City Park in Contra Costa County has been a popular destination for festivals for many years. It is home to a baseball field, floodlit tennis courts, and until 1976, it was the site of the Walnut Festival. This yearly event was held in September and celebrated the best of the county while preserving its agricultural roots. The 23rd District Agricultural Association has been organizing the Contra Costa County Fair for more than 75 years.
This gathering has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors and is an excellent way to experience the culture of the county. There are also other organizations such as the United States Marine Festival Association, which includes festivals in 21 states and three in California. In addition to these events, there have been other festivals held in Contra Costa County. In the past, attendees have included an arts commissioner from the county, representatives from the East Bay Artists Guild, Butterfield 8 Theater Company, Mills College, and Concord Artist Community. Local artists and gallery owners have also been present at these occasions. Similar festivals have also been held in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
These multi-day events feature performances in dance, theater, music, visual arts, film, and other genres that are less than 60 minutes long. They are usually held in traditional or unusual venues with mostly low-tech production elements.