Enjoy Free #PaloAltoSummer Lineup
With school out and summer in, this is the perfect time to enjoy some of Palo Alto’s many family events including several summer music series, and the annual Chili Cookoff.
From June through August, Palo Alto has a variety of free concerts for almost every musical taste. The popular Twilight Concert Series is held on Saturdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and includes The Sun Kings Beatles tribute band, Santana cover band Caravanserai, a capella quintet Business Casual, and Petty Theft performing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ classics. You can catch these acts at various venues, including the Mitchell Park Amphitheatre, Rinconada Park and California Avenue. The Twilight Concert Series also includes several family-friendly outdoor movie nights that start at 8 p.m. View the full lineup of musical acts and movies here.
Downtown Palo Alto’s Music on the Plaza kicks-off July 12 with performances at Lytton Plaza on Emerson Street each Thursday through August 16. Some of the acts include Mission Street Beets, the Groove Doctors, Chris Cain and the JC Smith Band. Showtime is from 6-8 p.m.
The Music is Magic summer concert series takes place on Fridays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Magical Bridge Playground in Mitchell Park with children favorites such as Andy Z, Octopretzel, Noise Lab and Soul Providers.
This year marks the 37th year of the Palo Alto Chili Cookoff that takes place every 4th of July. Come out to Mitchell Park from noon to 5 p.m. to try some of the best chili around. Admission is free, but to sample the sizzling chili recipes, it’s recommended you buy your tickets online before the big day as it often sells out. The $5 tasting tickets can be purchased here.
If you attend any or all of these fun summertime events in Palo Alto, you are encouraged to post your pictures and video under the #PaloAltoSummer hashtag. We may Like, Share or Retweet it on one of our following social media pages.
Last Updated: June 30, 2018