All of us here at The Rose Hotel in Pleasanton are beaming because so many great happenings are gearing up to restart this spring in and around Pleasanton. Top of the list is First Weekends on Main, a revised version of the Downtown Pleasanton Association’s Weekends on Main program. First Weekends will make shopping and dining easily accessible on foot for visitors to downtown starting in May.
From 4 p.m. Fridays to 9 p.m. Sundays every first weekend from May to December, streets will be closed from the Main Street bridge to south of Bernal Avenue. That means you can stroll, shop, and dine to your heart’s content in a pedestrian-friendly zone that’s home to 600 businesses. Hotels guests can park their cars for free with us, put on their walking shoes and head out to explore.
In addition, the first weekend of May is extra special thanks to the reprise of the Wine Stroll.
Pleasanton’s annual Wine Stroll returns 5–8 p.m. Saturday, May 7. More than 20 locations downtown will offer a variety of wines from Wood Family Vineyards, Favalora Vineyards Winery, Sonoma Harvest Olive Oil & Winery, Garre Vineyard and Winery and more, along with tasty bites and live music.
Tickets are $50 online and will be available the day of the event for $60 by cash, check or Venmo only at the starting location: The Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Attendees will receive a commemorative glass, wristband and program/map.
There are also plenty of other May events around the greater Tri-Valley happening all month, and just a short drive from Pleasanton:
Suds and sun
After a two-year hiatus, the suds will flow under the sun at the sixth annual Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Shrine Event Center to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Sample the best of northern California’s beers and enjoy live music and local food for just $50 ($60 day of event: VIP available for $80) for a great cause.
Beagles to Beatles to Bollywood
Livermore Arts’ The Bankhead Theatre has a full roster of fun in May, from dogs doing tricks in “Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix” on May 8 to music of the Beatles, Wings and beyond in “A Stroll Down Penny Lane: The Music of Paul McCartney” May 13 and “The Legends of Bollywood” on May 14. Check the website’s list of shows for info and tickets.
The Silicon Valley Horse Show May 13-15 is the premier West Coast venue for American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies. World champion horses and riders compete in Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western, Driving and Equitation in this free show.
The Downtown Livermore Street Fest May 14-15 will feature unique works from artists, makers and cottage industry pop-ups. Roam the booths and stick around to enjoy the bustling bar and restaurant scene in our neighboring city.
We can’t wait to see you, so book now and get ready for a spectacular spring getaway!