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 PRCustomerServe@SantaClaraCA.gov. 

2020 Special Events:

Santa Clara on Ice at Central Park

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. Open Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 to Monday, January 20, 2020. For daily schedule, rates and parties, visits santaclaraonice.com


Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd.
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9 - 11 a.m. 

Check back in early March for more information! 

Silicon Valley BBQ Championship | SVBBQ

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd.
Friday, June 19, 2020, 4 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10 a.m. - 6 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. 

4th of July - All City Picnic & Fireworks Extravaganza

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd.
Thursday, July 4, 2019, Noon - 10 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with games, food, swimming from noon - 5 p.m. Live entertainment will continue into the evening from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m., followed by a patriotic fireworks display. Bring your friends, blankets and lawn chairs.

For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/4thofjuly

Concerts in the Park 

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. Check back in mid-2020 for the upcoming concert dates.

Street Dance

Franklin Square, 1100 - 1300 Franklin St.
Friday, August 7, 2020, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Check back in early July for more information! 

40th Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival

Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. 
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Santa Clara's most popular festival returns in 2020 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. 

Check back in Spring for more information!

Children's Halloween Party

Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Ave.
Santa Clara Teen Center, 2446 Cabrillo Ave.
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Check back in early October for more information! 

Holiday Tree Lighting

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event
Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
5 - 9 p.m.

Friday Night Live

Various Dates/Locations
Friday Night Live celebrates cultural diversity through a series of entertaining performances. All Friday Night Live performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/culturalcommission


Interested in sponsoring special events? Contact Tyler Freitas at TFreitas@SantaClaraCA.gov.

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