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Lafayette is fortunate to have an amazing network of volunteers who work together through various local nonprofit organizations, the City of Lafayette and the Chamber of Commerce to organize and sponsor large, community oriented events throughout the year. Get out, meet your neighbors, and have fun!

FARMER'S MARKET

Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., May through August, at the south BART parking lot off of Happy Valley Road.  Go to Sustainable Lafayette for more info.

APRIL

Lafayette’s EARTH DAY celebration includes live music, activities, a bike parade, organic food and booths. Held at Lafayette Plaza, the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, and along Golden Gate Way and sponsored by Sustainable Lafayette.

Also look for the Community Center's annual Father/Daughter Dance hosting over 100 families with dancing, cake and arts and crafts.  Lafayette Community Center Foundation's Bunny Brunch the Saturday before Easter with a show, visit from the Easter Bunny and a hearty breakfast.

MAY

The Lafayette Rotary’s CONCERT AT THE REZ will be held in the new outside stage at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir. The concert features the Big Band of Rossmoor as well as the Lafayette school music program bands from Stanley Middle School, Acalanes High School and Bentley School.

Cruise through Lafayette Restaurant Row at the annual TASTE OF LAFAYETTE.

Lafayette Youth Commission has many Tri-City Dances through the year inviting 7th and 8th graders from neighboring cities Moraga and Orinda to dance the night away with Lafayette residents.

JUNE - JULY - AUGUST 

From muscle cars to sports cars to a variety of motorcycles, the MOTORAMA - World of Wheels car show on Father’s Day has a little something for everyone and is sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary.

Celebrate the lazy days of summer with music, family and fun with ROCK THE PLAZA on Friday evenings throughout June. Held at the downtown Lafayette Plaza – bring a picnic supper and a blanket to sit on.

SEPTEMBER

The Chamber’s Lafayette ART & WINE FESTIVAL, held each year on the third weekend in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the three biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Over 100,000 visitors attend, strolling among the art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews. Non-stop musical entertainment on four stages throughout the weekend helps spark the block party ambiance. The “Premium Wine Pavilion” offers tastes of some of the world’s finest wines. The event also includes a KIDS ZONE and a Local Artists Alley.

 

OCTOBER

The Lafayette Youth Commission put on a fabulous Haunted House the weekend before Halloween every year.  Each year the committee reveals a new theme such as Haunted Schoolhouse, Camp-Wanna-Scare-Ya or Haunted Castle.  This event is great for all ages with our Super Scary and our Not So Scary options.

The LAFAYETTE RESERVOIR RUN is the city’s most popular “family affair,” involving kids, parents, grandparents, and thousands of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. 2,300 participants compete in a 10k, 5k or 2 mile race through the heart of the downtown, around the reservoir and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four-legged residents share the streets on this festive Sunday morning. The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette are cosponsors of the Run which is traditionally held on the last Sunday in October. Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber.

NOVEMBER

Begin the holiday season in a significant and meaningful way by attending the annual COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING BREAKFAST. A long-standing tradition for over thirty years, this event is presented by the Lafayette Chamber and is held at a different Lafayette churches or synagogue each year.

DECEMBER

The Community Center kicks off the season with Santa's Bag.  Local artists sell their creations of jewelry, food, pet items, garden sculptures and many more items the first weekend of December at the Community Center. 

Hospice of the East Bay invites the public to participate in its annual Lafayette Tree of Lights ceremony at the corner of Mt. Diablo & Lafayette Circle East, near the Round Up in early December. Each light on the tree is symbolic of a life and shines in honor or memory of a beloved friend or family member.

Farmers Market

Art & Wine

Rock Band

Umbrella Vendor

Happy Family


For more information on these events go to the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce website or call (925) 284-7404.