The opening First Wednesday street party of the year starts at 6 p.m. tonight in downtown Pleasanton.
The monthly Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) event during the spring, summer and fall features vendor booths, live entertainment, food trucks, a kid zone, a wine garden and more.
The kick-off event, which runs from 6-9 p.m. on Main Street, will have a Cinco de Mayo theme. The initial First Wednesday ushers in summer-long public festivities designed to enhance the city's downtown shopping, dining and socializing opportunities.
For the second year in a row, the PDA is partnering with the school district to showcase student talents. Hundreds of Pleasanton students will be on hand Wednesday from groups such as the Amador Ukelele Club, Foothill Jazz Band and the Amador Robotics Club. Student-led interactive booths are set to also feature dancing tutorials, robotics, engineering demonstrations and vibrant art galleries.