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The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department is proud to host a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For more information on any of the events, please call 408-615-3140 or email PRCustomerServe@SantaClaraCA.gov. 

 

Easter Egg Hunt

EGG-STRAVAGANZA

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd.
April 2020

 

Silicon Valley Barbeque event booths

 SILICON VALLEY BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPSSVBBQ

Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard
June 21 & 22, 2019
Friday, 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Kick off your summer by enjoying a variety of BBQ, beer and wine while watching BBQ pros compete for a BBQ Grand Prize. Also, live entertainment will provide hours of dancing and fun. 

 

Fireworks 4th of July

4TH OF JULY ALL CITY PICNIC & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Noon-10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with games, food, swimming from 12-5 p.m. Live entertainment will continue into the evening from 4:30-9:30 p.m., followed by a patriotic fireworks display. Bring your friends, blankets and lawn chairs.

Visit our 4th of July web page for the schedule: SantaClaraCA.gov/4thofjuly

 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

A family-friendly dance party featuring Bay Area bands in an outdoors, park environment. All concerts held at Central Park Pavilion (909 Kiely Blvd) unless otherwise noted. This series is sponsored by the Cultural Commission.

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Live Oak Park - Join Bay Area band, and Santa Clara favorite, The Hitmen to kick off the summer concert series. This concert is held at Live Oak Park (next to the Northside Library). 

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - Sizzle with Orquesta Latin Heat in this Friday night musical experience. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as the exhilarating rhythms are sure to get you on your feet.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. - Known for Disney Junior Nursery Rhymes, Genevieve Goings will be leading an energetic performance for the first children's centered Concert in the Park.

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - Take 2 will be bringing the horns and vocals for a dance party with all the contemporary and R&B chart toppers.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. - For the final Concert in the Park performance, bring your family and friends to dance your heart out with Livewire. Best known for their high-energy covers, Livewire performs all over the Bay Area.

 

STREET DANCE

Franklin Square- 1100-1300 Franklin Street
Friday, August 2, 2019 
6-9:30 p.m.

Stroll through Franklin Square to experience interactive art, face painting, delicious food and drinks, and dance your heart out to a performance by Bay Area band, The House Rockers.

 

Art and Wine Festival booths surrounding pond

SANTA CLARA ART & WINE FESTIVAL | Art & Wine Festival page

Central Park, 909 Kiely Boulevard 
September 14 & 15, 2019
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Santa Clara's most popular festival returns in 2019 with over 160 artists, local brews and wine, flavorful food, Kids Kingdom, Toddler Town and continuous live entertainment on three stages. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. 

PAVILION STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:15-11:15 a.m. Angelique Lucero – Singer/songwriter
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Daze On The Green – Classic Rock
1:30-3 p.m. Mustache Harbor – Soft Rock Explosion
3:45-6 p.m. The Spazmatics – 80’s Show Band

Sunday, September 15, 2019
10-11 a.m. Chandran Acoustic – Popular Cover Songs
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Cocktail Monkeys – Classic Rock & Contemporary Pop
1:15-2:30 p.m. Funky Latin Orchestra –  Funky Latin Jazz
3:15-5 p.m. Pop Rocks – Dance Party

 

Pumpkin Walk at Children's Halloween Party

CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY

Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Avenue
Santa Clara Teen Center, 2446 Cabrillo Avenue
October 31, 2019

For information about the event and volunteering, call 408-615-3760.

SANTA CLARA ICE AT CENTRAL PARK

Central Park, 969 Kiely Boulevard
Winter 2019

Visit santaclaraonice.com for daily schedule, rates, and more information.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

Various Dates/Locations
Visit http://santaclaraca.gov/government/board-commissions/cultural-commission for more information. Friday Night Live celebrates cultural diversity through a series of entertaining performances. All Friday Night Live performances are free and open to the public.


HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Central Park, 969 Kiely Boulevard
Friday, December 6, 2019
5-9 p.m.

 

Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring special events? Please email PRCustomerServe@SantaClaraCA.gov

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