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Holiday Descriptions & Dates     Description of holidays

Reoccurring Events

List of local events which happen every year (or more often)

Sun and Moon Times

About the Sun and Moon times on the calendar pages

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Holidays

Holiday Web Links Holiday Details State and Federal Holidays School Calendars Back to Top

This section describes common holidays celebrated in the United States.  A brief description of each holiday, the date that it is celebrated (generically and current years) and government observances are listed in a table, as well as list of federal and state holidays, and Links to holiday resources.


Holiday Web Links
Some additional links on specific holidays are in the listing below.

Name / Link Description
HolidayFestival.com A site listing listing history and links
Holidays on the net A site listing listing history and links
Wilstar's Holiday World  
Calendar Update  Click on Holiday Info.  Contains a program and downloads to put sports items on Outlook Calendar.
Federal Holiday Link The source of the federal holidays listed below.
California State Holidays The source of the state holidays listed below.
Encyclopedia of Days Holiday descriptions, and other info.  Lookup capabilities.  Holidays Page

 

Holiday Details

Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
New Year's Day Jan 1
F
Jan 1
Su
Jan 1
M
Jan 1
T
Jan 1
W
Jan 1
F
Jan 1
Sa
January 1 First Day of the year.  Federal, State, Schools, most all businesses
Martin Luther King Day Jan 18
M
Jan 16
M
Jan 15
M
Jan 21
M
Jan 20
M
Jan 18
M
Jan 17
M
Third Monday of January
Range: Jan 15-21
Martin Luther King's Birthday.  Born January 15, 1929. Federal, State, Schools, some businesses
Groundhog Day Feb 2
Tu
Feb 2
Th
Feb 2
F
Feb 2
Sa
Feb 2
Su
Feb 2
Tu
Feb 2
W
February 2 Old tradition from Europe, now celebrated in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.  Tradition has it that on February 2, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow (I.E. it is sunny) there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  If not (cloudy), Spring is just around the corner.    Groundhog.org  
Super Bowl Sunday Feb 7
Su
Feb 5
Su
Feb 4
Su
Feb 3
Su
Feb 2
Su
Feb 7
Su
Feb 6
Su
Generally early February While not a holiday per say, it is an important date to note, to avoid planning other events on this day.  The date is chosen as the entire NFL schedule is put together.  
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Feb 12
F
Feb 12
Su
Feb 12
M
Feb 12
Tu
Feb 12
W
Feb 12
F
Feb 12
Sa
February 12 Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. State, a few schools
Valentine's Day Feb 14
Su
Feb 14
T
Feb 14
W
Feb 14
Th
Feb 14
F
Feb 14
Su
Feb 14
M
February 14 In honor of Saint Valentine, who defied an order that Roman soldiers not marry, and married them secretly.  
President's Day Feb 15
M
Feb 20
M
Feb 19
M
Feb 18
M
Feb 17
M
Feb 15
M
Feb 21
M
Third Monday of February
Range: Feb 15-21
Officially this is listed as "Washington's Birthday" as far as the federal government is concerned.  A 1968 bill to make it "Presidents' Day" did not pass.  Popularly, it is the observance of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays.  Some states refer to it as President's Day.  The apostrophe tends to move.  Correctness would dictate Presidents' as it is plural possessive.  Or is that Possessive Plural.  I list it as President's Day as that is the most common usage.  Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses
George Washington's Birthday Feb 22
M
Feb 22
W
Feb 22
Th
Feb 22
F
Feb 22
Sa
Feb 22
M
Feb 22
Tu
February 22 George Washington was born February 22, 1732 in Virginia.  
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
Mardi Gras Feb 9
Tu
Feb 28
Tu
Feb 13
Tu
Mar 5
Tu
Feb 25
Tu
Feb 16
Tu
Mar 1
Tu
Day before Ash Wednesday (the season of Lent) The season of Lent is a time of fasting, prayer, and abstaining.  Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is sort of the "last party" before Lent.  New Orleans is the center of celebration.  
Ash Wednesday Feb 10
W
Mar 1
W
Feb 14
W
Mar 6
W
Feb 26
W
Feb 17
W
Mar 2
W
46 Days before Easter (6 1/2 weeks) Christian holiday marking the beginning of Lent.  Worship services generally include the imposition of ashes on the forehead in the shape of a cross.  The ashes are often made from burning palm branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday.  
Daylight Savings Time Begins Mar 13
Su
Mar 12
Su
Mar 11
Su
Mar 10
Su
Mar 8
Su
Mar 14
Su
Mar 13
Su
2nd Sunday of March starting 2007
Range: Mar 8-14
Turn clocks ahead by one hour at 2:00 AM.  "Lose an Hour of Sleep".
It was the First Sunday of April thru 2006
 
