The hills are green, the wildflowers are blooming, and the buds just opened on our Suisun Valley vines. Spring is breaking through the cold of winter, and with it comes the promise of new adventures.
Rockville Hills Regional Park has over two dozen trails to explore, many filled with wildflowers and newly filled creeks from the winter rains. The entire park is a vibrant green and the vistas overlooking the valley are breathtaking. Altogether, the park is 633 beautiful acres of grasslands and oak woodlands, with a dense mixed broadleaf forest. Rockville Hills is open daily sunrise to sunset. Day passes are available to purchase at the main entrance on Rockville Road and leashed dogs are welcome.
Go fly a kite at Lynch Canyon! The Bay breezes, grassy hills and open fields make for ideal kite-flying conditions at this park between Fairfield and Vallejo. It’s so ideal for kite-flying that the Solano Land Trust hosts a kite flying festival here every May. This year’s event is May 2 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Bring your friends, family, blankets, lawn chairs, favorite snacks and kites to Lynch Canyon for what is sure to be a beautiful day!
Rush Ranch is a great place to visit year-round, but in the spring, it too is full of wildflowers and wildlife. Rush Ranch is a cattle ranch that also includes horses, a blacksmith shop, a visitor center and hiking trails. Save the date for the Rush Ranch Open House on April 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy free fun for the entire family, with arts and crafts, music and dancing, a guided marsh hike, historical exhibits, animals and wagon rides with Access Adventures.
Ride the spring train
Admire picturesque views of our hills, Mt. Diablo and the Suisun Marsh on board the Scenic Limited, the Western Railway Museum’s April spring train.
Celebrate the return of spring on board a lovingly restored electric train on this 11-mile, one-hour adventure for the entire family. See the wildflowers that dot the countryside and the animals in the fields. Purchase a first-class ticket and enjoy cookies and lemonade in the parlor car.
The Scenic Limited has departures three times a day every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the month of April. General admission is $10 adults and $7 children 2 to 14. Admission includes all activities at the railway museum.
By May, the spring and early summer events in Fairfield will be in full swing.
Food Truck Friday at Wooden Valley Winery and Vezer Family Vineyard’s VezerStock concert series begin in May. Food Truck Friday at Wooden Valley is the fourth Friday of the month from May to October. Each evening will include five food truck vendors, live music and of course, wine available by the glass or bottle from Wooden Valley. Meanwhile, Vezer Family Vineyard’s VezerStock concerts bring in tribute bands from throughout Northern California. Concerts are at Mankas Garden or the Blue Victorian from May to October.
The Fairfield Main Street Association’s downtown Farmers Market and Thursdays on the Green opens April 30 and will continue every Thursdays, 3 pm to 7 pm, through the end of September.
Save the Dates!
Bunny Bash at the Solano Town Center: March 28, 11am-12:30pm, Solano Town Center. www.VisitFairfieldCA.com
Brunch with the Easter Bunny & Mr. Jelly Belly: April 11, 10am-11:30am, Jelly Belly Candy Company, jellybelly.com
Kids Day of Fishing: April 18, 7:30am-2pm, Fairfield Civic Center pond kidsdayoffishing.org
Passport Sunday: April 19, 11am-4pm, Suisun Valley wine country, suisunvalley.com
Rush Ranch Open House: April 25, 10am-3pm, Rush Ranch, solanolandtrust.org
Lynch Canyon Kite Festival: May 2, 12pm-4pm, Lynch Canyon, solanolandtrust.org
Please visit VisitFairfieldCA.com/events for more information on what’s happening in Fairfield.