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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. Downtown Farmer's Market

    May 5 - November 10 @ San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John

    Every Friday (starting on May 5), the San Pedro Square will transform into a marketplace full of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables. People of all ages are welcomed to attend.

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  2. Its Happening Spring/Summer in Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    May 26 - August 30 @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    Step outside of your office and take a stroll to the beautiful Plaza de Cesar Chavez to grab a bite from the local food trucks during lunch. Enjoy the warm weather in downtown San Jose by sitting at the tables and chairs, relaxing on the lush green grass, or simply starting a game of cornhole or ping pong with colleagues and friends.

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District 2

  1. D2 PB Round 2 Reception: Celebrate winning projects

    August 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Los Paseos Elementary School

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  2. D2 Movie Night at Ramac Park

    August 25, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Ramac Park

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  3. SERGIO'S OFFICE HOURS: Come have a conversation with your Councilmember!

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Santa Teresa Library Study Room A

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  4. D2 Movie Night at La Colina Park

    August 30, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ La Colina Park

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District 9

  1. Celebrate Cambrian Festival

    August 27, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Camden Community Center

    Councilmember Donald Rocha & Camden Community Center present Celebrate Cambrian, a free family festival. Join the community for a day the whole family can enjoy. Celebrate Cambrian features live music, entertainment, local food, bounce houses, a slide and obstacle course, 40+ resource booths, a photo booth, children's games, crafts, and more. First 1,000 attendees can snag a free t-shirt by visiting the District 9 booth. Join your neighbors, local businesses, and community leaders at this annual event!

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Economic Development

  1. CityDance San José

    August 24, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

    Every Thursday evening starting on August 24 through October 12, 2017 walk over after work to Plaza de Cesar Chavez for an evening of socializing, music and dancing. With live bands and professional dance instructor to teach the fine points of the evening's dance style, you can tune your skills, learn something new, or just show off. A beer garden and food trucks make the evening complete. What should we do after work? CityDance San José is free and open to the public!

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  2. Italian Family Festa

    August 26, 11:00 AM - August 27, 8:00 PM @ History San Jose

    The Italian Family Festa, now in its 37th year, is the premier signature event of the Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF). The members of the IAHF are proud to bring you this lively event as a way to share our Italian heritage with you. Every year a dedicated volunteer planning team of 25 people come together make the Festa come alive. Each year they seek out new and creative ideas to keep the Festa fun, fresh, relaxing and to provide a truly cultural experience to the community. It is their passion, time and dedication that brings the Festa to life each year. So come join us for a weekend of music, food, culture, bocce, wine tasting, kid’s activities, artesian vendors, and more.

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  3. CityDance San José

    August 31, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

    Every Thursday evening starting on August 24 through October 12, 2017 walk over after work to Plaza de Cesar Chavez for an evening of socializing, music and dancing. With live bands and professional dance instructor to teach the fine points of the evening's dance style, you can tune your skills, learn something new, or just show off. A beer garden and food trucks make the evening complete. What should we do after work? CityDance San José is free and open to the public!

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Housing

  1. Meeting to discuss San José's Draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations

    August 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Educational Park Branch Library

    The Housing Department is pleased to announce that the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations are available for public review and comment. The 30-day comment period will run from August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017. Over the past two years, the San José community has been engaged in a discussion regarding the Apartment Rent Ordinance and its role within our community. After gathering input from the community and receiving direction from the City Council, a draft ARO is ready for public review. The draft ARO includes language regarding several important issues including: • Annual General Increase • Capital Improvements • Petitions Filed by Tenants and Landlords • Hearing Process The Housing Department is hosting three community meetings (8/24, 8/31 & 9/14) to discuss the draft ARO. Attendance is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft ARO and to understand potential changes for landlords and tenants of rent controlled apartments.

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  2. Meeting to discuss San José's Draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations

    August 31, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ San José City Hall Wing Rooms

    The Housing Department is pleased to announce that the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations are available for public review and comment. The 30-day comment period will run from August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017. Over the past two years, the San José community has been engaged in a discussion regarding the Apartment Rent Ordinance and its role within our community. After gathering input from the community and receiving direction from the City Council, a draft ARO is ready for public review. The draft ARO includes language regarding several important issues including: • Annual General Increase • Capital Improvements • Petitions Filed by Tenants and Landlords • Hearing Process The Housing Department is hosting three community meetings (8/24, 8/31 & 9/14) to discuss the draft ARO. Attendance is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft ARO and to understand potential changes for landlords and tenants of rent controlled apartments.

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Main Calendar

  1. Downtown Farmer's Market

    May 5 - November 10 @ San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John

    Every Friday (starting on May 5), the San Pedro Square will transform into a marketplace full of fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables. People of all ages are welcomed to attend.

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  2. Its Happening Spring/Summer in Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    May 26 - August 30 @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    Step outside of your office and take a stroll to the beautiful Plaza de Cesar Chavez to grab a bite from the local food trucks during lunch. Enjoy the warm weather in downtown San Jose by sitting at the tables and chairs, relaxing on the lush green grass, or simply starting a game of cornhole or ping pong with colleagues and friends.

