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.
Pleasant Hill Events Calendar
Off the Grid Food Truck Market
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Trelany Road (at Gregory Lane, next to City Hall)
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (ends at 8pm during winter months)
Weekly Food Truck Market behind City Hall every Wednesday evening. Nine food trucks (rotating each week) serve up a diverse selection of delicious food items. Live Music included!
Light up the Night in Downtown Pleasant Hill
When: Wednesday, November 28
Where: Crescent Drive
Time: 5:00 – 800 p.m.
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.
Vendor Application Form
Wednesday, December 5th
Pleasant Hill Community Center
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
www.pleasanthillrec.com for more details
Things to Do
Experience theater, the outdoors, community festivals and markets, and the joys of everyday living in Pleasant Hill.
Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
- Downtown Pleasant Hill
- Diablo Theatre Company
- Diablo Valley College Performing Arts
- Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
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 at one of Pleasant Hill’s favorite coffee houses, and plan your bike route to the Contra Costa Canal Trail for 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 dining options.
Schedule a morning appointment for your favorite self-indulgent treatment at one of Pleasant Hill’s many spas and salons. After your treatment, indulge in some blissed-out shopping, whether perusing the aisles of your favorite retailer, or strolling the streets of downtown. Boost your blood sugar with an afternoon ice cream 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 our dining page for the perfect place.
Foodie and Culture Lover
Pleasant Hill has many foodie finds – whether burritos, burgers, or pho, ready to be discovered by you! Treat your taste buds to a place you haven’t been before or revisit an old favorite restaurant. Change it up once in a while by visiting the food trucks available at Off the Grid each Wednesday evening on Trelany Road! Plan an evening at the local theatre at Diablo Theatre Company or Diablo Valley College or catch the latest movie at Century 16 in Downtown Pleasant Hill.
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 gens for a day of fun. If weather allows, make it a visit to Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park for an afternoon pool side. On the way home, treat everyone to cones at a favorite ice cream shop.