Visit Vallejo California
<> February 2016
S M T W T F S
 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29      

Stay Informed by E-Mail

Never miss a thing. Sign-up for vacation tips, ideas and to learn about everything happening in our corner of the world.

Sign Up Today

Print Page Bookmark and Share

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sign-up for your free online Trip Planner
Keep track of your personal Itineraries and access them from any computer.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters With Special Guest Ira Walker

Wed Feb. 10, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker. Special guest Ira Walker will be joining the Groovemasters for an exciting night of music. Ira has written and performed with a star studded list of Music Icons, including Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Eddie Money, Carlos Santana, Brian May, & Tommy Castro. He toured Europe with Keb’ Mo in 2000. In 2002, as singer/bass player, Ira recorded with the Trichromes featuring Neal Schon (Journey), Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), and legendary lyricist Robert Hunter. You won’t want to miss this show!

Empress Theatre Film Club

Thu Feb. 11, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Do you love movies? Are you interested in learning more about the history and art of cinema? Join the Empress Theatre Film Club to watch and discuss great films.

Celebrating Valentines Together- 4th Annual Wine Maker's Dinner

Fri Feb. 12, 2016
Zio Fraedo's, 23 Harbor Way
707-580-9360

Fourth Annual Wine Makers Dinner at Zio Fraedo's in Vallejo. Major fundraiser for Rebuilding Together Solano County (RTSC). No Host Bar: 6-7pm, Wine Pairing Dinner: 7-9:30pm, Silent Auction starts at 6pm, Live Auction during dinner.

Bay Area Motorcycle Training Classroom Sessions

Wed Feb. 3, 2016 - Sat Feb. 13, 2016
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., "Gate 6"
707-742-0982

Courses are offered all year except on some holiday and special event weekends. Courses are opened for reservation about 30 days before the start date.

Genesis House 11th Annual Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction

Sat Feb. 13, 2016
1499 North Camino Alto
707-552-5295 or 707-552-3395

Proceeds will benefit our Non Profit 501 c (3) Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program Scholarship Beds. TICKETS: $15 in advance and $17 at the door There will be music provided by Tony Intintoli, Raffles and a Silent Auction For more information contact Clarissa or Yeraldine @ 552-5295 or 552-3395

Empress Theatre presents Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings with guest Carlos Reyes

Sat Feb. 13, 2016
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

“Fall in Love With The Empress” on Saturday, February 13th, Valentine’s Weekend featuring Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings with very special guest Carlos Reyes.

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents MAJA SALVADOR, Paulo Avelino & JC De Vera

Fri Feb. 12, 2016 - Sat Feb. 13, 2016
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Maja Salvador "Dance Princess of the Philippines" , JC De Vera “GMA Networks's Drama Prince” and Paulo Avelino "Prince of Philippine Teleserye" here for two nights only! Friday $75 /85 /105 ~ Saturday $85 /95 /115 Showtimes ~ Friday 9 p.m. & Saturday 8 p.m.

Castello di Amorosa's Royal Hearts Valentine Gala

Sat Feb. 13, 2016
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St. Helena Hwy.
707-967-6274

Join us at the Castle of Love for an evening of opulence, elegance, opera and romance! •Arrive to a red carpet greeting with sparkling wine •Enjoy fresh shucked oysters, sample sumptuous chocolates and hors d'oeuvres during our elegant wine reception. •Indulge in an elegant four course dinner of sumptuous cuisine paired with our Italian-style wines in our beautifully vaulted Grand Barrel Room •Take delight in a night of romance and surprises with live opera performances •Complimentary shuttles to Downtown Calistoga

V. Sattui Blending Seminar

Sat Feb. 13, 2016
1111 White Lane (at Hwy 29)
707-963-7774

Step into the shoes of our winemakers and learn about the blending of V. Sattui's Paradiso, our proprietary Bordeaux blend. In this hands-on workshop you will play winemaker for 90 minutes, exploring five Bordeaux varietals and learning what flavors, textures and other characteristics each one brings. Then you’ll create your own blend, competing with your fellow classmates to see who can create a wine that tastes the most like our Paradiso.

Thomas Wojak's Vallejo Mug Shots Reception

Sat Feb. 13, 2016
The Rellik Tavern 726 First Street

Thomas Wojak, master printer and exhibiting artist, is the owner and founder of The W.O.R.K.S, a high quality, short run, screen printing studio established in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in edition printing for artists and designers, as well as unique and demanding projects for exhibition/architectural fabricators and the technology industry. The W.O.R.K.S. is located in Vallejo. thomaswojak.com Vallejo Mug Shots will be on display at The Rellik Tavern through April 11.

