Author: Heather Ruiz

Father's Day, Danville, CA.

Last Minute Father’s Day Happenings

Acclaimed world-wide, Father’s Day is celebrated in America on the third week of every June. On this very special occasion we recognize all father figures. The people from our past and present raising, inspiring and supporting us. Whether ever-present coaches or quietly leading by example, they are our own personal heroes, someone we might strive to impress, or maybe the best tickle monsters and storytellers alive.
We are grateful for all that you do! Living in Danville means you have probably shuttled kids to several of the great parks in our town. Perhaps, you’re the Father who consistently wakes at the crack of dawn to get your All Stars to their games? Family friendly Danville is a haven for sports fanatics, musical concerts, art events and markets.
It is probably no coincidence that your children live here amongst some the highest rated schools in the nation. Maybe you chose to settle in Danville to raise your family, because your own father endowed you with an appreciation for the vibrant lifestyle of our Bay Area community?
Here are a few hotspots to celebrate Father’s Day:

Father’s Day Car Show at Blackhawk Museum
6/16/19, 8AM-12PM, Blackhawk Museum, Danville, FREE!
Father’s Day Brunch by Scott’s Catering from 10am to 2pm. Call 925.934.0598 to make your reservation.Tickets are: $35-100.

Northern California’s Pirate Festival
6/15/19 & 6/16/19, 10AM-6PM, Waterfront Park, Vallejo. Featuring over 500 costumed actors, crafters and musicians, the Northern California Pirate Festival is the largest pirate event in the United States.

Blackhawk Grille
Celebrate DAD with a special all-day buffet. $55 per adult and $20 per children.

Alameda County Fair
You won’t want to miss the Alameda County Fair! Big O Tires Concert! The Fair is going on until 7/7/19.

Norm’s Place
How about this offer from Norm’s – FREE breakfast for all dads this Sunday!

Father’s Day at Oakland Zoo
Watch some of our resident animal dads enjoy some special, and much deserved holiday enrichment during regular scheduled feedings. All Dads receive one (1) FREE train ride in celebration of Father’s Day! Please collect at the Adventure Landing (Rides Area) ticket booth.

5th Annual Growlerfest
6/15/19, 2PM-7PM, The Growler, Danville. Featuring 15+ Breweries and live music, from the School of Rock, San Ramon!

Hurry! Advised only two tables left for brunch. Grab your phones!

Completely booked for large parties during brunch, but smaller parties might be able to find a seat. Still accepting lunch and dinner reservations.

Danville Brewing Company
Serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Treat Dad to an adult “Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.” One of their beers that won Best of Craft Beer Award.

Faz Restaurant
Still accepting reservations for brunch!

Completely booked for brunch, but walk-ins might be able to find a table outside. Join them for lunch or dinner.

The event will be held from 10AM- 5PM on 6/17/19 & 6/18/19. Downtown Danville will be a busy place this Father’s Day Weekend as Summerfest showcases over 150 regional artisans, culinary delights, live entertainment, kid’s activities, boutiques unique only to Danville, and a classic car show on Sunday.

EB Parks
Does your dad love nature? Picnic tables, BBQ grills, landscaped outdoor swimming, complete with lifeguards and white sand at Cull Canyon Recreational Park. Sorry, no dogs.

Charles Vineyards
Interested in wine tasting in nearby Livermore? Charles R Vineyards is hosting Grillin’ & Chillin’ with Dad Sunday, 12PM. BYO BBQ picnic, pack some meat for the grill and they will provide the flame. Dad can pick his favorite bottle of wine to pair with the menu, and they provide Port for his dessert. Play some corn hole, darts, board games, or just let Pop chill. Performing: Maddy Hudson, American Idol Season XIV contestant and Singer Songwriter from Pleasanton

Campo di Bocce
Is bocce more your game? Or, maybe your Dad’s game? Then enjoy bocce and lunch!

For this special event bring your blanket and low chairs to enjoy live music by Greg Lamboy! Our Wood Fired Kitchen will be serving up a delicious menu as well as southern style bar-be-que by Pork Butt BBQ. This event is FREE to attend, wine for purchase by the glass and by the bottle. Please no outside food. Tables & Cabanas are for reservations ONLY to wine club members. Please email or call Wente to Reserve one.

Murrietas Well
How do we celebrate dads? With some delicious wine, great company, and homegrown live music on the lawn with Crawdad Republic, Livermore’s original folk-bluegrass band. Joining them will be a Two Day Town funk-favorite, Big Sticky Mess. Be sure to bring your dance moves to this family friendly event. Grab your family and join us for a fun night of dancing, live music, and family fun!  Enjoy food by Smokin’ Hot Meats & Treats, snow cones from Ready, Set, Sno, live music by Crawdad Republic, and wine from McGrail Vineyards.  Get your tickets quickly, as this event tends to sell out!


One day is not enough. Gratitude isn’t just a feeling; it is an action.

