Tuesday September 1, 2015
As summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty to do in and around Mountain House in September. Don’t miss the 150th Annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games on Labor Day weekend. Taste local wines at events in Tracy, Livermore, and Lodi. Enjoy a night at the opera in Livermore featuring Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. And bring your picnics to Mountain House’s last Music in the Park concert on September 19th. For details about these local events and more, check out the listings below.
September 2 Pleasanton 1st Wednesday Street Party
Celebrate Green in downtown Pleasanton during the last 1st Wednesday Street Party of the summer. The third annual Green Scene will bring attention to companies working to take care of the planet. Vendors will be marked by green balloons and offer information regarding energy efficient technology, waste reduction, water conservation and recycling. Browse nearly 200 vendors booths, listen to live music, enjoy wine and beer and great food! For more information, visit pleasantondowntown.net.
September 5 & 6 150th Annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games
Held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, this event is one of the world’s largest Celtic festivals. Organized by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco, the event features bagpipe bands, World Championship Heavy Events,Western Highland Dancing Championships, living history, 6 stages of continuous entertainment, Children’s Glen, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Step Dancing, Birds of Prey, Sheep Dog Trials, over 100 vendors, British food and drink, and more! For more information, visit thescottishgames.com.
September 5, 12, 19, 26 Pleasanton Sizzling Saturdays
Each Saturday night in September from 6 pm to 9 pm on Main St., visitors will enjoy live music and special offers from some of their favorite downtown Pleasanton shops and eateries. For more information, visit pleasantondowntown.net.
September 6 Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration
On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, over 40 wineries celebrate the exciting crush season. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 30 years to enjoy this unique event. This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders- don’t miss out on this wine country celebration. For more information, visit lvwine.org.
September 7 “Relics on Railroad” Danville Antiques & Art Faire
Discover the timeless treasures offered by 60 antiques merchants, vintage vendors, and folk artists while you enjoy live music, train displays, and family-fun festivities next to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and along Railroad. Faire hours are 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit discoverdanvilleca.com.
September 8 & 24 Mountain House Restaurant Night
Enjoy dining out in Mountain House! Food trucks will be at Central Park from 5 pm to 8 pm.
September 12 Blues, Brews & BBQ at the Downtown Plaza
Music, food and family fun. Home brew contest and BBQ contest. Event is free and open to the public. Must have valid ID and be over 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Event at the Downtown Plaza, 6th Street & Central Avenue from 12 pm to 6 pm. For more information, visit thinkinsidethetriangle.com.
September 17-20 Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair
Lodi’s largest festival boasts rides, games, art, food, and live music. Located at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. For more information, visit grapefestival.com.
September 19 Mountain House Music in the Park
Bring your blanket and picnic basket to Central Park and enjoy a free concert by Take 2 from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
September 26 Downtown Tracy Wine Stroll
Enjoy wine in downtown Tracy from 6 pm to 9 pm during the Tracy City Center Association’s signature Fall Wine Stroll. For more information, visit tracycitycenter.com.
September 26 Mountain House Fire Station Open House
Join the new Mountain House Fire Department for hamburgers, hotdogs, and light refreshments. They will be showcasing all the new apparatus and tools/equipment, and we will be giving station tours of the entire facility. There will be information on community outreach programs, fire prevention information and handouts, kids’ coloring books, and kids’ firefighter hats. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
September 26-27, October 3-4 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly presented by Livermore Valley Opera
A heartbreaking love story. A tragic betrayal! Set in early 20th century Japan, Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice is among the most beloved operas of all time. For more information, visit mylvpac.org.