St. Patrick's Day Mar 17
Th
Mar 17
F
Mar 17
Sa
Mar 17
Su
Mar 17
Tu
Mar 17
W
Mar 17
Th
March 17 Born in 385 AD, St. Patrick was the bishop of Ireland, and is credited with greatly increasing Christianity in Ireland.  St. Patrick used the Shamrock in his sermons to explain the trinity.  Folklore has it that he gave a sermon from a hilltop that drove the snakes out of Ireland.  He died March 17, 461.  Additional Info  
Vernal (Spring) Equinox
First day of Spring  (UT)
Mar 20
Su
 04:30
Mar 20
M
 10:29
Mar 20
Tu
 16:15
Mar 20
W
21:58
Mar 20
F
3:50
Mar 20
Sa
09:37
Mar 20
Su
15:33
March 20 or 21
Day that the sun crosses the equator
Sun crosses the celestial equator moving northward.  Date and times given are for Universal Time (GMT).  Subtract 7 hours for PDT.  US Naval Observatory  
First Day of Spring (Pacific Standard Time) Mar 19
Sa
 21:30
Mar 20
M
 07:29
Mar 20
Tu
 09:15
Mar 20
W
14:58
Mar 19
F
20:50
Mar 20
Sa
02:37
Mar 20
Su
8:33
March 19 or 20
(PDT)
Same as above, but listed as Pacific Daylight Time (PDT is UT - 7)
Note that since the Equinox occurs at a specific time, this means that the first day of Spring can be a different day in different time zones.  Note that in Pacific time, it never occurs on March 21.  Prior to 2007 the Vernal Equinox occurred prior to Daylight savings time, so the PST time was UT-8.
 
Cesar Chavez Day Mar 31
Th
Mar 31
F
Mar 31
Sa
April 1
M
Mar 31
Tu
Mar 31
W
Mar 31
Th
March 31, or closest Monday or Friday if on weekend State of California holiday, starting 2001.  The birthday of labor leader Cesar Chavez (1927-1993). He formed the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. State.
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
April Fool's Day April 1
F
April 1
Sa
April 1
Su
April 1
M
April 1
W
Apr 1
Th
Apr 1
F
April 1 In 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar moving the start of the new year from April 1 to January 1.  Some people had not heard of this or did not believe it, and were referred to as April Fools.  It is now a day of playing tricks on people.  
Palm Sunday Mar 20
Su
Apr 9
Su
Mar 25
Su
April 14
Su
Apr 5
Su
Mar 28
Su
April 10
Su
Sunday before Easter Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week.  It marks Jesus' entry into the city of Jerusalem through the Mount of Olives to shouts of "Hosana", with Palm branches laid down for a path. Schools often have their spring break on or near Holy Week
Passover begins Apr 23
Sa
Apr 11
Tu
Mar 31
Sa
Apr 20
Sa
Apr 9
Th
Mar 28
Su
Apr 16
Sa
15th of the Jewish month of Nissan.
Begins at sundown the evening before.
Commemorates the exodus from slavery in Egypt.  Passover refers to the final plague, the death of the first born sons, where the Jewish households were passed over.
2017: Tu April 11;  2018: Sat, March 31;  2019: Sat, April 20;  2020:  Thu, April 9
 
