Festivals & Events in Pleasant Hill

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Light up the Night in Downtown Pleasant Hill

Annual event returns on November 16

The community is invited to come downtown on November 16, 2022, for the return of the much-loved annual event, Light Up the Night.' The event takes place on Crescent Drive in the City's downtown. From 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. come down and enjoy music, craft activities, hot chocolate, and more. Ride the Holiday Express Train on Crescent Drive, listen to Victorian Carolers, listen to storytelling from the Firelight Shadow Theatre Company, and gather together at 6:30 p.m. for the lighting of the Holiday Tree. The main stage will be set up on Crescent Drive near Contra Costa Boulevard. The schedule for the stage is: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Studio A Dancers 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. - Firelight Shadow Theatre Tree Lighting will occur from 6:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the plaza near Jack's 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - West African Highlife Band Other activities occurring during the evening are: Photos with Santa Fairy Face Painting Holiday Express Train Hot Chocolate and Cookies Craft Activities for kids Booth activities with the Lions Club, Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill, Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Commission, Stay Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Rec and Park, and the Civic Action Commission. Meet your Pleasant Hill Police Dept Tour fire engines from Contra Costa Fire Department

Off the Grid Season Ends October 26!

Great food, live music and communal Adirondack chairs to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting by the lake at City Hall. Off the Grid is held every week on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. through the end of October. Off the Grid will return in spring 2023. 

To find out which food trucks are serving on a particular night, visit the Off the Grid website.

Summer Concerts by the Lake 2023

Sunset by the Lake Summer Concerts will be back in 2023. Applications for performers will be sought from Dec 1 - Jan 15. The Civic Action Commission will announce the 2023 lineup in spring. Come and enjoy some great music from 6-8 pm every two weeks beginning May 28, 2023. 

May 28 - TBA
June 11 - TBA
June 25 - TBA
July 9 - TBA
July 23 - TBA
August 6 - TBA
August 20 - TBA
September 3 - TBA

Fourth of July festivities

The Fourth of July Commission is excited to bring back its fun run, parade and other activities this year.  The schedule for this year's July 4 events is:

7:30 a.m. - Fun Run
9:30 a.m. - Parade
10:30 a.m. - Party in Pleasant Hill Park
8:45 p.m.  - Fireworks at College Park High School

Details on the events can be found at www.phjuly4.com

Blues and Brew Festival

2022 Festival to be held July 15-16, 2022. 
More details at bluesandbrewsfestival.com

Art, Wine & Music Festival

2022 Festival to be held May 21 - 22, 2022
Free music, premium wine, craft beer, arts & crafts.
Downtown Pleasant Hill. 


For more information on any of these events, call (925) 671-5229 or email ggillette@pleasanthillca.org

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