Events in Downtown Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown hosts events throughout the year.

For more information, please contact:

Director of Events & Community Relations: Donna Labriola,
Events Manager: Kelsey Wendt,

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Walnut Creek Uncorked

June 20, 2024

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. 

Summer Arts

June–August 2024

A summer-long celebration of the performing, visual and culinary arts in downtown Walnut Creek. Events and activities are planned throughout the months of June–August, including experiences for both families and adults.

Walnut Creek First Wednesday

May 1 & August 7, 2024

Experience Downtown Walnut Creek's most popular street festival. First Wednesday is 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.


Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series

August 2024

Enjoy this beloved Summer Concert Series presented by Broadway Plaza featuring weekly outdoor concerts that will get you on your feet as you dance in the summer heat!

Walnut Creek Downtown Association will be selling Beverages at each concert, plus concertgoers can get food at a number of our surrounding eateries and restaurants.


September 27 & 28, 2024

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!). Walnut Creek Oktoberfest recreates the beloved German fall celebration and includes plenty of German food, family-friendly activities, a performance by traditional dancers, plus beer and wine. Prost!

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday Season 2024

Celebrate the return of Walnut Creek's Holiday Tree Lighting in Civic Park. Join us as we celebrate the magic of the season and add to this year's holiday decorations in the downtown. Enjoy family fun with hot cocoa, festive carolers, and more!

Walnut Creek on Ice

Returning Winter 2024

Twinkling lights, holiday smiles, crisp winter evenings and frosty ice under your skates are some of the amazing experiences you’ll find at Walnut Creek on Ice.

Stay informed by clicking the button below to join our mailing list and be the first to know about anything and everything ice rink related. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Fill out the sponsor inquiry form below. Visit the Walnut Creek on Ice website for more information!

Spring Fling – Taste & Toast

March 20, 2024

Join us as we celebrate and honor 40 years of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF). Together WCEF and the Walnut Creek Downtown Association (WCD) have created this fun evening as an opportunity to support our local public schools and downtown businesses. Taste & Toast promises an evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to supporting our local schools and downtown programming.