Downtown street parties start WednesdaySummer is right around the corner and that means the First Wednesday Street Parties put on by the Pleasanton Downtown Association are about to begin.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration kicks off the season
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.