Welcome to Downtown Martinez, California

Photo by Pat Jordan

Established in 1849, Martinez is one of the oldest towns in California and has served as the county seat of Contra Costa County for more than 130 years. Nestled at the gateway to the Delta, the City is home for 36,700 residents. Come visit our historic downtown and spend a relaxing day strolling our tree-lined streets where shops retain their early 20th century charm.

You're just a train ride away from our award-winning Amtrak Station. Don't miss our bustling marina and waterfront that offers beautiful bicycling vistas, hiking trails, world class bocce ball tournaments and a new 10,000 square foot Skate Park.

While you're here, visit the historical home of John Muir, one of California's first and foremost environmentalists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Martinez is also the birthplace of Joe DiMaggio and the martini!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Farmers Market

Sunday Farmers Market

Downtown Martinez

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Sunday year-round

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Fridays on the Main & Market

Fridays on the Main & Market

Friday, May 15, 2015 to Friday, September 11, 2015

4-8pm and 6-8pm

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4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

Downtown Martinez

Saturday, July 4, 2015

8am-10am - Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Roxx on Main, 627 Main St. 9am-9:15am - Flag Raising Ceremony Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St. 10am - Hometown Parade on Main St. Parade begins at Court St. & Main St. Ends at Alhambra Ave. & Main

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