Events in Downtown Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown hosts events throughout the year.

For more information, please contact our Events Manager Donna Labriola,

FREE parking on Wednesday nights after 5pm!

  • N. Locust Garage - 1625 Locust St
  • S. Locust Garage - 1350 Locust St
  • N. Broadway Garage - 1390 N. Broadaway

Or take BART and the FREE Downtown Trolley


October 15th, 2022

Autumn has officially arrived and that means Oktoberfest time. Practice your polka, join us in the biergarten, or on the dance floor for another epic Oktoberfest in Walnut Creek. It’s a great place to show off your dirndl dress or don the lederhosen (not mandatory!). This is one of Walnut Creek’s most popular events. This day-long, family-friendly event recreates the beloved German fall celebration and includes plenty of German food, a performance by traditional dancers, plus beer and wine. Prost!


October 28th, 2022

Calling all ghouls, goblins, superheroes, princesses, and witches. Walnut Creek invites you and your little ones to trick-or-treat downtown at participating businesses. This annual tradition is an ADMISSION FREE event. Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit with your family. Children 12 and under only. Parents must accompany children under 10 years of age during the event.


Celebrate The Season

December 3, 2022

Bring the family together. Write letters to Santa. Enjoy a Horse and Carriage ride under the stars. Relax and indulge on delicious sips & savors at downtown restaurants. Enjoy fun and festive activities during your holiday shopping in downtown Walnut Creek.

More details coming soon for 2022!

walnut creek webinars

Stay Connected Webinar Series

Stimulating topics. Dynamic speakers. We pack a lot into an hour, but it’s an hour well spent. Our webinars/seminars ensure our members stay current with industry trends and offer professional development for new and seasoned professionals. Recent topics have included Economic Resiliency, How to Use Instagram and Facebook to Drive Business, Mental Health in the Workplace, How to Navigate Americans with Disabilities Act, and a Virtual Townhall with city officials and downtown businesses. We upload our webinars to the WCD website for later viewing within 24 to 48 hours.

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Walnut Creek Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is now over

Celebrate a week of food and drink at the world class restaurants and bars in downtown Walnut Creek.  Entice your appetite and delight your palate with (3-course) prix-fixe menus offered.  Experience why Walnut Creek is known as the East Bay’s Most Popular Dining Destination.

Explore Walnut Creek Restaurant's & Bar's

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Walnut Creek Uncorked

Join Us Next Year in June!

This annual event offers attendees a variety of wine tastings and food bites as they stroll through the many unique boutiques and restaurants that make downtown Walnut Creek such a popular and evolving destination. Walnut Creek Uncorked also features live music played by local musicians on the city sidewalks and plazas. Stay tuned for updates on Uncorked activities for 2023.

Walnut Creek First Wednesday

See you next year!

Experience an evening of art, beer/wine, food, activities, live music, and shopping from artisan vendors at this beloved street festival. Grab a bite and support a small business by ordering from one of many Walnut Creek restaurants that are within walking distance. Connect with the community and explore all of what Downtown Walnut Creek has to offer.


Arts Around August

See you in August of 2023!

Arts Around August, in its 2nd year, is a month-long celebration of the performing, visual and culinary arts in downtown Walnut Creek. Events and activities are planned throughout the month of August, including experiences for both families and adults like Summer Concerts at Broadway Plaza, First Wednesday Street Faire with live band and a 2nd stage with Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Downtown Stages, Moveable Feasts, Family Day at the Lesher Center, Pop-up Opera performances and many more activities!

Moveable Feast Food & Beverage Tours

Returning during Arts Around August in 2023

Immerse yourself in an upscale, progressive food and beverage tour featuring three of Walnut Creek's best restaurants, plus a sweet treat from one of our top dessert shops, each Wednesday in August. The tour includes gourmet bites with beverage pairings and presentations by the chefs/staff, all interspersed with interesting public art stops along the way.