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Our friends at the San Mateo Daily Journal maintain a comprehensive event calendar filled with activities for kids, families, and seniors. Check out https://www.smdailyjournal.com/calendar/ to see what's going on in the Peninsula!
"Rock The Block" Concert Series
September 1-29, 2023
Rock out for FREE and join the jam at the "Rock the Block" Concert Series! Relax, dine and dance under the stars to a different sound each week. North Block Plaza.
Sept. 1 KGO's Dan Ashley - Country, Americana & Rock n Roll
Sept. 8 Wild at Heart - New Country & Classic Rock
Sept. 15 The British Infection - Best of the Beatles
Sept. 22 Pure Ecstasy - Motown, R&B, Jazz, Soul & Top 40
Sept. 29 Momotombo SF Band - Latin Jazz & Rock
Location: North Block Plaza, Hillsdale Shopping Mall
Movies in the Park
September 8-29, 2023
Enjoy a night under the stars and watch a movie outdoors! Movies start at dusk (between 7:30-7:45pm). Enjoy activities by Mobile Recreation starting at 6:00pm! Popcorn, hot dogs, candy, and drinks will be available for sale starting at 6:00pm.
Find dates and locations at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3244/Movies-in-the-Park!
San Mateo’s Annual Bayfront Cleanup
September 23, 2023
Stop by anytime from 8-11:30 a.m. to help cleanup the bay and support our environment. Afterwards, we’ll be hosting our popular volunteer appreciation picnic with a BBQ, music, and prizes. It’s San Mateo's largest, longest-running volunteer shoreline cleanup event and brings community awareness to cleaning up and protecting our marine environment in the San Francisco Bay. In 2022 more than 630 volunteers collected 14 cubic yards of waste and 8 gallons of cigarette butts were collected from our shoreline, lagoon, and San Mateo Creek. The City is hoping for even more volunteers in 2023
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Ryder Park
Train Ride & Scavenger Hunt
September 23, 2023
All Aboard, Peninsula! and experience how riding climate-friendly transit can be sustainable and fun. The ride will start in Menlo Park on the Library Lawn with storytime, before riding Caltrain up to San Mateo, where attendees can disembark for a scavenger hunt and refreshments on B Street, the vibrant pedestrian mall in downtown. The adventure ends in San Francisco, where attendees can tour Caltrain’s electric trains that are planned to be in operation next year.
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street Menlo Park
Planning Commission – Draft General Plan 2040
September 26. 2023
At this meeting the Planning Commission will review the Strive San Mateo Draft General Plan 2040. The General Plan lays out the community’s vision for how our City will look, feel, and change over the next 20 years. Since 2018, we’ve been gathering community input, which has been incorporated into the final Draft General Plan. The Planning Commission will review the Draft General Plan and recommend any revisions needed.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Hybrid Format (remotely via Zoom and in person at City Hall Council Chambers),
330 W. 20th Avenue
The Fall Fest
September 30, 2023
Enjoy a wide variety of music, entertainment, local arts and street vendors, gastronomical delights, and family-friendly activities as you stroll down B Street. Craft beer and cider as well as a selection of local wines will be available for purchase to quench your thirst. The event is free and open to the public. It is expected to draw 5,000 + attendees from throughout the Bay Area.
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: B Street, San Mateo
Vitalant Blood Drive
October 2, 2023
Did you know that every blood donation has the potential to save the lives of 3 patients in need? You can help rebuild the blood supply to adequate levels as we continue to provide lifesaving blood to patients across Northern California. Be a lifesaver, please schedule an appointment today!
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Oak Room, San Mateo Main Library
Pink Patch Party
October 7, 2023
This is a FREE public event benefitting newly diagnosed Breast Cancer patients
and is hosted by the San Mateo Police Officers' Association! This event will feature a beer garden, bounce house, donut eating contest, raffles, live music, animals with the Human Society that you can pet, Police Dunk Tank, Police Vehicle Display, and drones and K9 Presentations!
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown San Mateo on B Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue
Dia de Los Muertos
October 14, 2023
This event is FREE and run by the San Mateo Police Activities League and The City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department. Highlights include Arts and crafts, an inflatable obstacle course, live music, dance performances, food for sale, craft vendors, a car show, and community booths!
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park
San Mateo Rotary Foundation 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk
October 22, 2023
The San Mateo Rotary Foundation Fun Run/Walk is back, and it's happening in October! Get ready to sweat it out and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts as they support our local community and provide four-year college scholarships. The SMRF hopes to see you there for a fantastic morning of exercise and inspiration. This event will be a roaring Rotary success with your help!
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Seal Point Park at Bay Trail
Boos on B Street & Trick or Treating
October 28, 2023
Join the City of San Mateo for carnival games, activities for the kids, crafts, and trick or treat through the Downtown businesses! Grab lunch first and head on over, or enjoy the event then grab dinner! Costumes are welcomed and are highly encouraged!This event is run by the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown San Mateo Association.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown San Mateo on the Pedestrian Mall (B Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue)
College of San Mateo – Farmers Market
Saturdays, dates TBD from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.College of San Mateo (1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.)
Summer and Spring Activity Guide
The San Mateo Public Library is offering virtual story times, lessons, workshops, and more!
Check out all of their daily activities using this link.