Maundy Thursday Mar 24
Th
Apr 13
Th
Mar 29
Th
April 18
Th
Apr 9
Th
Apr 1
Th
Apr 14
Th
Thursday of Holy Week Maundy Thursday marks the Last Supper.  Jesus' love is demonstrated both in his example of servanthood, the washing of the disciples feet, and in the gift of himself in Holy Communion.  Judas betrays Jesus.  Jesus is arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, in the Mount of Olives.  
Good Friday Mar 25
F
Apr 14
F
Mar 30
F
April 19
F
Apr 10
F
Apr 2
F
Apr 15
F
Friday before Easter. Jesus is crucified at about noon (the 6th hour)  
Easter Sunday Mar 27
Su
Apr 16
Su
Apr 1
Su
Apr 21
Su
Apr 12
Su
Apr 4
Su
Apr 17
Su
First Sunday after the first Paschal full moon after the start of spring (3/20). Range is 3/22 to 4/25 Jesus' Resurrection.
2013 is March 31, 2014 is April 20, 2015 is April 5, 2016 is Mar 27, 2017 is April 16, 2018 is April 1, 2019 is April 21, 2020 is April 12, 2021 is April 4, 2022 is April 17, 2023 is April 9, 2024 is March 31
The date is explained here (US Naval Observatory)
 
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
Earth Day Mar 20
Su
and/or
Apr 22
F
Mar 20
M
and/or
Apr 22
Sa
Mar 20
Tu
and/or
Apr 22
Su
Mar 20
W
and/or
Apr 22
M
Mar 20
F
and/or
Apr 22
W
Mar 20
Sa
and/or
Apr 22
Th
Mar 20
Su
and/or
Apr 22
F
Spring Equinox (Mar 20 or 21)
April 22
There appear to be two earth days, both with their roots in 1970.
The first earth day was proclaimed by the city of San Francisco and celebrated on March 21, 1970, created by John McConnell.  It is now an internationally celebrated holiday, on the Spring Equinox.  The United Nations Peace Bell is rung at the moment of the Equinox.  Earthsite.org
Earth Day is more commonly celebrated on April 22, and has its roots in a 1970 rally at the start of the environmental movement.  This lead to the creation of the EPA.  The EPA lists the April 22 date for Earth Day.  Earthday.net
 
Arbor Day Apr 29
F
Apr 28
F
Apr 27
F
Apr 26
F
Apr 24
F
Apr 23
F
Apr 22
F
Last Friday in April
Range: Apr 24-30
Founded in 1872.  Celebrates planting and caring for trees.  
Cinco De Mayo May 5
Th
May 5
F
May 5
Sa
May 5
Su
May 5
Tu
May 5
W
May 5
Th
May 5 Mexican soldiers defeated the French at Puebla on May 5, 1862.  More celebrated in the US than in Mexico.  
National Teacher's Day May 3
Tu
May 9
Tu
May 8
Tu
May 7
Tu
May 5
Tu
May 4
Tu
May 3
Tu
Tuesday of the first full week of May (May 3-9) Different sites list slightly different dates.  Some May 8, some May 9.  Tuesday of the first full week of May is listed by the NEA.  
Mother's Day May 8
Su
May 14
Su
May 13
Su
May 12
Su
May 10
Su
May 9
Su
May 8
Su
2nd Sunday in May
Range: May 8-14
Celebration of mothers.  Officially set in 1914.  Began in the US in 1907, although earlier versions also existed.  A busy time for flower shops and restaurants.  
Memorial Day May 30
M
May 29
M
May 28
M
May 27
M
May 25
M
May 31
M
May 30
M
Last Monday in May
Range: May 25-31
Originally honored those who died in the Civil War.  Now honors all who have died in battle for our country.  Was May 30th, but moved to last Monday of May. Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
Flag Day June 14
Tu
June 14
W
June 14
Th
June 14
F
June 14
Su
June 14
M
June 14
Tu
June 14 First celebrated in 1877, on the 100th anniversary of the flag.   Made a national observance in 1949.  
Father's Day June 19
Su
June 18
Su
June 17
Su
June 16
Su
June 21
Su
June 20
Su
June 19
Su
3rd Sunday of June
Range: June 15-21
Celebration of fathers.  Officially set in 1966.  First celebrated around 1910.  
Summer Solstice
First day of Summer (UT)
June 20
M
 22:34   
June 21
W
 04:24   
June 21
Th
 10:07   
Jun 21
F
15:54
June 20
Sa
21:44
June 21
Su
03:32
June 21
Tu
09:14
June 20 or 21
Sun reaches maximum offset
Sun reaches maximum offset (23 degrees, 27 minutes) from the equator.  Longest day of the year (northern hemisphere). Date and times given are for Universal Time (GMT).  Subtract 7 hours for PDT.  US Naval Observatory  
First day of Summer (Pacific Daylight Time) June 20
M
 15:34   
June 20
Tu
 21:24   
June 21
Th
 03:07   
Jun 21
F
08:54
June 20
Sa
14:44
June 20
Su
20:32
June 21
Tu
02:14
June 20 to 21 Same as above, but Pacific Daylight Time (PDT is UT - 7).
Note that since the Solstice occurs at a specific time, this means that the first day of summer can be a different day in different time zones.
 
