May 31, 2011
DadDay event features music, chili cook-off, beer garden
The City of Concord presents DadDay in the Park on Father's Day, June 19 in Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord.
"Teams of police officers, firemen and staff from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office will be competing in the second annual DadDay Chili Cook-Off," says Downtown Program Manager Florence Weiss. "The popular beer garden returns this year, and we're looking forward to great entertainment by the Steely Dan tribute band, Aja Vu."
The Chili Cook-Off starts at 11 a.m. with seven teams in competition for coveted prizes in the Best Chili, Best No-Beef Chili and Best Decorated Booth contests. There will be a nominal charge for tasting and voting on the winner in each category. The cook-off will be accompanied by music from the stage between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with Aja Vu taking the stage at 2 p.m.
The free event includes the announcement of the winners in the Best Dad essay contest.
Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord on Willow Pass Road between Mt. Diablo and Grant streets. Free parking is available in the Todos Santos Parking Center on Salvio between Mt. Diablo Street and Concord Avenue and in the Salvio Street Garage on Salvio between Grant and Colfax streets.
For more information about downtown events, visit www.concordfirst.org or call the hotline at (925) 671-3464.