Archive for the ‘Fairs & Festivals’ Category

Rivertown Fall Fest & BBQ Cook-Off Oct. 7

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

7th Annual Rivertown Peddlers Faire September 9

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Celebrate Antioch Foundation is proud to announce our 7th annual Rivertown Peddlers Faire! The Rivertown Peddlers Faire will be Saturday Sept 9th 9am – 3pm featuring over 75 vendors! Our street vendors will be selling an array of unique and eclectic items from furniture, home decor, vintage and collectable items, handmade and repurposed items, art and handmade crafts, plants and succulents, clothing and jewelry, bath and body products, hair products and make up, candles, gifts and so much more!

We are excited that we have 22 new vendors joining us this year! Live music performed by Horatio Monroe, food court featuring a handful of our Rivertown restaurants, and great, local wine and beer. All this in a fun, relaxed family friendly and pet friendly setting.

While you’re in historic, downtown Rivertown, stop in and support our local shops as they will be open with extra inventory for this day. The Rivertown Peddlers Faire offers a little something for everyone. 

For more information about Celebrate Antioch Foundation and this year’s events visit

Antioch attorney joins Contra Costa County Fair Board as newest member

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023
Richard Hobin. Source: Hobin & Hobin LLP Attorneys at Law

ANTIOCH – On Friday August 11, 2023 Governor Newsom appointed Richard Hobin of Antioch to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board of Directors.

Hobin has been the owner and an attorney at Hobin & Hobin LLP since 1977. He served at the rank of O-3 in the U.S. Navy in 1974. Hobin is a member of the Lone Tree Golf Course Board of Directors, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Rotary Club of the Delta.

He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.

Fair CEO Joe Brengle stated that he is excited to have Hobin as a Board Member.

The next Contra Costa County Fair Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2023. For noard meeting agendas visit the Fair’s website at

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Contra Costa County Fair May 16 – 19, with the theme “To FAIR and Beyond”.

Summer Festival & Health Fair in Oakland Aug. 26

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Free Summer Gathering in the Park at Contra Costa Event Park Aug. 6th

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Community Outreach Musical

Come out and join us for a day of school supply giveaways, community unity with music and dance. Resource operations will also share information.

Sunday, August 6, 2023 3 – 6 p.m.

Contra Costa Event Park (fairgrounds) at 1201 W. 10th Street in Antioch

To reserve your free school supplies, please contact B.C.C. Ministries at (925) 350-0188 or

Antioch 2023 Independence Day Celebration details and schedule

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023
Herald file photos from 2022.

Join the City of Antioch in celebrating Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th in our historic, downtown Rivertown from 4-10 p.m.

Celebration Site

The main celebration will take place in Waldie Plaza and the parking lot of City Hall, encompassing W. 2nd to W. 3rd Streets and G to I Streets. There are many things to do and enjoy within the celebration site including a live entertainment stage, local vendors, food trucks, Kids Zone, DJ stage and much more.

Source: City of Antioch

Local Restaurants

The Rivertown Dining District has 14 establishments to enjoy a variety of dining experiences including Smith’s Landing Seafood Grille, Monica’s Riverview, Rick’s on Second, Chrome Coffee, Solid Rock Café/Q’s Cajun Kitchen, Guadalajara Taqueria, Canton City, Tony’s Beer Garden, Tease Southern Kitchen, TnT Smoothie & Juice Bar, La Plazuela, Taco Tone, plus, the newest additions, Buford’s BBQ and Four Legs Brewing at Monica’s.


The parade begins at4:00 p.m. Bring your own chairs and set up along W. 2nd and W. 3rd Streets before 4:00 pm to watch our annual Independence Day Parade pass by. Visit Waldie Plaza to experience live entertainment and enjoy local food vendors and trucks. Have an exciting time with friends and family in the Kids Zone located at City Hall.

Source: City of Antioch

Parade Route

The parade will begin at the intersection of W. 2nd and E Streets next to the old lumber company lot at 4:00 PM. The Judges’ Station will be located at the center of Waldie Plaza. A second parade performance stop will be on W. 3rd Street next to City Hall. We will finish the parade on W. 3rd Street at the corner of D Street.

Parade Entry Information: Fourth of July Parade Application

Community Vendor Application: Download Application

(Email completed applications to

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment on the stage in Waldie Plaza.

Tony Lindsay – In 1980, RnB Jazz-Soul vocalist Tony Lindsay arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area from Kingston, New York and after 25 years as the lead vocalist for Santana, Lindsay has garnered 11 Grammy awards, traveled on several world tours and recorded on seven CDs.

Foreverland – The Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson – A fan favorite from last year’s July 4th Celebration, since 2009, Foreverland has been mesmerizing audiences around the country with their larger-than-life tribute to the one and only Michael Jackson. Featuring three dynamic vocalists, a powerhouse rhythm section, and the hardest working horn section in the biz, Foreverland recreates hits from the Jackson 5 era through the end of Michael’s incredible career in a way that honors the King of Pop’s musical genius and legendary showmanship like no other tribute band has ever done.

Fireworks Show

Be sure to pick your spot to see the big fireworks show on the river which will begin after dusk (usually about 9:30 pm).


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Parade

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Kids Zone

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM That Math Magician

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Live Entertainment | Tony Lindsay

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Kids Zone Stage | DJ Melly Mel

7:00 PM Announcements of Parade Winners

7:15 PM – 9:15 PM Live Entertainment | Foreverland

9:15 PM Fireworks Show

*Times subject to change

For more information visit

Antioch to celebrate Independence Day Tuesday, July 4th

Saturday, June 24th, 2023

In historic, downtown Rivertown with parade, live music, Kids Zone and fireworks over the river!

Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch to host Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 17

Thursday, June 8th, 2023