Independence Day July 4
M
July 4
Tu
July 4
W
July 4
Th
July 4
Sa
July 4
Su
July 4
M
July 4 Celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses
Labor Day Sept 5
M
Sept 4
M
Sept 3
M
Sept 2
M
Sept 7
M
Sept 6
M
Sept 5
M
First Monday in September
Range: Sept 1-7
Celebration of labor.  Legislation in 1894, but celebrated before that. Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses.
Grandparent's Day Sept 11
Su
Sept 10
Su
Sept 9
Su
Sept 8
Su
Sept 13
Su
Sept 12
Su
Sept 11
Su
First Sunday after Labor Day.  Range: Sept 7-13 Started in 1970s.  
Admission Day (CA) Sept 9
F
Sept 9
Sa
Sept 9
Su
Sept 9
M
Sept 9
W
Sept 9
Th
Sept 9
F
September 9 California admitted as the 31st state, September 9, 1850
Also the day the Livermore Flagpole was dedicated in 1905.
 
Autumnal (Fall) Equinox
First day of Autumn (UT)
Sept 22
Th
14:21
Sept 22
F
20:02
Sept 23
Su
01:54
Sep 23
M
7:50
Sept 22
Tu
13:31
Sept 22
W
19:21
Sept 23
Th
01:04
Sept 22 or 23
Day that the sun crosses the equator
Sun crosses the celestial equator moving Southward.  Date and times given are for Universal Time (GMT).  Subtract 7 hours for PDT.  eSky description - Equinox celebrationsUS Naval Observatory
 
First day of Autumn (Pacific Daylight Time) Sept 22
Th
7:21
Sept 22
F
13:02
Sept 22
Sa
18:54
Sep 23
M
00:50
Sept 22
Tu
06:31
Sept 22
W
12:21
Sept 22
Th
18:04
September 22 or 23 Same as above, but Pacific Daylight Time (PDT is UT - 7)
Note that since the Equinox occurs at a specific time, this means that the first day of Autumn can be a different day in different time zones.

 
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
Columbus Day Oct 10
M
Oct 9
M
Oct 8
M
Oct 14
M
Oct 12
M
Oct 11
M
Oct 10
M
2nd Monday in October
Range: Oct 8-14
Celebrating Columbus' landing in the new world on October 12, 1492. Federal Holiday
Reformation Day Oct 31
M
Oct 31
Tu
Oct 31
W
Oct 31
Th
Oct 31
Sa
Oct 31
Su
Oct 31
M
October 31 Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the church of Wittenberg, in Germany.  Oct 31, 1517.  Although not his intention, this set in motion the Protestant Reformation.  The Reformation probably would have never happened if it were not for an unrelated invention at about the same time:  Guttenberg's Printing Press brought Luther's writings to a much wider audience.  
Halloween Oct 31
M
Oct 31
Tu
Oct 31
W
Oct 31
Th
Oct 31
Sa
Oct 31
Su
Oct 31
M
October 31 Long history.  Current form is "All Hallows Eve", or the eve of All Saints Day, but origins predate this.  
All Saint's Day Nov 1
Tu
Nov 1
W
Nov 1
Th
Nov 1
F
Nov 1
Su
Nov 1
M
Nov 1
Tu
November 1 Celebration of all Saints.  Started in 835 by the Roman Catholic Church.  Also known as All Hallows Day.  
Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov 6
Su
Nov 5
Su
Nov 4
Su
Nov 3
Su
Nov 1
Su
Nov 7
Su
Nov 6
Su
1st Sunday of Nov starting 2007
Range: Nov 1-7
Turn clocks back by one hour at 2:00 AM.  "Extra Hour of Sleep".
It was the last Sunday of Oct thru 2006
 
