Annual Community Events
Fiesta De Artes
A tradition for over 25 years, the Fiesta is a venue for artisans, vintners, entertainers, and merchants to gather and celebrate with visitors from all over the Bay Area. The Fiesta dates for 2013 are: August 10th and 11th Information
Music in the Park
Music in the Park is an extremely popular summer series of free musical concerts held on Sunday afternoons. Ten performances of various musical styles are produced by Los Gatos Music & Arts each season.
Jazz on the Plazz
Jazz on the Plazz is a series of free world class jazz concerts produced by Los Gatos Music & Arts. Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in June, July and August at the Town’s historic centerpiece, Town Plaza.
Los Gatos Celebrates
the 4th of July
Los Gatos says "Happy Birthday, America" in a good old-fashioned way. The town gets all decked out in red-white-and-blue and holds an All-American Picnic & Games with a traditional band concert on the high school lawn. After the concert, there's a free cake and ice cream social. The day-long activities end with a twilight dance with music for every generation.
Los Gatos Shakespeare
Oak Meadow Park is home to the most successful performing arts organization in town with audiences of over 2,000 theatre-goers enjoying great classical performances at the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival during summer months each year. Ticket and schedule information at www.festivaltheatreensemble.org .
Screen on the Green
Screen on the Green is a tradition in the making. This is a free outdoor showing of a popular film suitable for families in Oak Meadow Park in the fall.
Races and Runs
Several races and runs take place in the town. To name a few: the Resolution Run from Los Gatos High School to Lexington Dam and back; The Great Race from Saratoga to Los Gatos along Highway 9; the Dammit Run, a 5-mile footrace that ends at Los Gatos High School; the Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race, which features a day of bike races through the beautiful Almond Grove neighborhood occurs in May each year.
Holiday Tree Lighting, Los Gatos Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade and Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
The town of Los Gatos celebrates the holiday season with warmth and old-fashioned charm. The town's traditional Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade takes place on the first Saturday in December, the morning after the Tree Lighting ceremony. It attracts an estimated 15,000 spectators. On the Friday night, prior to the parade, the town's Christmas tree in Plaza Park is lit with much fanfare and song. After the lighting, villagers and guests can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic neighborhoods of beautiful homes and along one of the festively-decorated downtown streets. Carriage Rides, hosted by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, take place Thursdays through Sundays until Christmas. Santa In The Los Gatos Town Plaza Park are on the three Sundays leading up to Christmas, 11AM-3PM. This is a free event. Bring your own cameras. More information: www.lgsrecreation.org
or call 408-354-8700