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Things to do in Walnut Creek CA
Things To Do in Walnut Creek

Whether you are a resident of Walnut Creek or visiting from out of town, you will find that the city has a variety of fun and interesting things to do. With activities and events for all ages and interests, Walnut Creek is a diverse community that reflects the culture of the surrounding Bay Area. The city is home to an abundance of open space areas for the Northern California outdoor lovers, museums and historical sites for the history buff and romantic, family fun opportunities for parents and children and art societies and events for the cultured.

Fun for Families:
Walnut Creek is an ideal spot for families. While the city is smaller than Oakland, San Francisco and even Concord, it is still a big enough place to hold a multitude of opportunities for adults and children to learn, play and exercise together. If you’re looking for something to do with your family, try one of these places.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 1st Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 935-1978
Website: www.wildlife-museum.org

Solano Drive-in
1611 Solano Way, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-1951
Website: www.westwinddriveins.com/theaters/solano.htm

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 977-3340
Website: www.ccclib.org/locations/walnutcreek.html

Jungle Fun and Adventure
1975 Diamond Boulevard, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 687-4386
Website: www.thejunglefun.com

Recreation:
Walnut Creek has many sports and recreation opportunities. While it is a city, the town council has done a lot to preserve many Open Space areas for residents and visitors to enjoy being outside. Besides these spaces, there are other spots for you to enjoy the mild weather and beauty of nature.

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
(925) 944-9352
Website: www.ruthbancroftgarden.com

The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
(925) 947-1678
Website: www.gardenshf.org

Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Market - Walnut Creek
North Locust
Website: www.ccfm.org

Art and Culture:
While Walnut Creek isn’t as large as Oakland or San Francisco, the city has enough of its own art and culture to please many. From performance art to fine art, Walnut Creek celebrates local artists and community theater.

Jazz at the Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 North Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925 934-2000
Website: www.wcghotels.com/walnut-creek-hotel/FridayNightJazz/

Valley Art Gallery
1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Palm Court, Walnut Creek, California 94596
(925) 935-4311
Website: www.valleyartgallery.org

Contra Costa Musical Theatre
1136 Saranap Avenue, Ste D, Walnut Creek CA 94598
(925) 210-0268
Website: www.ccmt.org

Civic Arts Education
Civic Park Campus - Civic Park, N. Broadway and Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5846
Shadelands Campus - 111 N. Wiget Lane & Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5846

Annual Events:
Influenced by the culture of Northern California and the Bay Area more specifically, Walnut Creek hosts a number of special events every year that reflect the outdoor lifestyle and artistic appreciation for which the region is known.

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

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

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

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

Museums and Historical Attractions:
With a rich history that dates back to the 1800s, Walnut Creek has maintained many aspects of its early life, from its historic downtown to museums and gardens. Whether you’re a history buff or just want to learn more about your town, these sites provide insight into the past.

Borges Ranch
1035 Castle Rock Road, Alamo, CA 94598
(925) 943-5899
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/ps/openspace/borges.asp

Historic Downtown
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/about/history/downtown.asp.

Walnut Creek Historical Society and Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
(925) 935-7871
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/about/history/wchs.asp#About the Museum