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Summer 2016
Events and Activities in and around Brentwood



School is out, graduation ceremonies and parties are mostly over, and the heat is upon us.  We see more and more pictures of barbeques, pool parties, vacations, and park play dates on Facebook.


Summer is here!


Below is our (growing) list of events and activities in and around Brentwood
for June, July, and August 2016.  If you have an event or activity coming up that’s open to the public, please submit them to us through our Events Website at (instead of via email).


The Brentwood Farmers' Market is ongoing through summer - every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. It started back in March 5, 2016 and will be on until November 19, 2016. It’s in Downtown Brentwood, on First and Oak Streets.

Just a reminder, because we do get asked questions…. We are not the organizers, and if you are interested in being part of the Brentwood Farmers’ Market, here is the website to get more information and contact numbers:

The City of Brentwood presents Starry Nights in Brentwood, Summer Concert Series 2016 on Fridays from June 10 – August 26 (except July 1 and 8).  The show is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is held at the City Park in Downtown Brentwood.  Click here to view the event flyer.

Here’s the concert line-up:


June 10           Toree McGee                       Country
June 17           NOVA                                   Top 40 Dance Hits
June 24           The Department of Rock      Rock/Pop Dance
July 15            Latin Touch                          Merengue/Funk/Latin Rock
July 22            Apple Z                                Dance/Cove/Pop
July 29            RJAE HAAS BAND                  Blues/Classic Rock
August 5         MANIA                                  Beatles Tribute
August 12       Steel Horse                          Bon Jovi Tribute
August 19       Stealin’ Chicago                   Chicago Tribute
August 26       Kenny Frye Band                  Country



Friday Movies in the Park at Discovery Bay, June 10, 2016 to July 29, 2016 at the Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery bay Blvd.  Admission is free and all movies begin at dusk. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful family night!  For more details, check out the Discovery Bay Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Here’s the movie line-up:


June 10           Raiders of the Lost Ark, PG
June 17           Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, PG
June 24           Journey to the Center of the Earth, PG
July 8              Grease – “the sing-a-long version”, PG
July 15            Ratatouille, G
July 22            Incredibles, PG
July 29            Cars, G



Movies in the Plaza at Oakley Civic Center Plaza.  Enjoy a movie under the stars in the heart of Downtown Oakley. Admission is free and movies start at dusk.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  Snacks available for purchase.

Here are the remaining dates and movie line up:


June 11                      Inside Out
July 30                       The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
August 27                  Minions
September 24            Aladdin
October 1                   Hotel Transylvania 2


For more information, check out the City of Oakley Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide

Summer Parks and Public Art Scavenger Hunt in Brentwood, June 12 to June 19, 2016. Explore parks and public art throughout Brentwood! Use your smartphone to complete tasks using photos, answering questions, and GPS check-ins.  For more information, check the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Friday Night Summer Campfire in Antioch on June 24, 2016 (Friday), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center Amphitheater, 4703 Lone Tree Way in Antioch. S’mores, snacks, songs, and stories!  There will also be a Fall Campfire on September 23, 2016 (Friday).

The Streets of Brentwood’s Streets Stroll Festival is on June 25, 2016 (Saturday) from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and June 26, 2016 (Sunday) from 11:00 am  to 6:00 pm.  There is no entry fee, and there will be live bands, vendors, food trucks, covered picnic area, games and other family entertainment, and more!  Check out the event information here.


Oakley’s Cityhood Celebration is on July 2, 2016 (Saturday) at 6:00 p.m. Freedom Basin Park.  Celebrate Oakley’s 17th birthday with jumpies, games, food, music, and fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fun. Wristbands are at $5. Kids 5 and under are free.  For more information, check out the City of Oakley Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide

Free Summer Concerts in Antioch on Saturday evenings from July 9th to August 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Waldie Plaza (across from City Hall). For more information, check out:

Here’s the concert line-up:


July 9              Mixed Nuts                                     40’s Hits to Present
July 16            Floorshakers                                  Funk, Soul, & Rock & Roll
July 23            Nicky D & The Extreme All-Stars     Old School
July 30            Otilia & the Back Alley Boys            Rock, Blues, and Soul
August 6         Toree McGee & Rodeo House        Today’s Country
August 13       Project 4                                        Punk, Soul, Latin, & R&B
August 20       Touch of Class                               R&B/Funk, Oldies and Standards
August 27       Vocal-Ease & The Boogie Men        Best Music of the 1940s, 50s, 60s


The Harvest Time Festival is a two-day celebration of the harvest season in Brentwood with all of our local farms and community!  Now on its third year, it will be held on July 9 and 10, 2016 at the City Park in Downtown Brentwood.  For more information, check out their Event flyer.

The City of Oakley will host its Second Annual Main Street Car Show on July 23, 2016 (Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakley Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street.  Pre-registration is required – space is limited to 50 cars so be sure to register early.  Check out the City of Oakley Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide for more details.


The “Hot Brentwood Days” Car Show is on August 6, 2016 (Saturday) at 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Downtown Brentwood. The car show will feature local and non-local collectors and restoration artists.  Judges will award prizes. There will be a street closure on First, Oak and Chestnut Streets. Food by Brentwood Fine Meats and El Gallito Mexican Food.  All Beer & Wine $5 each.  Sponsored by the Downtown Brentwood Coalition. For more information, check out:


Hot August Nights at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex, all Saturdays in August 2016: August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Fee is $2 per person.  There will be music, games, themed parties, and night swimming. All the same facility rules apply.  Children under the age of 6 must be accompanies by a chaperone 15 years of age or older. For more information, check the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Oakley’s 13th Annual Kids Fishing Derby is on August 13, 2016 (Saturday) at the Oakley/Antioch Shoreline Pier. Registration at 8:00 a.m. and the Derby at 9:00-11:00 a.m. It will be afun-filled day of “catch and release” fishing for children and families. Check out the City of Oakley Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guidefor more information, including pre-registration information.

Family Sports Day in Antioch on August 13, 2016 (Saturday) 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Antioch Historical Society, 1500 W. 4th Street, Antioch. Suggested donation $5 per person.  Fun for the whole family!  Tour the Antioch Sports Legends Hall at the Antioch Historical Society and learn about Antioch’s very own sports legends. There will also be a special appearance by an Antioch Hall of Famer!  For more information, check out the Antioch Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Bark in the Park, A Dog Parade on August 20, 2016 (Saturday) at 9:00 a.m. at the Brentwood City Park, Corner of Second and Oak Streets in Downtown Brentwood. To register, dogs must be properly licensed, tagged, and current on their vaccinations. All dogs must be on a leash and are encouraged to wear costumes. This event is hosted by the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee.

The Oakley Summer Concert is on August 20, 2016 (Saturday) 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Admission is free.  For more information, check out the City of Oakley Spring/Summer 2016 Recreation Guide.



For summer camps, classes and other events, check out the various recreation guides below:



Brentwood Parks and Recreation Activity Guide


Brentwood Senior Citizens Club Newsletter July-August (coming soon!)

Oakley Parks and Recreation Activity Guide


Antioch Parks and Recreation Activity Guide


Discovery Bay Parks and Recreation Activity Guide



Have a wonderful summer everyone!



This article was posted in June 2016 so may be outdated after some time. Please note that we at are NOT the organizers of any of these events. We created the article as a service to our readers but do not have more information about them. If you need more details or to make sure that the information is up-to-date, please contact the organizers directly.






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