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Annual events in Walnut Creek CA
Walnut Creek Annual Events

With its location near Oakland, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities, Walnut Creek is a popular city for hosting festivals, events and celebrations. These events and celebrations draw on the city’s rich history, Northern California culture and artistic community. Walnut Creek annual events are great for entire families and are often free or inexpensive. From a festival that celebrates the region’s great art and wine to events that celebrate healthy lifestyles and the area’s natural beauty, you will find that there is plenty of ways to have fun and get involved in this city.

Walnut Creek on Ice
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 935-SNOW (7669)
Website: www.iceskatewalnutcreek.com

Open from mid-November to mid-January, this holiday, outdoor ice skating rink in downtown is a popular, seasonal attraction. Available for events and parties, the temporary rink in Civic Park allows Walnut Creek residents the chance to experience winter as it would be in colder regions. There is no better place to take the kids around the holidays. Providing lots of fun and plenty of exercise for the family, Walnut Creek on Ice is an event worth experiencing.

Walnut Creek Business TradeFaire
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar, 1333 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Website: www.walnut-creek.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=59

Held twice a year on the last Thursday of March and September, this event is a business-to-business trade fair, where business managers and owners can network and discover opportunities. Held by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, the event is designed to foster the success of Walnut Creek businesses. Admission is free for those representatives who present business cards and $10 for others.

Art and Wine Festival
Heather Farm Park, 301 N San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5858

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of fine wines, an avid drinker of micro-brews, an art lover or a casual music listener, the annual Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Art and Wine Festival is for you. Held every year since 1981, the festival takes place during the first weekend of June and is a popular community event. Recognized as the East Bay’s Best Outdoor Festival by Contra Costa Times, the event attracts more than 100,000 people to Heather Farm Park during its two-day run. Featuring local wines, major beers and beverages, local microbrews, culinary delicacies and the work of more than 200 artists, the festival embodies the unique culture of the Bay Area.

Walnut Creek International Half Marathon and 5K Race
Begins at the entrance to Civic Park, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Website: www.runwalnutcreek.com

Striving to encourage health and fitness in the community through the act of running, the Walnut Creek race promotes competitive running at the highest level. Held in downtown Walnut Creek, the run is sponsored by Tampico Terrace: A Care Facility, other local businesses and the Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau. The race is held in December. If you would like to learn more about the race, see the route or volunteer, visit the website above.