Summer Happenings

There’s something for everyone this summer on the Mid-Peninsula If you had a chance to hit Laurel Street in San Carlos during the past two Sunday mornings, you would see that much of the street had been transformed to an awesome Farmer’s Market. Beginning in June, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce made the great decision to host a year-round market, and one that brings together food, art, music, locally grown fruits and vegetables and much more.

The Sunday market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with streets remaining closed for preparations and clean-up from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. What a great way to shop local, and enjoy your community!

But that’s not all the San Carlos has in store for its residents this summer… In fact, many mid-Peninsula cities are taking advantage of the summer heat and planning some very enjoyable events for its residents. Here is a list of some of the summer’s attractions:

Belmont: The Belmont Park Boosters presents its Summer Concert Series each Sunday through July at the Twin Pines Meadow at Twin Pines Park, 1 Twin Pines Lane. Come and enjoy music, booths, face painting and light fare from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The first concert begins this Sunday, June 19 and the series runs through July 31.

Also on Sunday, come and enjoy the Belmont Farmer’s Market located in the South Caltrain Parking Lot at El Camino Real and O’Neil Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a year-round event, rain or shine.

Burlingame: Feel like catching a summer movie? Burlingame is hosting its Summer Movie Night Series at the Burlingame Public Library beginning on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the movie Diabolique. Come and see a free movie at the Burlingame Public Library, located at 480 Primrose Road.

Burlingame’s Music in the Park begins on July 3 at Washington Park, 850 Burlingame Ave. Come and enjoy a different band each week through July 31.

Don’t forget to check out the Burlingame Public Library’s list of ongoing summer fun events such as Harry Potter’s Birthday party on July 31, a Blacklight Party on July 8 and multiple story time events.

San Carlos: San Carlos has expanded its Farmer’s Market. Traditionally held on Thursdays from May to September, the new SUNDAY Farmer’s Market on Laurel Street will be a year-round event, rain or shine! Come to Laurel Street any given Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can rock out too this weekend with a special Sing & Swing Kids’ Concert held at Burton Park at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 18 with a performance by the Alphabet Rockers.

Beginning on July 8, the Friday Evening Concerts begin at Burton Park at 900 Chestnut St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each week a new band will perform. Concerts will take place every Friday through Aug. 12, 2016.

San Mateo: Beginning on June 23, the city of San Mateo presents its Central Park Music Series, a signature event for the city. Concerts will take place every Thursday night from June 23 through Aug. 18 with a line-up that will certainly entice the masses. The events are held at Central Park, 50 E 5th Ave., San Mateo.

The San Mateo libraries are also hosting a ton of family favorites this summer, hosting everything from toddler story time to bilingual story time to a Tween Scavenger Hunt and more!

Redwood City: Preparations are already underway for another amazing Fourth of July parade, party and fun-run in downtown Redwood City. For more information on the 78th annual event, go to

Hit the downtown Redwood City square for fun this summer – from movies to music, Thursdays and Fridays will be popping there! Each Thursday beginning on June 2 through Sept. 1, residents can enjoy a Movie on the Square at 8 p.m.

Beginning at 6 p.m., Fridays now through Sept. 2, residents are welcome to come and enjoy the Redwood City Music on the Square Series. Each event will host of different type of music for residents to enjoy.

On Sundays at Redwood Shores’ Marlin Park, residents can enjoy the Sounds of the Shores concert in the park, featuring a new band each time. Event dates are June 12 and July 17. Marlin Park is located at Neptune and Cringle drives in Redwood Shores. Events are two hours beginning at 5 p.m.

Come out on Wednesdays to Music in the Park at Stafford Park, located at King Street and Hopkins Avenue from June 15 through Aug. 17. A new band will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each week.

That’s not all Redwood City has to offer, check out its libraries for parties and story times, and the Sunday Kiwanis Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. to noon in the 500 block of Arguello.

Enjoy your community and the events it has in store for its residents this summer! We hope to see you out there!