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Sunday, May 28

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2017
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2017

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders in the state on the famous Steamer Lane and ...

“Bethel Remembers” Memorial Day | San Jose
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bethel Church
Recognize the men and women who have bravely lost their lives in war at Bethel Church in San Jose from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The 2017 Memorial Day event includes: 11 am- 90 minute presentation (in the main auditorium) that includes: Honoring & Recognizing those who ...

Friday, June 2

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, June 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Sunday, June 4

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Tuesday, June 6

2017 Season Opening: $1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Tuesday, June 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 if purchased as bundle. Otherwise $1 per movie the day of the show
| CineArts at The Empire
2017 Season Opening: $1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Sunday, June 11

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, June 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Tuesday, June 13

$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Tuesday, June 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Friday, June 16

Free Beach Concert: Eddie Money | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Eddie Money | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, June 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, June 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, June 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Wednesday, June 21

Free Movies on the Beach: “The Lost Boys” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...

Friday, June 23

Free Beach Concert: Brian Howe | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Brian Howe | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Wednesday, June 28

$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, June 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “Back to the Future” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...

Friday, June 30

Free Beach Concert: Great White | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Great White | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Saturday, July 1

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Sunday, July 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Tuesday, July 4

San Jose | 4th of July Symphony & Fireworks Celebration | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Symphony & Fireworks Celebration | 2017
Celebrating their 102nd year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2017. The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately ...
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*Game tickets start at $12, but fireworks can be seen for free outside Municipal Stadium.
| San Jose Municipal Stadium
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2017

The minor league San Jose Giants baseball club puts on a post-game 4th of July Fireworks show for 2017. The Giants, wearing special “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and caps (with tickets as low as $12), but more importantly, from anywhere near the stadium, you can watch ...

Wednesday, July 5

Free Movies on the Beach: “Grease” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...

Friday, July 7

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

Free Beach Concert: Quiet Riot | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Quiet Riot | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Sunday, July 9

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, July 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Wednesday, July 12

Free Movies on the Beach: “Gremlins” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...

Friday, July 14

Free Beach Concert: Blue Öyster Cult | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Blue Öyster Cult | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Wednesday, July 19

Summer Movie Clubhouse “Hotel Transylvania 2” | $1 Movie Day
Wednesday, July 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
Summer Movie Clubhouse

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “Clueless” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...