Welcome to the New Year! If you’re looking for ways to use all that spare time you have now that the holiday rush is over, we’ve got plenty to keep you busy in Pleasanton and throughout the Tri-Valley during January.
With our year-round temperate weather, January is a joy here in Pleasanton. We have farmers markets, museums, outdoor trails, parks, shopping, dining and more.
Whether you stay with us for business or pleasure, we urge you to check out some of the events and activities that await in Northern California.
Fill your basket at the Farmers’ Market
While other areas of the country are snowed in, we are sunny and warm here in Pleasanton. It’s prime season for growing — and for strolling through our spectacular Pleasanton Farmers’ Market. It’s open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday year-round at 46 W. Angela St.
We highly recommend walking the few blocks from The Rose Hotel to take in the sights and smells and purchase some snacks or gifts. The market carries the freshest local produce along with baked goods, cheeses, nuts, flowers and more.
Find out how you can make a difference
Vendors from around the community will be showcasing their causes at the 2023 Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival. The annual event will be taking place at the Pleasanton Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14.
If you are looking for ways for yourself or your organization to give back to the community, this is the place to be. Exhibitors show how they are making a difference in our community and share opportunities they have for volunteering.
January tributes month at Firehouse, Bankhead theaters
The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton is always home to top-notch entertainment, and this month, we’re excited about various tribute performances.
First, The Kings of Queen take the stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 7. The band features four-part harmonies honoring the iconic 1970s band Queen. Front man Emo Alaeddin sounds and moves remarkably like the late lead singer, Freddy Mercury.
Nashville singer/songwriter Andy Kahrs will appear at the Firehouse Arts Center at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 to perform “Rhinestone: A Salute to the Songs and Career of Glen Campbell.” Kahrs will perform hits by this contemporary music legend such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle on My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and more.
Tickets for all these shows start at just $20.
In Neary by Livermore, tributes are on the books for John Denver (Jan. 6, featuring the talents of Jim Curry), Fleetwood Mask on Jan. 7 paying honor to the Fleetwood Mac, and on Jan. 20 catch Night Fever, a tribute to the Bee Gees.
Long live nostalgia, and that’s a perfect segue into our next event.
Vintage Sneaker and Clothing Expo at Alameda County Fairgrounds
On Jan. 7, the Link Up Vintage Sneaker and Clothing Expo comes to the Alameda County Fairgrounds. More than 130 vendors will sell vintage clothing, sneakers, streetwear, crafts and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fairgrounds’ Building A. It’s free to attend, so go check out some slick styles from the past. Maybe find an outfit to wear to one of the tribute performances?
Get ready to roll at the RV Show & Sale
Ever think about hitting the open road for a while? Dream big at the 34th annual Manufacturers’ RV Show & Sale Jan. 21-29 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It includes hundreds of models to “ooh” and “aah” over. Dealers and representatives from all over the West Coast will be on site, many offering show-only deals on new, top-of-the-line RVs, motors homes, fifth wheels, trailers, toy haulers and more. Food vendors will be on site as well. Visit the website for hours, cost and other details.
All month and all year long, there is plenty to do here in the Tri-Valley. Shopping, hiking, dining, golf, wine tastings, craft beer sampling and much more are always just a short hop from The Rose Hotel.
We look forward to helping you create the ideal getaway. Please contact us to book a room today!