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Get Out: Family Weekend Planner

Here's your weekend roundup of Patch's picks for family fun in the Tri-Valley for Aug. 26 - 28.

Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Here are Patch's top five local picks in the Tri-Valley.

Hear Department of Rock during the Blackhawk Plaza's last concert of the summer, gaze at thousands of hot rods and classic cars in Pleasanton, hike the hills during sunset in Livermore, enjoy a special Applefest in Livermore and attend the Reggae Love Fest in Danville.

1.
Where/When: Friday at 7 p.m. at the in Danville
Why Go: Catch the last concert of the summer at the Blackhawk Plaza, where the band Department of Rock performs hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. Get a music preview at www.thedepartmentofrock.com.
Price: Free

2.
Where/When: Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the in Pleasanton
Why Go: You can see more than 3,500 hot rods, customs, classics and trucks during one of the most popular outdoor automotive festivals in the region this weekend. The event also includes exhibit booths, kids entertainment and a fireworks show on Saturday night to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
Price: $18 general admission, $6 for kids ages 7-12 and free for kids ages 6 and under. Parking costs $8.

3.
Where/When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at in Livermore
Why Go: Top off your Saturday with a sunset hike that takes you to Sycamore Grove Park's upper hills. On the way down, you can listen to and look for nocturnal animals. (Note that some of the terrain may be steep.)
Price: $2 donation requested

4.
Where/When: Sunday at from 2 - 4 p.m. at in Livermore
Why Go: Attend Ravenswood Historic Site's Applefest, where you can sample many types of apples, make apple cider, tour the historic buildings and play old-time games.
Price: $2 donation requested

5.
Where/When: Sunday from 4 - 7 p.m. at in Danville
Why Go: Enjoy a barbecue, organic food, dancing and live music performed by Chris Cortez and his 10-piece band Native Elements during the Reggae Love Fest. You can listen to samples of the band's vibrant music at native-elements.com.
Price: Suggested donation of $20 per family

Want more? Browse Patch’s events calendar, which we update with community events ranging from family-friendly fairs to adult-only comedy nights.

We know you have your own favorites. Share your ideas in our comment box below or add an event by clicking on the "add your own event" link on your city's Patch site.

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