The Rose Hotel is ideally situated in the Tri-Valley east of San Francisco, which offers a long list of activities for just about any interests. And August is a great time to come and explore: From golf and hiking to wine tasting, comedy, comic books and toy shows, car shows and more, you won’t run out of options for things to do during the month.
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Super Toy & Comic Book Show
Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, you’ll love the Super Toy & Comic Book Show on Aug. 20 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds: it’s been the largest Toy and Collectible Show in Northern California for more than 20 years. Browse 150 tables of vintage to modern toys, comics, and collectibles; visit with artists; check out video game memorabilia; and much more.
Admission is $15 for early birds (open at 9:30 a.m.); $10 general admission (11:30 a.m. or later) and $5 for children 12 and under. Parking is $15; credit card only.
Rita Rudner at the Bankhead
Stand-up comedian Rita Rudner plays the Bankhead Theater in Livermore at 8 p.m. Aug. 20. She holds the title for longest-running and most successful one-person comedy show in Las Vegas, and once you hear her trademark clever observations and seen her icepick-sharp timing, you’ll know why. Tickets are $20-$80 and are going fast, so buy online soon!
If you miss Rita Rudner’s act, you can still catch some laughs at Gilman Brewing, 706 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the pub hosts a comedy night for $12. See some of the Bay Area’s funniest folks and national headliners in a friendly taproom setting. Get tickets on Eventbrite.
Goodguys West Coast Nationals Car Show
Known as the Crown Jewel of Goodguys’ car shows, their longest-running national event—RaceDeck West Coast Nationals—is the perfect blend of old school traditions and new trends, with more than 3,000 of America’s finest 1997 and older Hot Rods, customs, Muscle cars, trucks, and classics. It runs Aug. 26-28 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Check their website for tickets.
Concerts in the Park
Don’t miss out on one of Pleasanton’s favorite summertime activities: our Concerts in the Park! On Aug. 12, 19 and 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., downtown Pleasanton hosts outdoor concerts featuring classic rock, country and more at Lions Wayside Park at First and Neal streets. Bring a blanket or chairs (no tarps, please) and a takeout meal and join the fun. Dogs are allowed on leash only; responsible alcohol consumption is permitted.
The Rose Hotel welcomes you to the Bay Area, and our staff is happy to help with more information on these events and anything else that piques your interest. Please let us help start planning your late summer getaway!