City of Concord California

News Release



June 19, 2017

Lots to do in downtown Concord in July


July 4th events, two weekly music programs and two Farmer' Markets plus a car show and weekly food truck nights make downtown Concord the place to be in July.

On Tuesday, July 4, a series of Independence Day events will include a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Police Officer's Association 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m., and Concord's July 4th parade at 10 a.m. Festivities continue a few blocks away at 4 p.m. at Mt. Diablo High School with a family carnival followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

The Thursday Night Music and Market series is in fully swing with different performers on the Todos Santos Stage every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. while the Farmers' Market is in the plaza from 4 to 8 p.m. On July 6, hear Zepparella, the all-female Led Zeppelin powerhouse, followed by funk/rock from Frobeck on July 13, California Cowboys on July 20 and Fleetwood Mask, the ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mac, on July 27. The Mayor's Healthy Cook-off is also slated for July 27.

A second weekly Farmers' Market is held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year round.

The popular Tuesday Night Blues series returns for three shows in July. On July 11, it's Mark Hammel and the Blues Survivors. Adding to the festivities is the Cool Concord Cars event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a free car show featuring many ages and types of lovingly restored vehicles. Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88's take the stage July 18, followed by Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings to close out the series on July 25. Showtime is 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Off the Grid rolls into the plaza on Monday nights, offering cuisine from around the world from its popular food trucks from 5 to 9 p.m.

Downtown Concord is gaining a reputation for its number of craft brew pubs and trendy restaurants. Many visitors come for the music programs and enjoy dinner at one of the establishments bordering the plaza.

Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord on Willow Pass Road between Mt. Diablo and Grant streets. Free parking is available on the street and in two municipal garages with entrances on Salvio Street. For information, visit www.cityofconcord.org/downtownevents.



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