The 1st Wednesday Street Party gets underway at 6 p.m. tonight for three hours of shopping, dining and strolling through downtown's unique shops, restaurants and middle-of-Main Street booths set up to market their products and services.
The folks at the Pleasanton Downtown Associaiton, which sponsors the 1st Wednesday events, urge everyone to dress in their best 1980s gear and neon colors in keeping with the "Neon Summer Nights" theme for this month's party.
Tease your hair, put on your slap bracelets and dress in your best 80s flair then stop by the Entertainment Garden to enter to win a free raffle prize for dressing up. Tonight's featured band is Fast Times.
Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30 to 10 p.m. for the event.
Then come back downtown for more fun on Friday to join in a Pleasanton tradition on the Fourth of July, a free family-friendly concert and picnic from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Lions Wayside Park on First Street.
"Celebrating Freedom and its Evolution since the Revolution" features a concert by Pleasanton Community Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Williams. Included will be a tribute to those who have served in the military, past and present, and their families as the band plays the anthems of each branch of the service.
Bring your own chairs or blankets to join in the fun and sing along to "Happy Birthday" to the USA.