RESOLUTION RUN The Los Gatos Athletic Association helps get your year off on the right foot with this New Year’s Day tradition. The five-mile course starts at Los Gatos High School, goes to the Lexington Dam on the Los Gatos Creek Trail and returns. January 1
SPRING WINE WALK To welcome the warmth and sunshine, the Chamber of Commerce hosts a festive afternoon of wine and shopping in downtown Los Gatos. April 21
SPRING INTO GREEN Los Gatos celebrates sustainability with this friendly festival featuring tree planting, composting workshops and tips on being green. April 22
CAT’S HILL CLASSIC A tough and dramatic closed-circuit bike race that wends along the Victorian lined streets of Tait and Nicholson, including the 23 percent grade of “Cat’s Hill” on Nicholson. April 28
THE GREAT RACE Spring is here! This fun, picturesque course starts in Saratoga and ends on N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos, with proceeds benefiting the Los Gatos Rotary Club. Perfect for families. April 29
VASONA VIBRATIONS The spacious lawn at Vasona Lake County Park is the scene of late afternoon summer Saturday concerts starting in June. Celtic, Bluegrass, Zydeco and roots music of all kinds are on tap at this free concert series. Every Saturday in June & July
JAZZ ON THE PLAZZ Late June through late August sees world-class musicians setting up in Town Plaza Park every Wednesday evening for Jazz on The Plazz, a quintessentially Los Gatos celebration of summer al fresco. Every Wednesday, June 16 - August 22
MUSIC IN THE PARK is one of the premier summer events hosted by the Town of Los Gatos. Music in the Park is a free public summer concert sereis held on Sunday afternoons on the Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn. Every Sunday, July 8 - August 5
INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES Come relax and enjoy the fun and family friendly activities in Oak Meadow Park. Celebrating the 4th of July as a community! July 4
DAMMIT RUN The rugged 5-mile course, which starts at the high school, proceeds to the dam and then heads to St. Joseph’s Hill, draws 800 people a year and benefits Los Gatos High School. August
FIESTA DE ARTES Each August, Los Gatos’s beloved art and wine festival brings 150 artists, plus, gourmet food trucks, wine, beer and live music, to town for two days of culture and fun. Aug. 11-12
SCREEN ON THE GREEN Grab the kids and some friends and head down to Oak Meadow Park for a free screening of a family-friendly movie. Check the town website for dates. September
CLAWS FOR A CAUSE The Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club traditionally hosts this wildly popular annual charity fundraiser featuring lobster, libations, music and dancing. This year, the venue and plan may change a little - check lgmorningrotary.club for details
EAT DRINK LOS GATOS The Chamber throws a last al fresco fling that truly celebrates the local flavors of out town. Eat Drink features Los Gatos restaurants, local wineries, small craft breweries and great shopping. Sept. 22
LOS GATOS IRISH WRITER’S FESTIVAL Dozens of writers come from Ireland to join local writers and poets in this amazing four-day festival in the tradition of Ireland’s famous Writer’s Week in Listowel. Enjoy unique and innovative readings, speaker events, panel discussions and in-conversation events. Oct. 12-14
ST. MARY’S COUNTRY FAIR Organizers have every kind of fun planned for this annual harvest celebration that happens in the first half of October: carnival rides, game booths, crafts, great food, beer and wine, live music, a talent show … you get the picture. October 5-7
LOS GATOS YULE LOVE IT: DECEMBER ALL MONTH LONG
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING The holidays truly begin with the lighting of the grand fir tree in Town Plaza Park, planted in 1923 by the Los Gatos History Club. November 30
HOLIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES Enjoy a holiday tradition downtown and feel the romance of Christmas past. Ride in an elegant horse-drawn carriage taking you by some of the town’s most beautiful historic homes and along downtown’s festively decorated North Santa Cruz Avenue. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Check www. losgatoschamber.com for more details. Nov. 30 - Dec. 23
GIRLS NIGHT OUT FASHION SHOW Enjoy an elegant fashion show featuring styles by local boutiques presented by the Chamber.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS/ HOLIDAY PARADE Thousands of spectators and participants alike flock to downtown Los Gatos on the first Saturday of December for this annual holiday tradition presented by the Town of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Lions and Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation. December 1
FANTASY OF LIGHTS A Dinosaur Den, basketball-playing Santa and the Tunnel of Lights make for an unparalleled drive-through holidaythemed light display at Vasona Lake County Park. Check www.sccgov.org for dates.
SANTA IN THE PARK Each year the Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation Department arranges for Santa Claus and his elves to visit Town Plaza Park. Check www. lgsrecreation.org for dates.