Budweiser Clydesdale Visit

Wed Feb. 3, 2016 - Sun Feb. 14, 2016
Anheuser-Busch Tasting Room, 3101 Busch Drive
707-429-7624

Very Special and FREE Event featuring the World Famous Clydesdales! Feb 3 - 8 Stable Viewing 10:00a - 5:00p; Feb 9 - 10 Camera Day 2:00p - 4:00p; Feb 11 - 14 Full Hitch Parade 1:00p- 3:00p

Schulz Museum - Calling All Little Red-Haired Girls!

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa
707-579-4452

If you are a little (or not so little!) red-haired girl or boy then you will receive FREE admission in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Charlie Brown’s affection for a certain Little Red-Haired Girl.

Napa Valley Wine Train's St. Valentine's Day Lunch or Dinner

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
1275 McKinstry St
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Step on board the Wine Train this Valentine’s Day and be swept away in the romance of vintage train travel. INCLUDES Multiple Course Gourmet Meal, Welcome Glass of Sparkling Wine, 3 Hour Journey on the Wine Train.

Zio Fraedo's Valentine's Day Dinner

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
23 Harbor Way
707-642-8984

Come to "The Most Romantic Restaurant in Vallejo" (Times Herald, Best of 2012) for Valentines Day, Thursday February 14th ~ 3pm to 8pm. Special menu for Valentine'd Day Dinner. Appetizer, starter, entree selections and dessert. Free glass Champagne or Mimosa. Reservations Recommended.

Red & White Fleet's Valentines Day California Twilight Cruise

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
Pier 43½, Fisherman's Wharf
415-705-8200

Take your sweetheart aboard Red and White Fleet’s® California Twilight Cruise for a romantic and relaxed night out on San Francisco Bay. With five departures during the week of Valentine’s Day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the occasion with your loved one, and can do so in the down-to-earth atmosphere of our twilight sail along San Francisco’s illuminated skyline. Your cruise includes appetizers from the buffet, a drink and live guitar music. Reservations need to be made in advance.

Front Room at the Wharf Valentine's Day Dinner

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
295 Mare Island Way
707-649-8889

Front Room at the Wharf offers a Casual and Exciting Atmosphere for all. With a combination of our affordable menu and full service cocktail bar, while sitting down next to the cozy fireplace, relaxing to the sound of a live pianist, surrounded with panaromic window views of the Bay overlooking the historic Mare Island across, makes it the perfect setting for your next dining experience.

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Mike Galisatus Big Band

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

Big Band Orchestra & Ballroom Dancing Cache Club Show! Free with your Cache Club Card or $20 at the door Dust off your dancin’ shoes and swing your way to Cache Creek’s Club 88 for the Big Band Series! Beginning in the mid-1920s, big bands came to dominate popular music. Big Band is a type of music associated with jazz and the Swing Era, typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments. Typical of this genre were popular artists like Paul Whitman, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and George Olsen. Showtime ~ 1 p.m.

Sonoma Raceway Hosts 24 Hours of LeMons

Sat Feb. 13, 2016 - Sun Feb. 14, 2016
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 and 121
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

Proceeds from this wacky and wild weekend will benefit SCC. If you're expecting throaty stock cars or high-performance open-wheel machines, forget it. This endurance road-racing series was founded on a particularly questionable concept: all cars must be bought and prepared for no more than $500. You've got to see it to believe it.

A Match Made in Heaven: Stinky Cheese & Wine

Sun Feb. 14, 2016
V. Sattui Winery, 1111 White Lane (at Hwy 29)
707-963-7774

Make this Valentine's Day memorable with our Wine & Cheese class! Our culinary "dream team" will lead 20 students through a fun, 2-hour class pairing cheese with wine where everyone is sure to make some delicious discoveries!

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! featuring Kyle Alden

Wed Feb. 17, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has appeared on stages throughout California, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and Ireland. His third CD, Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade–a collection of thirteen original folk songs inspired by poems of W. B. Yeats —received world-wide radio airplay and was on three “Best of 2011” lists among folk music DJs. As the 2012 grand prize winner of the Y-Tunes Song Contest for his settings of W.B. Yeats’ poetry, Kyle was honored to perform at the Hawks Well Theater in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2013. As part of the annual Celtic- Appalachian Celebration in March 2015 he joined Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis in performing a selection of the Yeats songs at Symphony Space on Broadway in New York.

