Thursday, July 31, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Discover Solano Spring 2014: Calendar of events

By
From page DIS52 | March 31, 2014 |

Total Home & Garden Show

Noon to 6 p.m. April 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13

300 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield

The Total Home and Garden Show features more than 300 exhibitors under one roof, from gardening ideas to cooking demos to Elvis and the Easter Bunny. Info.: www.totalhomeandgardenshow.com.

Solano Wine and Food Jubilee

6:30 p.m. April 26

300 Chadbourne, Fairfield

Solano County premiere fundraiser benefits NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement programs. Food and wine vendors come from across the region to showcase their food and beverages. For those 21 and older. Info.: www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.

21st annual Benicia Classic Car Show

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27

On the First Street Green

Features pre-1976, American-made cars and trucks. Info.: www.pantherbandboosters.com/car-show.

Farmers markets

Fairfield Certified Farmers Market: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 1 through Oct. 2. Lawn at Jefferson Street just north of Texas Street. Info.: www.pcfma.com.

Vacaville Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 3 through Oct. 11. Main Street between Parker and Dobbins streets. Info.: www.pcfma.com.

Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, year-round. 975 Sereno Drive. Info.: www.pcfma.com.

Vallejo Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round. Georgia and Marin streets. Info.: www.pcfma.com

Benicia’s Certified Farmers Market: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, April 24 through Oct. 29.
First Street between B and D streets. Info.: www.beniciamainstreet.org.

Dixon May Fair

May 8-11

Dixon May Fair, 655 First St.

This is the oldest district fair in California and features rides, livestock exhibits, a demolition derby, music and other attractions. It is celebrating its 139th anniversary. The theme is “Best of Show” to celebrate the people who bring their best garden products, crafts, quilts and other items to compete at the fair. Info.: www.dixonmayfair.com.

Fiesta Days

May 22-26

Andrews Park in Vacaville

Everything from carnival rides to food to diaper derbies. Parade takes place May 24 along Merchant Street. The grand marshal this year is longtime resident and civic leader Bob Meador. Info.: www.fiestadays.org.

Creekwalk Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Fridays, June 6 through Aug. 22

Andrews Park, Vacaville

Children ages 12 and younger admitted free. Info.: www.downtownvacaville.com/calendar/creekwalk.

Northern California Pirate Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14

Vallejo Waterfront Park, 298 Mare Island Way, Vallejo

Features costumed actors, pirate encampments, crafts, foods and entertainment. A children’s area will feature a 30-foot slide and school of piracy. The festival is being held for its eighth year. Info.: www.norcalpiratefestival.com.

Juneteenth Celebration

June 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

City Park, 425 Alabama St., Vallejo

Juneteenth dates back to 1865 and celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The Solano County African-American Family Reunion Committee promotes the Vallejo event, which will be held for the 26th time this year. The event includes poetry, art, immunizations, health screenings, vendors selling clothing and other accessories, food and entertainment.

Fourth of July

The Fairfield celebration starts at 10 a.m. July 4 with an Independence Day parade, which winds through downtown Fairfield along Texas Street.

Neighboring Suisun City picks up the celebration in the afternoon with a festival along its waterfront with live entertainment and vendors, and culminates with an evening fireworks show over the Suisun Marina.

Benicia starts its celebration at 6:30 p.m. July 3 with a torchlight parade along First Street. Starting at noon July 4, it will hold a large community picnic at the City Park, with arts, crafts, food and entertainment. Independence Day will end with a fireworks show at the foot of First Street at 9 p.m.

Vallejo begins its celebration at 10 a.m. with a parade that will travel a route that begins at Broadway and Tennessee streets, turns left on Sonoma Boulevard, then right on Georgia Street through downtown. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the Vallejo waterfront.

Benicia Waterfront Festival

11 a.m to 6 p.m. July 26

On the First Street Green

Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, microbrew tastings, arts & crafts marketplace, delectable gourmet foods and kids’ activity area. Info: 707-745-9791, www.beniciamainstreet.org.

