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Summer Events Blog Series: July Events

We hope everyone had a fantastic time in Redwood City celebrating the 4th of July! We sure did! To keep the fun going for the rest of the month, Redwood City offers something for everyone!

The first week of each summer month, we will showcase events planned for the next month to keep you up to date and in the know!

Movies on the Square

Enjoy downtown Redwood City on Courthouse Square by bringing the family out to a free movie! Experience Redwood City’s high definition surround sound 25’ outdoor theater. Movies are shown in high definition Blu-Ray and surround sound when available. Bring your blankets and pick up take-out food from the nearby wonderful restaurants! We also have a small snack bar on site serving up popcorn, candy, and water. Thursday evening movie nights start at sundown (approximately 8:45 p.m). Come early for the best seats (a limited number of chairs and tables are available).

July Movies

July 6 — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)

July 13 — Doctor Strange (PG-13)

July 20 — The Princess Bride (PG)

July 27 — Moana (PG)

For a list and details of all movies showing each Thursday, visit here.

Music on the Square

Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer! Thanks to sponsorship and community support we are able to continue to bring you these two hour (6–8 p.m.) high-energy shows that get everyone off their feet dancing and having a great time.

July Concerts

July 7 — Paperback Writer (Beatles Tribute)

July 14 — Long Train Runnin’ (Doobie Brothers Tribute)

July 21 — Lara Price (Blues)

July 28 — Rafa (Reggae)

View all the scheduled concerts here.

Have questions about Music on the Square? Go here.

Classical on the Square

For the classical, instrumental and opera music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent! Families will love these free concerts, performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square.

July Concerts

July 9, 6 p.m. — Opera San Jose

View all the scheduled Classical concerts here.

Sounds of the Shores

Redwood City takes its summer music out to Redwood Shores! Marlin Park is located on the lagoons of Redwood Shores and provides a picturesque setting for live music. There will also be food concessions available. Shows are 5–7 p.m.

July Concerts

July 9Cocktail Monkeys (Rock/Pop/R&B)

To view the summer schedule of Sounds of the Shores, visit here.

Music in the Park

Join us for free music in the park on a summer evening from 6–8 p.m. Families and friends will be thrilled to take part in our free outdoor concert series at beautiful Stafford Park. There is a concession tent selling hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, and drinks, graciously operated and donated by the Optimist Club of Redwood City. All proceeds benefit the Save the Music program in Redwood City Schools.

July Concerts

July 5 — Blue Summit (Bluegrass)

July 12 — Janel and the Heist (Dance Band)

July 19 — Kyle Jester (Blues)

July 26 — Tortilla Soup (Latin)

To view the full summer schedule, visit here.

Have questions about Music in the Park? Go here.


Redwood City is proud to offer our kids music series for a fourth year! The ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. Sponsored by Redwood City’s Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, this series will provide a safe and fun environment for kids to dance and enjoy live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Your family will be thrilled to enjoy free live music, along with an inflatable play-land at the Kidchella this summer!

July Concerts

July 9 — The Hipwaders

To view the full summer schedule, visit here.

ART on the Square

ART on the Square brings the best in original fine arts and crafts to downtown Redwood City. 2017 marks our eleventh year of showcasing painting, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber art, woodwork, and more — with prices for every budget. At each Friday evening ART on the Square we’ll hold a drawing for four $25 gift certificates that winners can spend on the artist’s work of their choice during the show.

July Art Offerings

July 7, 5–8:30 p.m. — Jewelry on the Square

July 21, 5–8:30 p.m.

July 22, 12–8 p.m.

To view the full summer schedule, visit here.

Magic Lantern 3D Light Show

The Redwood City Improvement Association (RCIA) invites you to experience a new 3D video mapping light show in honor of Redwood City’s 150th anniversary! The Magic Lantern 3D Light Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The new Magic Lantern projection-mapping spectacle brings Redwood City’s past and present into the future.

The Magic Lantern 3-D Show will cover the San Mateo County History Museum with an array of colorful lights taking viewers on an abstract adventure through Redwood City’s history. The show, titled RWC 150, depicts a mysterious time-travelling robot, from the days of redwood forests, through the hippie movement, and into the rise of Silicon Valley. The 20-minute show is free and family-friendly!

Shows are for all ages and are approximately 20 minutes in length.

**Shows may be cancelled due to weather**

To view the full summer schedule, visit here.

For more information about Redwood City’s 150th anniversary go here.

More Details

With so many events happening, grab a bite to eat at the many Downtown restaurants before or after the event. Visit here to view our new Downtown dining guide and information on parking, transportation and more!

Don’t forget to snap some photos of your family and friends at these events. Submit those photos to our photo contest! We would love to see all the fun you have, you may even win a prize. More details on the Redwood City Through Your Lens Photo Contest can be found here.

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors who are able to make all of these events happen!

To view all events, go here.



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