Rock October with Mt. Diablo’s big 100th Birthday bash, new fall brews and fun Halloween happenings in and around Concord this month
1. CELEBRATE MOUNT DIABLO'S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Mount Diablo State Park celebrates its 100th year this month and all are invited to attend a special event on Saturday, October 16th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus. Admission is free.
While you’re there, check out the fun activity booths and meet some of the cool creatures who call the park home.
2. HIT SOME HALLOWEEN HOT SPOTS
Safe treats and lots of Halloween fun happening in Concord this month:
ABC Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patch, inflatables, pony rides and more
October 5-31 at 1765 Galindo Street, see schedule
Spooktacular Drive-Thru BBQ Fundraiser Event
Delicious Kinder’s meals-to-go benefitting Bay Area Crisis Nursery
Saturday, Oct. 30, 4pm-6pm
Epidemic Ales Halloween Party
Food truck, costume contest, all ages welcome
Saturday, October 30, 12pm-10pm.
Halloween Spooktacular at Pixieland Amusement Park
Costumes, spooky rides and trick-or-treat fun
Sunday, October 31, 10:30am-4:30pm
Trunk-or-Treat at Grace Church
Candy, food & fun for kids and families
Grace Church, Sunday, October 31, 2pm-4pm
3. CATCH A FLIGHT
Fall beer is here! Check out the new seasonal selections at Epidemic Ales, The Hop Grenade, Concord Tap House, Side Gate Brewery-- or any of the tasty stops on the Contra Costa County Beer Trail. And if you haven’t signed up for the official passport yet, what are you waiting for? It’s the ultimate guide to the best brews in and around Concord.
4. COZY UP AL FRESCO STYLE
Enjoy the delicious coziness of dining al fresco on a chilly fall evening, warmed by toasty space heaters and fire pits. Restaurants, breweries, tap houses and wine bars are open for business and many offer expanded al fresco service. You can find a variety of locations in our handy guide to al fresco dining .
5. PLAN YOUR HOLIDAYS IN CONCORD
The holidays are just around the corner and if it’s been a while since you’ve celebrated with family and friends, now is the perfect time to start planning holiday getaways to Concord. From shopping and dining to exploring some of Northern California’s best scenic trails, the fall-idays are always a great time to be here.
SAVE THE DATE
Looking for a job? Join us at the Concord Job Fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive in Concord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2pm- 5pm & Thursday, Oct. 21, 10am-1pm.
CONCORD VISITOR CENTER
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!
And don’t forget: Jet Suite X (JSX) offers twice-daily, hop-on flight service from Buchanan Field Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport. Whether visiting family & friends or a weekend of wine-tasting, it’s the fastest, easiest and most convenient way to travel between Northern and Southern California.