What's Up Downtown Martinez
A weekly newsletter for downtown news and events!
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PO Box 776
Martinez, CA 94553

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Open Air Market on Main St.
Vintage, Antiques, Arts & Crafts
On Main St., next to the Farmers Market
2nd Sunday each month 
May - October
May 14  June 11 July 9  August 13 Sept. 10  Oct. 8

Vendor applications are available on the website 

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Downtown Martinez Far mers Market 
Stop by to pick up your locally grown produce
and support the market this year!

Buy local produce and visit local shops and restaurants too!
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Main St. between Castro & Estudillo St.   
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Downtown Summer Wine Stroll 
Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling from business to business in downtown Martinez to sample delicious wines and treats!
Saturday, June 10

For more information and tickets visit

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Fridays "off" the Main  
Stroll through the cool cars
Visit downtown businesses & restaurants

Friday Nights - June, July & August

Corner of Escobar St. & Ferry St.


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4th of July - Emmet
Downtown Martinez 4th of July Parade  
Pancake Breakfast - Flag Raising Ceremony - Parade
Tuesday, July 4

For more information and a parade application visit

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Shell Martinez Refinery presents; 
Downtown Martinez Summer Concerts   
6 weeks of live music, outdoor movies, kids activities,
arts & crafts & more!

Thursdays - July 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10 & 17 
 on Main St.
For more information visit

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Saturday, Aug. 19th, 9am-5pm 
Vintage, Antiques, Collectibles, Arts & Crafts

For more information visit  

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Available Property Downtown Martinez
Are you in the market for commercial space in downtown Martinez to relocate or open a new business? Visit our NEW website for available property listings and information about doing business in Martinez.

We'd be happy to meet with you and help you find the perfect space
and get your questions answered!

Main Street Martinez
PO Box 776, Martinez, CA 94553
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Main Street Partner News 
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Kiwanis Club Rummage Sale
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  Kiwanis Club of Martinez will hold their annual rummage sale on
May 5  and 6
8am to 4pm
Help support local charities and scholarships.
Antiques, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, and so much more!
720 Allen Street
(Corner of Allen and Ferry Streets).  
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You are invited
Join the
Martinez Historical Society & the 
Contra Costa County Historical Society for this special event.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A wine and cheese reception with the Author will follow at 2:30 p.m.
Shell Clubhouse in Martinez
Signed books will be available for purchase during the reception.
Historian Richard Schwartz presents an illustrated talk about his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty:
The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of
Actor M.B. Curtis.

Admission is free.  Refreshments will be served.  
(A $10 donation is suggested at the door.  All proceeds benefit the preservation work  of the Martinez and Contra Costa County archives).

RSVP is requested by April 30th.
Please call (925) 229-1042 or send an email to mkting@cocohistory.org
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Artu4ia Summer 17 Art Camp 
Week One: June 12-16
Week Two: July 10-14
This year we are hosting two, one week long art day camps at Artu4ia. We'll have each week filled to the brim with creative activities
like creating custom note cards with our monopress, painting
and building kites and then flying them at the park, painting
self portraits, designing t-shirts and working with clay. 
Camp days are 9 am to 5 pm.
Each week is $500 per child.

All materials included. 
Limited space is available. Email carol@artu4ia.com to get on the list!

Artu4ia is located at 725 Ward St, Suite C, Martinez, CA
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Watch for these businesses opening soon!

Yogurt Pizzaz!

Two Jay's Pizza By The Slice & Catering

The Mud Room - Skin Care

Greek Style Restaurant

Citrus Salon is growing

Five Suns Brewing

Del Cielo Brewing

And more! Watch this space for details soon. 
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Now Open!
Two Jay's Pizza now open!
New York style pizza by the slice.
712 Main St.
Click here to visit Two Jay's on Facebook 
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Now Open!
Home-Style West Coast Kitchen

1500 Pacheco Blvd.
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Now Open! 
Bar Cava is an upscale Wine bar w/gourmet Coffee Cheese & Charcuterie.
Wine Club, Private events, Winemaker Dinners, Pop Up Kitchens, Wine Classes, Wine Pairing Dinners With Bar Cava
718 Main St. 
Downtown Martinez 
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to Downtown Martinez

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Also coming soon to Downtown Martinez   

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Furniture Chalk Painting Classes
Have you always wanted to learn how to
paint with chalk paint?

Lavender Moon Interiors in Downtown Martinez is offering Furniture
Chalk Painting Classes. Click the link to get the details.

