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Look no further for all Tri-Valley events. The Tri-Valley plays hosts to events and activities year around because of our sunny weather, convenient location and friendly folks. There is no other place that you can enjoy all California has to offer in one location. Join us in the summer for the Alameda County Fair, Livermore Valley Harvest Celebration in the Fall, and Goodguys Hot Rod and Custom Shows and Street Fairs throughout the year.

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May 2023

Faith Alpher: Funny, Flawed & Fabulous

May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Faith is a comedic force to be reckoned with and a breath of fresh air on stage. Audiences will love Faith’s explosive, comedic storytelling style. You will laugh your way through this comedy show as Faith shares her broken life and why peanut butter is probably her kryptonite. Faith tells it like it is; she’s only saying what you were probably thinking! Her comedy is intimate, intense, and wholly engaging.

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Tri-Valley Artist Studio Tour

May 6 - May 7

AVA welcomes the general public to visit a Selection of Public Art Studios, Pop up Artist Venues, Private Home Studios and other Art Collectives throughout the Tri-Valley from Danville to Livermore.

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Asian American Pacific Islanders featuring food, crafts, and other activities to celebrate the month.

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Blackhawk Museum – Kirk Ellis – The American West in Film and Television

May 6 @ 10:30 am

Join the Blackhawk Museum for their 2023 Spirit of the Old West Speaker Series featuring Kirk Ellis. This is the final speaker in the series. Santa Fe-based television and feature film-writer/producer Kirk Ellis received an Emmy nomination and won the Writers Guild of America and Humanities Awards for the ABC miniseries "Anne Frank." He received the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for the best Drama Script for "Hell on Wheels," an episode of the Emmy and Golden Glove nominated…

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An event celebrating Hispanic Heritage through local Hispanic vendors, dancers, and artists. Also featuring music and performers.

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Mariachi Sol de Mexico

May 7 @ 3:00 pm

Mariachi Sol de México brings mariachi to the Bankhead from their very force of life. With passionate zeal, they will move you with grace and power.

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Sounds of the American Spirit

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Blackhawk Chorus on May 7 as they celebrate America and its wonderfully unique sounds throughout history. Director Ken Abrams will lead you on a joyful journey through time with music from a wide variety of genres - from spiritual gospel, to folk, jazz and pop - interwoven with the patriotic anthems we all know and love!

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Evening in the Vineyards Concert Series at Las Positas Vineyards

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No cover charge per table. No outside food & alcohol allowed. Will offer charcuterie plate, featured flatbread, or indulgence plate for purchase through tasting room bar. Doors open at 5:30pm with music from Joey T and Friends, 6:00 - 8:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged.

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Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Craft beer peoples – we are back and bigger than ever in 2023!  After 6 years with our friends and beneficiaries, the Shriners, at their event center (which is no longer), we’re moving on to greener pastures – quite literally! The 7th Annual Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival will be held on the athletic field at Las Positas College, and we couldn’t be more excited!  We’ll have tons more room to spread out, which means more space for us –…

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Mother’s Day Picnic at McGrail

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to McGrail on Mother’s Day for a special afternoon full of time with loved ones, award-winning McGrail wines, and breathtaking views of the Livermore Valley! We have a few different experiences we are offering guests. The details are below: Front Lawn | Open seating on our Front Lawn for families Arbor Cabanas | Limited Arbor Cabanas that comfortably seat up to 12 guests Patio Reserved Tables | Limited reserved tables on our Panoramic Patio that seat up to 8…

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Evening in the Vineyards Concert Series at Las Positas Vineyards

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No cover charge per table. No outside food & alcohol allowed. Will offer charcuterie plate, featured flatbread, or indulgence plate for purchase through tasting room bar. Doors open at 5:30pm with music from McFunky Band, 6:00 - 8:30pm. Reservations strongly encouraged.

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Downtown Livermore Street Fest

May 20 - May 21

More info coming soon!  

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Livermore Amador Symphony – Drama and Fantasy O’Conor Piano

May 20 @ 8:00 pm

Join LAS as they explore magical places and fantastic stories through the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liadov, and Stravinsky. We are thrilled to welcome one of the most remarkable pianists of our time, John O’Conor, an exceptional interpreter of the music of Beethoven, in a performance of the composer’s third piano concerto. Stravinsky transports us into a haunting, beautiful and exciting fairy tale with his spectacular suite from his ballet The Firebird. Prelude talk, 7–7:30 pm. Concert, 8 pm Mozart:…

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Pacific Chamber Orchestra: Refreshing

May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Immerse yourself in refreshing English works such as Franz Joseph Haydn’s “London” Symphony. Revitalize your soul with George Frideric Handel’s Water Music Suite, composed for King George I to celebrate the Thames River. Appreciate the bold, romantic power of Sir Edward Elgar’s May Song and Love’s Greeting, to appreciate a composer who helped spark a renaissance of English music. Delve into works like Gordon Jacob’s Little Symphony redolent with England’s own form of musical expression.

