Special Events

The City of San Mateo hosts and supports a variety of special events throughout the year. Many, like Eggstravaganza, the Holiday Festival of Dance, National Night Out, and the Central Park Music Series, are long-standing traditions that help to build community and provide family-friendly fun for San Mateo residents. More recent events such as the Citywide Yard Sale, Bacon and Brew Festival, and San Mateo on Ice are growing in popularity and provide year-round activities for residents and visitors alike. 

In addition to these special events that bring out hundreds of people, smaller events are happening every day at our libraries, recreation centers, parks, in the downtown, and other great locations.

Check out our event calendar for current information about community events of all sizes!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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  3. Winter
  4. Spring

Central Park Music Series

A favorite summertime event happening each Thursday night from June through August in Central Park. Grab your friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy an evening of live music.

Citywide Yard Sale

Host your own yard sale or explore San Mateo while shopping for bargains. The Citywide Yard Sale is a win-win for all participants - helping residents resell items they no longer need, bargain hunters find unique treasures, and it's a great community builder too!

National Night Out

An event open to all residents and blocks within the City of San Mateo, this important event hosted by San Mateo's Police Department encourages San Mateo residents to meet their neighbors, build community, and work together for a safer neighborhood.