Special Community Events

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FREE! Tinkers & Thinkers Virtual Innovation Faire
Saturday, September 18
Event Website NOW LIVE: phtinkersandthinkers.com

Learn More About Event Here
Questions? View Event FAQ Here

Thank you to our event sponsors!
City of Pleasant Hill, Friends of the PH Library, Pleasant Hill Community Foundation, and Republic Services

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Sunset Cinema Herbie Movie Night Updated Info


Good news! Our Sunset Cinema Movie In the Park event that was postponed on 8/28 due to poor air quality has been rescheduled. See the new date and time below. 

Saturday, September 25
Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane
Event Check-in time: 6:45 pm
Movie begins at sunset

Featured Movie: 
Herbie: Fully Loaded| Rated G

Gear up for a fun car-themed outdoor movie night with family and friends! Enjoy this classic 1968 Herbie movie re-make on the big outdoor screen that is sure to make you and your whole family smile! (© Walt Disney Pictures, 2005)

If you previously registered for the postponed August 28th event, you DO NOT need to re-register. If you are no longer available to attend, please EMAIL us so we can offer your space to others who wish to attend. 

If you did not register before, participants are required to pre-register by Friday, September 24 by noon (12 PM). Event is FREE to the public. If full, we encourage you to join the waitlist. 

Kids Cardboard Car Building Home Activity!
Kids (of all ages) are encouraged to build a cardboard car (big enough to sit in) and bring it to the event! All car builders will receive a special goody bag! More info here. View an example of how-to directions here. Lots of car ideas online!

Pick up a raffle ticket upon arrival for a chance to win prize give-a-way!

Movie Snacks!
Concessions at Teen Center Snack Shack are available for purchase on both event nights! Proceeds benefit College Park Cheerleading team.

Bring low lawn chairs and blankets to stay cozy (no tents). Social distancing measures will be in place. Please leave pets at home. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on July 17th for our first Sunset Cinema Movie In the Park Summer Series and for celebrating National Park & Recreation month (July) PLUS our 70th anniversary with us! So much to celebrate! We hope you enjoyed watching Raya and the Last Dragon © Walt Disney Pictures!

Thank you to our event sponsors!
City of Pleasant Hill, Laura Wucher Real Estate, and Republic Services!
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Sunday, October 17
12:00-4:00 pm
Frank Salfingere Park, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill
(PH Community Center grounds)

Spend a fun Sunday crafternoon gathered outdoors with good friends to taste the best of craft beers from local breweries (see list below), listen to great live music from Salvage Title, and nosh on provided snacks or purchase food from local food vendors, Black Oak Hotdogs & King Gyro.

Click here to purchase

Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Special! Before 8/30 EXTENDED to 9/20: $50/person
After 9/10: $60/person
Pre-sale tickets only. No day-of tickets will be available.
The ticket price includes unlimited craft brew tasting, snacks and swag. Additional food is available to purchase separately. Must be 21+ years to attend. ID checks to enter. Please leave pets at home.

Our participating CRAFT-tastic Local Breweries: 

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Bruehol Benicia Brewing
Canyon Club Brewery
Del Cielo Brewing Co
East Brother Beer Company
Epidemic Ales
Five Suns Brewing
Headlands Brewing Company
Ghost Town Brewery
Gilman Brewing Company
Oakland United Beerworks
Rotator Taproom


Due to Contra Costa Health Services' public health mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our in-person events may be impacted. Pre-registration is required for most events. As the novel coronavirus situation evolves, please check back to the page for more information. If you registered for any of the canceled events, your registration fees will automatically be refunded in full and you will be notified by staff members. Need assistance? Email us here.

Stay well.

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Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District 70th Year Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating 70 Years of Play!


On January 19th, the Rec & Park District turned 70 years old and we are celebrating this special anniversary milestone all year long! Watch for fun virtual and in-person (when allowed) commemorative activities for all ages.

Click here to visit our dedicated 70th Anniversary page

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