The Walnut Creek Annual Walnut Festival can be traced back 86 years and continues to thrive thanks to the support of community volunteers. The festival aims to raise funds for city infrastructure and recreational and educational programs through community events like the upcoming 2023 crab and tri-tip feed.
The Art & Wine Festival is another major festival in Walnut Creek. The festival offers free admission and features bay area music, food, art booths, award-winning wine vendors, local brews, a festival train, an interactive kids' zone, and various other attractions.
The Walnut Creek Running Festival is a major local event highlighting the community’s active lifestyle. The running festival features a five-kilometer run, a ten-kilometer run, and a 13-mile half marathon. At the end of the event, there is a post-race festival and an award ceremony for course winners.
Heather Farm Park
offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities for families. Several amenities and facilities are available within the 102 acres of land that make up the community park. Notable amenities of Heather Farm Park include a swimming complex, skate park, playground, sports field, equestrian center, fishing pond, lake, nature center, and famous gardens.
Local theatre performances can be enjoyed at the Lesher Center for the Arts
. The center is elegant and houses a variety of stages for drama, dance, and literature events. The Bedford Gallery, also part of the Lesher Center, hosts art walking tours.
Enjoy a round of golf at Boundary Oak Golf Course
. The golf course boasts beautiful scenery, hosts tournaments, and offers a taproom and a gift shop. The venue is an excellent choice for weddings