Monday September 5, 2016
As summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty to do in and around Mountain House in September. Don’t miss the 151st 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 Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. And bring your picnics to Mountain House’s last Music in the Park concert on September 17th. For details about these local events and more, check out the listings below.
September 3 & 4 151st 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 3, 10, 17, 24 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 4 - 5 Livermore Harvest Wine Celebration
On Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the exciting crush season and 35 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Don't forget to come back on Monday for additional tastings at each of the participating wineries. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35 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 5 “Relics on Railroad” Danville Antiques & Art Faire
If you love the ageless beauty of antiques, you won’t want to miss “Relics on Railroad”, Danville’s Art and Antiques Faire. Discover timeless treasures from local antique dealers and artists. Grab a bite at downtown eateries. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and fun for the kids while strolling through the streets of downtown. Faire hours are 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit danville.ca.gov.
September 7 Pleasanton 1st Wednesday Street Party
Light up the night in Downtown Pleasanton for the final 1st Wednesday street party of 2016. From 6 – 9 pm enjoy high energy rock and roll with Public Eye. Enjoy great food, children's attractions, 200 vendors and more! For more information, visit pleasantondowntown.net.
September 10 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 13 & 22 Mountain House Restaurant Night
September 15-18 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 17 Mountain House Music in the Park
Bring your blanket and picnic basket to Central Park and enjoy a free concert by Michael Beck Band from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
September 24 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. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
September 24-25, October 1-2 Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman presented by Livermore Valley Opera
Mythic romance. Monumental music. The Dutchman, a ghostly sailor condemned to wander for all eternity, sets foot on land every seven years to search for a bride who can end the curse and bring him peace. In a small Norwegian fishing village, he encounters Senta, a young woman betrothed to a young man in the village. She is obsessed with the Dutchman’s legend. Can this finally be his chance for redemption? Can the power of true love break the curse and end his suffering? Performances are at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. For more information, visit livermorevalleyopera.com.