Summer Events Heating up The Mission City — Something For Everyone

By Carter Fulhorst

Santa Clara’s Summer events kick off this Friday, June 23, with a Concert in the Park featuring the Fog City Swampers.

The Fog City Swampers have been touring Northern California since 2003, putting on high energy shows featuring classic hits of artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Led Zeppelin. It is sure to be a blast as attendees rock out to the classics in Central Park.

In less than two weeks, the entire family can enjoy the annual 4th of July celebration in Central Park, a hometown celebration that returned in 2022. There will be live entertainment, swimming, delicious food and carnival games for the kids. 

Other summer festivities include the Sunset Cinema’s presentations of “The Croods: A New Age” on Friday, July 28, at Warburton Park, 2250 Royal Dr., and “Minions: The Rise of Gru” on Friday, August 11 at Henry Schmidt Park, 555 Los Padres Blvd.

These two hilarious, kid friendly, movies will be projected “drive-in” style on screen. Family and friends are invited to bring blankets as they watch from the lawn. Movies are rated either G or PG, and will start promptly at 8:15 p.m.

On Friday, August 4, check out the Street Dance. From 6 to 9:30 p.m., stroll through Franklin Square, located at 1100-1300 Franklin St., for an evening of music, dancing, food, drinks and more. Enjoy an evening out and about in Santa Clara’s historic Old Quad, dancing the night away to live music, and enjoy delicious fare. Visit the Cultural Commission webpage for more information.

Finally, the 41st Annual Art & Wine Festival is coming. These two days of family fun feature something for everyone. Over 165 arts and crafts booths, delicious food, fine wine and ice-cold beer, live bands and community entertainment, a Kids Kingdom and much more. The event takes place throughout Central Park, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and September 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Let’s have a fun and safe summer as we gear up for all the Santa Clara City festivities!

Carter Fulhorst

Carter Fulhorst is an enterprising journalist and tech-marketing specialist, focused on how developing business trends create need for expansion of security software capabilities. Carter currently works with the City of Santa Clara where he grew up, and in addition to working with the citizens of Santa Clara on a daily basis, hopes to reinvigorate the historic downtown and re-establish a city community.

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