Where/When: Main Street, Martinez; Friday 6-8 p.m.
Why Go: Every Friday during the summer, Main Street in Martinez comes alive with motorcycles, hot rods, classic cars and custom trucks in a weekend celebration. There is live music, a raffle and family fun. All makes and models welcome — no entry fee to show off your stuff.
Where/When: , 200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley; Friday 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: Experience the unique wines of the Canary Islands. Take a special expert-led tour of the garden's Mediterranean area, highlighting the collection of plants from the Canary Islands, followed by a special wine tasting in the Garden of Old Roses.
Price: $30/$25 members
Where/When: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton; Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Why Go: The largest county fair in the area has tons of entertainment for children and adults, such as music, carnival rides, all kinds of food and a petting zoo.
Price: Ages 12 and younger free on Fridays; otherwise $4-$10 admission
Where/When: Willows Theater, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, various times
Why Go: King O' the Moon is set in the 1960s as Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon. As Pazinski family members gather to honor their late father's memory, they quickly become entangled in each others' problems. The cast features Willows Theater favorites.
5. Free Slurpee Day at &-Eleven
Where/When: All 7-Eleven stores; Monday all day
Why Go: It’s time for the annual Free Slurpee Day. OK, technically this is on Monday, 7/11, but that gives you the weekend to strategize. Bring your thirst.