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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. 2019 Downtown Farmers Market

    July 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and Saint John

    Discover the freshest in local fruits, vegetables and other delights at the outdoor market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays from May to November in San Pedro Square between Santa Clara and St. John streets.

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  2. Music in the Park 2019

    July 19, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

    Known as the longest outdoor music festival in San Jose Downtown’s history, Music in the Park showcases a variety of concerts at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. This year, the festival will feature a four-day series of concerts.

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  3. Northside Night Markets at Backesto Park

    July 20, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Backesto Park

    Spend your SATURDAY + SUMMER + EVENINGS at San José's Backesto Park with the brand new Northside Night Market event series! Taking place Every Saturday from 5 PM to 9 PM at the beloved Backesto Park (651 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112). All ages welcomed! Featuring super tasty savory food trucks (different each week), delicious ice cream, live music performances by some of San José's best rising artists, local retail & art vendors and special theme nights. A perfect destination for a summer evening stroll or a bike ride or walking your dog however there is also plenty of free street parking in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

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  4. 2019 Downtown Farmers Market

    July 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and Saint John

    Discover the freshest in local fruits, vegetables and other delights at the outdoor market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays from May to November in San Pedro Square between Santa Clara and St. John streets.

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  5. Northside Night Markets at Backesto Park

    July 27, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Backesto Park

    Spend your SATURDAY + SUMMER + EVENINGS at San José's Backesto Park with the brand new Northside Night Market event series! Taking place Every Saturday from 5 PM to 9 PM at the beloved Backesto Park (651 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112). All ages welcomed! Featuring super tasty savory food trucks (different each week), delicious ice cream, live music performances by some of San José's best rising artists, local retail & art vendors and special theme nights. A perfect destination for a summer evening stroll or a bike ride or walking your dog however there is also plenty of free street parking in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

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Environmental Events

  1. Food Service Technology Center & Santa Clara County Health Department - Healthy Cooking Class: Meal Planning & Induction Cooking

    July 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seven Trees Community Center

    A healthy meal starts with what you're cooking with! Jumpstart your healthy lifestyle with the right ingredients, recipes, and cooking appliances. This class covers the benefits of meal planning and cooking with induction. Our professional chef will share tips and tricks with a live demo of a healthy recipe -- rosemary lemon chicken with vegetables. Not convinced of the benefits of induction? After the class, check out an induction cooktop and cookware to test at home. This FREE class is brought to you by the City of San Jose's Environmental Services Department in partnership with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and the Food Service Technology Center.

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  2. Passive House California - Passive House Retrofits

    July 24, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Environmental Innovation Center

    Retrofitting of existing buildings is a central component of the climate action plan of virtually every city in North America. This course will emphasize the selection of energy conservation measures and phasing these measures over time, while the building is occupied. Topics covered: Passive House EnerPHit, roof insulation, airtightness measures, EIFS and sheathing at exterior or rainscreen system, PH certified windows, heating and cooling, VRF’s, high performance ventilation, ERV’s, lighting and more. Learn multiple strategies to meet the Passive House EnerPHit criteria.

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  3. Composting Basics Workshop

    July 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Guadalupe River Park

    Turn your leaves, yard trimmings and kitchen scraps into a nutrient rich soil amendment. Both green waste and worm composting will be covered.

    Workshops are brought to you by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County and the City of San José. Funded by the cities and the County of Santa Clara.

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One Day Volunteer Events

  1. Park Clean-Up! Work Teams & Individuals Invited!

    July 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Guadalupe Community Garden

    Many hands make light work! We'll be cleaning up the trash from the park--big items and small! Then we'll focus on some landscaping tasks to make the park clean and welcoming! +++Bring your work group and spend a few hours building your community! +++This is a great opportunity for teens to earn community service hours! +++Individuals are invited to come meet other like-minded residents! Make your Tuesday morning, matter! All tools and supplies will be provided by the City of San Jose's: Volunteer Management Unit *Please wear closed-toe shoes *Bring a filled water bottle *A hat and sunscreen are recommended

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    July 16, All Day @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    Save 50% on admission and get discounted parking during Half Price Days at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Enjoy a day full of rides, entertainment, animal meet-and-greets, and more for half the price. For more information, please visit www.happyhollow.org.

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  2. Brew at the Zoo (Age 21+)

    July 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    Tickets for Brew at the Zoo are now available. Silicon Valley Beer Week officially kicks off at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo with "Brew at the Zoo," presented by The Beerwalk and Metro. Enjoy live music in the Crooked Meadow and a summer-only Jungle Adventure exhibit. Sample honey and more as you roam the Park & Zoo, exploring 40 breweries from the Bay Area and beyond. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

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  3. Senior Safari at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    July 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    It’s the return of Senior Safari! Adults age 50+ are invited to take over the park and zoo — no kids allowed! — for a spectacular morning of animal encounters, activities and tours. Admission and parking are free from 9–10 a.m. For more information, visit www.hhpz.com.

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Planning

  1. Proposed General Plan Amendment at 4070 Williams Road Community Meeting. Project #GP19-001

    July 17, 6:00 PM @ San Jose City Hall Tower Room: T-332 (3rd Floor)

    File No. GP19-001 General Plan Amendment to change the Land Use Designation from Residential Neighborhood to Urban Residential on a 0.20-gross acre site.

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  2. Proposed General Plan Amendment on the West side of Diamond Heights Drive, approximately 200' southerly of Senter Road Community Meeting. Project #GP18-010

    July 17, 6:00 PM @ San Jose City Hall Tower Room: T-332 (3rd Floor)

    File No. GP18-010 General Plan Amendment to change Land Use Designation from Rural Residential to Residential Neighborhood for three properties on Diamond Heights Drive on a 4.6-gross acre site.

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  3. Proposed Conditional Use Permit at 529 Race Street Community Meeting. Project #CP19-013 & C19-013

    July 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Westminster Presbyterian Church Fireside Room

    File Nos. CP19-013 & C19-013 Conditional Use Permit to allow a private school (toddler through 12th grade) for up to 2,392 K-12 students, 352 daycare students and 275 faculty, to be constructed and occupied in four phases, including conversion of two office buildings (152,142-square feet), construction of four buildings, a sports field and other ancillary outdoor areas for a total of 454,718 gross square feet; and demolition of 5,500 square feet of existing office and approximately 151,600 square feet of warehouse space, on a 11.87-acre site on the northwest corner of Race Street and Parkmoor Avenue. This project would also involve the removal of approximately 50 ordinance-sized trees; and Rezoning from IP - Industrial Park to CIC - Combined Industrial Commercial.

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  4. Proposed Site Development Permit at 447 North First Street Community Meeting. Project #H19-019

    July 25, 6:30 PM @ Northside Community Center

    File No. H19-019 Site Development Permit to allow the demolition of the existing building and construction of a new six-story, 115-unit multi-family (with approximately 77% of the units designated as affordable) on an approximately 0.47-gross acre site.

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