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With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start penciling in local South Bay events on the calendar. Redwood City Summer Happenings feature a number of family friendly events for all ages. In addition, there are events for grown ups too.

Music on the Square: So Many Summer Happenings in Redwood City

Celebrate the 17th year of Music on the Square with FREE music for 14 weeks throughout the summer on Friday evenings (beginning on Friday, June 2)! There will be top-quality local and national musical performers — from rock and reggae, to Americana and much more. Music fans of all ages will enjoy the most popular summer concert series on the Peninsula! It’s all located on the Courthouse Square – known as the Community’s “Living Room”. And we all know the weather can’t be beat in the summer. Come down and spend Friday evenings on the Square in Redwood City! 

Reminder: glass bottled beverages are NOT allowed at events.

Library Learning Challenge

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Start by checking out Redwood City’s Summer Learning Challenge. It’s hosted by the Redwood Public Library. The challenge runs from June 1 – August 31. The library will host live performances for all ages througout the summer too! It is generously sponsored again by Friends of the Redwood City Public Library.

Summer Camps in Redwood City

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If you haven’t started yet, there are a lot of camps to keep the kiddos busy all summer long. We all want them out of the house, active and being social, right? For more on Redwood City’s camps and services, see the full directory.

Fourth of July: Independence Day Parade, Festival and Fireworks

Redwood City is the place to be for community events all summer long! On the 4th of July the Peninsula Celebration Association hosts the largest Independence Day Parade in Northern California. In conjunction with the parade in Redwood City, there is a wonderful festival and fireworks in the evening.

Redwood City Summer Happenings: Wednesday through Sundays are FREE

Redwood City is truly the place to be in the Bay Area Wednesdays through Sundays! Indeed, the FREE entertainment is all the rage every week throughout the summer! To help you organize your calendar, we put together a quick list to help you get out and about. 


Music in the Park 
June 21 – August 23
6 – 8 pm | Stafford Park

10 weeks of music variety. It’s also a great time for the entire family!


Movies on the Square
June 8 – Aug. 31
6 pm & 8:30 pm | Courthouse Square

Enjoy 14 weeks of big screen movies including six Bravemaker Film Fest Shorts – in stereo as well!


Music on the Square
June 2 – Sept. 1
6 – 8 pm | Courthouse Square

Enjoy 14 nights of music, fun and everything Downtown Redwood City has to offer too!

17th Annual Art on the Square
June 9, July 14, July 28 & August 25
5 – 8:30 pm | Courthouse Square

Adjacent to Music on the Square. ART on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more.


Kiwanis Farmers Market
April through November
8 am – 12 pm | 500 Block of Arguello Street Downtown

Of course it’s the oldest and the largest Farmers’ Market on the Peninsula!

Shakespeare in the Park
Sat. & Sun., Aug 12-27
6 pm | Red Morton Park

Celebrating 41 years – our relaxing outdoor setting provides an opportunity to see high quality, professional theater, free of charge.

Pub in the Park
June 3, July 15, Aug. 5, and Sept. 9
11 am – 4 pm | Red Morton Park

Nearby brews, live music, food trucks and, of course, lawn games.

Redwood Symphony
June 24, 2022
7 pm | Courthouse Square

Enjoy the world’s most beloved opera arias, big bands, and so much more!


Sounds of the Shores
June 11, July 23, and August 20 
5 – 7 pm |  Marlin Park

1 concert per month on the water’s edge. Of course, it includes a Food Truck on site!

​​Kids Rock!
June 11, July 23, and August 20
10 am – 12 pm | Courthouse Square

Because … Kids Rock! Children’s Bands + Inflatable Playland.

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