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Noel Torres

Fri Feb. 19, 2016
14455 Highway 16

Noel Torres is a regional Mexican singer/songwriter whose 2011 album Al Frente y de Frente was a hit on the Billboard charts. $39 GA Standing (no chairs) / $55 Reserved seats (with access to GA) Showtime ~ 9 p.m.

Empress Theatre presents Free Flight Film Festival – Short Films from Local Pilots

Sat Feb. 20, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Ridgehog Paragliding presents the first ever USHPA Free Flight Film Festival, featuring five of the best films showcasing hang gliding, paragliding, and adventure travel in the US. Plus Short Films from Bay Area Flying sites. Bring your friends to the USHPA Free Flight Film Festival. The event is $15.00, with a suggested donation going toward Free Flight Forever. See what hang gliding and paragliding is all about, and help out a great cause!

Benicia Historical Museum presents Black Irish Band in Concert

Sat Feb. 20, 2016
Benicia Historical Museum,
(707) 745-5435

Black Irish serves up their hearty musical stew of Celtic melodies and California history combining ancient songs and original compositions for a memorable evening. Tickets $20 Tickets available at the BHM gift shop, office, website, and Bookshop Benicia, 636 1st St.

"Live" Paper Shredding - VALCORE Recycling/City of Vallejo

Sat Feb. 20, 2016
38 Sheridan St.
707-645-8258

For about $.50/lb see your confidential papers be shredded. Paper clips and rubber bands are fine; no binders or plastic materials, please. Visit www.valcorerecycling.org and click on the paper shredding link or call 707 645-8258 for details.

20th Annual Northern San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival

Fri Feb. 19, 2016 - Sun Feb. 21, 2016
Mare Island, Building 253, 575 Connolly Street
(707) 249-9633

Both birds and people will be flocking to Mare Island in Vallejo to celebrate what has become a special annual ritual each winter: the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival. The 3-day event celebrates the return of over one million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks, songbirds and even monarch butterflies which migrate through or winter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The McBride Sisters: A Story of Finding Each Other and Wine

Tue Feb. 23, 2016
Napa County Library, 580 Coombs Street
707-299-1481

Though continents apart, the McBride Sisters were both raised in developing wine regions (Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand)—each independently fostering their own appreciation for the craft of winemaking and each unaware of the other for nearly half their lives. Despite the 7,000 miles that separated them, they would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Currently as a Négociant with over 10 years in the wine business the Sisters will share their passion for creating wines that connect with wine lovers around the world. There will be complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres and a wine tasting after this event

2016 Skaggs Island Bird Tours!

Tue Jan. 5, 2016 - Tue Feb. 23, 2016
Skaggs Island Road
707-769-4200 X 102

Join our guided bird tour every Tuesday in January and February 2016 at Skaggs Island – part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Skaggs Island, a former Naval Communication Station, is located near California State Route 37 between Novato and Vallejo. The 4,400-acre Skaggs Island supports deer, birds of prey, coyote, egrets, herons, and assorted other wildlife that use the various grasslands, shrub stands, ephemeral pools, old drainage channels, and nonnative eucalyptus trees as habitat. This tour will focus on the many raptors that winter on Skaggs Island. Possible sightings could include: white-tailed kites, Northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, merlins, American kestrels, golden eagle, peregrine falcons, ferruginous hawks, and several species of owls. Join Tim Behr of Golden Gate Raptor Observatory on this raptor/bird tour in an area normally closed to the public. This tour will take approximately 3-4 hours and will be primarily a car tour with little walking. Wear layers and sturdy shoes, and bring binoculars, scopes, sunscreen, water and snacks. There are no restroom facilities at the site. RSVP: melisa_amato@fws.gov or (707) 769-4200 x 102 Meet at the white gate on Skaggs Island Road (please be on time as this gate will be closed once the tour begins) Directions: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedfiles/skaggsdirections.pdf Dates: January 5, 12, 19, & 26 and February 2, 9, 16, & 23 NOTE: Rain cancels. Fog and /or drizzle may cancel, but will be determined on site. Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cost: Free More Information about Skaggs Island: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/San_Pablo_Bay/Skaggs_to_Riches.html More about the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Contact: melisa_amato@fws.gov or 707-769-4200 (x 102)

