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Friday, June 22

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Friday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association as the second largest BBQ championship on the West Coast, the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship is back for another year. 7th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 22-23, 2018 – Friday | 4-10 pm – Saturday | 10 am to 7 pm Central Park, ...

“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

Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose

Lululemon Athletica invites you to free Summer Yoga sessions every Saturday morning now through September at Park Valencia across from Left Bank Brasserie. Bring your mat and enjoy a free, outdoor morning workout. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and class begins at 9 am.

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association as the second largest BBQ championship on the West Coast, the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship is back for another year. 7th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 22-23, 2018 – Friday | 4-10 pm – Saturday | 10 am to 7 pm Central Park, ...

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 …

2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay

Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival …

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free. but an RSVP is requested.
| Murdock Park
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park

You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic and the last hoorah before they head for the desert at this South Bay and East Bay joint picnic on June 23, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
This is a get-together is for the entire community, and they’re …

Sunday, June 24

Kathy Aoki’s “#WishYouWereHere” Hello Kitty Monument Exhibit | San Jose
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Kathy Aoki's "#WishYouWereHere" Hello Kitty Monument Exhibit | San Jose

With her iconic pink bow, anthropomorphic cat figure, and set of exactly six whiskers, it is hard to not recognize Hello Kitty when you see her. The ever cute and wildly popular Sanrio character can be found on almost any consumer product, including notebooks, lunch boxes, …

Tuesday, June 26

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” | AMC Saratoga
Tuesday, June 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Saratoga
Free Sneak Preview Movie: "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" | AMC Saratoga

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,”.  American action crime thriller, a sequel to the 2015 film Sicario.
>> Unfortunately, they have reached the RSVP limit and the guestlist is now closed.
Free Film Screening: Sicario: Day of the Soldado
June 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm
AMC Saratoga
RSVP …

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 ...

Saturday, June 30

RSVPs Open for July: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, June 30 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for July: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

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 …

Aptos | World’s Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2018
Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2018

Billed as “The World’s Shortest Parade” at just two city blocks, this small town parade has enough pageantry to last two hours on July 4, 2018.
Last year, the 0.6 mile parade meant the city of Aptos (a town just east of Santa Cruz along the Pacific) celebrated the 4th of …

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 …

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 …

Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2018
Roaring Camp | Old-Timey 4th of July Celebration | 2018

Roaring Camp Railroads hosts old-timey Fourth of July activities in the Santa Cruz Mountains on July 4, 2018.
Each year this historic railroad camp, which features two narrow-gauge railroads, hosted a fun-filled day of games, live music and an all-American barbecue.
Details are very sparse for 2018. In past years …

Milpitas | Red, White & Blue 4th of July Pool Party | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Space may be limited at times due to pool capacity.
| Milpitas Sports Center
Milpitas | Red, White & Blue 4th of July Pool Party | 2018

Milpitas celebrates Independence Day 2018 with a day full of water fun and an evening of fireworks on July 4, 2018.
“Waving the Red, White & Blue” Pool Party
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 1-4 pm | FREE Admission
Get wet and wild on the 4th with music, games, fun, …

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 …