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Wednesday, June 20

Free Movies on the Beach: 2018 Kick Off “The Lost Boys” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: 2018 Kick Off "The Lost Boys" | Santa Cruz

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. Each ...

Friday, June 22

“Music in the Park” 2018 Kickoff: Tony! Toni! Toné! | San Jose
Friday, June 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
"Music in the Park" 2018 Kickoff: Tony! Toni! Toné! | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2018 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The Motels | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The Motels | 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 15 ...

Saturday, June 23

24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come) You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come) – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...

Wednesday, June 27

Free Movies on the Beach: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" | Santa Cruz

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. Each ...

Friday, June 29

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk 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 15 ...

Tuesday, July 3

Morgan Hill | “Family Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2018
Tuesday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Amphitheater
Morgan Hill | "Family Fest" July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Fest | 2018
Downtown Morgan Hill comes together to celebrate Independence Day 2018 with their Patriotic Sing and Family Music Festival starting at 6 pm on July 3, 2018. The evening starts off with the 30th Annual Patriotic Sing, which begins at 6 pm at the Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphiteater with children ...

Wednesday, July 4

Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center
Morgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2018
Over 50,000 spectators are expected downtown for the largest and best old-fashioned hometown Parade in California, preceded by Annual Liberty Car Cruise which includes a display of over 100 hot rods, stock, military and classic vehicles on July 4, 2018. Starting at 5 pm, the public typically gathers on the north fields for ...
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose (The Alameda)
San Jose | Rose, White & Blue Parade | 2018
The Rose White and Blue Parade has been a much beloved annual event in the neighborhoods of the greater Rose Garden area of San Jose along The Alameda and this year celebrates the 11th Anniversary, making this the longest running parade in the history of ...
$1 Family Move Day: “The Nut Job 2” | CineMark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, July 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| Hayward Century Theater
$1 Family Move Day: “The Nut Job 2” | CineMark Summer Movie Clubhouse

From May 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. ...

Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*$10 Parking fee may apply; food is also available for purchase.
| Wilder Ranch State Park
Santa Cruz | Old Fashioned 1900s Independence Day Celebration | 2018
Travel back in time at Wilder Ranch State Park (located just 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1 on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to experience an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. Enjoy the celebration including a noon family parade, games, children’s crafts area, live big-band ...
Los Gatos | 4th of July Symphony & Picnic in the Park | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and beverages.
| Oak Meadow Park
Los Gatos | 4th of July Symphony & Picnic in the Park | 2018
The 2018 Los Gatos hometown Independence Day celebration offers fun for the whole family. Stay awhile and soak in the sun while listening to the patriotic sounds of the San Jose Wind Symphony. The day promises to be full of patriotic summertime fun for all. 11:00 am ...
Santa Clara | All City Picnic & 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Santa Clara | All City Picnic & 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza | 2018
Celebrate Independence Day at the All City Picnic at Central Park beginning at 12:00 pm with carnival games, face painting, jump houses and more for the kids and free recreational swimming at the International Swim Center. There will be plenty of food available for sale along ...
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Watsonville
Spirit of Watsonville: July 4th Parade | 2018
Celebrate Independence Day and Watsonville’s 166th Birthday with a 4th of July parade through downtown on it’s new start time at Noon. The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route ...
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Scotts Valley | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2018
Come celebrate July 4th in Scotts Valley. Join the Parade, flyover, fireworks,BBQ, live bands, games, petting zoo & much more. Advance tickets are $6. Tickets on July 4th will be $8 Kids 4 and under are free Please note that the activities & food are not included in price ...
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2018
Celebrating their 104th 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, 2018. 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Wednesday, July 4, 2018 ...
San Jose Giants Baseball & 4th of July Fireworks | 2018
Wednesday, 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 | 2018

The minor league San Jose Giants baseball club puts on a post-game 4th of July Fireworks show for 2018. The Giants, wearing special “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and caps, but more importantly, from anywhere near the stadium, you can watch the post-game fireworks show for ...

Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Gilroy High School
Gilroy | 4th of July Fireworks Salute | 2018
The City of Gilroy hosts their annual 4th of July Fireworks Display at Gilroy High School on Tenth Street on July 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm. In the previous years there were about 400 fireworks set off during a 20 minute display.

Friday, July 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, July 6 – 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 Boardwalk Concert: Rose Royce | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Rose Royce | 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 15 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 6 – 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, July 7

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Sunday, July 8

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Wednesday, July 11

Free Movies on the Beach: “Legally Blonde” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Legally Blonde" | Santa Cruz

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. Each ...

Thursday, July 12

Music in the Park: Toots & the Maytals | San Jose
Music in the Park: Toots & the Maytals | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2018 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Friday, July 13

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Smash Mouth | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Smash Mouth | 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 15 ...

Wednesday, July 18

Free Movies on the Beach: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" | Santa Cruz

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. Each ...

Friday, July 20

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Los Lonely Boys | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Los Lonely Boys | 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 15 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 20 – 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 ...

Wednesday, July 25

Free Movies on the Beach: “Hairspray” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Hairspray" | Santa Cruz

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. Each ...