Election Day Nov 8
Tu
Nov 7
Tu
Nov 6
Tu
Nov 5
Tu
Nov 3
Tu
Nov 2
Tu
Nov 8
Tu
First Tuesday of November on or after the 2nd.
Range: Nov 2-8
US election day.  All of congress elected on even numbered years.  Senators elected to 6 year terms, 1/3 on each even numbered year.  President elected every 4th year.  States and localities vary.  
Veterans Day Nov 11
F
Nov 11
Sa
Nov 11
Su
Nov 11
M
Nov 11
W
Nov 11
Th
Nov 11
F
November 11 Honors the signing of the armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918.  Also called Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. Federal Holiday
Name 2016
Date
2017
Date
2018
Date
2019 Date 2020 Date 2021 Date 2022 Date Generic Date Description Observed (Day off)
Thanksgiving Day Nov 24
Th
Nov 23
Th
Nov 22
Th
Nov 28
Th
Nov 26
Th
Nov 25
Th
Nov 24
Th
Fourth Thursday of November
Range: Nov 22-28
A day of thanks to God by the Pilgrims for a plentiful harvest in 1621.  Their first winter had been very difficult and took many lives.  With the help of local Indians they were able to plant crops that yielded a harvest that would get them through the winter. Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses.  Generally the day after is a holiday also.
Winter Solstice
First day of Winter (UT)
Dec 21
W
10:44
Dec  21
Th
16:28
Dec 21
F
22:23
Dec 22
Su
04:19
Dec 21
M
10:02
Dec 21
Tu
15:59
Dec 21
W
21:48
December 21 or 22
Sun reaches maximum offset
Sun reaches maximum offset (23 degrees, 27 minutes) from the equator.  Shortest day of the year (northern hemisphere).  Date and times given are for Universal Time (GMT).  Subtract 8 hours for PST.  US Naval Observatory  
First day of Winter (Pacific Standard Time) Dec 21
W
2:44
Dec  21
Th
8:28
Dec 21
F
14:23
Dec 21
Sa
20:19
Dec 21
M
02:02
Dec 21
Tu
07:59
Dec 21
W
13:48
December 21 or 22 Same as above, but Pacific Standard Time (PST is UT - 8)
Note that since the Solstice occurs at a specific time, this means that the first day of winter can be a different day in different time zones.
Note that in Pacific Standard time, the solstice is virtually always on December 21.  On rare occasion it is in the early hours of December 22.
 
Christmas Day Dec 25
Su
Dec 25
M
Dec 25
Tu
Dec 25
W
Dec 25
F
Dec 25
Sa
Dec 25
Su
December 25 Celebration of the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.  Exact date is not known, and it has been celebrated at different times in the early church.  December 25 was established in 350AD. Federal, State, Schools, and most all businesses

 

State and Federal Holidays

Holiday Date Federal Holiday State Holiday
(California)
Schools off
New Year's Day January 1 Yes Yes Yes
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday 3rd Monday of Jan Yes Yes Yes
Lincoln's Birthday February 12 No Yes No
President's Day (Officially called Washington's Birthday for federal holiday) Third Monday of February Yes Yes Yes
Cesar Chavez Day March 31 No Yes No
Memorial Day Last Monday in May Yes Yes Yes
Independence Day July 4 Yes Yes Yes
Labor Day First Monday in September Yes Yes Yes
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October Yes Yes Yes
Veterans Day November 11 Yes Yes Yes
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November Yes Yes Yes
Day after Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving No Yes Yes
Christmas Day December 25 Yes Yes Yes
    Total

13

10 13 11

 

Sun and Moon Times

The calendar pages include the times for Sun Rise, Sun Set, Moon Rise, and Moon Set for Livermore.  Pleasanton/Dublin/San Ramon numbers are within a minute of these numbers.  The data was obtained from the US Naval Observatory.

