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Special Events

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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 


Easter Egg Hunt


Central Park, 969 Kiely Boulevard
Saturday, April 20, 2019
9-11 a.m.

A free & family friendly celebration of springtime with activities, bunny photos and an egg hunt. This event is ideal for youth ages 7 and under. At 9 a.m., join us for pre-hunt activities including games, face painting, bounce houses, as well as a bunny maze for ages 2 & under and those with disabilities. At 10 a.m. sharp, head over to the ball fields for an egg hunt for ages 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8. We ask only children go into the hunt for ages 5-6 & 7-8. Bring your basket and head over for egg-cellent fun! 


Silicon Valley Barbeque event booths


Central Park, 969 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


Central Park, 969 Kiely Boulevard
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 5:30-9:30 p.m., followed by a patriotic fireworks display. Bring your friends, blankets and lawn chairs.



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 Orquestra 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.



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, 969 Kiely Boulevard 
September 14 & 15, 2019
Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 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. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:15-11:15 am Angelique Lucero – Singer/songwriter
11:45 am-1:00 pm Daze On The Green – Classic Rock
1:30-3:00 pm Mustache Harbor – Soft Rock Explosion
3:45-6:00 pm The Spazmatics – 80’s Show Band

Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:00-11:00 am MyST – Classic Favorites
11:30 am-12:45 pm Cocktail Monkeys – Classic Rock & Contemporary Pop
1:15-2:30 pm Funky Latin Orchestra –  Funky Latin Jazz
3:15-5:00 pm Pop Rocks – Dance Party


Pumpkin Walk at 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.


Central Park, 969 Kiely Boulevard
Winter 2019

Visit for daily schedule, rates, and more information.



Various Dates/Locations
Visit 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.


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



Interested in sponsoring special events? Please call Maureen Grzan-Pieracci, Recreation Supervisor, at 408-615-3190 or email

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