5 Fun Family Afternoons in Pleasanton

Now that it’s summer, families are looking for things to do – here are five local fun family afternoons you and your family will enjoy: 

Music at Lions Wayside Park

The Pleasanton Downtown Association makes it easy to have fun and FREE summer nights with the family, thanks to its Concerts in the Park series.

The series is underway right now and continues through the end of August with music that ranges from rock and alternative to ‘80s hits, R&B, classic rock and pop, and much more.  

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Pleasanton Farmers Market 

Food shopping isn’t supposed to be fun, but the Pleasanton Farmers Market provides more than just another food shopping experience.

With music, activities for children – the “Diaper Derby” gets even the smallest children involved in the fun – and some of the friendliest people in the region, it’s easy to spend a relaxing Saturday morning here. And with all the cafes nearby, you can make a day of it.

You can even help out your friends and neighbors by donating food to the Open Heart Program.  

Pleasanton Fairways Golf Course / Pleasanton Golf Center 

This nine-hole irons course is perfect for players just learning the game, though even experienced players will enjoy working on their short and mid game here.

This is an open, family-friend course that is ideal for an afternoon out with the kids. Even if you don’t want to dare the course, there is a driving range here so the kids can have fun whacking golf balls for a little while.

If you want to introduce the younger family members to golf, this fun short course at the Fairgrounds is the way to do it. 

Museum on Main

The Museum on Main in Pleasanton is more than just a way to learn about the rich history of the Tri Valley region, it’s also a great place to take the family on a summer day.

They feature family programs like M.O.M.’s Reading Time and Downtown Detectives, programs for students and schools, and fun events. Keep your eyes peeled for A Taste of the West, 1890s: A Wild West Evening – tickets are selling fast – and the Ghost Walks held throughout October.

With lectures, lots to see and learn, and more, you’ll regret not visiting sooner.

151st Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

This is going to be a great way to cap off the summer. This annual celebration at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is taking place September 3-4 this year.

As always, it will feature games, music, entertainment, competitions, food, races, showmanship, and much more. It may be a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage, but believe us, it’s an event everyone can enjoy no matter their heritage.

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