“My daddy is special because he makes food for me. And he also takes care of me the same time he is working. For Father’s Day I am giving him a clay monster that I made him at school with a card I also made.” – Eva 7

“My daddy is very special because he lets me have anything I want. He is kind.” – Sadhana 5

“Dads agree to more than moms. The dads take us to most of our activities and helps us. Ours takes us to where we want to go. We’ll take him out to dinner to say thanks.” – Smaran 8, Arnav 9, Sriyan 10

Things to do Danville CA -

Things to do this weekend, May 10-12

Retro Junkie 5/10
(Nirvana Tribute & Weezer Tribute Bands)
8pm-9pm: Performing Live is in the garage (a Tribute to Weezer)9pm-11pm: Performing Live is IN UTERUS (All-Female Tribute to NIRVANA) 11pm-2am: Resident DJ Billy Vidal spinning 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s throwback set.

Meenars 5/10
Four Play will be performing at Meenars on May 10, Friday night. Event Starts at 9:30 PM and Goes Until 1:30 AM/Meenar’s, Downtown Danville.

Kid’s Night Out 5/10
Kids need a night out, too! Come create arts & crafts, play games, eat a snack and enjoy a movie! From 6:30PM-9: 30 PM.
Feel free to come dressed up along with the theme for the month! Trained recreation staff will provide all the fun, excitement and supervision. Children are welcome to bring a sleeping bag and pillow for the movie. Pre-registration is required.Register Here.

Tommy T’s Comedy Club 5/10
Looking to laugh this weekend? Check out the line up at Tommy T’s! Located in Pleasanton, it’s just a short drive away!

Rockin’ Jump, Neon Jump Night 5/10
Neon Jump Night is jump time open to the whole family with neon lights and today’s top hits! From, 8PM-10PM.

McGrail Winery Presents; Ladies’ Night Out, Sip & Shop 5/10
Grab your best gal pals and join us for our first-ever Ladies’ Night Out Sip and Shop event at McGrail to raise funds for UNRAVEL Pediatric Cancer! Enjoy lively music by John Paul Hodge! From, 6PM-8: 30 PM.

Danville Farmer’s Market 5/11
Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh bread, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home.

Farmer’s Market at City Center Bishop Ranch 5/11
San Ramon is proud to provide its residents and surrounding residents a quality farmers market with diverse offerings that celebrate local growers and producers.

Oakland Zoo: Zoo Kids, Educational Adventure 5/11
Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack.

Oakland Zoo: Zoo Kids, Oh Yuck! 5/11
Learn to appreciate every animal’s unique adaptations to survive. ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack. Classes are designed for children to participate independently. Parents are not permitted to stay with their children.

Escape Room 5/11
What Better Way to Challenge Yourself and Friends to a Game in an Escape Room? Great For Ages 8-64!

Hawaiian May Day Festival 5/11 & 5/12
Enjoy The Hawaiian May Day Festival and listen to fun music, enjoy the culture, and delicious Hawaiian food with your family and friends! Experience the Hawaiian Culture all in one day! From, 10AM-6PM.

Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival 5/11
What better way to enjoy the day, drinking delicious beer and listening to music, while raising money for an amazing charity, Shriners Hospital?

Wine Stroll, Pleasanton 5/11
Spend a beautiful night in downtown Pleasanton sampling wine and tasty bites while musicians perform live music throughout Main Street. Over 20 downtown locations will become tasting rooms. From, 5PM-8PM.

Retro Junkie, 80’s Rock Tribute Band 5/11
Performing Live is Rock Skool (Awesome Tribute to 80’s Rock), from 9PM-11PM. Resident DJ David Q spinning 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s throwback set, from 11PM-2AM.

Meenars, Emphatics Band 5/11
The event starts at 9:30 PM. The Emphatics are a professional, dynamic, 4 piece Dance Cover Band hailing from the San Jose Bay Area. The Emphatics members have played clubs and festivals all around the region from San Francisco to Monterey for the past 25 years.

Comedy Show with Alexia Jackson 5/11
Celebrate Mother’s Day with comedy.  Grab your mom, or better yet, send mom out with a couple of friends to see “You aren’t the boss of me” starring Alexia Jackson.  It’s a one-woman hilarious viewpoint on how to right the wrongs of motherhood and get closure on a few things! From 7PM-9PM.

Rock Out Hunger! 5/11
All benefits will be going towards nourishing the lives of hungry people in Contra Costa County. The night will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction, and dancing to the 925 Band!

Ribs, Chili, Cars, Brews, & Blues! 5/11
The Knights of Columbus RCCBB event is the hottest BBQ and classic car competition in town. This year, the event will be expanded to include more space for vendors, competitors, and attendees. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to charity, From 10Am-5PM.

Mother’s Day at Oakland Zoo 5/12
From 10AM-4PM, Included with Regular Zoo Admission. Moms get 1 FREE Train Ride! Watch some of our resident animal mommies enjoy some special, and much deserved holiday enrichment during regularly scheduled feedings.

The Golden Skate 5/12
Want to get some exercise and have fun at the same time? Bring Mom out to skate to some beats! From, 12:45PM-8: 30 PM!

Moms & Mimosas at Beer Baron 5/12
We’re helping you celebrate Mother’s Day the right way, with $1 Mimosas!
With the purchase of an entree, you’ll be celebrating all day long! Stop by and enjoy the beautiful May weather while you celebrate Mom’s Day!