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Farmers Marketruns from May to mid-November in Orinda Village, beginning at the intersection of Orinda Way and Camino Sobrante.

California Shakespeare Festivalruns from June to October at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater in Orinda. The Festival's conservatory operates throughout the year, featuring programs for children, teenagers, young actors, teachers and adults.

Orinda Film Festivalincludes 80 to 100 screenings of Independent Films, many held at the historic Orinda Theater. orindafilmfestival.com

Summer Concertsin Community Center Park usually held Saturday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. Theatre Square. The historic Orinda Theatre, a beautifully refurbished art deco masterwork, is the centerpiece of Orinda's Theatre Square with restaurants, offices and more than 30 stores.

Independence Day celebrationis held each year on the 4th of July.

Joaquin Moraga Adobe- California Landmark #509 was built in 1841. It is the oldest remaining adobe house in Contra Costa County. Built by Joaquin Moraga on a portion of Ranchos Laguna de los Palos Colorados, a Mexican land grant awarded to Joaquin Moraga and his cousin, Juan Bernal, in 1835. The adobe was restored in 1941 by Mrs. James Irvine. It was remodeled and incorporated into a private home in 1964 by then owner Donald Manuel. The property was later owned by the Claxton family.

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