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Main Street Martinez
PO Box 776
Martinez, CA 94553
Main Street Martinez News & Events
Downtown Cleanup Day!
Sat., April 11
Volunteer to help downtown sparkle!
Jobs include power washers, sweepers, weed pulling, and more. Sign up as a group. It's a great volunteer projects for businesses, church groups, schools, families, and more!
Donuts, coffee, and a
BBQ lunch for all volunteers.
Sign up today! Call Barbara at
(925) 408-1338 or click here to email
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival!
The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in downtown Martinez began in 2010 to highlight the art and flavor of craft beer in Martinez and surrounding communities. Produced by Main Street Martinez, the festival draws 4,000 people to enjoy beer from over 40 microbreweries, live music, and food from local restaurants. The event takes place at Waterfront Park on North Court St., a short walking distance from the Martinez Amtrak Station and free downtown parking. Or, take the free shuttle from North Concord Bart!Sat., April 18, 2015Noon-4pm www.BayAreaCraftBeerFestival.com
Martinez Vintage Market
The Martinez Peddlers Faire is now the Martinez Vintage Market!
Featuring Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Repurpose, Upcycle,
Sat., May 16 and Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Martinez Farmers Market
Stop by to pick up your locally grown produce and support the market this year!
Buy local produce and visit local shops and restaurants too!
Main St. between Castro & Ferry St.
Visit our Downtown YouTube Channel
Visit the Downtown Martinez YouTube Channel to watch videos about the 4th of July Parade, Snow Park, Bay Area Craft Beer Festival and much more.Click here!
Join us on Facebook!
Did you know that Downtown Martinez has a Facebook page? We have over 7,000 great and loyal fans and we want you to be part of the social experience and fun!
You'll get regular updates about events, new business openings, special sales, and more!
Click on the link below to see the page and don't forget to hit LIKE once you're there!
NEW Downtown Gift Card!
Give the gift of downtown Martinez and support local businesses! Introducing The NEW Downtown Martinez Gift Card!
The card will be mailed to you or within 4-5 days of your purchase. There is a list of participating businesses listed where you can redeem your card and more downtown Business's will be added to the list each week, so check back often for updates.
Downtown Martinez Gift Cards are perfect for Birthdays,
Anniversary's, Thank you's, and more!
Summer Art Camps
Starting June 16th
M-F 10am-3pm Ages 7-12
Taught by John Kleber, award winning illustrator and former Disney artist. John and creative staff will be exploring different creative skills such as sketching, cartooning, painting, using a monopress, learning some photoshop, story development and story boarding. Your child will be creating in an authentic art studio environment.
Please bring a bagged lunch for our daily trips to the Marina Park. Wear sunscreen. All art materials will be supplied.
To reserve a week, email email@example.com
and request your desired week(s). You may pay to secure your date(s) by check made out to Artu4ia or you may drop by the studio to pay.
725 Ward St.
Buy K9 for Martinez PD
The Martinez, CA Police Department needs an additional K9 however as is the case with most cities, there's no money in the budget to purchase an additional dog. These highly trained dogs are very expensive. If the local citizens can raise funds to purchase the dog, the Martinez Police Department has a source that will donate a bullet proof vest for the dog.
Please help us support our beautiful city that sits on the San Francisco Bay so we can donate the necessary funds to buy a dog for our police department. Diane Boyle and I thank you for your support of our police department.Click here
for more information and to make a donation.
Annual Fashion Show Luncheon Fundraiser
Great News! The Martinez Lioness Club will hold their annual fashion show luncheon fundraiser on Wednesday, April 22 at noon at an exciting NEW LOCATION at the IBEW Hall, 1875 Arnold Drive, Martinez. The theme this year is "Younger Than Springtime" and will feature fashions from White Rabbit Boutique in Martinez. Luncheon cater is Wilma Lott Catering in Martinez.
Donation for the event is $25 per person and tickets are available from Janet Sparacino who can be reached at 925-229-9033. Get your tickets early as this is a popular event and seating is limited.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Martinez Lioness Scholarship Program for students from Alhambra High School, Briones, and Vicente Schools, the Martinez Lioness Medical Lending Equipment Program, and the Martinez Lioness Preschool Visual Screening Program.
This event is sponsored & organized by the Martinez Lioness Club.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Diablo Valley
11th Annual Ginocchio Golf Fore Kids Sake Tournament
Friday, April 24, 2015
The event will take place at Roddy
Ranch Golf Club located at 1 Tour Way
in Antioch. Registration will begin at 10:30 am. The golf tournament will be played as a 4 person Scramble format and will include a $1000 hole-in-one prize, raffles, lunch, dinner, drinks and lots of fun! Individual golfers can play for $130 which includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, lunch and dinner or you can purchase a foursome for $500.
Boys & Girls Club of the Diablo Valley
1301 Alhambra Ave.www.bgcdv.org
Live Music at Armando's
Dinner & Show Special: Have dinner at local favorite, Haute Stuff, and mention "Dinner and a Show special", (wed-sat, 5-6) after dinner come to Armando's for a FREE beverage of choice that evening.
- Friday, April 3, 2015
- Saturday, April 4, 2015
- Monday, April 6, 2015
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
707 Marina Vista Ave. (925) 228.6985
California Magic Club
Good Fun, Great Laughs, Grand Entertainment!
Join us for an unforgettable weekend of fun. Your ticket price includes our delicious three course dinner, all your soft drinks and tableside magic performed between courses during dinner... and then, it's showtime on stage!