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues: Michael Jeffries

Wed Feb. 24, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre presents a Tribute to Eli’s Mile High Club featuring Michael Jeffries and an all-star cast of blues musicians from around Northern California. Michael is best known as the former lead vocalist with Tower of Power. Michael started his music career as a part of the California band, The Two Things In One, and scored a regional hit with the 1973 single “Together Forever”. This lead to his joining Tower of Power in 1978, and he is featured on their album “We Came to Play!” of that same year. He recorded four albums with the group and toured extensively though the mid 80s. Following his long-running stint with Tower of Power, his solo single was featured on the soundtrack for the movie “Wildcats.” He’s recorded with Jeff Lorber and Karyn White, and has recorded four albums of his own, including “Family Affair” in 2010 featuring his son and daughter. The Eli’s Mile High Club band features Timm Walker, William Allums, and Frank Bohan. Going to be a special night of music!

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Feb. 25, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Viriginia St.
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by the Empress Theatre. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government.

Empress Theatre presents Mike E. Winfield and Anthony K Hosted by Matt Gubser

Fri Feb. 26, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Mike E. Winfield in minutes will describe what has happened in your life that very day. Many often leave his show saying, “Does he live with us?” Strikingly brilliant comedian Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on The Late Show W/ David Letterman and then winning a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Office. Whether its hardships or love, you’re gonna get it served honestly from this charismatic Baltimore native who got his comedy start in California’s state capitol. When asked, why Sacramento? He says, “If they want you, they’ll find you.” And they have, his success is rapidly rising and you may have seen him on Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and the Arsenio Hall Show. Anthony K. was born in San Jose and raised in Ceres, CA (just outside of Modesto). He is an up-an-coming comedian with knockout power, who punches above his weight. He regularly headlines at Laughs Unlimited in Sacramento and Tommy T’s in both Rancho Cordova; and enjoys regular play on Pandora Internet Radio.

Mayor’s Community Recognition Dinner: Bridging the Gap of Need

Fri Feb. 26, 2016
Dan Foley Cultural Center, 1499 No. Camino Alto
(707) 648-4377

A dinner celebrating dedicated community volunteer is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Dinner to be provided by Alex's Catering. Tickets are $25 each and will not be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Office of the Mayor 555 Santa Clara Street (707) 648-4377 | Gwendolyn.White@cityofvallejo.net Visit Vallejo in Vallejo Ferry Terminal 289 Mare Island Way, Ste. A (707)642-3653

Bay Area Motorcycle Training Riding Sessions

Wed Feb. 17, 2016 - Sat Feb. 27, 2016
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, "Gate 6"
707-742-0982

Courses are offered all year except on some holiday and special event weekends. Courses are opened for reservation about 30 days before the start date.

Vallejo Yacht Club Annual Crab Feed

Sat Feb. 27, 2016
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

The Vallejo Yacht Club Annual Crab Feed is a benefit and fundraiser for the VYC Junior Sailing Program. Each year the VYC raises money to be used for the promotion of the youth sailing program. The capital raised is used for boat maintenance, and class scholarships offered to local youths in need who wish to get involved in the exciting sport of sailing.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - Visions of Dorothy Herger

Sun Dec. 6, 2015 - Sat Feb. 27, 2016
734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Come to a party to celebrate five decades of art by Dorothy Herger. This special exhibit highlights her many artistic accomplishments, including paintings and drawings of Lower Georgia Street and Mare Island waterfront as well as her pottery.

Empress Theatre presents Greg Ballad Presents Greg Ballad Presents Legendary Soul Icons Of The 70’s

Sat Feb. 27, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Greg Ballad Presents Legendary Soul Icons Of The 70’s – This production features tributes by vocal impersonators paying homage to Soul Legends Curtis Mayfield (Codany Holiday), Franklin Beverly(T.G. Lighted), Aretha Franklin (Mickala Cheadle), Barry White (Greg Ballard), Chaka Khan (Neicy) & Donny Hathaway (Codany Holiday). This production feature some of the Bay Area’s most talented local performers. The stage is set in the 70’s and ticket buyers are encouraged to dress in their best 70’s optional of course.

