September San Mateo Movies in the Park

Back in the hey-day, Bay Meadows played host to the wildly successful Movies in the Meadow where hundreds gathered for the GOOD Night Market + food truck round-up and beer garden with a movie after-show in Bay Meadows Park just past sunset. Popular food trucks such as El Sur, Red Sauce Meatballs and Curry Up Now lined the park while craft brews flowed in the pop-up beer garden under string lights. Entertainment kicked off with DJ music and some on-theme movie karaoke challenges for prizes and food truck gift cards, while lawn games included Hoola Hoops, volleyball and cornhole. Das Bus also rolled in for a fun photo booth to capture the evening. Guests loaded up on uniquely flavored popcorns and some booked the premium “seats” which included front row blanket spreads set-up for arrival. Local Bay Area makers, creators and artisans hosted their wares in a long row of tents selling everything from picnic blankets and pup fashion to fresh floral arrangements and bouquets of freshly spun cotton candy from Sugar and Spun.

San Mateo Night Market

San Mateo Movies in the Park

Get ready for the reimagined annual event as San Mateo Parks and Recreation presents the Movies in the Park series starting in September. Bring a blanket, chair, jacket, and enjoy the show on Friday nights in the open air! Admission is free and open to the whole community. Activities which include games and kids crafts start at 6:00pm with each movie beginning at dusk (around 7:30pm).

September 9 – “Luca” in Beresford Park
September 16 – “Encanto” in Dr. MLK Jr. Park
September 23 – “The Bad Guys” in Laurie Meadows Park
September 30 – “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” in Central Park

Food and drink sales are offered by Fletch’s Catering at 6pm each movie night. Cash, credit/debit cards accepted.

  • Hot Dog $5
  • Chicken Apple Sausage $6
  • Hot Link $6
  • Popcorn $2
  • Candy $1-$3
  • Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up, Water $2
  • Chips $2

On the hunt for more fall fun? Fall programs and classes are ready for registration! Visit to register and check out the Fall Activity Guide online at