Community Events
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Community Events

The Foster City Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer special events to our community. Special events are a great place to get connected with residents and members of surrounding communities or start a new family tradition by attending one of our many events. We hope to see you there!


Foster City Chinese New Year Celebration

Presented by the City of Foster City Arts & Culture Program Partner, Foster City Parks and Recreation Department, and associated artists and arts and culture groups throughout the SF Bay Area, this delightful event will be held at the Recreation Center. Admission is free!




Holi Festival

DSC_0073  Holi is one of the largest festivals in India and it celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. Holi is celebrated (In India) at the end of the Winter season on the last day of the full moon of the lunar month. One of Holi's biggest customs is loosening the strictness of social structures and bringing communities together in an exhilarating experience. Holi is significant for commemorating many myths and legends and symbolizes cleansing, a fresh start, and celebrating the coming of Spring. In Foster City, we will play with the colored powdered only. Admission is free!


Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Spaghetti Feed

 Spaghetti Feed
Need a night off from cooking? Come out and show your support for our City's Youth Advisory Committee. Grab your family and friends and enjoy a feast of pasta, salad, and garlic bread while you enjoy great local entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Youth and Teen Foundation.


Summer Camp Information Fair

Need help navigating the Summer? Join us for the Summer Camp Information Fair where you can find out everything you need to know about the camps we are offering this Summer. Talk directly with the instructors and representatives to have all of your questions answered.


Polynesian Festival
 Polynesian Festival
Bring the 'ohana (family) and celebrate Polynesian culture at the Polynesian Festival. Come enjoy Polynesian dance performances, eat delicious food, shop the interesting craft booths, and even take an outrigger canoe ride. This year you can learn all about "Ra'ui," the ancient Polynesian concept of natural eco-conservation and find out how this concept is practiced throughout the islands even today. Admission is free!



Arts and Wine  The Art & Wine Festival has a new name and a new edge. Continuing 44 years of fun, come and enjoy the Carnival, Crafts, Beer & Wine and Live Entertainment. New for 2016! The Curiosity Zone powered by STEAM! Come and take a thrill ride on a Zipline, have your cityFEST glass engraved, analyze your golf swing, experience sun etching, build with Lego Robotics and more! Check out the Foster City Chamber of Commerce website for more information!
Neighbor Nights
photo  The Neighbor Nights program launched the summer of 2013 with the intent of promoting community togetherness by way of a block party. Each year, Recreation Department Staff sets three dates in three different neighborhood parks to provide free family programming with dinner and family games.



July is Parks and Recreation Month 

prm-2017-logo-750  This July, discover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental well-being, physical health and personal interactions. During Park and Recreation Month, NRPA is challenging everyone to get their play on with their local parks and recreation. Whether it's summer camp, an adult sports league, exploring a trail, Zumba class, meeting friends on the playground, playing cards in the park, or discovering nature — parks and play go hand in hand!


Fourth of July Celebration
 4th of July
Foster City's hosts an annual Fourth of July celebration! Festivities include breakfast, lunch, live entertainment, family games, and bike, family, and dog parade. Then we close out the evening with our amazing fireworks show. Don't miss out on this Foster City tradition with your family and friends! For more information, please visit the Fourth of July page. Admission is free!


Summer Concert Series
 Summer Concerts

What's better than live music on a beautiful sunny day? Join us in the Summer for free live music on Friday evenings in beautiful Leo Ryan Park from 6pm-8pm. Food will be available to purchase or you are invited to bring a picnic and chairs to enjoy the music. Admission is free!

Interest in playing in our Summer Concert Series? Bands interested in performing can apply here.



Family Overnighter

 Family Overnighter
Grab your tent and sleeping bags, its time for the Family Overnighter in Boothbay Park. Come enjoy a fun-filled evening of games, campfire, song, stories, and s'mores planned for you. This is a great way to gather with friends to enjoy a great night in the park. Prior registration is required and early registration is recommended as this event usually sells out!




Community Bike Ride

Community Bike Ride 
Families and individuals are invited to participate in a 2.5 or 11 mile ride with other community members along the beautiful levee-pedway in Foster City. Free bike and helmet safety check will be provided, along with water and treats at the halfway point and finish line. Admission is free!




Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, law enforcement, advocacy groups, community leaders and government to improve the well-being of children by walking and biking to school. Join the Foster City Parks and Recreation Department the first Wednesday in October and the second Wednesday in May by walking, biking, or rolling to school. Admission is free!


Halloween Festival
On Saturday, October 28th, join us for a SPOOKtacular day of food, arts and crafts, a costume contest, games, and a haunted house! This event is geared towards preschoolers through fifth graders (but families are welcome!) and is  held at The Vibe Teen Center (670 Shell Blvd.). Proceeds from this event benefit the Youth and Teen Foundation.




Letters to Santa

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
 Tree Lighting
'Tis the season for Foster City's Holiday Tree Lighting! Join us for joyful music and light refreshments, followed by a countdown to light the tree. Children can enjoy coloring activities and a chance to meet our "special visitor" in a red suit. In the spirit of giving, please bring a canned good or non-perishable item to donate to a local charity. Admission is free!

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200