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Off the Grid Food Trucks Coming to Old McDonald’s Parking Lot in Downtown Walnut Creek beginning July 14th


From a press release:

Food truck lovers rejoice! Beginning on Tuesday, July 14th the community of Walnut Creek can come together to enjoy a variety of Off the Grid food trucks, live entertainment from Oakland’s Borrowed Trouble rock band, wine and beer garden, and lots of tasty reasons to come back every Tuesday with family and friends for this ongoing weekly event.

The location is what truly makes this food truck event unique. The shuttered McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on N. California Blvd. has been graciously donated by Rescore Property Company in order for Walnut Creek to provide this event in a safe and central location. It’s an inspiring example of how a community can repurpose a dated fast food parking lot into a modern food truck and entertainment experience.

“Walnut Creek Downtown has worked diligently for several years to bring an exciting food truck event to downtown for our community to come out and enjoy together,” says Byron Best, Executive Director of Walnut Creek Downtown. “By partnering with the City of Walnut Creek and using the new Downtown Enhancement Initiatives funds, we were able to see this event come to fruition with Off the Grid who we’re extremely excited to work with.”

The rotating lineup of nine food trucks in Walnut Creek will include Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Gyro Stop Kebab G, ADOruBOwl, and IzzyA’s Frozen Custard. Find the full lineup available at

What: Off the Grid: Walnut Creek Downtown food truck event

Where: Walnut Creek Downtown @ 1380 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

When: Tuesday, July 14 (and every subsequent Tuesday) 5 to 9 p.m. with music from 6 to 8 p.m.


Fourth of July Parade in Orinda


Fourth of July Parade:

Orinda Theatre – Orinda Community Center
35 Moraga Way
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Parade— Orinda Theatre to Orinda Community Center
Park Activities Park activities at the conclusion of the parade Delicious Food and Beverage Booth Live Music Petting Zoo and Children’s Activiities Classic Car Show


Racing to Zero Documentary Playing at Lafayette Library on June 30th


Racing to Zero Documentary:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm | $10

Sustainable Lafayette presents its fifth summer film series at the LLLC, featuring three recently released, award-winning documentaries. The first, ‘Racing to Zero,’ explores San Francisco’s unique perspective on trash, garbage, and junk. Dedicated to protecting the environment, San Franciscans are aiming to make the city 100% waste free by 2020.

$10 donation requested at door. $5 for students. Free snacks, cookies, coffee and refreshments will be served.