Come enjoy some lip-smackin' BBQ while rockin' out to live music at the annual King of the County BBQ Challenge. This unique event is held each year at the Martinez Waterfront Park Marina in June. Over this weekend, you will find live music playing from the Sound Stage as visitors are encouraged to try each of the unique barbecues served up from local competitors. From sweet to spicy, this festival is sure to have it all. So come taste what it has to offer, enjoy the fun and family-friendly atmosphere, and see who is crowned King of the County.
Dive in at Rankin
When it is hot outside, there is no cooler place to be than the Rankin Aquatic Center. Open from June through September, this aquatic center is best place in Martinez for safe family fun. You will find multiple pools and splash zones for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, so every member of the family is sure to have fun. This is also a great place for those looking to get active, as Rankin also offers water aerobics and lap swimming. And, for the kids that are still using those water wings, you can also sign up for swimming lessons throughout the year.