Richmond is part of San Francisco Bay Area
north of Oakland
.Breaking off of I-80, I-580 passes through Richmond on it's way to the San Rafael Bridge and Highway 101
Over 5,000 years ago the first inhabitants of Richmond were the Ohlone Indians. Point Richmond was one of the first communities built in the city. Residents and tourists will enjoy the Victorian style of some of the homes in the area while dining and shopping.
Richmond was home to Winehaven, the largest winery for 12 years in the early 1900's until the Prohibition forced the winery to close in 1919. The U.S. Navy purchased the 412 acres of Point Molate, where the winery use to be 22 years later in 1941. Point Molate served as a fuel depot in 1950 during World War II until decommissioned in 1995. Richmond is home to several other historical sites, all worth visiting.
There is also a Richmond, Vermont.
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03/21 Coming to The area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.