Get Ready For San Mateo Summer Fun!
Check out this exciting line-up and get ready for a fun-filled summer. The San Mateo County Fair and the Central Park Music Series are tried and true favorites, while others such as the San Mateo Street Festival and Movies In The Meadow are new events that add more excitement. Here’s a round-up of fun events taking place in San Mateo!
San Mateo County Fair: June 6-14
Fun, affordable and family friendly! Summer fun kicks-off in San Mateo with the County Fair. From campy music and pig races to carnival rides, art exhibits and so much more the San Mateo County Fair offers big fun for kids of all ages. Spend the day or get your season pass for this event that seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Pre-sale tickets are available online through June 2nd at a discounted rate. Afterwards, the full price rate (which is still affordable at $10 for adult and $8 for kids over five) can either be purchased online or at the fairgrounds. Remember, carnival rides and games are not included in the price of admission. You’ll need to purchase a separate wristband for these activities.
Disaster Preparedness Day: June 6
Taking place as part of the San Mateo County Fair and sponsored by San Mateo County, the 11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day provides Fair attendees with an opportunity to learn what’s needed to prepare for a disaster. You’ll can prepare a disaster plan and emergency kit, learn about first-aid, hear from police, fire and emergency medical services, and participate in equipment demonstrations. Arrive before 11:00 AM to receive free parking and admission to the fair.
San Mateo Street Festival: June 20 & 21
For one weekend only, B Street in Downtown San Mateo between Baldwin and 6th Avenue, comes alive with musical and cultural performances, children’s activities, a vintage auto exhibition, food booths and street vendors selling their wares. The exciting San Mateo Street Festival, sponsored by the Downtown San Mateo Association and formerly known as SummerFest, is in its third year and a new stop along the Bay Area summer festival circuit. Set within vibrant Downtown San Mateo, the Street Festival brings many eclectic art and craft booths as well as a community stage where local performing groups such as Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Core Taekwondo, and a ukulele orchestra showcase the talent of our local community. The Street Festival is free and open to the public. It takes place from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Shop, dine and enjoy your day in Downtown San Mateo.
Central Park Music Series: Begins June 25th!
The Central Park Music Series continues to be the best way to spend a Thursday evening in San Mateo. Popular reggae band, Native Elements, kicks-off the series on Thursday, June 25th. The music continues each week through August 13th featuring a variety of lively music ranging from salsa, big band, blues, and country. Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic, and enjoy a fun-filled summer night in Central Park. Each performance takes place from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Movies in the Meadow: Returns July and August
Save the dates for “Movies in the Meadow” at Bay Meadows Park, July 18th and August 15th! Bring your friends and family for food trucks, your favorite vendors and, of course, classic films. More details coming soon!
Citywide Yard Sale: August 29th
REUSE * REDUCE * RECYCLE * RESELL
Partner with your neighbors and join this community event to reuse and recycle items you no longer need. New online sale registration and map will make it easier for you to post your unique sale items, search for treasures citywide and save the planet. Together we can do a lot! More information is coming soon.