Special Events

The City of San Mateo hosts and supports a variety of special events throughout the year. Many, like Eggstravaganza, the Holiday Festival of Dance, National Night Out, and the Central Park Music Series, are long-standing traditions that help to build community and provide family-friendly fun for San Mateo residents. More recent events such as the Citywide Yard Sale, Bacon and Brew Festival, and San Mateo on Ice are growing in popularity and provide year-round activities for residents and visitors alike. 

In addition to these special events that bring out hundreds of people, smaller events are happening every day at our libraries, recreation centers, parks, in the downtown, and other great locations.

Check out our event calendar for current information about community events of all sizes!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring a special event? Click here for more information!

  1. Spring
  2. Summer
  3. Fall
  4. Winter


A long-standing springtime tradition in Central Park. Multi-generations of San Mateo families have enjoyed this festive egg hunt and day of activities for years! 

Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 

Come visit our booth at the College of San Mateo Farmers' Market. Free family-friendly activities will be available!

Spring Dance Show

An annual showcase of dances by our experienced instructors, dedicated staff, and talented student dancers. Check out in Central Park.