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Another 1st Wednesday Street Party this week

Event aims to promote economic vitality, hometown character of downtown Pleasanton

The Pleasanton Downtown Association will host the second 1st Wednesday Street Party of the year this week, featuring live music throughout the evening and 200 vendor booths displaying a wide assortment of services and merchandise.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., also features a farmers market, wine garden, art and artists at Artblock and a wide assortment of foods.

1st Wednesday, which is held on Main Street and side streets, will close at 9 p.m.

Growers seen regularly at Pleasanton's Saturday Farmers Market will also have booths at the 1st Wednesday event on St. Mary and Main streets.

A new feature this year is the wine garden at 530 Main St., where adults 21 years of age and older can enjoy a variety of wine and beer.

Fenestra Winery, Concannon Vineyard and Enoteca Five, which have won awards in the Alameda County Wine Competition, will pour wine by the glass. Handles Gastropub will serve its Bouquet Blonde and Alisal Pale Ale.

Many downtown eateries will be offering drink and food specials during 1st Wednesday, including specials that will be listed in the wine garden.

Also, Food Truck Mafia, which is featuring five different selection each month at 1st Wednesday events, will offer food from Big City Country Boy, Out of the Cave, Hongry Kong, Kona Ice and Southern Comfort Kitchen at next Wednesday's event.

Featured artists at ArtBlock June 3 will be students from Foothill High School who will have their art on display and be on hand to discuss their work. They'll join other artists on West Angela Street at Main.

Steel Rose will provide country hits at next week's event in the wine garden. Other live music will include Eric Rozran playing at ArtBlock, John Brazell at Farmers Market and Garage Band Academy playing near the Veterans' Memorial Building.

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