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Downtown Walnut Creek, California
Category: Shopping & Nightlife

Walnut Creek Downtown: Shopping & Dining in the East Bay

Discover East Bay's elite shopping and dining in downtown Walnut Creek, home to more than 200 boutiques and dozens of trendy eateries. Visit this bustling neighborhood to find all the best California restaurants, shopping, nightlife and live entertainment. From thrilling performances at Lesher Center for the Arts to fine dining at Prima Ristorante and eclectic shopping at the top boutiques, downtown Walnut Creek is a destination with something for everyone. Hop on the free shuttle for easy access and then enjoy an easy stroll through the tree-lined streets along this vibrant city core. Enjoy fun events like outdoor movies and First Wednesdays with live music and arts and crafts. With easy access to BART and major roadways, downtown Walnut Creek is your perfect getaway.


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  • Heritage Walk
  • Movies & Music Under the Stars
  • Ice Rink
  • First Wednesdays
  • Wine Walk
  • Oktoberfest


  • Attend a performance at Lesher Center for the Arts
  • Shopping at over 200 retailers
  • Enjoy fine dining, casual cafes and street food
  • Live Entertainment
  • Explore this vibrant urban center
  • Outdoor Events


  • What are First Wednesdays in Walnut Creek, CA?

    Every first Wednesday of each month, downtown Walnut Creek throws a fun and inviting street fair filled with live entertainment, arts & crafts, shopping, and food trucks. Spin the Wheel of Walnut Creek Fortune for a chance at winning a prize, enjoy a selection local wines from Buon Vino and craft beer from ØL Beercafe and Bottleshop, and kettle corn. The event is located on Cypress Street (Between Main Street & Locust Street) and parking is free after 5 pm.
  • What are some popular seasonal events in Walnut Creek?

    Celebrate the holiday season in Walnut Creek with ice skating, theatrical performances, and breakfast with Santa. Halloween brings spooky events like the Annual Haunted Lodge and Trick or Treating in Broadway Plaza. Catch fireworks at the 4th of July ParKoncert. Head to the Eggstravaganza, Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt at Heather Farm each April.

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