Activities and Events to Satisfy Every Taste
Looking for a mini-vacation close to home this summer.?
Well, look no further then Good Natured Fairfield. Conveniently located
along Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Sacramento, Fairfield is
the ideal destination to enjoy a summer escape. Visitors can expect an
array of lodging choices and packages, wineries to discover, delicious
dining options, unique attractions, and plenty of special events and
activities to satisfy any taste. So, take a break from your daily
routine and check out this list of popular things to do and see this
summer in and around Fairfield.
Vezér Family Vineyard Summer Concert Series.
Saturday and Sunday evenings this summer come alive with the sound of live jazz and blues during the Vezér Family Vineyard Summer Concert Series at the Mankas Corner Gardens in the Suisun Valley. Check online for exact dates from Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, October 17. Concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. and end around 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is only $17.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Vezér Tasting Room at Mankas Corner. 1-800-823-VINE.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Jellies and Jams.
Follow the Suisun Valley Harvest Trail and you’ll discover a bounty of fresh, locally grown fruits, nuts and vegetables at produce stands, orchards, gardens, and u-pick farms. Available during the summer season are cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, corn, squash, hot chili peppers, almonds, not to mention, dahlias, dried fruit, honey, and, oh yes, jellies and jams. After shopping for fresh produce, visit a Suisun Valley winery for some wine tasting, or taste olive oil at SePay Groves or by appointment at IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company. More Jam, with Art as the Main Ingredient.
Join the Fairfield Visual Arts Association this summer on the first Friday of every month – June 4, July 2, August 6, and September 3 – at the Art Explosion Gallery and Artists’ Studio for Art Jam. Each Art Jam has a different theme, and artists and their guests are encouraged to come in costume. Enjoy food, drink and live music. The Art Explosion Gallery is located at 821 Texas Street in downtown Fairfield. Jams begin at 5:30 p.m. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
Okay there is no attack and the tomatoes are not killers. But rather, the tomatoes are heirloom. More than 200 varieties in different shapes, sizes and colors on display in Tomato Alley during the 19th Annual Tomato Festival & West Coast BBQ Championships in downtown Fairfield, August 14-15, 2010. Activities include tomato eating contest, tomato tasting, gourmet tomato products, farmers’ market, children’s games, arts & crafts, plus plenty of refreshments. Admission is FREE. Tomatoes and tomato processing is the #3 agricultural product in Solano County with a value of $29.9 million. (707) 422-0103. Mountain Biking at Rockville Hills Regional Park.
Rockville Hills Regional Park has numerous trails that are ideal for the casual to serious mountain bikers and are suitable for all skill levels – easy, moderate and difficult. Most of the trails are less than 1 mile in length, but can be looped together for those looking for a longer ride. The 633-acre park features a landscape of grasslands and oak woodlands. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Day use fee is $3. Check online for cost of season and group day passes. (707) 428-7614. Eight Ball in the Corner Pocket.
For many people swimming in a pool is a great way to cool off in the summer. But what about going inside to cool off with a game of pool . . . . . or billiards, or snooker? The Two Cushion Club at 2256 North Texas Street in Fairfield features nine-foot and ten-foot pool tables, a billiard table, and a snooker table. With the look and feel of an old time billiard club, The Two Cushion Club is the ideal venue for birthday parties, employee appreciation nights, wine tastings, or other special events. (707) 419-4575. Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike.
Lace up your running shoes and take part in the 3rd Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run and Community Hike on Saturday, June 5. Event includes a half marathon, 10K and 2.5 mile community hike that follow a course with outstanding views of the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. Lynch Canyon Open Space is located less than two miles south of I-80 near Fairfield. There is a registration fee for the half marathon and 10K, while the community hike is FREE. For more information visit
Take your time exploring what Fairfield and the surrounding area has to offer and stay in one of the city’s 18 hotels that offer affordable and comfortable overnight accommodations. Stay and play, or tour the region – either way, Fairfield is the perfect base camp for a summer escape. To help plan a visit to Good Natured Fairfield, call the Fairfield Tourism Association at (707) 399-2445 or visit www.fairfield4fun.com.