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First Annual Concord Oktoberfest 2018

When it comes to fall festivals, this one is it! It’s the first annual Concord Oktoberfest, presented by The Brewing Network, Visit Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. Event Details

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A Northern California Original

A welcoming downtown. Burgeoning arts and food scenes. Scenic mountain trails. Concord, California, is an undiscovered gem conveniently located nearby San Francisco and the Wine Countries, giving you quick access to the best of the Bay Area.

Hop on the BART to explore San Francisco and Oakland (no driving required!). Sample the flavors of the region at our downtown farmers market. Kick back at the craft breweries along our ever-growing beer trail. Hike Mt. Diablo for breathtaking views of the region. Taste the world-renowned wines of Napa and Sonoma. Turn the kids loose at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord. It’s all here.

Concord makes an ideal base for business trips, regional meetings, and unforgettable trips with the family. Nine great hotels and three nearby airports give you the flexibility you need to make the most of the Bay Area.

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STAY IN CONCORD
Hilton Concord
Hilton Concord offers 329 contemporary, sustainable rooms that provide guests with a luxurious atmosphere and unexpected comforts. The hotel also offers premium Executive Level rooms and PURE™ allergy-friendly rooms.
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Crowne Plaza Concord
Enjoy a luxurious stay in one of the Crowne Plaza's 324 rooms, offering beautiful decor in a relaxing atmosphere. This pet-friendly hotel offers friendly service, upscale accommodations and fabulous amenities to guarantee a comfortable visit.
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Clarion Hotel of Concord
Located near Concord's finest restaurants and shops, the Clarion Hotel offers 198 guest rooms with impressive amenities, including a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, full-service restaurant and lounge, outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary business center.
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Days Inn Concord
The Days Inn Concord hotel is an ideal spot for fun and value on your northern California getaway. Brighten each morning with hot waffles at the free Daybreak breakfast and perk up throughout the day with the 24-hour juice and espresso bar.
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Premier Inns Concord
A restful stay is a priority at Premier Inns. All 136 rooms include a luxurious pillow-top bed, premium cable and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a business center, complimentary coffee, a game room and an outdoor pool and hot tub.
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Best Western Heritage Inn
The Best Western Plus Heritage Inn features 121 spacious, richly furnished guest rooms — several with in-room whirlpool tubs. Guests can enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast buffet and other hotel amenities like high-speed internet access, an outdoor pool and garden courtyard area, as well as an indoor spa.
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Studio 6 Concord
The 42 modern guest rooms at Studio 6 Concord feature a fully equipped kitchen, a 32 inch LCD TV with AV connection for gaming, data port, free wireless internet and accommodations for pets.
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Motel 6 Concord
Kids stay free and pets are always welcome at Motel 6 Concord! With 63 rooms, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi, along with complimentary morning coffee and jacuzzi tubs in select rooms.
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Americas Best Value Inn Concord
Americas Best Value Inn's 43 rooms offer guests comfort, quality and service at an affordable rate, along with free continental breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi and HBO premium programming.
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LEARN ABOUT CONCORD
First-Timer
If you're looking to get out and explore the stunning surroundings of Concord, then let the Utrip Team be your guide. This trip packs in some of the best sights and showcases some of the best tastes in this beautiful part of California's East Bay.
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History & Culture
If you’re looking to explore Concord and want a great place to start, you might want to look into its past and how that’s impacted the present.
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Nightlife & Entertainment
Looking to experience the nocturnal side of Concord? Well, look no further. If you’re hoping to get the best of the East Bay after dark, then you’re in for a treat.
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Shop & Dine
If you're looking to treat yourself to a shopping and dining excursion in Concord, this Featured Trip will provide you with some excellent guidance for a bit of indulgence. Fashionistas looking to get some retail therapy on a fashion odyssey will have a wide selection of options—from designer boutiques to vintage shops to shopping malls and avenues.
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Beer Culture & Breweries
California is certainly famous for its craft beer, and if you're hoping to check out the local brewing scene while you're in Concord, then you're in luck! Concord has its very own craft brew trail that takes you by some of the most revered beer makers in the area.
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Golf Getaway in Concord
Whether you are looking for a break from meetings in the East Bay area or a family outing, Concord has two great golf courses to chooses from to play a round of golf.
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CONCORD BLOG
7 Reasons to Attend Concord Octoberfest

When it comes to fall festivals, this one is it! Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen! It’s the first annual Concord Oktoberfest, presented by The Brewing Network, Visit Concord, and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and it is set for Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 in Todos Santos Plaza.

