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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May
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

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.

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Friday Farmers Market

Friday Farmers Market

Downtown Martinez
Friday, May 16, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014
4:00pm - 8:00pm

NEW! The Thursday Farmers Market is moving to Fridays! 4:00pm to 8:00pm on the 800 block of Main St. Farmers Market, Cars, Music, and More!

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Martinez Peddlers Faire

Martinez Peddlers Faire

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:00am to 4:00pm

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.

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Downtown Ghost Walk

Downtown Ghost Walk


Friday, May 23, 2014
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Take the 1-1/2 hour guided walking tour through Historic Downtown Martinez to discover the hidden past, little known facts and tales of days-gone-by.

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July
4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

Downtown Martinez
Friday, July 4, 2014
8am-10am - Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Roxx on Main, 627 Main St. 9am-9:15am - Flag Raising Ceremony Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. 10am - Hometown Parade on Main St. Parade begins at Court St. & Main St. Ends at Alhambra Ave. & Main

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

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August
Martinez Peddlers Faire

Martinez Peddlers Faire

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, August 2, 2014
8:00am to 4:00pm

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.

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September
Madness on Main Street Car Show

Madness on Main Street Car Show

Downtown Martinez
Saturday, September 6, 2014
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

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Bay Area Blues Festival

Bay Area Blues Festival


Saturday, September 27, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
10:00am to 6:00pm each day

We are excited to announce a new event in downtown Martinez. Details coming soon!

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October
Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Martinez Mayors Cup Golf Classic

Roddy Ranch Golf Course
October, 2014

A great day of golf, fun, and networking at Roddy Ranch! Benefits Main Street Martinez, Martinez Chamber, and Meals on Wheels Contra Costa. Includes lunch and a post golf dinner catered by Marty O's Pizzeria. Awards and Raffle. Call (925) 228-3577 for more information or email us at director@mainstreetmartinez.org

Zombie Brew Crawl

Zombie Brew Crawl

Downtown Martinez
October, 2014

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.

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Downtown Martinez
October, 2014

The 4th 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. 27 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. Complimentary Halloween Photos for kids in costume from 10am to 2pm at Stalhberg Photography, 620 Main St. (925) 229-2939 Treat bags and maps will be handed out to Trunk or Treaters in the Main Street Plaza, adjacent to Starbucks on Main St. 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
Earlier Than The Bird

Earlier Than The Bird

Downtown Martinez
November, 2014

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 A Joyful Bliss 701 E. Escobar St. Buy 1 Get 1 50% off everything Serving Dounuts & Coffee Al’s What Not Shop* 823 Escobar St. $1.00 Gifts Alley Cats 720 Main St. 10-30% off selected items. Fruit & Pastries Aloha Chiropractic 649 Main St., #104 Gift Certificates Kona Coffee and Pineabble ArtU4ia 725 Ward St. 2 Gift Cards for $50 ($88 value) Cookies Atticchild FUNiture 653 Main St. Cookies Bits & Pieces 608 Estudillo St. 10% off Kids Toys Mini Cookies California Fitness 621 Alhambra Ave. 15% off Membership Start up Croissants Carlos Shoe Repair* 724 Main St. 15% off any item Cookies & Coffee Char’s Flower Shoppe 635 Main St. OPEN HOUSE - 20% off all sales 25% off if wearing PJ’s Cookies, Cider, Sparkling Cider Leah’s Closet 831 Main St. 25% off everything Breakfast Snack Main Street Sweets 815 Main St. Box of 6 Chocolate Lego Guys for $3.50 Chocolate Covered Cherries & Apricots Martinez Gallery* 630 Court St. Surprize Specials! Appetizers & Brunch Fair Noodles for Kids 725 Main St. 20% off Gingersnaps White Rabbit Boutique* 529 Main St. 25% off non sale items Pastries * Serving Mimosas! Offers may change without notice. Offers may have restrictions not mentioned above, check with participating businesses for further details.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Downtown Martinez
November, 2014

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!

December
Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Holiday Frolic & Snow Park

Downtown Martinez
December, 2014

Santa Clause

Santa Clause

Main Street Plaza
December, 2014

Santa Beer Crawl

Santa Beer Crawl

Downtown Martinez
December, 2014

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.

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