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Festivals and Events

Please be advised that all dates are subject to change, so check back often for the latest information. 

Cupertino Farmer's Market
- Every Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 
The farmer's market is located in the parking lot behind JC Penney at Vallco Shopping Mall.  Experience farm fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, seafood, pastries, popcorn, flowers and more. Questions? Please visit the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association website at

Cupertino Sports Center Open House - Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:30 am-11:30 am 
This event is held annually at the Cupertino Sports Center, 21111 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. Please call 408.777.3160 for further information.  


Big Bunny 5k - April 15, 2017, 8:30 am, Cupertino Civic Center
The Big Bunny 5k brings members of the entire Cupertino community together to kick-off the start of Spring. The Recreation and Community Services Department looks forward to seeing you and your family as the community takes a step forward for health and fitness. Pre-registration is required on-line or at the Quinlan Community Center. For more information and to register, please go to:

The Cherry Blossom Festival - April 29 & 30, 2017 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Memorial Park 
The Cherry Blossom Festival honoring Cupertino's sister city of Toyokawa, Japan, is an annual event held at Memorial Park each April. This event offers a wide selection of Japanese food and beverages, entertainment, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, art, crafts and clothing for sale. All-day entertainment takes place in the park amphitheater.

The festival benefits the non-profit Cupertino Sister City Committee, which promotes friendship and student exchange programs between the two cities. Local non-profit organizations that support services for disadvantaged youth, sports, music and language programs will have booths to raise funds for their groups.

For further information about the Cherry Blossom Festival, contact Asif Kausar, festival coordinator, at 408.940.5287. You can also visit their website at

Pedal 4 the Planet Ride - April 22, 2017, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm/ Bike ride begins at 10:00 am 
This event begins at the Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave. and features a 6 mile bike ride around Cupertino's parks and schools. For kids ages 8+ and their families, the ride will be chaperoned by city staff and experienced Cupertino cyclists. Come early at 9:30 am for free bicycle checks and minor tune-ups. Contact Safe Routes to School at or visit for more information. 

Earth Day & Healthy Communities Festival - April 22, 2017, 11:00 am-3:00 pm 
This annual event is held at Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Ave. For more information, please call the City of Cupertino Sustainability Division at 408.777.3200.

Ikebana Flower Show (Tentative) - 46th Anniversary Celebration, April 2017, 10:00 am-4:30 pm.
This event is held semi-annually at the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. It is sponsored by the Wafu School of Ikebana and the Cupertino Recreation & Community Services Department. For more information, please contact Lina Van Scherreburg at 408.252.6833.


20th Annual Bike to Work Day - May TBD, 2017
This annual event is sponsored by the Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission and the Cupertino Library. An Energizer station will be set up in front of the Quinlan Community Center from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., offering food and beverages to participants. Please click here for more information.

World Journal Festival - May 13, 2017, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Cupertino Senior Center 
For more information, please visit or call Peter Ho at 650.259.2045. 

CREST Awards - May 31, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Cupertino Community Hall
CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken), awards are given annually to outstanding community volunteers by the City of Cupertino. The awards recognizes individuals or organizations making major contributions to the quality of life in Cupertino. Any person, agency or organization can submit nominees for this award. Cupertino Community Hall is located at 10350 Torre Avenue. For more information, see CREST Awards.


Summer Concert Series - June 1-July 6, 2017, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, Memorial Park 
Enjoy an evening in the park! Pack a picnic, blanket, and bring your friends and family! All concerts are free and take place at the Memorial Park Amphitheater. Concerts occur each Thursday evening beginning in June. For more information, check back soon for the 2016 Summer Concert Series schedule.

Fourth of July
- Daytime Activities Begin at 7:00 am, Memorial Park 
The City celebrates the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast, hosted by the De Anza Optimist Club. Following breakfast, there is a children's parade that winds through Memorial Park, ending at the Quinlan Community Center. The event includes a community sing-a-long of patriotic music. For more information, please check back to see the 2016 Fourth of July schedule.

Shakespeare in the Park - Jul 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, August 4, 5, 6, 2017, 7:30 pm, Memorial Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park began in 1983, with its debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. It is now one of the major free Shakespeare programs in the nation. This program provides an opportunity for everyone to see high quality, professional theater free of charge. For performance information, please see the 2016 Shakespeare in the Park schedule.

Visit the Free Shakespeare in the Park website for more information on the Shakespeare Festival, Bay Area Shakespeare Camps, Midnight Shakespeare, Shakespeare Tours, and Professional Development for Teachers. 

National Night Out 
- August 1, 2017, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Target Parking Lot, Cupertino
In partnership with Target, the City of Cupertino will kick-off the 29th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event in the Target parking lot (corner of Stevens Creek BLvd & Saich Way). For more information, please see National Night Out.