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Where to Catch a Game in Concord

With Baseball season in full swing and football season slowly approaching, watching the big game is a major priority. Concord is the hub for all of your sports needs and features many restaurants and bars for your viewing pleasure.

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5 Fun Date Ideas in Concord

Let’s be honest…dating can be hard, especially when you don’t know where to go. Luckily, Concord is a great place to get out and enjoy the company of someone else. Nature, entertainment and an authentic culinary scene make Concord the perfect spot to take your date!

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Pickleball and Other Court Sports in Concord!

When it comes to sports, the Bay Area is pretty advanced. From the state of the art sports fields, Olympic sized swimming pools and high-tech courts. What most people who visit or who reside in the area aren’t aware of, is that Concord, California hosts the largest pickleball tournament in the area!

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Live Music in Concord

Most know Concord is home for one of the premiere music venues, the Concord Pavilion but those visiting or living in Concord have music all around them throughout the year!

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Your Guide to Concord's Best Happy Hours

Concord’s restaurant scene is filled with some amazing deal that will be the happiest hours of your day. Cheers!

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EVENTS IN CONCORD
Monument Crisis Center 15 Year Anniversary
08/19/2018
Monument Crisis Center is turning 15! Join them on the same date and time that they originally opened 15 years ago. Sunday August 19th, 2018 Noon-3pm 1990 Market St. Concord Ca ​Open to all!
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Macy's Backstage Grand Opening
08/18/2018
Discover bargains on show-stopping clothes, shoes & accessories for women, men, juniors & kids. With tons of savings, it’s easy to put together the perfect outfit for work, school or play—without breaking the bank. The new Macy’s Backstage opens August 18th at the Sunvalley Mall.
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Concert: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton
08/18/2018
Last summer’s sold-out tour with Peter Frampton has been extended for another 40 dates into 2018. In addition to powerful sets from both the SMB and Frampton’s band, fans will also be regaled with Miller bringing Frampton onstage midset to create some of the most compelling jamming of the season. Purchase your tickets HERE. Sale […]
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Visit Concord's Tourism Breakfast
08/22/2018
Join Visit Concord as we experience our destination with new eyes and explore our assets from the stories of locals – making Concord a true Northern California Original. Learn more about California tourism trends and how Concord events and meetings provide a powerful economic impact to our region. Together with Visit Concord, regional leaders, hospitality […]
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Concord Taco Fest
08/25/2018
Make sure to save the date for this awesome event! Doors open at 11AM and the event ends at 8PM on August 25th, 2018 in Downtown Concord at Todos Santos Plaza. Tickets for Taco Fest are $15 each. Every ticket includes (2) $3 tacos per paid ticket. Kids under 12 years old and seniors over […]
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Concert: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - Twins Of Evil
08/28/2018
If you love shock rock, you’re in for a treat. Two of the genre’s greatest are teaming up for the Twins Of Evil tour – that’s right, it’s Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, on their way to the Concord Pavilion on Tuesday 28th August 2018! Get ready for a visual as well as musical spectacle […]
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Mount Diablo Tarantula Walk
09/02/2018 - 10/14/2018
Looking for something unique to do while visiting the Bay Area? Look no further than this tarantula walk on Mount Diablo! Join VIP naturalist Michael Marchiano for a presentation on “The Gentle Giants of Mount Diablo”, the tarantula. Then, you will take a hike and look for male spiders. The walk is about 3 miles, […]
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Hot Summer Night
09/02/2018
Enjoy a night of music and entertainment at the Concord Pavilion on September 2nd, 2018 at 4pm. Experience a live performance from top performers such as Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Salt N Pepa, Faith Evans, Fat Joe, Mya, and more! Buy tickets here!
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Fall Music Series at The Veranda
09/05/2018 - 10/24/2018
Join Concord’s newest shopping center, The Veranda, for their First Annual Fall Concert Series. Location: The Fountain Plaza in front of the Luxe IMAX Theatre Time: 6-8pm Music Schedule: Sept. 5th Petty Theft: SF Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers  Sept. 12th  Pride and Joy  Sept. 19th Project Joy  Sept. 26th Caravanserai: A Santana […]
