The Ultimate Guide to Summer Activities in Concord

What goes better with warmer weather? Concord, California! Here are a few ways to make the most of these glorious summer days:

1. Cool Off

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is officially open for fun all summer long! Catch an adrenaline rush on rides like Big Kahuna, Honolulu Halfpipe, and Cliffhanger, or just float your cares away on the super chill Kaanapali Kooler Lazy River.

2. Hop on the Beer Trail

If you haven’t checked out the Contra Costa County Beer Trail yet, what are you waiting for? It’s the ultimate guide for craft beer lovers. Contra Costa County boasts more than 40 local breweries, tap houses, and beer bar restaurants, so grab your best beer-drinking bud and belly up!

3. Rock Out

Live concerts are back at the Toyota Pavilion! Starting now through fall, see top acts like Foo Fighters, Lainy Wilson, Earth, Wind, and Fire for a perfect night under the stars.  

For those who like their produce with a side of tasty tunes, Music & Market is back! Head on over to Todos Santos Plaza every Thursday night for the popular Farmers Market music series followed by live music. This year’s lineup features great tribute bands and longtime local favorites! 
But wait, there’s more! Enjoy live performances at The Veranda Unplugged series every Wednesday night at The Veranda’s Pavilion Fountain Park from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Shows are free and everyone is welcome. 

4. Pack a Picnic

Pick a park and pack a picnic! Reserve your spot online through Concord Parks & Recreation and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with friends and family.

5. Have a Movie Night Adventure

Concord’s  West Wind Drive-In is one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters in California. Make a full night of it with a double feature and a trip to the snack bar during intermission! 

6. Hit the Trails

Looking for a scenic workout? Hike or bike your way up Mount Diablo or any of the trails at Lime Ridge Open SpaceIron Horse Trail, or Contra Costa Canal. It’s the perfect way to connect with nature and get fit at the same time. 

7. Cruise the Taco Trail

There’s only one original Taco Trail, and that’s Concord, California! With over 40 authentic, family-run taquerias and restaurants, it’s the East Bay’s go-to destination for great Mexican food. Get the map and take the high road to Taco Heaven. 

Are you visiting Concord or welcoming visitors here? Be sure to stop by the Concord Visitor Center 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.

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