739 Ferry St.
Martinez, CA 94553

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Celebrate at the Martinez Event Center
Book the Martinez Event Center for for your special event!
Weddings, birthdays, seminars, corporate events, business fairs, celebration of life, reunions.
Comfortably accommodates up to 200 people. 
Private balcony available for parties up to 50. 
For more information and to book your event call us or visit our website today!
524 Main St.
(925) 229-3030

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Arts & Entertainment

Live Music at Armando's 

Armando's features the best of LIVE music including jazz, blues,
bluegrass, folk and everything in between.

For a complete schedule visit their website!
707 Marina Vista Ave. (925) 228.6985
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California Magic Club 
  Gerry Cal Magic
Supper Club and Magic Shop   
 California Magic Club is like a big private dinner party every Friday
and Saturday evening.  Once you've come here, you're a part of our magic family.  The magical evening of fun begins promptly when you arrive on Friday
or Saturday night, and the fun starts right as you take your seat.
You will enjoy our three course dinner and signature drinks with close-up
magic performed right at your dinner table in between courses.  
For show and ticket info click here
 514 Main St., downtown Martinez
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  Creek Monkey Tap House

Open Mic Night  Every Tuesday 
611 Escobar St.
Downtown Martinez
For a complete calendar of events and more visit www.creekmonkey.com

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We are a local bar with with friendly bartenders, cold beers, cocktails,
karaoke, jukebox, lotto, and live music.

Visit www.nu-rays.net
709 Ferry St.
(925) 370-7090

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Roxx on Main
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A tapas style menu, offering a variety of delights. Choose from our outstanding selection of Artisan Flatbreads, Niman Ranch Beef Sliders, Salads,
Sandwiches, Cheese Plates, Housemade Ice Cream, and more.

Visit their website for their live music schedule. 
627 Main St.  
Martinez History
The History Center is not basically a "museum" or a place where yesterday's artifacts sit mute in dusty corners. Rather, it is designed to be primarily a living archive-a treasure trove of the records, the letters, the pictures, maps and books-the thousand and one records that tell the story of our past.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Third Saturday of each Month - 10:00am to 2:00 pm
Also By Appointment
Call to confirm hours (925) 229-1042
Find out more about the History Center here www.cocohistory.org 
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Visit the Renovated Martinez Museum

The Martinez Historical Society was created in 1973 to save this 1890 Victorian cottage from becoming another parking lot in downtown Martinez.  The building became the Martinez Museum in 1976. In addition to providing display space for interesting exhibits, it houses a local history library and an archive were historical papers, documents, photographs and irreplaceable artifacts are safely stored.  The Museum was closed in 2015/2016 for renovations and has just reopened.  You're invited to drop by and see the newly refurbished building and the all-new exhibits!

Martinez Museum 
1005 Escobar St. 
Downtown Martinez 
Visit www.MartinezHistory.com for more information

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Visit the Shell Museum
Shell Museum

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Pacheco Blvd. at Arreba

After two years of luncheons, bus trips, and holiday excursions, the Shell Martinez Complex Alumni turned their attention to the assembling of artifacts for a museum.  Shell Oil Company provided the building and financing for the initial stages of the remodeling. Alumni members and their spouses donated 
their time and expertise from carpentry, to plumbing, to gardening, to computer programming, and spent  hundreds of hours outfitting the museum.     A ll pictures and  objects are identified and catalogued and the information stored in a computer.  The museum is staffed by  Alumni members who also  conduct tours.   The museum was dedicated and opened for visitors September 22, 1990 and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

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The Martinez Special - An American Icon


By Robin Parker 
The true story about the invention of the martini and the battle between the City of Martinez and the City of San Francisco over the right to claim its birthplace.
Click here to watch! 

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John Muir National Historic Site

  John Muir

Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer... Father of the National Park Service!

John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir's writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.

For information and events click here

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Martinez Chamber of Commerce
Sat., June 17, 11am-7pm
Sun., June 18, 11am-5pm

Live Music, Wine & Beer, Kid's Zone, Arts & Crafts 

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Martinez Chamber of Commerce
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For  more information about the Martinez Chamber events and ribbon cuttings, please visit www.martinezchamber.com

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City of Martinez 
City Newsletter - May 2017

  Click here to read 

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City of Martinez
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Visit the City of Martinez website for all the latest news and information, meeting dates and times, schedule of events, and more!
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Who we are and where to find us
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For downtown shopping, dining, 
and events, visit www.mainstreetmartinez.org 
Leanne Peterson, Executive Director
Main Street Martinez

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We do our best to provide accurate information however, dates and times can change without notice. If you find any errors or if you have an item to include in future emails, please email us at director@mainstreetmartinez.org