Today's 1st Wednesday to celebrate summer Olympics

200 vendors, bands, events to make Main Street come alive

Live music, children's activities, food trucks, and an Olympic Day celebration are in store for this evening's 1st Wednesday Street Party in Pleasanton.

Sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, the event will observe the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled for August in Brazil with a celebration in the Entertainment Garden.

Paralympian Sebastian DeFrancesco will be on hand for photos, to sign autographs and to show off his Table Tennis talents that earned him five medals in competitions throughout the world.

The PDA's Olympic Day event is one of more than 2,000 taking place nationwide during the month of June.

Along with the family friendly Entertainment Garden, adults 21 years of age and older will enjoy rocking bands inside the Beer and Wine Garden. Handles on Main will be pouring craft beer. Mitchell Katz Winery and Wente Vineyards will be serving up their best varietals.

Fast Times will be bringing the neon, rad and fresh 80s hits to the Entertainment Garden from 6-9 p.m., in addition to live music from Garage Band Academy and Pleasanton elementary school bands.

New this year, presented by the Alameda County Fair, is a rock-climbing wall, a trackless training, face painting, balloon twisting and a video game truck.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's "Fun With Science" team will also be doing scientific demonstrations for children.

1st Wednesday also features some of the best street eats of the Bay Area.

Food Truck Mafia will offer four new trucks each month at 1st Wednesday Street Parties to meet foodie needs. Next Wednesday, enjoy food from Rice Rockit, Out of the Cave, Grillaz Gone Wild and Grab & Go Kabob. Indulge in sweet treats from Primrose Bakery and Noland's Cake Shop. Or relax and take a seat at one of downtown's restaurant patios.

The 1st Wednesday Street Party is sponsored by Hacienda, the Alameda County Fair and ClubSport of Pleasanton.


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