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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. Viva CalleSJ Summer 2019

    September 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Municipal Rose Garden, Naglee Avenue, The Alameda, Saint John St., 3rd Street, Jackson Street, and Backesto Park

    VivaCalle SJ is a free recreational program that closes miles of scenic San José streets. Come see what it’s like at our next event! VivaCalleSJ’s route will take participants through some of San José’s most eclectic and historic neighborhoods. The open street events brings people and communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the explore the city like never before! It is not a race, so you can start anywhere and have as much fun as you want, in either direction.

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  2. CityDance 2019 Series

    September 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez

    Dancers of all abilities are invited to enjoy a complete evening downtown of socializing, music and dancing to a variety of music genres.

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  3. 2019 Downtown Farmers Market

    September 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and Saint John

    Discover the freshest in local fruits, vegetables and other delights at the outdoor market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays from May to November in San Pedro Square between Santa Clara and St. John streets.

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Environmental Events

  1. Viva CalleSJ

    September 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ San Jose, California

    Viva CalleSJ is a FREE "open streets" event for one day the roads are opened to people and closed to cars. People traffic on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, or walking replaces car traffic and the streets become “paved parks” where people of all ages and abilities - as well as social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds - can come out and participate in recreational activities, social services, cultural events and food! We plan on providing our residents with an opportunity exercise and improve their health, as well as see what the communities of our city have to offer from a new perspective, enjoying the streets, neighborhoods and parks in San José. ESD will be at the "Arena Green Activity Hub" talking about Climate Smart and Recycle Right! Stop by for more information! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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  2. Info Session: FOG Digital Compliance for Restaurants and Food Service Establishments

    September 24, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ City Hall Tower, 7th Floor, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San José (validated parking available under City Hall on S. 6th St. – or plan your trip using VTA:

    The City of San José has announced a free online service that manages grease control device pump-outs records for Restaurants and Food Service Establishments in San José. This Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Digital Compliance solution, designed by the City’s vendor SwiftComply, will simplify maintenance records retention as well as allow businesses to remotely demonstrate compliance with section 15.14.650 of the San José Municipal Code. Learn more about this new online service.
    San Jose Restaurateurs are invited to meet with the San José FOG Control Team and SwiftComply to learn more about this service and how it will benefit your business as well as ask any questions.

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Viva CalleSJ “Parks to Roses”

    September 22, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Backesto Park, Japantown, Arena Green and the Rose Garden

    The City’s signature open streets event returns with a new route that includes Backesto Park, Japantown, Arena Green and the Rose Garden. For the sixth time, you’re free to bike, skate, wheel, walk, and play in the streets during Viva CalleSJ, a program proudly led by San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services which transforms six miles of open streets into the City’s largest urban park for the day. The event promotes social connectivity and health and wellness, while directly reducing carbon emissions. This year, you can also participate in the Run Viva CalleSJ 5K. Visit for event and 5K information.

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  2. Senior Safari at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    September 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    It’s the return of Senior Safari! Adults age 50+ are invited to take over the park and zoo — no kids allowed! — for a spectacular morning of animal encounters, activities and tours. Admission and parking are free from 9–10 a.m. For more information, visit

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  1. Proposed Planned Development Rezoning at 1661, 1663, 1665 Alum Rock Avenue Community Meeting. Project #PD18-016 & PDC18-021

    September 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mexican Heritage Plaza, Gallery Room

    Proposed Project File Nos. PD18-016 & PDC18-021 The purpose of this meeting is receive feedback from the public on the community amenities proposed by the developer with the project, in response to the preferences expressed by the public at the last community meeting on May 20, 2019. Planned Development Rezoning from CG General Commercial, CP Commercial Pedestrian, and R-2 Two-Family Residence Zoning Districts to a CP(PD) Zoning District to allow a new 6-story building with 123 residential units, 13,897-square feet of ground floor retail, and the removal of 6 ordinance-sized trees on a .92-gross acre site.

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  2. Proposed Community Identification Sign at Phelps Ave and Williams Road, Williams Road and Eden Ave, Payne Avenue and Phelps Avenue, & Eden Avenue and Payne Avenue Community Meeting. Project #CIS19-001

    September 26, 7:00 PM @ Action Day Primary Plus School

    File No. CIS19-001 Community Identification Sign to install four neighborhood entry markers along Eden Avenue within the public right-of-way at the following intersections: Phelps Ave and Williams Road; Williams Road and Eden Ave; Payne Avenue and Phelps Avenue; Eden Avenue and Payne Avenue.

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  1. Charcot Avenue Extension Over I-880 Project Community Meeting

    September 24, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Berryessa Branch Library

    The City of San José Department of Transportation is leading the effort to extend Charcot Avenue over I-880, from Paragon Drive to Oakland Road. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released on 8/27/19 for public review as part of the environmental clearance process. This meeting will be held to present the project background, provide a project update, and ask for your written comments about the draft EIR.

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