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The List: September

The Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville, Livermore Valley’s Harvest Wine Celebration, and Pleasanton’s Scottish Games make up this month’s top events. Plus, where to celebrate National Play-Doh Day.


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Courtesy of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House

Theater

Eugene O’Neill Festival
(9/4–10/4)
Panels and a play take over the Eugene O’Neill Foundation’s historic Tao House in Danville, including O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms in the Old Barn. eugeneoneill.org.  

Outdoors

Scottish Games
(9/5–9/6)
One of the largest Celtic festivals in the world comes to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a weekend of fiddling, rugby, whiskey tasting, and Irish step dancing. thescottishgames.com.

Scottish Games  / Courtesy of Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Food and Wine

Harvest Wine Celebration
(9/6)
More than 40 Livermore Valley wineries welcome crush season by hosting wine tastings, arts and crafts, and live music. lvwine.org.

Dance

Acrobats of China
(9/13)
See the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China perform award-winning stunts—cycling, tumbling, balancing, and acrobatics—set to traditional music at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. livermoreperformingarts.org.

Acrobats of China / Courtesy of Livermore Performing Arts

Art

Lafayette Art and Wine Festival
(9/19–20)
The largest event in Lamorinda is back with artisan’s booths, food trucks, live music (including Steely Dan tribute band Aja Vu), and wines and microbrews. lafayettechamber.org.

Celebration

Walnut Festival
(9/24–9/27)
More than 30 carnival rides and 40 vendors take over Heather Farm Park for this annual favorite. Enjoy food, a beer garden, and live music. thewalnutfestival.org.


For even more events, check out Diablo’s Community Calendar at diablomag.com/calendar.

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