California Monza Series Racing

Sat Feb. 27, 2016 - Sun Feb. 28, 2016
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(925) 437-8425

American Quarter Midget Association Racing. For additional information, please call (925) 437-8425. Website: www.californiamonza.com

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Spring Bling

Sat Feb. 27, 2016 - Sun Feb. 28, 2016
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormak Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
707 334-2950

Come see an amazing collection of jewelry, gems, rocks, and crafts from over 70 artists and dealers; thousands of rare, unusual, and one-of-a-kind items, all for sale at great prices. Some of what you'll find: Jewelry, beads, turquoise, jade, opal, fossils, minerals, crystals, specimens, and rough rocks and slabs. Door Prizes, Wheel of Fortune. $10 Admission.

Empress Theatre Academy Awards – Live Broadcast – 2016 Oscar Party

Sun Feb. 28, 2016
Empress Theatre, 330 Virigina St
707-552-2400

The Empress Theatre presents a live broadcast of “The Academy Awards” at the third annual Oscar Party! Dress as your favorite star, dress in formal attire, walk the red carpet, pose for photo’s, vote for the winners, sip your favorite cocktail, and watch the Oscars “live” on the giant movie screen. Come join us for what is sure to be the best Oscar party in town!

Bay Area Stage presents "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"

Fri Feb. 12, 2016 - Sun Feb. 28, 2016
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
(707) 649-1053

After a faculty get-together, George and Martha invite their younger counterparts, Nick and Honey, over for a night-cap that quickly spirals into an evening of wickedly entertaining psychological games.

Vallejo Symphony presents New Falcon String Quartet

Sun Mar. 6, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

VSO Presents New Falcon String Quartet. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvorak. First Presbyterian Church, Vallejo. $10-$20. 707-643-4441 or http://bpt.me/1583734

14th Annual Solano County Fair Youth Ag Day

Tue Mar. 15, 2016
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(707) 551-2002

The annual Youth Ag Day is a collaborative effort of the Solano County Fair and agricultural related businesses, organizations, farmers, ranchers and other individuals to encourage Solano County third graders to experience agriculture first-hand.

Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum-Trivia Night Fundraiser

Sat Mar. 19, 2016
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St
707-643-0077

Join us for our 2nd Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser and a night of Facts, Fun and Friends!! Only $30 per person for the best entertainment in town! 8 people per team. Bring your own snacks to share. Beverages available for purchase. 8 categories, 10 questions in each category. Raffle prizes and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Doors open 5:30 Game begins 6:00

Vallejo Choral Society Concert: Dos Tierras (Two Worlds)

Sun Mar. 20, 2016
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-653-6827

Two Worlds (Dos Tierras), Chamber Choir

Vezér Bridal Fair & Fashion Show

Sun Mar. 20, 2016
Mankas Corner Gardens, 2522 Mankas Corner Rd.
707-673-6497

Join us for our Annual Spring Bridal Fair & Fashion Show where vendors come from all over the Valley and Bay Area to present their services for your big day. If your looking for the best DJs, Florists, caterers, makeup artists, Jewelry designers, Decorative Rentals, Photographers, transportation companies, or more for your upcoming wedding, then you don’t want to miss the Vezér Bridal Fair!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Valerie V Big Band

Sun Jan. 3, 2016 - Sun Mar. 20, 2016
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Big band music Cache Club Show! Free with your Cache Club Card or $20 at the door Additional dates: 1/31, 2/21, 3/6 & 3/20

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Mar. 24, 2016
Napa River Realty, 408 Georgia St
707-644-5551

Co-Sponsored by Napa River Realty.

Napa Valley Museum - Trashed and Treasured

Sat Dec. 12, 2015 - Sun Mar. 27, 2016
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

Trashed and Treasured will feature artwork from the Recology Artist in Residence Program's signifcant collection of alumni artists. By displaying the artistic potential of often-wasted reusable materials, this exhibition will inspire creativity, resourcefulness, and action toward a more sustainable future.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2016 Spring Break

Sat Mar. 19, 2016 - Sun Apr. 3, 2016
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

School is out and there is no better way to spend your time during Spring Break then by getting your thrills on with a visit to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The park will be open from March 19 thru April 3 for a fun and exciting Spring Break! Spring Break Park Hours are 10:30 am to 8:00 pm except Sunday, April 3 when closing hour is 7:00 pm

Vallejo Farmers' Market - NOW OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM!

Mon Apr. 7, 2014 - Thu Apr. 7, 2016
Georgia St from Sacramento St. to Sonoma Blvd
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. The market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!