APRIL 3RD & 4TH
Headlining our Big 11th Anniversary Show
Magician Extraordinaire - Hank MORFIN
opening our show on stage JOSEPH BARTHOLOMEW
Our 11th anniversary...WOW! It has been 11 years since we first opened the doors to magical entertainment here in Martinez. California Magic opened on April first in 2004, bringing magic dinner shows to Martinez. Eleven years laters we are going strong and celebrating this weekend with an exciting weekend of great entertainment. We hope to see you here for all the fun. Close up magic during dinner and a big show on stage! ... with your magical host Gerry Griffin
APRIL 10TH & 11TH
Master of the Mysterious CHRISTIAN CAGIGAL
opening our show on stage - Magician Jack Alexander
Master of the Mysterious, Christian Cagigal is a consumate weaver of tales and teller of stories. Christian brings great theatre to his presentation of magic. His mind reading, magic and feats of legerdemain are a delight to behold in the hands of this dynamic performer. And the critics agree... with your magical host Gerry Griffin
Doors Open at 7:30 PM
514 Main St.
For show and ticket info click here
Royal Thai Restaurant
Friday & Saturday:
K.J. Al Karaoke
414 Ferry St. (925) 313-9185
Open 7 days a week. Mon-Thurs 11-9,
Roxx on Main
EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ~ 8 pm ~ JIM CAROOMPAS AT ROXX
EVERY Sunday ~ 10 am to 2 pm ~ Roxx A'Faire ~ Local crafters fill Roxx with their wares. Stroll our Farmers Market and drop in for Handcrafted gifts. We are open every Sunday, during Market hours 10 am to 2 pm
Thurs~ April 2th, Open Mic 7 pm to 10 pm. Sign-ups start at 6:45 pm
Fri~ April 3th, 7:00 pm Colton Waters & the Sensations
Sat ~ April 4th, 6:30 pm Kymber Starmack,
8:00 pm ~ Jim Caroompas and the Sisters of Mercy
Thurs ~ April 9th, Open Mic 7 pm to 10 pm Sign-ups start at 6:45 pm
Fri ~ April 10th, 7:00 pm Delta Duece
Sat~ April 11th, 6:30 pm The Two of Us
8:00 pm ~ Rocking Horse
Thurs ~ April 16th, Open Mic 7 pm to 10 pm Sign-ups start at 6:45 pm
Fri ~April 17th, 7:00 pmThe Killbilles
Sat ~ April 18th, 6:30 pm Christian, amazing new talent,
8:00 pm, ~ Jim Caroompas & Charles Waltmire,
This is a must see show!
Thurs ~ April 23rd Open Mic 7 pm to 10 pm Sign-ups start at 6:45 pm
Fri ~ April 24th, ~ 7:00 pm Best of ROMTOM
Sat ~ April 25th, 8:00 pm Matt Owens - Eagles III
A Rotating Art Exhibit highlighting downtown businesses featuring local artists.
* Martinez Arts Association Members.
631 Main St.
Group artwork by Citrus Stylists to benefit St. Baldrick'sLand Home Financial
533 Main St.Martinez Library
* Nancy Robinson, abstract figures
740 Court St.
Cheryl Haynes, paintings
PakMail Center of Martinez
649 Main St., Suite 102
Julia Lindsteadt, paper cutting art
Rox on Main
627 Main St., Suite
Roz Zinns, California landscapes
Martinez Historical Society
The Martinez Historical Society was created in 1973 to save this 1890 cottage and its site from becoming another parking lot in downtown Martinez. Convinced that our city's history deserved a repository where papers, documents, photographs and artifacts could be housed, we prevailed upon the City of Martinez to join with us in acquiring use of the "Borland House" for our purpose. A lease was obtained from the Contra Costa College District, and we took possession in February, 1974. More...
Martinez Historical Society
1005 Escobar St., 228-8160
Contra Costa County Historical Society
The Contra Costa County Historical Society's History Center is located at:
724 Escobar St. in Martinez.
Normal hours of operation are:
- Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
In addition, the History Center is open on the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
From time to time, we may be open for special events, such as exhibit open houses, or if there is an event in downtown Martinez.
Remember, we are staffed largely by volunteers, so we may not always be open the entire time. To be sure we are open, please call ahead.
Visit the Shell Museum
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays
Pacheco Blvd. at Arreba
After two years of luncheons, bus trips, and holiday excursions, the Shell Martinez Complex Alumni turned their attention to the assembling of artifacts for a museum. Shell Oil Company provided the building and financing for the initial stages of the remodeling. Alumni members and their spouses donated their time and expertise from carpentry, to plumbing, to gardening, to computer programming, and spent hundreds of hours outfitting the museum. All pictures and objects are identified and catalogued and the information stored in a computer. The museum is staffed by Alumni members who also conduct tours. The museum was dedicated and opened for visitors September 22, 1990 and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...
John Muir National Historic Site
For information and events click here
Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...
Father of the National Park Service!
John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir's writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.
The Martinez Special - An American Icon
By Robin Parker
The true story about the invention of the martini and the battle between the City of Martinez and the City of San Francisco over the right to claim its birthplace.
Click here to watch!
Martinez Carryout Plastic Bag Ban
The Martinez City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1381 C.S. on June 18, 2014, to prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags. As a result, these bags will no longer be provided at checkout starting January 1, 2015 at retail and public eating establishments in Martinez. Single-use plastic carryout bags are the plastic bags provided at the check stand, cash register, point of sale or other point of departure from the business for the purpose of transporting food, merchandise, or other goods out of a place of business.
Martinez Chamber of Commerce
Martinez Chamber of Commerce
For more information about the Martinez Chamber events and ribbon cuttings, please visit www.martinezchamber.com
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