The fun will flow at Pleasant Hill’s gatherings

The fun will flow at Pleasant Hill’s gatherings

Pleasant Hill gears up for many summer events including Art, Wine and Music, Off the Grid and the Sunset by the Lake concerts.

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Apr. 16, 2024) — As we head into summer, I’d like to extend an invitation to come and enjoy some of the many exciting events coming up in Pleasant Hill over the next few months.

For food aficionados, Off the Grid has returned 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Nine food trucks line up on the street outside City Hall – making for a fun and tasty family night out. The folks at Off the Grid set up picnic tables and Adirondack chairs, but families are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to enjoy their meals by the lake.

In May, downtown Pleasant Hill will be the site of the Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Art, Wine, and Music Festival. The event takes place May 18-19 on Crescent Drive, featuring arts and crafts, two performer stages and a kids zone. Find information and performer schedules at

A summer of music and community

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the lake at City Hall will be the place to be every other Sunday as we kick off another season of great music. The Sunset by the Lake Summer Concert Series will start with the Great Space Coaster, bringing their take on classic music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s on May 26. To make the concerts more family friendly, we are adding some new dimensions – including having food trucks on the street so families can pick up dinner before the music begins.

Additionally, the June 9, July 7 and Aug. 4 concerts will feature a Family Fun Zone. Introduced last year, the Family Fun Zone is a way to keep the younger crowd engaged while parents can enjoy the music. And, the Bay Area Metropolitan Car Club will hold a show out on the street on June 23. For more information and to see the full concert lineup, go to

The community is invited to join us 5-9 p.m. June 19 for the city’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Organized by the Diversity Commission, the event is a way of recognizing the June 19 end of slavery. The commission will have activities, performers and the music of the West African Highlife band. And because June 19 falls on a Wednesday this year, the commission is partnering with Off the Grid so there will be the usual lineup of food trucks to make the atmosphere even more festive.

Blues and Brews

Music, fun and craft beer will keep the fun going into July as Pleasant Hill Park comes alive with the annual Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District’s Blues and Brews Festival. The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, with a pre-party featuring live music, food and beverages. The main event is July 20, featuring multiple bands, craft beer tasting, a beer garden, craft and community vendors, and a free kids zone. Find out more at

It is going to be a fantastic summer here in Pleasant Hill, and I hope you can make some or all of these great events.