The times have been adjusted for daylight savings time (the US Naval Observatory provides Standard Time numbers only).

About once every 29 days there is no Moon Rise on a given day, as each moon rise is more than 24 hours from the previous one.  Likewise for the Moon Set.

Moon Rise may be before or after Moon Set on a given day.

Sunrise and sunset conventionally refer to the times when the upper edge of the disk of the Sun is on the horizon, considered unobstructed relative to the location of interest. Atmospheric conditions are assumed to be average, and the location is in a level region on the Earth's surface.

Moonrise and moonset times are computed for exactly the same circumstances as for sunrise and sunset. However, moonrise and moonset may occur at any time during a 24 hour period and, consequently, it is often possible for the Moon to be seen during daylight, and to have moonless nights. It is also possible that a moonrise or moonset does not occur relative to a specific place on a given date, since it is slightly greater than 24 hours between each moonrise and between each moonset.

A Blue Moon is the 2nd full moon in one month according to the popular definition (since 1946).  Older definitions state that it is the 3rd full moon in a season that has 4.  By the 2nd full moon in the month definition, it is May 2007, December 2009, August 2012, July 2015, January 2018, October 2020.  All pacific time.  In some cases (especially 2007), it occurs in different months in different time zones.

Reoccurring events

The following events occur each year, or regular intervals.  They are listed by city, and by the calendar order in which they occur within each city.  eLivermore.com has photographs for many of these events.

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Ravenswood Docent Tours.  11:00am to 4:00pm.  eLivermore Photos LARPD

Monthly
2nd Sunday of each month
Feb: Valentine Tea
Aug: Ice Cream Social
Dec: Victorian Yuletide

Wine Country Golf Championship
2008 was the last year.
Wine Country Championship web site Yearly
Livermore Wine Country Festival (formerly the Days of Wine and Honey).  Downtown Livermore.   Livermore Events or
Livermore Downtown Association
Yearly
May
farmers3.jpg (45099 bytes) Livermore Farmers Market  -  Every Thursday 4-8, mid May to Mid October.  Carnegie Park and  J St. between 3rd and 4th.  eLivermore Photos  Livermore Events 
or
Lvr Farmers Mkt
Weekly
Mid May through Mid Oct.
b17_2.jpg (21015 bytes) B17 and B24 Bombers at  the Livermore Airport.  Normally on Memorial Day.  eLivermore Photos The Collings Foundation Yearly
around Memorial Day
Livermore Rodeo Parade  1st street Livermore.  9am - 11pm.    Pictures of 2001 Parade Rodeo Parade Site Yearly
Saturday of the 2nd full weekend of June
Livermore Rodeo  7am to 10pm Robertson Park    Second weekend of June  Livermore Pro Rodeo Asso Yearly
2nd Full Weekend in June
Livermore Old Fashion Fourth of July.  Robertson Park  4:00 to 10:00.  Fireworks at dusk (~9:18) Livermore Events Yearly
July 4
Harvest Wine Festival. 
Sat, Sun & Mon of Labor
 Day Weekend.
eLivermore Photos Page 1, Page 2
Livermore Winegrowers Yearly
Sat, Sun, & Mon of Labor Day Weekend
(Sat starting in 2009)

