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City of Martinez to Again Talk Special Events

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Martinez Special Events

On Wednesday, the Martinez City Council will receive a report and provide feedback on its 2024 Special Events Calendar.

The goal is to provide feedback on a possible sponsorship package aimed at fundraising for recreation activities and cultural events held throughout the year.  This follows a January study session which provided an overview of  special event process, opportunities to streamline and improve the process, and a recap of prior year events. The study session also briefly touched on City-organized events that take place on a recurring basis.

According to the staff report, since this study session, the City Council also approved bolstering the cultural event grant to ensure that the organizers of the Lunar New Year, Juneteenth and Pride events each receive a grant of $5,000. Other signature events made possible through City grants include Art in the Park ($1,000), Beaver Festival ($1,000), and Earth Day ($2,500). In addition, the City has provided both Downtown Martinez & Company and the Martinez Chamber of Commerce with one-time funds totaling $110,000 for Fiscal Year 2023-24, which has enabled those organizations to organize and host community events.

Staff opened the 2024 special event application process in January and have thus far confirmed the date, location and time for 38 special events. These events are in varying stages of the planning and permitting process. In addition, plans for 14 events organized and hosted by the Community and Recreation Services Division have been finalized and are calendared

Special Event Sponsorship Package
The city has drafted a special events sponsorship package which range from $499 and below to a platinum level sponsor at from $1,500 to $2,499.  – see details.

Special Event List as of 3/27/2024

  • 2/10 – Wine & Chocolate Stroll — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 2/23 – Community Health Fair — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 2/25 – Lunar New Year Celebration — Vana Tran
  • 3/2 – Little League Parade — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 3/9 – Hope360 Walk-A-thon — Hope 680
  • 3/17 – St. Baldricks — Citrus Salon
  • 3/30 – Egg Hunt — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 3/30 – Martinez Compost Giveaway — Republic Services
  • 4/13 – Craft Beer Fest — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 4/13 – Knots and Found- 6th Birthday Party — Knots and Found
  • 4/13 – 44th Annual Seafarers Regatta Sea Scout Ship Albatross
  • 4/13 – Cornhole Tournament Del Cielo Brewing (2nd Sat each month)
  • 4/14 – Brickyard Run — Hoka Aggies
  • 4/20 – Ride 4 A Reason — Claremont Middle School PTA
  • 4/21 – Joy Adoption — Day Del Cielo Brewing
  • 4/27 – Arbor Day Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 4/27 – Contra Costa Labor Council
  • 5/12 – Open Air Market — Downtown Martinez & Company (multiple dates)
  • 5/27 – Memorial Day – Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 6/7 – 10th Annual High Level Networking Luncheon Contra Costa County
  • 6/14 – King of the County BBQ/Music Fest — Martinez Chamber of Commerce
  • 6/22 – Meet Me on the Main — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 6/29 – Outrigger Canoe Race — Golden State Outrigger
  • 6/29 – Juneteenth — TWS Revolution
  • 6/29 – Movie in the Park #1 — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 7/4 – 4th of July Parade — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 7/4 – 4th of July Fireworks Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 7/27 – Movie in the Park #2 Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 8/4 – Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park – The Winter’s (8/10)
  • 8/4 – Tale Vallejo Shakespeare
  • 8/6 – National Night Out — Martinez Education Foundation
  • 8/15 – Rock-A-Rita Hot August Night Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 8/24 – Movie in the Park #3 — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 9/6 – Campolindo XC #1 Alhambra High School /Campolindo High School
  • 9/13 – Campolindo XC #2 “
  • 9/14 – Campolindo XC #3 “
  • 9/14 – Martini Shake-off — Martinez Chamber of Commerce
  • 9/20 – George Brooks Memorial XC Invitational — Diablo Valley College
  • 9/21 – Pride — TWS Revolution
  • 9/25 – Campolindo XC #4 — Alhambra High School /Campolindo High School
  • 9/28 – MRC-MEF Run for Education — Martinez Ed Foundation
  • 10/4 – Homecoming parade/ALHAMBRA HS — Martinez Unified School District
  • 10/5 – Bike the Bridges — Special Olympics
  • 10/12 – Zombie Brew Crawl — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 10/13 – Pumpkin Dunkin — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 10/20 – Big 8 Conference XC Championship Diablo Valley College
  • 10/26 – Halloween Spooktacular Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 10/30 – Candy hunt Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 11/19 – Campolindo XC #5 Alhambra High School /Campolindo High School
  • 11/11 – Veteran’s Day Event — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 11/30 – Tree Lighting — Downtown Martinez & Company
  • 12/6 – Holiday Frolic — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 12/6 & 12/7 – Holiday Boutique — Community & Recreation Services Division (City)
  • 12/14 – Santa Beer Crawl — Downtown Martinez & Company 12/14/2024

Legend

  • Green = permitted
  • Organge = city events
  • Bold = in permitting process
  • Plain text = desired date, no application

Signature Events overview – click here

If you go:
Martinez City Council Meeting
April 3, 2024 at 7:00 pm
525 Henrietta Street, Martinez
Full Agenda – click here

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