14th annual NHRA Tour de Charity Karting

Sat Apr. 9, 2016
Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr
707-933-3950

Join top racers from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for a day of karting on the lightening quick, 16-turn, three-quarter mile track. The event includes karting with NHRA racers, autographs, lunch and the chance to compete in a 10-lap timed race for a grand prize. For more information contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@racesonoma.com.

American Canyon Arts Foundation 24th Annual Art Extravaganza

Fri Apr. 8, 2016 - Sat Apr. 16, 2016
Jamieson Ranch Winery, 1 Kirkland Ranch Road
707-254-8673

Lynn Dykstra of Focused Images (and a Board member) will be our guest artist, talking about her experiences as a freelance photographer in Washington DC (there is a political campaign going on!).

Schulz Museum - Snoopy and the Red Baron

Sat Oct. 24, 2015 - Sun Apr. 24, 2016
2301 Hardies Lane

Schulz immersed himself in the history of World War I to invent storylines for Snoopy, who imagined himself as a Flying Ace in pursuit of the Red Baron. Learn about Snoopy’s alter-ego and real-life nemesis through rare artifacts, original cartoons, and a family-friendly interactive area brought to you by the creators of The Peanuts Movie.

3J’s Motorcycle Track Days

Wed Apr. 27, 2016
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
707-933-3950
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Motorcyclists will enjoy a day of leisurely riding around the road course, complete with a T-shirt, full-catered lunch and a drawing. It's one of the few chances each year we let recreational riders get on our road course! For more information, contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@racesonoma.com .

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30/Long-Term Member Recognition

Thu Apr. 28, 2016
Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane
707-644-5551

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Vallejo Choral Society Concert: Misa Criolla

Sat May. 14, 2016 - Sun May. 15, 2016
1350 Amador St.
707-653-6827 or 707-643-4441

Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, and Campanelli Children’s Choir

Carnevale Fantastico! Italian Renaissance and Cultural Festival

Sat May. 14, 2016 - Sun May. 15, 2016
Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Parkway

Join us for a weekend of merriment set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy. Immerse yourself in the culture and revel in the pageantry of one of the most beautiful settings in history, Renaissance Italy.

BottleRock Festival - 4th Annual

Fri May. 27, 2016 - Sun May. 29, 2016
Downtown Napa

BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has to offer. We’re not saying this to brag. We’re saying it to make sure you know what you’re in for when you join the BottleRock movement by purchasing your single-day, three-day, VIP, or Platinum passes. With over 60 bands on 4 stages - all just a few steps away.

Schulz Museum -The Peanuts Movie: From Schulz’s Pen Line to the Big Screen

Fri Sep. 18, 2015 - Mon May. 30, 2016
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

A production of 20th Century Fox, The Peanuts Movie marks the big-screen debut of Charlie Brown and the Gang in state-of-the art computer-generated animation. Take a look behind-the-scenes to learn how animators worked to capture the quality of original Peanuts cartoons and Schulz’s characteristic pen line as they brought the characters to life onscreen. View digital artwork from the movie, and original sketchbooks from Director Steve Martino and Art Director Nash Dunnigan.

Pista as Nayon, Filipino Independence Day Festival - 29th Anniversary

Sat Jun. 4, 2016
Vallejo Waterfront, Mare Island Way
707-552-4572 (Tony Salido), 707-319-6864 (Jess Ramos), 707-334-0874 (Georgia Torres)

The festivities kick-off with a great parade at 9:00 a.m. at Capitol and Marin, then continues with non-stop entertainment on two stages and ends at 6:00 p.m. This annual event is one of Vallejo’s largest FREE outdoor festivals that draws crowds wanting to sample Philippine cuisine, soak up Filipino hospitality, and enjoy entertainment that crosses all ages, cultures and ethnicities. Come and experience the Philippine Culture first hand. Bring the whole family.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Thu Jun. 2, 2016 - Sun Jun. 5, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will feature nearly 400 historic race cars, including legendary marques like Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, McLaren and Corvette, among others. You’ll witness 10 unique race groups take to the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course throughout the weekend with warm-ups and racing slated for both Saturday and Sunday. This is your only chance to see the ultimate collection of historic race cars take to the Sonoma Valley road course. The weekend also features the Wine Country Pavilion with samplings of fine foods and wines from the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. It’s a perfect pairing of the wine country and racing you won’t want to miss! This is also a great weekend for the whole family as the paddock is open for spectators to get an up-close look at the race cars and enjoy the various car corrals dotted throughout the raceway.

