Pleasanton offers a variety of performing, visual, and literary arts through its Civic Arts program. Come experience a series of professional entertainment, our annual free Shakespeare in the Park, Movies in the Park, the popular Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival and poetry reading series. Take a downtown guided art walk or peruse the numerous public art pieces around town, and engage in the many arts events for our youth.
Pleasanton is located in Northern California, 40 miles southeast of San Francisco in the beautiful Tri-Valley. Home to over 77,000 residents, Pleasanton’s highly educated population and workforce reflects a community of top-ranked schools and a thriving business community of more than 4,000 companies. The city has more than 1,200 acres of surrounding parks, open space and trails with spectacular vistas and abundant recreational opportunities. Historic Downtown Pleasanton offers a mix of unique shops, services and restaurants. Money Magazine lists Pleasanton as one of the “50 Best Cities to Live” in 2014 and ranked #9 Top Earning Towns in the Nation.