Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 29, 2011

Downtown street parties start Wednesday

Cinco de Mayo Celebration kicks off the season

Summer is right around the corner and that means the First Wednesday Street Parties put on by the Pleasanton Downtown Association are about to begin.

Main Street will bustle from 6-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday evening of every month through September with booths set up by a wide variety of businesses to market and sell their products and services. It's a chance to learn more about the community and nonprofit groups.

First Wednesdays are also a good time to visit the many shops, businesses and restaurants downtown and discover what's new.

The street parties have live music on two stages, food and drink, and lots for the kiddies to do.

This year's schedule is as follows:

* May 4: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Ruckatan -- Beer and Wine Garden Stage

Georgi & the Roughweek -- North Stage

* June 1: Jump Into Summer

Finding Stella -- Beer and Wine Garden Stage

Rooster's Teeth -- North Stage

* July 6: Red, White and Blues

Houserockers -- Beer and Wine Garden Stage

Dave Crimmen Band -- North Stage

* Aug. 3: Dog Days of Summer

Public Eye -- Beer and Wine Garden Stage

The Crisis -- North Stage

* Sept. 7: Celebrate Pleasanton

Night Fever -- Beer and Wine Garden Stage

Hot Rods Band -- North Stage

This year's First Wednesday sponsors include the Pleasanton Weekly, Anheuser-Busch, Trumer Pils, and the city of Pleasanton.

Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m., and Peters Avenue and Ray Street will be closed to through traffic. Parking will be allowed for the patrons of businesses on these streets.

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