Northern California Pirate Festival - 10th Anniversary!

Sat Jun. 18, 2016 - Sun Jun. 19, 2016
925 Lakeville St, Ste 127
Tollfree: 1-866-921-9277 x 704

Annually on Father's Day Weekend, the city of Vallejo becomes a haven for pirates of all varieties...cannon battles, swordfighting, maritime musicians & magicians, contests, food, fyne wares and a host of other pirate treasures!

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 24, 2016 - Sun Jun. 26, 2016
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

NASCAR returns for its 28th annual visit to Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 24-26. This marks the first of just two road courses on the series’ 36-race schedule, and its only stop in Northern California. The five-year sanctioning agreement is a significant step for the 23 facilities that host NASCAR events, which have traditionally signed single-year agreements with the series.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit A Call to Arms: The Benicia Arsenal - WWII

Sun Mar. 22, 2015 - Thu Jun. 30, 2016
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Stories, photographs, documents, uniforms, medals and artifacts illustrating the Arsenal’s role in the war featuring the people who worked here and the products manufactured, repaired and shipped to all WWII theaters of operation.

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 22, 2016 - Sun Jul. 24, 2016
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

The NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel, return to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series.

2016 Solano County Fair - "Play It Again, Solano!"

Wed Jul. 27, 2016 - Sun Jul. 31, 2016
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-seventh Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Family Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and interactive games for kids of ALL ages, non-stop live music and entertainment and, of course, irresistible fair food from corn dogs to barbecue. Concerts Wed - Sat are at 8:00 pm and Sun at 7:00 pm and are FREE with price of admission.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 29, 2016 - Sun Jul. 31, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series blasts onto the Sonoma drag strip, July 29-31. Track records were set in 2015 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see John Force, Antron Brown and Ron Capps as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents (Show TBD)

Sat Jul. 30, 2016 - Sun Jul. 31, 2016
Hanns Park, Skyline St.
510-872-8539

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park will be announcing their summer show in April.

Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social at Sonoma Raceway

Sun Jul. 31, 2016
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 and 121
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

Race fans will be treated to a free scoop of ice cream at the 9th annual Eric Medlen Ice Cream Social, which will take place on pit road following final eliminations of the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The raceway has teamed with Dreyer's Ice Cream for this special event, which recognizes Medlen's favorite treat! Fans are encouraged to make a donation

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Sep. 16, 2016 - Sun Sep. 18, 2016
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Sonoma Raceway for the epic series finale to the 2016 racing schedule. Summer may be winding down, but the competition will be hotter than ever as double points are on the line, and a solid performance in Sonoma will determine who will reign as champion.

Classic Sports Racing Group's 9th annual Charity Challenge

Sat Oct. 1, 2016 - Sun Oct. 2, 2016
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 and 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

The Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) donates all ticket proceeds from their Charity Challenge weekend to SCC. The weekend features vintage racing, a charity drawing as well as charity ride-arounds. For more information contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3918 or cplattner@racesonoma.com or visit www.csrgracing.org.

Benicia Historical Museum: Guillermo Wagner Granizo Art Tiles Exhibit Opening Reception

Sun Oct. 25, 2015 - Tue Oct. 25, 2016
2060 Camel Road
(707)745-5435

Please join us for the opening reception of our mixed media space at the Benicia Historical Museum featuring the tile art works of Guillermo Wagner Granizo. Granizo was one of the world’s premier ceramic-tile muralists. His bright colors, geometric shapes, heavy lines, and varying textures created in his Benicia studio convey a vivid portrait of people and events around the world. The Benicia Historical Museum’s collection features portraits of the City and founders of Benicia.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches (1st Saturday of most months)

Sat Jan. 2, 2016 - Sat Dec. 3, 2016
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo. You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. COST: Free!

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Jan. 8, 2016 - Fri Dec. 9, 2016
Downtown Arts District (Georgia, Marin, Florida Streets)
415-573-4033

Vallejo Art Walk is a monthly event in the Downtown Vallejo Arts District. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. It is held on the second Friday of each month rain or shine.

GET THE RUSH, third Saturdays at Rush Ranch

Sat Nov. 21, 2015 - Sat Dec. 17, 2016
Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, off Hwy 12
916-870-4824

On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers offer one or more family-friendly activities at Rush Ranch. In November, visitors can travel back in time by entering a traditional blacksmith shop.