Savor September with the new Taco Trail Challenge, Tarantula Hike at Mt. Diablo, big name concerts and homemade elote, all happening in and around Concord this month:
1. SOMETHING TO TACO ABOUT
The Concord Taco Trail is a guide to 40 authentic, locally owned restaurants and taquerias, and it’s all you need to explore some the city’s best hidden culinary gems. The Taco Trail Challenge returns September 15 - October 15 with a new mobile passport, weekly giveaways, and another Trail Champion title up for grabs!
2. HAIRY TRAILS
Tarantula mating season is in full swing, so don’t miss out on your chance to experience one of Mt. Diablo’s most popular attractions: the Tarantula Hike at Mitchell Canyon. The much-anticipated annual event happens Sunday, September 19, 2021, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Be sure to catch the final installments of this season’s Concord Music & Market Series with Zepparella (a Led Zeppelin tribute) on 9/16, The UnOriginals & Sabertooth Unicorn on 9/23, and Native Elements on 9/30. Concerts are free and happen every Thursday through the end of September, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Todos Santos Plaza.
Party on and don’t sweat the drive home. Make a night of it at any one of Concord’s nine great hotels, then treat yourself to a tasty brunch at Canasta Kitchen, or the new Huckleberry’s before you head out.
4. FLOAT ON
The heat is on and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is still open every weekend through October 3. Head on over and enjoy the final days of summer with the ultimate cool down.
5. OLE! FOR ELOTE
Pick up some farm fresh corn at the Concord Farmer’s Market and whip up some delectable elote to enjoy at home. Guacamole Authentic Mexican Grill (an official stop on the Taco Trail) shares their secret recipe in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Guacamole Authentic Mexican Grill’s Super Elote
Ingredients: Fresh corn, shucked Mayonnaise Cotija cheese Lime Chili powder or Tajin seasoning Directions: Boil corn for 10-15 minutes, salt to taste Remove from water Apply a light spread of mayo over each ear Spread cotija cheese on a plate or tray, then roll each ear to coat Sprinkle with chili powder or Tajin to liking Add a squeeze of lime juice and enjoy Pro tip: Roll the corn in crushed Flaming Hot Cheetos after you add the lime juice for a next-level taste experience.
Mark your calendars for the ever popular Taste of Concord event on Sunday, October 3rd. The Concord Visitor Center will be an official stop this year.
The Concord Visitor Center is located at 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T, in Todos Santos Plaza. We are ready to help with free advice, maps, guides, brochures, Concord merchandise and more. Go to Visit Concord for more information on these events and more.
Visit Concord also offers a selection of themed Stay & Play hotel packages filled with fun wearables, gift cards and more. Just book a room at any of Concord’s nine hotels and let Visit Concord know your confirmation number and stay dates. The package of your choice will be ready for you at check-in!