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626 Night Market

May 26 - May 28

626 Night Market is back at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. The iconic Californian festival features hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event spread over 10+ football fields of space that appeals to all ages. Join us for a warm summer and bright nights this season! Hours: Friday 3PM to 11PM, Saturday and Sunday 1PM-11PM  

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Citizen Flannel

May 27 @ 8:00 pm

From the iconic bands of the era like Sublime, Third Eye Blind and the Goo Goo Dolls, to superstars Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to unforgettable one-hit wonders Lit, Harvey Danger and Semisonic, to grunge heroes such as Pearl Jam and Nirvana, Citizen Flannel is here to take you back to that incredible time in music history!

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June 2023

Paint Livermore Plein Air Competition

June 2 - June 4

Held at Carnegie Park, Livermore this June 2, 3 & 4.  This show has been expanding with participants from all over North California.  This event attracts many public viewers and offers sales opportunities as well. Artists are invited to paint historic Livermore, downtown, vineyards, buildings, or any of the many great subjects within the zip codes of 94550 and 94551.

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T.S. Monk

June 2 @ 7:30 pm

T.S. Monk, son of Thelonious Monk, brings his “funky jazz” rooted in the legacy of his father, to the Bankhead stage. T.S. celebrates him with all the energy and creativeness he shares with Thelonious, guiding his father’s legacy to additional heights. As a band leader and musician, T. S. has received the New York Jazz Awards’ “Recording of the Year” and ‘Downbeat’s’ prestigious Reader’s Poll Award, among numerous other awards.

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Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

June 3 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters have recorded an impressive and diverse music catalog that touches on their love of a wide array of influences, but most importantly, the rock and roll of the 1960s. Listening to The Boxmasters, one can hear apparent odes to the Beatles, Byrds, and Beach Boys, but also crucial to The Boxmasters are The Mothers of Invention, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, and Big Star. But at the core, there is a backbeat, a lyric with meaning, and…

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Courtyard Concert with KNR

June 9 @ 5:30 pm

KNR is a three-piece pop/rock band from Livermore, California. Kevin Snyder, Nick Selchow and Rob Allen have been making music together for over 40 years. KNR plays a combination of original songs by all three members, and KNR’s own take on a variety of cover songs.

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Paula Poundstone

June 10 @ 8:00 pm

Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Bankhead stage for a command performance. Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

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Alameda County Fair

June 16 - July 9

The Alameda County Fair returns this Summer for nineteen days of all your Fair favorite fun. More details coming soon!  

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Juneteenth Celebration in Partnership with Tri-Valley for Black Lives

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of the last slaves in Texas, two years after the  Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in the Confederate States in 1863. In 2021, we observed the date with a local celebration, including music, art, drumming, singing, dancing, and musical performances.

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Lobster Feed at McGrail Vineyards

June 17 @ 6:00 pm

Join McGrail for an unforgettable evening! They are thrilled to be bringing back our highly requested Lobster Feed for the 11th year. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour in our Barrel Room! Guests will then be invited to dine family-style on our Vineyard Patio under the café lights. The tables will be filled with fresh Maine lobster, prawns, sausage, corn on the cob, garlic, artichokes, potatoes, bread, and lots of butter! Lobster bibs will be provided! Groove to…

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Fathers Day Car Show at the Blackhawk Museum

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Blackhawk Museum is excited to host their 2nd Annual Jon Snyder Memorial Father's Day Car Show. Celebrate Father's Day in style with a thrilling car show that's fun for the whole family! They are showcasing some of the most impressive vehicles around, with awards given out for the best in show. While you're here, enjoy a range of family-friendly activities that are sure to keep everyone entertained. From classic cars to hot rods, there's something for everyone at this exciting…

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Shakespeare in the Vineyards 2023

June 24 - August 6

Silent Sky - June 24th - July 9th The 2023 season opens with Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific and heart-bound discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth. Much Ado About Nothing - July 15th - August 6th  As one of Shakespeare's most performed comedies, Much…

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July 2023

Art Under the Oaks

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Alden Lane Nursery is excited to bring back Art Under the Oaks this summer! July 15 & 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day They are proud to showcase nearly 40 regional artists and musicians. They will have some of their past favorite artists and a number of new artists for you to enjoy. Since it is impossible to enjoy art and music without food and wine, we’ve invited Livermore winemakers to share their vintages and we will offer several…

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Sunset Concert featuring Johnny & June Forever

July 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join McGrail for a perfect summer evening on the Front Lawn featuring live music from electrifying duo, Johnny & June Forever! With their true spirit of reverence for love and song, these two songbirds have come together to pay homage to their heroes and dig deep into their combined passion for roots music, with this spirited tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. Danny Evans and Essence Goldman are seasoned artists and their chemistry and musicality on stage is so…

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Maria Bamford

July 21 @ 8:00 pm

Maria Bamford is revered for her deeply personal and experimental comedy about mental illness. She starred in the surreal, semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown, and is the star of three unconventional hour-long stand-up specials: Weakness is the Brand, Old Baby and Maria Bamford, the special, special, special! Maria was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn…

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August 2023

Keiko Matsui

August 4 @ 8:00 pm

Acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui’s transcendent and haunting melodies have long sought to build bridges. Her sonic cultural exchange has reached the hearts and minds of fans throughout the world and right here in the Tri-Valley and has allowed the pianist to work alongside icons Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and Bob James.

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