. in downtown Martinez! Free for the public to attend DJ Tony Pichardo Click on the link above to download a PDF registration form to enter your car! Vendors click to download the vendor application.

Bay Area Blues Festival

Bay Area Blues Festival


September, 2015

October
Zombie Brew Crawl

Zombie Brew Crawl

Downtown Martinez
October, 2015

Zombie costumes are optional, however there will be prizes awarded for the best individual costume as well as the best group costume. After the Beer Crawl, visit one of the downtown restaurants for dinner!! Free Shuttles to and from the North Concord BART station will be available. First shuttle leaves BART at 1:30, last shuttle leaves Martinez at 9:00pm. Shuttle stop is at Creek Monkey Tap House, 611 Escobar St.

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