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  3. Senior Safari Walkabout at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    August 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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One Day Volunteer Events

  1. Volunteer for our Open Streets Event: Viva CalleSJ

    August 11, 6:00 AM - September 17, 6:00 PM

    Viva CalleSJ is back for a third event and is looking for dynamic volunteers! ***Viva CalleSJ is a free program that temporarily closes miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before! ***Volunteer before-- or on the date of the event-- Sunday, September 17, 2017 ***Whether you want to spread the word about Viva CalleSJ, help with setup and tear-down, patrol the route, or monitor an intersection - we need you! ***To join as a volunteer, check out our eventbrite page below to register for an available shift. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-streets-event-volunteer-opportunities-tickets-35189355309 ***To learn more about the event, visit our website at http://www.vivacallesj.org ***For questions about the program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Chamberlain, at amy.chamberlain@sanjoseca.gov.

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  2. Houge Park Volunteer Clean-Up!

    August 27, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Houge Park

    It's still summer and there are lots of neighbors and friends enjoying the park! Please help us add a bit of shine and shimmer to this active outdoor place! +++Tools and training provided! +++Families are encouraged to volunteer together! +++Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a filled water bottle. +++No need to RSVP--come meet us near the big, green Volunteer Truck, near the tennis courts!

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Senior Safari Walkabout at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    August 24, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  2. ¡Viva Parks! Community Event

    August 24, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    ¡Viva Parks! is a series for FREE public events focused on health and wellness resources, physical activities, and community engagement. Weekly activities vary from park to park, but may include: Zumba and fitness boot camps, zorb races and climbing wall, hay wagon (Emma Prusch only), free roller skating (Roosevelt Only), healthy food demos, bounce houses, cultural arts performances, pop-up soccer, skate competitions, community resources, physical fitness. Please download the full summer schedule to see which park will be having a Viva Park event this summer.

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  3. Almaden Graffiti Night Show-N-Shine Car Show

    August 25, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Almaden Lake Regional Park

    SHOW-N-SHINE OPEN TO ALL PRE-1980 CUSTOM CARS, CLASSIC CARS, HOT RODS, ANTIQUE VEHICLES, LOWRIDERS & TRADITIONAL CRUISERS Almaden Lake would like to welcome you to our 2nd Annual Graffiti Night Classic Car Show! This year the event will be taking place on August 25th from 6-9pm. The car show will be solely focused around your favorite timely, vintage, and one-of-a-kind classics while featuring food trucks and music for the entire family. To participate, please register online at sjregistration.com . The pre-registration fee is $15 and ends Aug. 20th; registration increases to $20 after. All participants will receive a giveaway and be entered to win prizes in our raffle! *Space is limited, so if you were interested in participating with your local car club please make sure to register as soon as possible AND include the car club name in the notes during registration; we will try our best to reserve spaces together*

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  4. Friday Night Concert Series in St. James Park

    August 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ St. James Park

    Enjoy a free concert at St. James Park every Friday through September. 7/7: Mason Razavi with Amy Dabalos 7/14: Primary Colors with Nate Pruitt and Rick Vandivier 7/21: Hogan Bros. 7/28: Isaiah 8/4: Jessica Johnson 8/18: the iLLiance 8/25: TBD 9/1: Kenya B Experience 9/8: Super Soul Bros. 9/15: The Sextones 9/22: TBD 9/29: TBD *Performances subject to change. Please refer to http://sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/69233 for the most up-to-date information.

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  5. ¡Viva Parks! Community Event

    August 29, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    ¡Viva Parks! is a series for FREE public events focused on health and wellness resources, physical activities, and community engagement. Weekly activities vary from park to park, but may include: Zumba and fitness boot camps, zorb races and climbing wall, hay wagon (Emma Prusch only), free roller skating (Roosevelt Only), healthy food demos, bounce houses, cultural arts performances, pop-up soccer, skate competitions, community resources, physical fitness. Please download the full summer schedule to see which park will be having a Viva Park event this summer.

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  6. ¡Viva Parks! Community Event

    August 31, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    ¡Viva Parks! is a series for FREE public events focused on health and wellness resources, physical activities, and community engagement. Weekly activities vary from park to park, but may include: Zumba and fitness boot camps, zorb races and climbing wall, hay wagon (Emma Prusch only), free roller skating (Roosevelt Only), healthy food demos, bounce houses, cultural arts performances, pop-up soccer, skate competitions, community resources, physical fitness. Please download the full summer schedule to see which park will be having a Viva Park event this summer.

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Planning

  1. PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT 21 NORTH 21ST STREET, Community Meeting, SP17-027

    August 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Transportation

  1. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND WALK + BIKE WORKSHOP

    August 31, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cambrian Branch Library

    This community workshop will offer you an opportunity to learn about Vision Zero, and share your input on traffic safety along the Priority Safety Streets in your neighborhood (see highlighted streets on the map shown below). Please join us to share your ideas on improving traffic safety and learn how to make walking, biking, and driving safer for seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, and all other community members. The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first part will cover general traffic safety education and discussion. The second part, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a sample traffic safety Walk + Bike Assessment on Hillsdale Avenue.

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