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!
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 Kidchella!
September 10 at 11:00 a.m. — Courthouse Square
To learn more about Andy Z and the Andyland Band, visit here.
Have questions about Kidchella? Go 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 3D 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**
September 12 at 8:00 p.m. — Courthouse Square
For more information about Redwood City’s 150th anniversary go here.
To view the full schedule, visit here.
Classical on the Square
Let us entertain you with breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community from the greatest singers in the Bay Area. Come enjoy the world’s most beloved opera arias and ensembles from beloved master composers like Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, and Mascagni. This year, Bay Shore Lyric Opera will present Carmen. The performance will be sung in French with spoken dialogue in English with conductor Michael DiGiacinto.
September 10 at 5:00 p.m. — Courthouse Square
To learn more about the Bay Shore Lyric Opera, visit here.
To view more details about this event, visit here.
Salsa Festival 10th Anniversary Party — Spanish Harlem Orchestra
For the 10th anniversary of its Salsa Festival, Redwood City presents a very special evening at the Fox Theatre on Friday, September 29, featuring the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Fresh from the Bronx, this two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz powerhouse band sets the standard for excellence with authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. As a warm up to Redwood City’s Salsa Festival the next day on September 30, this 10th Anniversary Party will be a salsa swinging Spanish Harlem of a good time for the community to kick up their heels. Downtown Redwood City, with its lively and active music, theater, dining, and shopping scene, is a great place to enjoy the festivities for the Salsa Fest 10th Anniversary weekend.
Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. in the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $60 per attendee. For more information about the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and to purchase tickets go here.
For more details about this event, visit here.
With so many events happening, grab a bite to eat at one of the many Downtown restaurants before or after the event. Visit here to view our Downtown dining guide, 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!
We’ve had a great Summer Events Series this year! We can’t wait for next summer to bring you more of these events. This fall get ready for some great festivals including Salsa Fest, Oktoberfest, Port Fest, and more! Follow us so you don’t miss our upcoming blog post about these signature festivals.
To view all events, go here.