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Psychological Abstraction Art Exhibit at aRt Cottage
08/01/2018 - 08/24/2018
Join the aRt Cottage for a psychological abstraction art show! This exhibit will be featured from Aug 1st- Aug 24th! Open House & Artist Reception Saturday, August 11th 2-4pm
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Moonlight on the Mountain
09/08/2018
Save Mount Diablo’s signature annual fundraising gala, a celebration of Diablo’s precious beauty and support for Save Mount Diablo’s essential work. Guests are transported up the mountain’s slopes where they are treated to an elegant three-course meal, live music, and both live and silent cocktail auctions—all while surrounded by the unparalleled, majestic views Mount Diablo […]
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Hawaiian Fusion Fundraiser
09/08/2018
The Concord Senior Center presents the Hawaiian Fusion Dinner serving underprivileged senior citizens September 8th from 5pm-8:30pm. Listen to authentic Hawaiian music from Hawaiian Guitarist, Nathan Aweau. Also enjoy a tradition Hawaiian buffet consisting of roasted pig, teriyaki chicken and other delicious treats! If you would like to donate please fill out the donations form. […]
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A Taste of De La Salle
09/13/2018
A delightful evening full of food, wine, and friends, A Taste of De La Salle benefits all co-curricular activities including Athletics, Campus Ministry, Company, Band, Robotics, and more. A Taste of De La Salle has moved to the start of the school year to kick off our fundraising efforts and bring our school together as […]
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Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival
09/14/2018 - 09/16/2018
Come and join The Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church for a beautiful weekend celebrating the Greek culture! Enjoy savory Greek foods, refreshing wines and spirited entertainment! Free admission, $5 parking per car. Opa! Friday 5 PM to 11 PM Saturday noon to 11 PM Sunday 11 AM to 7  PM 1955 Kirker Pass Rd., Concord, […]
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Coffee & Cars
07/15/2018 - 11/18/2018
Do you share a love for luxury sports cars and a good cup of coffee? Make sure to come to the Veranda every third Sunday morning of the month from June-November from 8am-10am. Enjoy good company, great coffee, and even better cars. Click here for more information about events at the Veranda!
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Concord Antique Fair
07/15/2018 - 10/21/2018
Come to Todos Santos Plaza every 3rd Sunday of the month for this lively outdoor Market. Expect to see new vintage finds, old treasures, and more! The event is from 9am-4pm and open to all. Hope to see you there!   Click here for more information about the Concord Antique Fair!
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Willows Summer Wine Down
09/22/2018
The Willows Shopping Center is hosting their 2nd Annual Summer Wine Down Event! Enjoy entertainment through the center as you sip on wine and beer samplings. The event will also feature live music, face painting, balloon twisting, small bites, coupon offers and more! When: Sept. 22 Time: 3-5pm  
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The Concord Historical Society Presents the 2018 Speaker’s Series
09/23/2018
Dan Hanel – author of the historical mystery series: IN THE SHADOW OF DIABLO, Mystery of the Great Stone House Interested in local history? This is the event for you! Come and hear Dan speak about the historical research that went into the making of this intriguing book. Snacks will be served and books will […]
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Fitness Fridays
07/13/2018 - 09/14/2018
Start your Friday morning with a great free workout at the Fountain Plaza at the  Veranda. Fitness Friday is held every second Friday of the month and is for all levels of fitness. This fun Zumba event starts at 9am and is hosted by Our Studio. Click here for more information about Veranda Events!
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Concert: Rise Against - Mourning In Amerika Tour
09/28/2018
Rise Against is pleased to announce the Mourning in Amerika Tour with our friends AFI + Anti Flag! Purchase your tickets HERE. Book your stay HERE. General Parking is included in the final purchase price. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM Citi® Cardmember Presale : Tue, 27 Mar […]
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Yoga in the Park
07/06/2018 - 10/05/2018
Join Align Yoga for a morning of free yoga on the grass of the Veranda every first Friday of the month from now until October 5th from 9am-10am. This Vinyasa flow yoga class is for all levels and will help you stretch, gain strength, and align your breath with your movements. Click here for more […]
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Mount Diablo Challenge 2018
10/07/2018
