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Summer 2017
Events and Activities in and around Brentwood


We have festivals, summer concerts, outdoor movies, campfires, water park days, car shows, bike challenge, farmers’ markets, and even a dog parade.


Summer is here!


Below is our (growing) list of events and activities in and around Brentwood
for June, July, and August 2017.  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 on March 4, 2017 and will be on until mid-November. It’s in Downtown Brentwood, on First and Oak Streets.

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

Friday Movies in the Park at Discovery Bay, June 9, 2017 to July 28, 2017 (except June 30) 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!  Check out:

Below is the movie line-up:

June 9th – Minions (PG) 
June 16th – Pan (PG)
June 23rd – Paul Blart, Mall Cop (PG)
July 7th – Middle School – Worst Years of My Life (PG)
July 21st – Finding Dory (PG)
July 28th – Moana (PG)

Brentwood 2017 Summer Bike Challenge. Explore your hometown from the seat of a bike!  Free and fun for all ages. Bike to parks, schools, the library, the City Hall, Farmers Market, Downtown, the Aquatic Complex – and win free stuff and prizes along the way! Pick up your Challenge Card at the library, City Hall, Community Center, Aquatic Complex, or online at  Check out the details and more information at


There is an Oakley 2017 Summer Bike Challenge too!  Check out the details at

The City of Brentwood presents Starry Nights in Brentwood, Summer Concert Series 2017 on Fridays from June 16 – August 25 (except July 7).  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 concert line-up.

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 this summer:

June 17 - Secret Life of Pets                 
July 22 - Finding Dory
August 19 - Sing

For more information, check out the City of Oakley Summer 2017 Recreation Guide


Friday Night Summer Campfire in Antioch on June 23, 2017 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 15, 2017 (Friday). 


Oakley’s Cityhood Celebration is on July 1, 2017 (Saturday) at 6:00 p.m. Freedom Basin Park.  Celebrate Oakley’s 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 Summer 2017 Recreation Guide

Brentwood Classic 4th of July Parade and Celebration, on July 4, 2017 (Tuesday), starting at 9:00 a.m. with a Children’s Parade, 9:10 a.m. 4th of July parade and 10:00-1:00 p.m. food, entertainment, and games at the City Park.  Check out their event flyer here.

Antioch Concert by the River in Historic Downtown Antioch on Saturday evenings from July 8th to August 26th, 2017 from 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 8              Vocal-Ease & The Boogie Men         40’s, 50s, 60s
July 15            Mixed Nuts                                      40’s Hits to Pressent
July 22            Spare Change                                 Country, Rock, and Blues
July 29            Otilia & the Back Alley Boys             Rock, Blues, and Soul
August 5         Tuck & Roll                                      50s, 60s, 70s
August 12       Project 4                                         Punk, Soul, Latin, & R&B
August 19       Toree McGee                                   Today’s Country Rock
August 26       Frankie G & The Conviction             High-Energy Blues & Grooves


The 2017 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 4th year, it will be held on July 8th and 9th, 2017 at the City Park in Downtown Brentwood.  For more information, check out their Event flyer.

Box Boat Derby Day at the Antioch Water Park is on July 14, 2017 (Friday). Make a cardboard and duct tape boat to race across the shallow area of the lap pool. Make your boat at home or create your boat during your day at the park (limited supplies available).  Check your boat in by 4:30 p.m., race begins at 5:00 p.m.  Prizes for fastest racers and best in show.  Find the event flyer at the City of Antioch Recreation Guide Spring 2017


The City of Oakley will host its Main Street Car Show and Concert on July 29, 2017 (Saturday) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oakley Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street.  Pre-registration is required, $25 includes dash plaque and goody bag. Space is limited so be sure to register early.  Check out the City of Oakley Summer 2017 Recreation Guidefor more details.


Family Game Day at the Antioch Water Park, August 4, 2017 (Friday). Park is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Come compete in friendly games for all ages throughout the day at the park.  Earn prizes as you play!  Antioch Water Park is at 4701 Lone Tree Way.  Find the event flyer at the City of Antioch Recreation Guide Spring 2017.


The “Hot Brentwood Days” Car Show is on August 5, 2017 (Saturday) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Downtown Brentood.  It will be on Oak, First, and Chestnut Streets. Sponsored by the Downtown Brentwood Coalition. For more information, check out:


Hot August Nights at the Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex, all Saturdays in August 2017: August 5, 12, 19, 26 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 Annual Kids Fishing Derby is on August 12, 2017 (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 a fun-filled day of “catch and release” fishing for children up to age 15 and families. Check out the City of Oakley Summer 2017 Recreation Guide for more information, including pre-registration information.

Bark in the Park, A Dog Parade on August 19, 2017 (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 Neighborhood Committee.

The Oakley Summer Concert in the Park is on August 26, 2017 (Saturday) at the Civic Center Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Admission is free.  For more information, check out the City of Oakley Summer 2017 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 2017 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.