Fill Your Summer Social Calendar
Summer has landed in San Mateo and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine, some live music, movies in the park, and all the summer produce you can handle. We’ve rounded up a few summer activities to get on your social calendar. And remember, if you’re looking to stay closer to home with your own summer fun, you have 18-acres of rambling open space at Bay Meadows, right outside your door at The Morgan.
Downtown San Mateo. Sway to the sounds of local bands during the Central Park Music Series every Thursday evening. This signature summer event brings you free live music in San Mateo including Flambeau, Stung, Electric Rodeo, Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, Department of Rock, and Bud E. Luv Orchestra. Need more live music? Venture a little further to Belmont on Saturdays for a Summer Concert Series in Twin Pines Park or to Redwood City for Music in the Park each Wednesday. Mark your calendars for the return of the popular September Nights on B Street event series on September 7 + 14 with free music and entertainment for the whole family. Grab take-out from a local restaurant and join outdoor pop-up dining in Downtown San Mateo on B Street in the pedestrian malls between First and Third Avenues. The street will be transformed into an outdoor dining pavilion featuring tables and chairs beneath the twinkle lights. Movie Nights also return in September. Enjoy a night under the stars and watch a movie outdoors starting at dusk.
Mosey to the Farmers Market. Summer produce is calling your name! Shop seasonally and fresh each Saturday from 9am to 1pm (year-round) at the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market located at 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard. Keep an eye out for peaches, cherries, apricots, summer squash, onions, leafy greens, local honey, citrus, and so much more. 25th Avenue San Mateo Farmers Market is also back Tuesdays 3-7pm running through October 24. Greet the growers and find summer greens, summer squash, and cucumbers to cherries, peaches, and berries. Find prepared foods, baked goods, and more, too.
Hillsdale Happenings. Spark your summer excitement at Pinstripes during “Stars & Strikes”, taking place from through July 9. Sweat it out as CycleBar San Mateo hosts a Summer Fitness Festival on July 22 eaturing local vendors, live fitness classes, and more. Later in summer, Hillsdale Blvd plays host to a Classic and Custom Car Show on September 2 and the San Mateo Police Activities League brings a Back to School Event with two weekends of activities promoting wellness and sportsmanship on September 23 + 30.
Coyote Point Area. Swing into the weekend with live music, a food truck, animals and fun at CuriOdyssey’s First Friday Nights on the first Friday of every month, from 5 pm until 8 pm, where parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey, on July 7, August 4 + September 1. Join the next Sensory Sunday on July 23. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around Coyote Point Park looking at the abundant shorebirds and hopefully, some fall migrants during the Bird Walk on September 20.
San Mateo Event Center. The Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA) returns with its annual and extremely popular Bay Area Aloha Festival on August 12, featuring a full day of fun and family-friendly activities, arts & crafts, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander food vendors, community booths, Lei-making workshops, ukulele classes, candy lei-making, Lomi Lomi Massages, traditional net-making, and much more. The Bay Area’s largest reptile extravaganza returns on August 19-20, bringing thousands of live Reptiles, Amphibians, and invertebrates for sale and on display at the San Mateo Reptile Expo. Fun for the whole family with free kids activities and opportunities to interact with lots of cold blooded creatures. Also this summer, the International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to the center on July 14-16 where you can shop directly from wholesalers & manufacturers.
Every day at The Morgan at Bay Meadows is another opportunity to explore what San Mateo and the San Francisco Peninsula has to offer— all nestled under 360 days of sun conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose. Follow our neighborhood social channels @baymeadowslife on Instagram and Facebook.