San Ramon boasts plentiful sunshine, warm days, copious green space, and beautiful rolling hills. It’s a perfect spot for outdoor adventures and casual picnics in the warm California sun. Not surprisingly, there’s plenty to do year-round in the San Ramon area. Here are some of our top picks for events and activities in San Ramon:
Year Round Fun
San Ramon’s mild weather is perfect for outdoor pastimes. Spend an afternoon on a trail or pack a lunch to enjoy al fresco with friends. Here are just a few of the many things that natives and visitors can do year-round in San Ramon:
Varied hiking trails wind through the hills, offering the breathtaking views and wildlife make that Las Trampas a popular destination for adventurous families and photographers alike. Spend the day exploring on your own or with friends and family, or steal away from the workday hustle and bustle for a quiet picnic lunch!
Explore Victorian life and get a taste of local history at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. While the name is taken from the historic buildings dating back to the 1850s, there’s more than that in this beautiful space. Antique farming equipment, farm animals, free activities, and children’s programs make this park a hit for children and history buffs alike.
This sprawling 18-hole golf course is a daily fee public course with competitive rates and a monthly membership available. Bonus— the club also features a full restaurant and microbrewery! Hit the green for a “work meeting” and then grab a brew and have a tasty lunch outdoors. That’s a great way to spend an afternoon in the San Ramon area!
The Dougherty Station library has everything you would expect from a great library – e-books, movies, and music available for checkout, as well as storytime and events for little ones, clubs and after-school activities for school-age kids, and even “adulting” classes on topics like resume building and interviewing. Should San Ramon’s typically perfect weather be less-than-perfect, the Dougherty Station library is an ideal place to while away the afternoon.
Foodies, rejoice! Every Thursday and Saturday, you’ll find more than fifty local growers and artisans who gather to share their wares at Bishop Ranch. Fresh fruits and veggies, honey, eggs, artisan cheeses, crepes, barbecue, and more await you.
There’s no doubt that there is always something to do in the Diablo Valley, regardless of the season. Change up your routine with these season-specific special events:
This annual event blows into Central Park each Memorial Day weekend with amazing stunt kites, hang glider demonstrations, arts and crafts (including making your own working kite), delicious food from local vendors, and an impressive lineup of multicultural music and dance.
Pack a picnic and enjoy some great live music with friends and family. You can even let the kids kick off their shoes and dance barefoot in the grass— after all, this is what summer nights are all about! Concerts begin on July 4th and run throughout the summer in Central Park. The Summer Concert Series features a variety of music styles from pop covers to oldies, country to Latin beats.
Come get in the holiday spirit at the annual tree lighting at Bishop Ranch. The ceremonial lighting of the beautiful 70’ fir tree also includes a variety of activities and refreshments for both kids and adults – including play in the snow park with real snow!