The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 3 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 3 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, July 3 update
Clockwise from Left: Monument Impact presents a free play, “Nosotros,” July 9-10. A good old fashioned 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in Clayton from 7-10 am. David Martin’s House Party performs July 28 at Concord’s Music and Market.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (July 3, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole family.

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In the community

Clayton 4th of July: Pancake breakfast at Endeavor Hall, 7-10 a.m. Downtown parade, including Kiddie Parade, 10 a.m.

Pleasant Hill 4th of July. Firecracker 5K Run begins on Gregory Lane, 7:45 a.m. Downtown parade, 9:30 a.m. Party in Pleasant Hill Park, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fireworks at College Park High School, field opens at 6:30 p.m., show begins 8:45 p.m. For details, visit

Concord 4th of July. Stars & Stripes Kids Fun Run at Todos Santos Plaza, 8 a.m. Followed by 5K Run & Walk, 8:15 a.m. Downtown parade, 10 a.m. Fireworks at Mt. Diablo High School, gates open at 6 p.m., show begins 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Tuesday Night Blues. Family-friendly lineup plus food vendors, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays in July, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. July 5: Katie Knipp. July 12: Maria Muldaur. July 19: Terry Hanck. July 26: Annie Sampson. For music details, visit

Music & Market. Music along with the Farmers Market, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, downtown Concord. July 7: Aja Vu. July 14: George. July 21: Local Bands Night. July 28: David Martin’s House Party. Aug. 4: Carlos Reyes. Aug. 11: The KillBillies and Quattro. Aug. 18: Matchbox Twenty Too. Aug. 25: Zepparella. Sept 1: Local Bands Night. Sept. 8: Fast Times. Sept. 15: Steve Snyder’s Big Band. Sept. 22: Midnight Sun. Sept. 29: House of Floyd. For music details, visit

Clayton BBQ Cook-off. Sponsored by the Clayton Business & Community Association and sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, downtown Clayton. For details, visit

Sunset by the Lake Concerts. 6-8 p.m. every other Sunday at the lake by Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. July 10: The Bell Brothers. July 24: East Bay Mudd. Aug. 7: Cut Loose. Aug. 21: The Landbirds. Sept. 4: The Big Jangle. For details, visit and click on “Festivals and Events.”

Blues & Brews Festival. Family-friendly pre-party with music, food, drinks and a free Kidzone, 6-9 p.m. July 15; main festival with music, beer tasting, food and craft show, 3-9 p.m. July 16. Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. For details and to purchase VIP tickets, go to

Concerts in The Grove. 6-8:30 p.m. every other Saturday through Sept. 10, downtown Clayton. Reserve a spot with chairs or blankets starting at 4 p.m. Free but donations welcome. July 16: Cut Loose. July 30: Mixed Nuts. Aug.13: The Houserockers. Aug. 27: The Sun Kings. Sept. 10: East Bay Mudd. Visit for more information.

Pleasant Hill Library Grand Opening. Includes ribbon-cutting, crafts, creek tours, music and storytime. 10 a.m.-noon July 30, 2 Monticello Ave., Pleasant Hill.

Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays year-round and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 29, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord.

For Your Health

Caregiver Classes: Sponsored by Hope Hospice, free via Zoom. “Handling Grief and Loss,” 10 a.m. July 14. “Signs of Dementia Vs. Normal Aging,” 10 a.m. Aug. 11. “Dementia Basics,” 10 a.m. Sept. 8. “End-of-Life Legal and Financial Issues,” 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Register at Call 925-829-8770 for more information.

The arts

“Nosotros.” The residents of Wellington Gardens fight to stay in their apartments and discover their true collective power. Presented by the H.O.M.E.S. art project and Monument Impact, in partnership with director Nick Garcia from Los Medanos Community College. 2 p.m. July 9-10, Concord Historical Society, 1928 Clayton Road, Concord, and 2 and 5:30 p.m. July 23, Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F St., Antioch. Free but donations welcome. To register for Concord show, visit For details, call or text 925-400-7943.

“The Invisible Man.” A new musical adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, through July 10, Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St., Martinez. Purchase tickets at or

“ThoughtScapes.” Abstract paintings by Paula Boas, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Aug. 6, Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, call 925-935-4311 or visit