Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce to Host 28th Annual Seafood Festival
Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce to Host 28th Annual Seafood Festival:
The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting one of Contra Costa County's largest two-day family event.
The Pittsburg Seafood Festival, now in its 28th year, returns to town Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th 2012. The Pittsburg Seafood Festival has long been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa County. Guests are invited to experience beautiful Old Town Pittsburg as the Seafood Festival returns once again to Railroad Avenue. The Pittsburg Seafood Festival provides a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family at a reasonable cost.
Railroad Ave. opens its gates to a whole lot of family fun on Saturday September 8 th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday September 9th. The festivities include arts 'n craft exposition, 2 stages of live entertainment, a kids' play land and petting zoo, a beer and wine pavilion, and various seafood food vendors. The Pittsburg Seafood Festival offers an array of dining options sure to please every taste!
"This year we really want to focus on not only a fun family event, we also want to bring great quality seafood" says festival coordinator, Monica Couture. "We are in our 28th year and we want to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family, we also recognize that the Seafood Festival is an ideal venue to provide festival goers an opportunity to get educated about the best practices and environmental choices in seafood as well as sustainability and traceability in the US Food service. It is critical to provide awareness in the food choices that are made and we feel that with the participation of organizations like Pacific Seafood, one of the most successful vertically integrated and family owned seafood processing and distribution companies in the Northwest and the Marine Stewardship Council, a global organization working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups, and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood. The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce's Annual Seafood Festival is not only making a huge step in the right direction, but also paving the way for such an exciting quality event for years to come!"
The Pittsburg Seafood Festival began in September 1984 in the historic New York Landing District. The Festival is now held on Railroad Ave over a two-day period. Paid parking will be conveniently available on 3 rd Street and Harbor. Free shuttles will be running from the event's parking lot to the main entrance gate on Third Ave.
"This year's event promises to bring lots of new and exciting changes" says Harry York, the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce CEO. "Don't forget to stop by the other shops and restaurants in Old Town while you're enjoying the festivities of the Seafood Festival." "Visit Old Town, quickly becoming east county's center of arts, entertainment and fun!"
About the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce: The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary Bay Area association of Pittsburg small business people working to provide the economic and civic viability of our community. The Pittsburg business development association prides itself on leading citizens to the information source they need, when they need it. Members of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce receive access to benefits including the online and print member directory, monthly newsletters, advertising opportunities, a resource center, Pittsburg business networking events, and much more!
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- IBEW Local Union 302
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