Holy Ghost Festa & Parade

10 a.m. to  8 p.m. July 27

BDES Hall, 140 W. J St., Benicia

Parade, Mass, food, auction, dance, dinner. Info.: www.beniiciaholyghost.org.

Solano County Fair

July 30 to Aug. 3

Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo

The Solano County Fair is a five-day celebration of carnival rides, livestock exhibits, live music and exhibits. It debuted more than 60 years ago at the county fairgrounds in Vallejo and remains at the same location. Info.: www.scfair.com/scfair.html.

Peddler’s Fair

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Aug. 9

Downtown Benicia

Antiques, collectibles, and handcrafted items.  Info.: www.beniciapeddlersfair.org.

Tomato Festival

11 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 17

Downtown Fairfield

A celebration of all things tomato, the event includes VIP wine and food pairing on Aug. 16. Info: www.fairfieldmainstreet.com.

Winters Earthquake Festival

5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 22

Main Street, Winters

The annual festival celebrates the rebuilding of Winters after the devastating earthquake of 1892 with food and craft booths and a live band street dance. Info.: www.winterschamber.com/event/22nd-annual-winters-earthquake-festival.

Vacaville Art, Wine & Brew Festival

Aug. 22-24

Town Square Plaza, Vacaville

Artists, crafters, music, food, wine stroll, brew tasting and more. Wine stroll 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in and around downtown Vacaville at local merchants. Beer tasting, Town Square only, 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Info.: www.downtownvacaville.com/calendar/events/art_wine_brew.

Vacaville Jazz Festival

Sept. 19-21

Downtown Vacaville

Features several bands performing at various venues in downtown Vacaville and at the Nut Tree Village. Info.: www.VacaJazzSociety.com.

Dixon Scottish Games

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24

Dixon May Fairgrounds, 655 S. First St.

A celebration of Scottish culture with music, food, dancing, rugby and opening and closing ceremonies. Info: www.scotsindixon.org/games_2.html.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

It’s ‘camping for 30′ at the Solano fair

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Cities dealing with state drought rules

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Muralist helps locals ready for some painted wall history

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Rejection makes us each stronger

By Angela Borchert | From Page: A2

 
Highway 12 crash sends 2 to hospital

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Mall to host Ultimate Army Throw Down

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A4

Price will seek re-election as Fairfield mayor

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

 
Police release name of Vallejo homicide victim

By Glen Faison | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Fairfield police log: July 29, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: July 29, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Obama takes tougher line against Gaza casualties

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
AP Analysis: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Congress cooperates – and fights – as recess nears

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Opinion

 
Cruz gets border crisis wrong

By Ruben Navarrette | From Page: A11

Editorial Cartoons: July 31, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

 
What happened to the US?

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 9 Comments

Am I blaming victims?

By Kelvin Wade | From Page: A11

 
Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ is still dead

By Ramesh Ponnuru | From Page: A11

.

Living

Today in History for July 31, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: July 31, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes for July 31, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
I want to change my daughters last name to my maiden name

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Commentary: ‘Orphan Black,’ Emmy snubs and questions of identity

By Los Angeles Times | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC’s Peter Pan

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Contract dispute delays ‘Big Bang’ production

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

.

Sports

SF benefits from Pirates’ blunder, ends skid at 6

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Complete game shutout lifts Expos to State Tournament win

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Ray Guy’s long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Lloyd’s film watching impresses 49ers teammates

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Stanford star Ty Montgomery rehabbing shoulder

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene’s No. 75

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Fairfield-Suisun 6U Bobby Sox win titles

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Usain Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Indians trade pitcher Masterson to Cardinals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
.

Business

US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5, 1 Comment

 
A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Overhaul approved for troubled California refinery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Judge says Crystal CEO should testify in lawsuit

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7, 1 Comment

.

Obituaries

Clifford C. Hemler

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Louise Scholten

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Ronald Witt Escue Sr.

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Scott Allen Shaver

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9