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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Santa Claus

Santa Claus

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

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December
Martinez Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXII - 2014

Martinez Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XXII - 2014

Martinez Campbell Theater
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
8:00pm

SOLD OUT! This is the TWENTY FIRST Annual Big Fat Tour...born of boredom with working in clubs the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve and wanting to hang out with friends and playing in theaters where people go to see shows on purpose.

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February
Wine and Chocolate Stroll

Wine and Chocolate Stroll


Saturday, February 7, 2015
2:00-5:30pm

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

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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.

Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Pine Meadows Golf Course
October, 2015

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

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Downtown Martinez
October, 2015

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.

November
Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead


November, 2015

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, DJ music, face painting, crafts, costumes encouraged. For more information call (925) 228-3577 or email director@mainstreetmartinez.org

Earlier Than The Bird

Earlier Than The Bird

Downtown Martinez
November, 2015

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 Participating Businesses: Atticchild FUNiture 653 Main St. 10% Off Barrelista 736 Main St. $1.00 Off Purchase California Fitness 24/7 621 Alhambra Ave. ONE FULL YEAR for the price of $199 Carlo's Shoe Repair 724 Main St. 15% off any item Char's Flower Shoppe 635 Main St. 15% off sale items Citrus Salon 631 Main St. Holiday Gift Sets Cosi Bella Spa & Salon 514 Ferry St. Up to 50% off Selected products & Boutique Items Crane's Antiques 605 Main St. 20% Off Estate Liquidators 828 Main St. Beanies $1.00 Good Times Then and Now 613 Main St. 10-15% off selected merchandise Granshaw's Flowers 837 Main St. 20% off Gift Items, 10% off local flower delivery (wire service not included) I've Been Framed 411 Ferry St. 15% Off Easel Back Frams 5x5-8x10 Leah's Closet 831 Main St. 25% off everything 9-1pm Luigi's Deli 537 Main St. Free Fountain Drink with purchase of Sandwich Main Street Sweets 815 Main St. Free Scoop of Ice Cream wth purchase of $15 or more Martinez Gallery 630 Court St. Drawing for a free print or photograph Olde Town Antiques 516 Ferry St. Pot of Gold Collectibles 608 Estudillo St. No Sales Tax Day Subway Sandwich 732 Main St. $2.00 for 6" coldcut or meatball sandwich White Rabbit Boutique 529 Main St. 25% off non sale items (excluding recovery & Consignment)

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Downtown Martinez
November, 2015

We are proud to support our local businesses! 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. Stop by the Main St. Office between 10am-2pm on Sat., Nov. 29th to pick up a Complimentary Shopping Bag and a Passport. Take the passport with you to visit at least 4 of the businesses listed below. They'll stamp to show you were there then turn in your completed passport to any of the participating businesses. Make sure you clearly print your name and phone number. You will be entered to a drawing to win a $50 Downtown Gift Card! Participating Businesses: Antique Corner 500 Ferry St. 10% Off Atticchild FUNiture 653 Main St. 10% Off Barrelista 736 Main St. Free 8oz Coffee California Fitness 24/7 621 Alhambra Ave. ONE FULL YEAR for just $199 Carlo's Shoe Repair 724 Main St. 15% off any retail item Char's Flower Shoppe 635 Main St. 15% off sale items Citrus Salon 631 Main St. Aveda Holiday Gift Sets Cosi Bella Spa & Salon 514 Ferry St. Up to 50% off Selected products and Boutique Items Estate Liquidators 828 Main St. Beenies $1.00 Good Times Then and Now 613 Main St. 10-15% off Selected Merchandise Hotsy Totsy Tanning 610 Ferry St. 1 Free UV Tan and 1 Free Top Shelf Lotion Sample I've Been Framed 411 Ferry St. 15% Off Easel Back Frames 5&5-8x10 Leah's Closet 831 Main St. 25% off everything Luigi's Deli 537 Main St. Free Fountain Drink with purchase of Sandwich Main Street Sweets 815 Main St. Free Scoop of Ice Cream wth purchase of $15 or more PakMail Center of Martinez 649 Main St., Suite 102 15% Off UPS or FedEx Shipping Pot of Gold Collectibles 608 Estudillo St. No Sales Tax on Nov. 29 River City Stoves 612 Estudillo St. NO Sales Tax on Nov. 29 Subway Sanwich 732 Main St. $2.00 for 6" Meatball or coldcut sandwich Tacky 728 Main St. No Sales Tax on Nov. 29 White Rabbit Boutique 529 Main St 25% off non sale items (excluding recovery & Consignment)

December
Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Downtown Martinez
December, 2015

Santa Beer Crawl

Santa Beer Crawl

Downtown Martinez
December, 2015

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