They say location is everything, and there’s no place that rings truer than at Boulevard in Dublin. Here, excitement abounds wherever you are, whether within the community, boasting abundant options to play—from the 15 pocket parks to the newly minted 31-acre Don Biddle Community Park to the fully souped-up Rec Center—or just beyond its welcoming gates.
It’s no secret that Dublin and the surrounding area are teeming with opportunities to get out and have a good time—with places to be active, celebrate new beginnings and enjoy the company of friends and family. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the top happenings near you.
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit in Style
One of the best parts about living in a location as dynamic and diverse as Dublin: plenty of options to ring in the Lunar New Year. Hop into the Year of the Rabbit at Livermore Valley Arts’ Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 21. Festivities at this free event are open to the public, and from 10am to 4pm, visitors will delight in cultural dances, exhilarating martial arts demonstrations as well as traditional bites, themed crafts and so much more.
Hop on the BART, just minutes from Boulevard, or pack the family into your car and head to Jack London Square in Oakland for a fun-filled Lunar New Year event on Saturday, January 21. From 1pm to 3pm, you and your family can enjoy lion dancers, martial arts performances and fun giveaways. Not to mention, your kids will have the chance to craft their own bunny-themed crown, followed by a Year of the Rabbit photo opp. Making memories is effortless when Boulevard is home.
Let’s Get Musical
Show us those jazz hands! On Thursday, January 26, give your date night vibes a little boost with the musical stylings of vocalists from Jazz at Lincoln Center. This all-star combo will transport you through four decades of music, starting from the early blues of the 1920s to toe-tapping tunes from the early ’50s. Turn out to enjoy an uplifting twist on iconic singers, such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Billie Holiday. Get details on an evening brimming with the classics here—it’ll be one for the (chorus) books.
A Nod to Chinese Heritage
Celebrated for its extensive automotive collection and award-winning Spirit of the Old West gallery, Blackhawk Museum is back at it—this time, with an exhibit dedicated to Chinese culture, symbolism and history. The Into China display showcases one of the largest miniature models of the Forbidden City as well as replicas of the famed Terracotta warriors and
ornamental ceramics from the Ming and Qing dynasties. This is your chance to see a rich history unfold through porcelain artistry.
The New American Backyard
If you love Dublin as much as we do, then we’ve got news for you! Drop by Dublin Heritage Parks and Museums and enjoy a 10-acre park where preserved buildings from the 1850s tell the story of our beloved city’s early settlers. Self-guided tour brochures offer unique insights into Dublin’s storied past, and from February 2023 to August 2023, visitors will get a look at a never-before-seen exhibit. Discover how the city you call home became the well-connected haven it is today—drop by in February for a look at the first images of Dublin’s freeway intersections and residences.
Just because the holiday season has come to an end, doesn’t mean seasonal activities have to. Head over to Dublin Iceland for the family’s favorite winter activity—ice skating! Whether you’re looking to brush up on your skills, unleash your inner Michelle Kwan or get a little friendly competition going over a game of broomball, you’ll find it all right around the corner at Dublin Iceland.
Let’s Get Revving
Got the need for speed? Then you need Indoor Karting Dublin. Put that pedal to the metal and enjoy a high-octane yet family-friendly afternoon of indoor karting with your loved ones in an air-conditioned location. Post race, cool down in the coolest way possible—at the on-site arcade, where air hockey and billiards await!
And that’s the wonderful thing about life at this fresh, active community—your favorite ways to live it up are simply around the corner. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a family bike ride around Boulevard, settle in for a picnic at one of our fun-friendly pocket parks, watch your little ones enjoy imaginative play at the distinctive play structures at neighboring Don Biddle Community Park or venture into the surrounding areas—when you’re looking for a good time, the best options around are never too far from home.