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There is much to experience in the joys of everyday life in Pleasant Hill. Pleasant Hill’s downtown is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Pleasant Hill has a calendar full of seasonal festivals and outdoor live music events. The community is also home to both new Teen Center and Senior Center that are major assets to the quality of life here. Pleasant Hill is also home to John F. Kennedy University and Diablo Valley College and both host cultural events open to the community.

2013 Pleasant Hill Events Calendar

  • Light up the Night in Downtown Pleasant Hill

    When: December 4
    5:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Downtown Pleasant Hill on Crescent Drive

    Join Santa and others in lighting up Downtown Pleasant Hill for the holiday season. Holiday Crafts Fair, Carriage Rides, Caroling & Studio A Dancers on the Plaza Stage, free hot chocolate & cookies, merchant giveaways and lots more fun for all the family.

    For more information on any of these events, call (925) 671-5229 or email

2014 Pleasant Hill Events Calendar

  • 43nd Annual Community Awards Night

  • The Mayor’s Breakfast

  • “Egg” Citing Egg Hunt

  • Pleasant Hill Farmers’ Market

  • Summer Concerts at the Lake

  • Downtown Plaza Concert Series

  • Fourth of July Celebration & Festivities

  • Blues & Brews Festival

  • American Iron Car Show

  • 10th Annual Community Service Day

  • Art, Jazz & Wine Festival

Things to Do

Experience theater, the outdoors, community festivals and markets, and the joys of everyday living in Pleasant Hill.

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Parks, pools, and outdoor spaces

Life in Pleasant Hill

1-Day Itineraries in Pleasant Hill

Bike Hard / Play Hard

Meet your bike buddies for morning fuel in a booth over breakfast at one of Pleasant Hill’s favorite coffee houses orbrunch destinationsPlan your bike route to the Contra Costa Canal Trail for up to 13.9 miles of uninterrupted biking on a flat, paved, multi-use trail. After a long day on the trail, clean up and celebrate a long ride by hitting the town, whether for BBQ and beers or sushi and sake, check out our restaurant guide to find the perfect place.


Schedule a morning appointment for your favorite self-indulgent treatment at one of Pleasant Hill’s many spas click here to see your options. After your treatment, indulge in some blissed-out shopping, whether perusing the aisles of your favorite retailer, or strolling the streets of downtown click here to find the shop your looking for. Boost your blood sugar with an afternoon juice or yogurt. Make the self-pampering last longer than a day with a trip to a health or personal care store for some products to take home. To choose your favorite feel-good restaurant for dinner, check out our restaurant guide to find the perfect place.

Foodie and Culture Lover

From November to May, visit the Farmers’ Market. Grab your favorite beverage at a coffee shop nearby and hit the booths to fill up your bags with the latest in seasonal bounty. With your appetite worked up, head for one of Pleasant Hill’s many foodie finds—whether burritos, burgers, or pho. Plan an evening at the local theatre at Diablo Theatre Company or Diablo Valley College, or catch the latest movie at Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill.

Family Fun

Start your day with a visit to the grocery store to fill up your cart with all the fixings for a fantastic barbecue / picnic. Pack the family and head to one of Pleasant Hill’s park gems for a day of fun. If the weather allows, make it a visit toPleasant Hill Aquatic Park for an afternoon pool-side. On the way home, treat everyone to cones at a favorite ice cream shop. They can be found in our restaurant guide.