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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 

2020 Special Events:

Friday Night Live 

Bossa Blue
Triton Museum - 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara
Friday, April 3, 2020, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Egg-Stravaganza - CANCELED

As of Tuesday, March 10, the City of Santa Clara is now implementing the County of Santa Clara’s mandatory order to cancel mass gatherings due to the growing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our county.

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

From 9 to 11 a.m., join us for Spring activities, community groups, Bunny photos, bounce houses and a Bunny trail for ages 2 & under and those with disabilities.

At 10 a.m. sharp, head over to the ball fields for an Egg Hunt for ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. We ask only children go into the hunt for ages 5-6 and 7-8. Bring your basket for Egg-cellent fun!

This event is free and open to all ages. The Egg Hunt and activities are geared towards children 8 and under. This event will take place rain or shine.


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

Sponsorship Packet (PDF)



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.

Schedule for the 2020 Season:

  • July 12 - The Hitmen (Live Oak Park)
  • July 17 - Orquestra Latin Heat
  • July 24 - Phil 'n the Blanks 
  • July 31 - Glory
  • Aug. 14 - Pop Fiction


Street Dance

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

From 6 - 9 p.m., stroll through Franklin Square to experience dancing, interactive art, face painting, delicious food and drinks, and a performance by local band, Neon Velvet.  



40th Annual 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.



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




Interested in sponsoring special events? Contact Tyler Freitas at

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