Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Here are Patch's top local picks in the Tri-Valley.
Hear 20 bands perform at one location in Livermore, see Dr. Seuss "live" in Pleasanton, appreciate the arts during a poetry slam in Dublin, see a blacksmithing demonstration in San Ramon, attend an emergency preparedness fair in Danville, and enjoy a music festival in Alamo.
Where/When: Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at in Livermore.
Why Go: Listen to 20 bands perform on three stages during the day-long BottleRockIt festival at Wente. Visit bottlerockit.eventbrite.com for a full band list and ticket ordering. Note that children under age six are not permitted at the show.
Where/When: Saturday at 1 p.m. at the
Why Go: Take the kids to see Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson as he transforms into Dr. Seuss and covers the famous author's most beloved works.
Where/When: Saturday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Sunday School Barn at in Dublin.
Why Go: Dublin's Poet Laureate Jonnie McCoy-Howell hosts Dublin's first Poetry Slam. Attendees are invited to bring their best (family-friendly) poems. Don't have any? You're welcome to listen to other local poets, plus enjoy provided appetizers and beverages.
Where/When: Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at in San Ramon.
Why Go: See a blacksmithing demonstration by a local blacksmith. You and your kids can also visit his workshop and learn about the tools and materials needed to create objects from metal.
Price: The blacksmithing demonstration event is free. Optional tours of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum and tours of the park cost $5 for one or $8 for both tours.
Where/When: Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m at the in Danville.
Why Go: At the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair, you'll find a kids' fire safety house, child fingerprinting, CPR instruction, emergency vehicle tours, and more. Plus, the first 500 attendees will receive a free emergency kit.
Where/When: Saturday from 12 - 11 p.m. at the in Alamo.
Why Go: Bands from throughout the Bay Area will perform music ranging from 50's tunes to hits of today during this day-long event, hosted by the Alamo Rotary. You'll also find family-friendly games, vendor booths, a play zone, wine tasting, and more.
Price: The event is free. Optional dinner costs $15, with proceeds benefiting local schools' music programs.
Sept. 11 Commemorative Events:
The Tri-Valley, along with many other East Bay communities, honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy with a variety of local commemorative events, such as Pleasanton's Get details on the events taking place near you in Patch's roundup
Want more? Browse Patch’s events calendar, which we update with community events ranging from family-friendly fairs to adult-only comedy nights.
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