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Get Out: Martinis, Wine, Greek Food, Native Plants

Festivals and more festivals — Greek, Art and Wine, Martini, Walnut — top the list of things to do this weekend

Get Out: Martinis, Wine, Greek Food, Native Plants Get Out: Martinis, Wine, Greek Food, Native Plants Get Out: Martinis, Wine, Greek Food, Native Plants Get Out: Martinis, Wine, Greek Food, Native Plants

33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival

  • Where: ; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
  • Why Go: The 33rd Annual Contra Costa Greek Food and Wine Festival features freshly prepared, authentic Greek food, wine, music and culture.
  • Pricing: Free

  • Where: 525 Henrietta St., Martinez; Friday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Celebrate the birthplace of the martini. Partake of specialty martinis and epicurean delights from 13 of Diablo Valley’s finest restaurants, and a live, big band/jazz performance.
  • Pricing: $60, $110 for two

16th Annual Lafayette Art and Wine Festival

  • Where: Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy continuous live music, arts, crafts, food vendors, offerings from premium wineries and microbreweries. More than 250 arts and crafts booths. The festival features a “Local Artist Gallery” with gifts and display pieces created by local and regional artists.
  • Pricing: Free

  • Where/When: S. Main Street and Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek; Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • Why Go: The Walnut Festival Association's Twilight Parade will wind down Main Street from Mt. Diablo to Civic Drive and will include about 70 groups of paraders
  • Pricing: Free

Gardens at Heather Farm Plant Sale

  • Where: 600 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Why Go: Beautiful Mediterranean plants featured in the EBMUD book Plants and Landscapes for Summer Dry Climates, native plants, plants to attract birds and butterflies, and shade plants will be available for purchase.
  • Pricing: Free, 10 percent discount on plants to members

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