Top Ten Things to Do in Concord This Summer

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 signed up for the Contra Costa County Beer Trail yet, what are you waiting for? It’s the ultimate guide for craft beer lovers -- and you can earn fun gifts and prizes. 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. Pick a Peck of Peaches

Photo courtesy of Farmer's Daughter Produce & U-Pick Farm

Contra Costa County is home to an abundance of pick-it-yourself fruit farms with peaches, nectarines, apricots and berries all in season right now!  Grab a bucket and enjoy a day a fruit picking fun at these popular spots just a short drive from Concord:

The Farmer’s Daughter  - Produce & U-Pick Farm
23151 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood CA, 94513
(925) 634-4827

 McKinney Farms - A Peachy Place
25265 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA, 94513
(925) 634-7830

George’s Berry Farm
Old Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 550-1484

4. Bring Your A's Game

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Celebrate the return of the live A’s games at the Oakland Coliseum! You never know who you might see among your fellow fans there. And don’t sweat the traffic or parking – as always, games are BARTable from Concord. Check out the 2021 home game schedule at  Oakland A’s.

5. Scoop - There It Is!

Make it a double -- or even a double-double! Any way you stack it, it’s hard to go wrong with ice cream. Pick up a frosty treat at any one of Concord’s awesome vendors: Concord Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

6. Rock Out

Live concerts are back at the Concord Pavilion! Starting mid-July through fall, see top acts like Black Crowes, Alanis Morissette and Maroon 5 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 starting July 15 through September 30 for the popular Farmers Market music series. This year’s lineup features great tribute bands and longtime local favorites including Zydeco Flames, Journey Revisited and Zepparella, just to name a few.
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.. Be sure to check out upcoming shows with great acts like Chicken Tenders, Jinx Jones, Dan Durkin and more. Shows are free and everyone is welcome. 

7. 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.

8. 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! 

9. 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. 

10. Cruise the Taco Trail

There’s only one original Taco Trail, and that’s Concord, California! With 39 authentic, family-run taquerias and restaurants, it’s the East Bay’s go-to destination for great Mexican food. Get the map or the app 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 in 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.