Children's Fair.  LARPD.  eLivermore Photos   Yearly
Nostalgia Day Car Show. Livermore Downtown Association Yearly
Airport Open House Livermore Airport 10am to 4pm Livermore Events Yearly
First Saturday of October
Alden Lane Fall Festival.  Alden Lane Nursery Alden Lane Nursery Yearly
Around the 2nd week of October
Livermore Downtown Trick or Treat 
eLivermore.com photos
Livermore Events or
Livermore Downtown Association
Yearly
Generally the Thursday before Halloween
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting  Downtown Livermore  6-8PM Livermore Downtown Association Yearly
Generally first Saturday of December
  Holidays in the Vineyards Lvr Valley Winegrowers Asso
Livermore Events
Yearly,
Early December
Ravenswood Victorian Yuletide Ravenswood Info Yearly
2nd Sunday of December
  The Nutcracker Livermore Events Yearly
Mid December

Pleasanton

For More Info:

Frequency / Generic Date

  Pleasanton 1st Wednesday Street Party.  6:00-9:00 P.M. Main Street.

Pleasanton Downtown Association -or-
Pleasanton Events

Monthly
First Wednesday of each month May thru September
  Concert in the Park.  Wayside Park, Pleasanton every Friday Night 6-9 PM  More info:   Pleasanton Downtown Association -or-Pleasanton Events Weekly
Fridays, June to Sept
Pleasanton Farmers Market.  Every Saturday rain or shine 9AM to 1PM.  Corner of Main and West Angela.  eLivermore Photos Pls Farmers Mkt Weekly
Every Saturday
  Alameda County Fair Parade. Pleasanton Events Yearly, Saturday of fair start.
  Alameda County Fair.  Alameda County Fairground Yearly
3 weekends & 2 weeks, late June to early July
  Wine Stroll.  Pleasanton Main Street Pleasanton Downtown Association -or-
Pleasanton Events
Yearly
  Scottish Games.  Saturday & Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.  At the Pleasanton Fairgrounds Pleasanton Events 
Caledonian Club
Yearly
Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.
  Hometown Holiday Parade/Tree Lighting Ceremonies. 

Pleasanton Downtown Association -or-
Pleasanton Events

Yearly

Dublin

For More Info:

Frequency / Generic Date

  St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade Dublin St. Pat site Yearly
Weekend prior to  or during March 17
  San Ramon Farmer's Market
9:00am to 1:00pm
City Web Site Every Saturday, May to October.

San Ramon

For More Info:

Frequency / Generic Date

  Art & Wind Festival Event Web Site Yearly
Memorial Day weekend
Photos (Click for photo page)

Sunol

For More Info:

Frequency / Generic Date

Niles Caynon Railway.  Trains run the first and third Sunday of each month, October to March, Every Sunday April through September.  eLivermore Photos

Niles Canyon Railway web page

Oct to March:
1st & 3rd Sunday of each month.
April to September:  Every Sunday
Check their web site for any changes.

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Links to City & other Community Calendars
Some, but not all events on these calendars are included above.

 

City / County Event Pages

City of Livermore Home Page - navigate to Community Event Calendar from there

City of Pleasanton Event Page

City of Dublin (home page)

City of San Ramon Event Page

 

Alameda County Fair web site

Livermore Area Parks and Recreation District

Sports / Rides / Shows

Niles Canyon Railroad

Livermore Pro Rodeo

Scottish Games (Caledonian Club of San Francisco)

Valley Spokesmen Touring Club

Valley Spokesmen Racing Team

Fleetweek.us

Civic Groups Event Pages

Livermore Downtown Association

Pleasanton Downtown Association.  Click on Event Calendar, and select month

Livermore Winegrowers Association  
   They list Winery events too numerous for the eLivermore calendar

Winery Event Pages

Wente Winery Events

 

Art Groups Event Pages

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Livermore Art Association

Livermore Cultural Arts Council
     The Canary (Cultural Arts Calendar)

Music

Valley Concert Chorale

Del Valle Fine Arts

Livermore Amador Symphony

Wente Concerts in the Vineyards Schedule

Cantabella Children's Chorus

Pleasanton Community Concert Band

Tassajara Symphony (Site does not exist anymore)

Pacific Chamber Symphony

Theater / Dance

Livermore Valley Opera

Valley Dance Theatre

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)

Sunol Repertory Theatre

Shakespeare's Associates

Las Positas College Performing Arts