Down The Rode - July 2017

BAY & BEYOND

JUNE

29 • USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

JULY

Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415/435.2131.

1 • California's Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

4 • 4th of July Cruise & Fireworks Viewing On-Board the USS Potomac, 7:30 p.m. departure from Oakland's Jack London Square. $125 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a cruise on San Francisco Bay while enjoying the Holiday Fireworks the Bay has to offer. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

4 • Enjoy the Bay Fireworks onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, This is a yearly fundraiser/celebration. Family fun in all the hanger bays and the flight deck. Enjoy the festivities during the day with music, carnival games, tours, food & drink and then the Bay's fireworks later that evening. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., $25 adults, ($30 at door), $10 youths. Call 510.521.8448 ext. 282 for info.

4 • Suisun City Marina 4th of July Celebration, A fun-filled day and fireworks event where the city of Suisun puts on one of the best shows in the Bay or Delta. Call 707.429.2628 to arrange slip space if you plan on going by boat.

4 • Pier 39 4th of July Celebration, San Francisco. Come enjoy live music during the day and then following the onstage entertainment, visitors can stay to watch the spectacular fireworks. With a full day of activities, Pier 39 is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic holiday.

AUGUST

Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415/435.2131.

5 • 37th Annual Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market, Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info call 415.332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org

11 - 12 • 45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, The 45th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is held at Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe's scenic West Shore. Presented by Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, they invite you to come out and enjoy the boats of yesteryear. Open to the public, advance ticket information can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com

19 • 12th Annual Taste of Petaluma, Come out and enjoy all that Petaluma has to offer with this collection of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, food purveyors, galleries and shops. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Petaluma. Call 707.763.8920 for more information. Great cruise-in opportunity for an eventful day. Contact the turning basin or the Petaluma Marina for dock space information.

26 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor's items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925.313.0942.

DELTA

JULY

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209/948.6995.

Thursday - Saturday • Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Fridays • Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925/822.2497.

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

Friday- Saturday & Sundays • Moore's Riverboat Weekend Entertainment, Moore's Riverboat is officially back open under New Management. Aside from dining overlooking the Delta and a full bar, Moore's is bringing back popular weekend entertainment. Friday Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday live music starting at 7:30 p.m. and live music Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. For info on entertainment, food and bar or special event bookings call Moore's Riverboat at 916.777.4884.

Saturdays • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

1 • California's Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • Live Music at Rosa's at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

4 • Hilton's Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset. It has been announced that the 4th of July Fireworks show will indeed happen on Tuesday the 4th.

4 • Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks, Weber Point. Enjoy the fireworks display put on by the Stockton Ports. Call 209.462.4200 for info. Make sure to book your marina guest slips and docking well in advance as many cruise in to this annual event and space fills up quickly.

4 • 4th of July Fireworks Display, Antioch. 9:30 p.m. start with some of the best viewing areas right at the Antioch Marina.

4 • Pittsburg 4th of July Fireworks, Pittsburg Marina and Waterfront, Plenty of room on land or water to view the festivities. Guest docking available but may be limited. Call 925.439.4958 for more info.

8 • Windmill Cove Bar & Grill Summer Concert Series, featuring Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers a ZZ Top Tribute Band. Gates open at 1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at windmillcovebar.com

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Village West Marina, Stockton. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members along with the chance to see all the changes that Village West Marina has accomplished since your last visit. Come and enjoy a great evening with friends. Come by car or boat and bring your friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

12 • Hal Schell Award Presentation, Village West Marina during the Delta Chambers Mixer. See preceeding listing.

15 • Windmill Cove Bar & Grill Summer Concert Series, Bike, Boats & Bikinis VI. Gates open at 2 p.m. Two live bands and bikini contest. Tickets can be purchased at windmillcovebar.com

30 • 45th Annual Courtland Pear Fair, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year's events view www.pearfair.org

AUGUST

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

Thursday - Saturday • Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Fridays • Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925/822.2497.

Fridays • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

Friday- Saturday & Sundays • Moore's Riverboat Weekend Entertainment, Moore's Riverboat is officially back open under New Management. Aside from dining overlooking the Delta and a full bar, Moore's is bringing back popular weekend entertainment. Friday Karaoke starting at 7:30 p.m., Saturday live music starting at 7:30 p.m. and live music Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. For info on entertainment, food and bar or special event bookings call Moore's Riverboat at 916.777.4884.

Saturdays • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

5 • California Delta Chambers 16th Annual Taste of the Delta, ** NEW LOCATION** Stockton Yacht Club, Stockton Ca. 1 - 4 p.m. $30 pre-pay and $35 at the door. Come by car or boat. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Newly added by popular demand, Beer Tastings Booths as well. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com

5. 12, 19, 26 • Live Music at Rosa's at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Delta Marina in Rio Vista. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as Harbor Master Brian Healy and staff is sure to make it an enjoyable evening. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

19 • Windmill Cove Bar & Grill Summer Concert Series, featuring faithfully a Journey Tribute Band. Gates open at 1 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at windmillcovebar.com

Bay Model Tours, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. 415.332.3871. Hours Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sun.-Mon. & holidays.

Adventures at Sea, Imagine Life Aboard a 19th-Century Sailing Ship, Program presented at 2:15 p.m. daily. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. For information on this or any other program offered, call 415/561.7006.

Red & White Fleet San Francisco Cruises, for info call 415/673.2900 or visit www.redandwhite.com

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf. Fee: Adults, $9; 6-12, $4; under 6 free with adults; family ticket $20. More info at 415/561.6662. Admission includes a self-guided tour.

USS Potomac Year-Round Tours, Jack London Square, The museum dedicated to “Remembering Roosevelt and his Era” features FDR's famed “Floating White House,” now a National Historic Landmark. Guided dockside tours are available year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Special programs for students. Call 510/627.1215.

USS Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

USS Potomac History Cruise, Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea and water will be available. Call 510/627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien WW II Liberty Ship, National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf. Fee is $8 adults, under 6 free with adult. Visit www.ssjeremiahobrien.org for cruise schedule, volunteer opportunities and overnight programs or call 415/544.0100.

Vessel Safety Checks, for a courtesy examination of your vessel to verify the presence and condition of your safety equipment required by State and Federal regulations, please visit the site www.safetyseal.net or e-mail sumfun@juno.com

Delta Fishing Reports, Weekly every Wed. at www.californiadelta.org

Safe Boating Courses, for information and closest place to attend a boating course please call the United States Power Squadron at 925.377.2628.



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