The Mount Diablo Challenge is a timed road bike ride to the summit of Mount Diablo. Mt. Diablo State Park will be closed to the public during the event to provide participants with a safe course to ascend and descend the mountain. Recreational riders are encouraged to set a personal best for the climb while […]
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Dogs 4 Diabetics Tour Thursdays
06/28/2018 - 01/01/2019
Dogs 4 Diabetics “Tour Thursdays” are FUN, educational, and especially kid-friendly for diabetic youth and families. Tours are FREE and anyone is welcome! At D4D’s “Tour Thursdays” you can  see the life-saving dogs in-action, learn how they are trained, and even sneak in some hugs + kisses. D4D Training Center Address: 1300 Willow Pass Court, […]
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Concord Oktoberfest 2018
10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018
Todos Santos Plaza will be home to an authentic German Oktoberfest with a beer tent, live music, singing and dancing, strongman contests, food truck fare, a kid’s area, and more. This is a fun, family-friendly free community event with food, drink and activities available for purchase.
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Fundraise and Meet Olympic Gold Metalist Laurie Hernandez
10/14/2018
Join Liberty Gymnastics Training Center in their fundraiser to expand their gym and meet Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez! Laurie Hernandez @ Liberty Gymnastics Training Center Sunday, October 14, 2018 2330-A Bates Ave. Concord, CA 94520 $125: Attend a gymnastics clinic with Laurie, and receive an event wristband. $250: Meet Laurie for pictures, autographs and […]
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Contra Costa Discovery Day
10/27/2018
Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from Contra Costa County and beyond! With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage your passions and discover new ones. The Contra Costa Discovery Day is a community effort organized by the Bay […]
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Concord 5000
11/11/2018
Join us on November 11, 2018 at 8am at Newhall Park, here in Concord for the first annual 5k walk/run. All proceeds will go to the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, who provide support for members of the United States Armed Forces and its veterans. Hope to see you there! Sign up here!
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Music and Market Concert Series
05/17/2018 - 09/13/2018
Head to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday nights the Farmers’ Market and free music concerts in the Park with a great line-up of wonderful Bay Area musicians playing Salsa, jazz, zydeco, blues and more. 05/17/18     Tom Rigney & Flambeau – Hot Cajun Fiddler and his Fiery Band 05/24/18    Concord High Jazz Band – Local, Award-Winning […]
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Turkey Trot Concord
11/22/2018
The Bay Church (formerly Calvary Temple Church) is honored to present their Annual Turkey Trot Concord at Todos Santos Park in downtown Concord, California on Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 22nd, 2018. The proceeds of this 5K/10K Run & Walk will benefit Compassion Outreach, a multi-faceted program which works to meet practical needs for the […]
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Concord Tree-Lighting and The Mayor's Sing-A-Long
12/01/2018
Concord’s Official Tree-Lighting, Carriage Rides, Mayor’s Sing-Along and Santa’s Grand Arrival Saturday, December 1 Santa’s Arrival: 4 p.m. On-stage entertainment: 5 p.m. School choirs and community entertainment on stage with traditional tree-lighting and holiday sing-along. More Information to come!
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Super Holiday Boutique
12/02/2018
Get special one-of-a-kind holiday gifts & stocking stuffers for family, friends and colleagues from a variety of arts and crafts vendors, home-based businesses and commercial exhibitors on December 2nd from 11-3pm at:  Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Rd. 1 block off Ygnacio Valley Rd. & Kirker Pass Rd. Toys – Animals – Books – Greeting Cards Clothing […]
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord
05/05/2018 - 10/07/2018
Have you heard the news? Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark experience opens May 5, 2018 with an all-new name and look, as the former Waterworld Concord is transformed as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord! With the new name comes a host of exciting new experiences, like the new Splashwater Island (opening spring 2018) and more. […]
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West Coast Jamboree 2018
12/27/2018 - 12/29/2018
Concord, CA, is honored to be the host hotel location for the 19th annual West Coast Jamboree!
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Farmer's Market
03/29/2018 - 12/31/2018
Stock up on your favorite fresh produce at the Concord Farmer’s Market! Tuesdays: Year-round, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursdays: April 19 – October 25, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call (800) 949-FARM for more information.
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