Cinema at Sundown - August 18, & 25, 2017, 8:15 pm, Memorial Park 
Cinema at Sundown is Cupertino's free outdoor film series. Enjoy a movie with your friends and family! All shows are free. Movies will be shown on Friday evenings beginning in August. For more information, please see the 2016 Cinema at Sundown schedule.

Kids 'N Fun Festival - August 12, 2017, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Memorial Park
Happy Kids Day is a multi-cultural festival dedicated exclusively to children of all ages with activities, games, performances and international delicacies. Happy Kids Days offers various fun activities and creative games for kids of all ages  For more information, visit the Tawainese Cultural & Sports Association at

Cupertino Historical Society Annual Dinner
Cupertino Historical Society Dinner is a fund-raising event to benefit the Historical Museum, and is held annually each August. The Historical Society was established in 1966, and the museum opened in 1990. For more information on the museum or the society, visit their website at Cupertino Historical Society & Museum.

West Valley Community Services Annual Barbecue, Blackberry Farm 
Fun is to be had by all with live and silent auctions and entertainment in addition to children's games. Proceeds from this event help West Valley Community Services provide emergency assistance and housing services to low-income families in the West Valley area. Donate items to their live and silent auctions. This event takes place at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Road in Cupertino. For information call 408.255.8033 or visit the West Valley Community Services website.

Silicon Valley Fall Festival - September 9, 2017, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Memorial Park 
The Silicon Valley Fall Festival is held annually and sponsored by the Cupertino Rotary Club and the World Journal. Admission and parking are free. Please visit for more information.

The Cupertino City-Wide Garage Sale, September 16 & 17, 2017
Each September families in the city of Cupertino choose to pass along usable items to their neighbors, rather than sending them to the dump. The fewer materials are sent to landfills for burial, the fewer natural resources are wasted, the less the City spends on disposal, and the more money residents make at their garage sale.

The City encourages neighbors to work together to hold block sales and multi-family sales. Block sales and multi-family sales tend to draw more attention from customers, and are highlighted on the garage sale promotion material.

Garage sale participants register online with the City and the City also provides them with a helpful garage sale kit. The garage sale customers can access the garage sale information by picking up the printed garage sale list and map or by viewing the information online on the City's website. For more information, contact the Environmental Division of the Public Works Department at 408.777.3354.

Diwali Festival - September 30, 2017, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Memorial Park 
The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Diwali Festival at Memorial Park. This event showcases multi-cultural music, dance, arts and crafts, fun, frolic and food. The purpose of this festival is to get together and celebrate intercultural understanding that promotes economic prosperity. Admission and parking are free. Visit the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

Tournament of Bands

Bay Area high school marching bands compete annually in October. The event features a rousing marching band parade at 10:00 am on Stevens Creek Boulevard and Torre Avenue. The parade ends at Cupertino High School on Finch Avenue. Visit Tournament of Bands website for more information. 

Wildlife and Harvest Festival - October 21, 2017, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Blackberry Farm
This free family friendly festival will include a pumpkin patch, photo booth, carnival games, animal visits from McClellan Ranch Preserve, and live music. Halloween costumes are encouraged! Please call 408.777.3140 for more information or visit for park information.

Hidden Treasures Sale - October 26, 2017, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Cupertino Senior Center
The Senior Center’s Special Event Committee collects gently-used items for their annual fundraising boutique. Proceeds will benefit the Senior-At-Risk Emergency Fund and Scholarship Fund. Please call 408.777.3150 for more information. 
Veterans Day Memorial Event - November 11, 2017, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Memorial Park
This annual event takes place at the Veterans Memorial located in Memorial Park, Mary Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. For more information, please visit their website at

Tree Lighting - December 1, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Quinlan Community Center
Kick off the holiday season with this annual Cupertino tradition held at the Quinlan Community Center. The event features a community sing-along and the arrival of Santa Claus in a fire truck. This free event is open to all Cupertino residents. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or a new toy to the event. Items are donated to West Valley Community Services and distributed throughout holiday season. Please click here for more information.

Breakfast with Santa - December 2, 2017, Pre-Registration Required, Quinlan Community Center
You better watch out, you better not cry because Santa Claus is coming to Cupertino for a morning your children will fondly remember. Come join Mrs. Claus for her delicious North Pole Pancakes that she serves to Santa and his little helpers as they prepare for the busy holiday season. Visit with Santa Claus, and make some holiday crafts during this special holiday morning. Please click here for more information.

For more community events, please see the 2017 Events CalendarPlease consider carpooling as parking is limited at some venues.

Dates Subject To Change


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