It is nearly spring, and here in Pleasanton, we are definitely ready for the warmer season despite the anxiety surrounding COVID-19, the flulike illness caused by the coronavirus.
On advice from various health officials, events tied to St. Patrick’s Day have been cancelled throughout the Tri-Valley area. Dublin has cancelled its annual two-day celebration at the Dublin Civic Center for this coming weekend, and the Downtown Pleasanton Association has cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day Downtown Brew Crawl that had been scheduled for March 14.
Here are the Rose Hotel, our staff is working doubly hard to ensure the highest level of caution related to the virus. We are adhering to all suggestions from health officials to keep our guests safe.
So far, events scheduled this month at the nearby Alameda County Fairgrounds are still taking place, as is the annual Livermore Half Marathon set for Sunday, March 15. But please, it would be wise to check ahead of time for any schedule changes as health concerns change and evolve over the next weeks.
This weekend the Hot Tub and Swim Spa event takes place from Friday-Sunday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, then later this month the Great Train Show is scheduled to chug into the fairgrounds the weekend of March 21.
The two-day event attracts model train hobbyists, families and the curious. There will be hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, kid activities, and dozens of model train exhibits to view.
At month’s end, on the weekend of the 28, the Goodguys present the 38th Annual All American Get-Together with more than 3,000 cars on display for the Goodguys’ longest running event. Visitors will see all makes and models that celebrate America’s fascination and love of car culture.
There’ll be music, a Kids’ Zone, hot rods, custom cars, muscle cars, trucks and more. And, you still have time to register your car for this event. Just get to Building R at the Fairgrounds between noon and 7 on March 27 or head over for last-minute registration on the 28th.
If four-wheeled vehicles aren’t your thing, then ladies can bring two wheels for the 44th Annual Cinderella Classic and Challenge Expo, also on March 28 The Cinderella is a bicycle tour for women of all ages and abilities, and winds its way through Amador, Livermore, Diablo and San Ramon valleys. Cyclists start the route at Las Positas College.
Male supporters for the riders can meet their ladies at The Cinderella Classic Expo after the ride at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cycle enthusiasts will find all they need for cycling adventures and expertise right there, along with the experts to guide you.
If you’re here in downtown Pleasanton, stop in and help us welcome spring at our lobby bar- or just say hello! Our lobby bar is open daily beginning at 3 p.m. to guests and the public, including on St. Patrick’s Day. We’re always delighted to welcome folks to Pleasanton – and the Rose Hotel.