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Friday, July 21

Free Beach Concert: Eric Burdon & The Animals | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Eric Burdon & The Animals | 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 presents The Pool Party Ride!
Friday, July 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party presents The Pool Party Ride!

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 ...

Saturday, July 22

2017 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | San Jose
Saturday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena High School
2017 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | San Jose

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2017 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, July 22-23, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

“Shakespeare or Space Wars” Free Outdoor Theatre Mash-Up | Santa Clara
Saturday, July 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| City Plaza Park

Each year the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players travel the Bay Area with FluxWagon, their folding mobile stage. In 2017’s adventure, the Players can’t decide whether to tackle the high art tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” or that other popular tale of star-crossed destiny, “Star Wars: ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino
Saturday, July 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | Cupertino
Saturday, July 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Sunday, July 23

“Shiny Side Up” Bicycle Festival, Stunt Shows, DJ & Food Trucks | San Jose
Sunday, July 23 – All Day | Cost: $5 | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park

Shiny Side Up is one of the longest running Bicycle Shows in the United States. The Show continues to grow every year.
This show is put on for bicycle enthusiasts of all kinds, at Shiny Side Up you will find fully custom built bikes to original …

Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show | San Jose
Sunday, July 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5 | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show | San Jose

Shiny Side Up is California’s Premiere Bicycle Show. 2017 is their 10th Annual show. The bike show is open to all bicycles from Classics to Customs, please bring out whatever you have its all about having a good time.
Join them for 3 days of bike …

2017 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | San Jose
Sunday, July 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena High School
2017 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | San Jose

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2017 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, July 22-23, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Sunday, July 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Monday, July 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Tuesday, July 25

First Day Ticket Release: 49ers Training Camp Open Practice 2017 | Levi’s Stadium
First Day Ticket Release: 49ers Training Camp Open Practice 2017 | Levi's Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers will begin the celebration of its 71st anniversary at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, August 5, 2017, for a team practice and youth football exhibition. The event will provide The Faithful with their first opportunity to see the 2017 ...

Wednesday, July 26

Free Movies on the Beach: “Shrek” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 26 – 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 28

2017 Garlic Festival: Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair | Gilroy
2017 Garlic Festival: Summer's Ultimate Food Fair | Gilroy

Come and join the Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts garlic-lovers from around the world.
It is the “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair” — three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. Founded in 1979, this event is hosted by thousands of community …

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | 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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Friday, July 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
Friday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23.
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
July 28-29, …

Saturday, July 29

“State of the City” Bash: Family Fun Zone & Entertainment | Sunnyvale
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sunnyvale Civic Center

Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” on July 29, 2017.

Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation
Kids Zone activities
Live Entertainment
Local Food Trucks
And much more, check their site for update on other activities

44th Annual Roughwater Swim | Santa Cruz Wharf
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Santa Cruz Wharf
44th Annual Roughwater Swim | Santa Cruz Wharf

Recently named by the World Open Water Swimming Association as one of America’s Top Open Water Swims, this one-mile swim around the historic Santa Cruz Wharf attracts ocean swimmers from all over Northern California and it’s happening on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Starting on Main Beach …

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | San Jose
Saturday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| St. James Park (San Jose)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Saturday, July 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Sunday, July 30

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Sunday, July 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Tuesday, August 1

Neighborhood National Night Out: Free Food, Photo Ops & Demos | San Jose
Tuesday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Seven Trees Community Center
Neighborhood National Night Out: Free Food, Photo Ops & Demos | San Jose

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
Please join them at the Seven Trees Community Center for this family-friendly community event with free food, games, cool photo ops, science demonstrations …

Wednesday, August 2

Free Movies on the Beach: “Ghostbusters (1984)” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, August 2 – 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. ...

Thursday, August 3

Music in the Park: Soul Superstar Brenton Woods | San Jose
Music in the Park: Soul Superstar Brenton Woods | San Jose

Soul legend Brenton Wood brings his hits to Music in the Park. Beloved songs including “Gimme Little Sign” and “The Oogum Boogum Song” will have you wanting to grab your high-heeled boots and your hip-hugger suit. Opening acts are San Jose’s own Isaiah Pickett, with …