San Carlos, CA

Events

We host a variety of annual and seasonal community events throughout the year. Details about family friendly happenings are posted as available. For general questions about community events, please contact events@cityofsancarlos.org or call (650) 802-4129.

Thank you to our Partner Sponsor The Parks & Recreation Foundation of San Carlos for generously supporting our community events.Parks and recreation Foundation of San Carlos logo

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  • Fall Events

Art & Wine Faire

October 12 & 13, 2024
Don't miss the Peninsula's favorite Fall celebration! Gather with friends and family to enjoy 150+ artists, beer and wine, food, and entertainment on three stages!

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  • Year-Round Events

Community Blood Drive with Stanford Blood Center

Don't miss this opportunity to be a hero in your community! Sign up now for the Stanford Blood Center Community Blood Drive. Together, we can save lives, one donation at a time. Read More
  • Summer Events

Community Movie Nights

2024 Dates TBD
Come out to Flanagan Field at Burton Park for FREE outdoor family movies. Bring your own snacks, lawn chairs, and blankets. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 8:30 p.m.
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  • Spring Events

Day Of Service

April 21, 2024
San Carlos Day of Service is a one-day celebration of our wonderful city through acts of community service.
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  • Summer Events

Family Campout

August 9-10, 2024
Pitch a tent and camp under the stars in Burton Park! This is a great way to gather with friends and enjoy a variety of activities including crafts, field games, s'more roasting, and a movie at dusk!
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Fitness in the Park

Ready... Set... Get fit!
Fitness in the Park offers free fun and upbeat classes in Burton Park.
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  • Fall Events

Goblin Walk

October 25, 2024
It's the spookiest time of the year, when the tiniest ghouls and ghosts haunt Downtown San Carlos in search of candy!
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  • Year-Round Events

HarringTunes

2024 Dates TBD
Join us downtown for a casual afternoon of music and chess in Frank D. Harrington Park!
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  • Winter Events

Holiday Workshop

2024 Date TBD
Sign up with your child (Ages 4-10) and help them create unique, one of a kind, holiday gifts for their loved ones!
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  • Spring Events

Hometown Days

May 18 & 19, 2024
Don't miss the Saturday morning Parade downtown, the Sunday Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast, the Pet Parade, and weekend-long activities and entertainment in Burton Park!
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  • Event Applications

Host a Block Party

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  • Summer Events

Music in the Park

Friday evenings, June to August, 2024
Music in the Park concerts bring the community together to enjoy the summer weather, great music and the outdoors. These events are free to the public.
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  • Winter Events

Night of Holiday Lights

December 1, 2023
Spread holiday cheer with friends and family downtown! Enjoy games, treats, live performances, and best of all - snow!
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  • Summer Events

Pride in the Park

June, 2024
Celebrate inclusivity and show support for our LGBTQ+ community with music, resources, performances, and group art projects!
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  • Spring Events

Public Safety Fair

March 10, 2024 *DATE CHANGE*
Your family will learn important information about preparing for a disaster and staying safe in San Carlos, and explore a variety of public safety equipment like firetrucks and patrol cars.
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  • Year-Round Events

San Carlos Farmers' Market

Year-Round, Sundays
Fresh produce and flowers, amazing specialty foods, and talented local artists gather to sell their wares on Laurel Street. A perfect Sunday!
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  • Fall Events

Spooky Streets! Halloween Decorating Contest

October, 2024
Spooky San Carlans can enter this contest to see if their home or business is the best decorated of the Halloween season!
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  • Winter Events

Thursday Night Lights

Shop small this fall!  Join us for four weeknights of festive shopping, caroling, and community spirit. Presented in partnership with Chamber San Mateo County.

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