The Promenade: Strolling Downtown Los Gatos with Live Music this Summer! 7/1 – 8/12, 2021

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce: The Promenade Thursdays poster
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce poster for the Promenade!

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce invites the community to celebrate summer together with free live music all summer!

Thursday Promenades in Downtown Los Gatos

There’s a party in downtown every Thursday Promenade beginning this week! Every Thursday evening, 3pm to 8pm from July 1st to August 12th, the stretch of North Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos between Main St and Bachman (that’s from Dolce Spazio to Andalé for the foodies) will transform into “the promenade.” The street will be open to foot traffic, and two stages will bookend the promenade with live musical entertainment!

Bands will begin performances at 4:30pm on the North Stage (Bachman), and at 5:30pm on the South Stage (Main), with entertainment from a different group each week. See the lineup (and any changes) on the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce calendar, the Thursday Promenades page linked above, or Camber of Commerce social media pages.

Drivers, plan to reroute around this stretch of N. Santa Cruz Ave on Thursday nights. While there is usually plenty of parking along the old rail line behind the shops, it tends to fill up with festival traffic, so schedule in some extra time for parking. If you’re coming for the event, consider traveling by bike, or using a ridesharing service if you plan on patronizing any of the bars or brewery!

As someone who regularly attends free summer concerts in Los Gatos, which were mostly canceled earlier this year (and the Fiesta de Arts / Wine Walk postponed until September), the Promenade is music to my ears!

So invite your friends to eat, drink, play, and stroll the night away!

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce: Thursday Promenades Live Music Schedule 2021
Musical lineup, taken from the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Click to see the original post.

Harry Potter Release Party at Borders…and other events around Los Gatos

July 19, 2007

Having fun...Los Gatos is home to many wonderful events, many of which are free – but few of which are as highly anticipated as the Grand Hallows Ball at Border’s in Old Town Los Gatos (50 University Avenue). July 20th. The party runs from 9:30 – midnight. Books go on sale at 12:01am July 21st and those who pre-ordered will be paying 40% less. See you there!!

While we’re talking upcoming events, here are a few more happening nearby in the next few days:

Friday July 20: Eddie Money performs at the (Santa Cruz) Beach Boardwalk’s Free Friday Night Concerts, one at 6:30pm and one at 8:30pm.

Friday July 20: 8 pm Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635) www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Sat/Sun July 21-22: Relay For Life of Los Gatos 10am Saturday – 10am Sunday. An overnight event at Fisher Middle School ground to walk or run laps to raise money for American Cancer Society.  For more information, or to register, call 408-688-0108.

Saturday July 21: 5 – 7pm (FREE Music) Vasona Vibrations Outdoor Music Series – Ambergrass Unlimited (sibs Anne and Phil Pflager doing country/bluegrass)  at Vasona Park. www.southbayfolks.org/vasona

Saturday July 21: 12 noon – 2pm (FREE MUSIC) Music at Border’s in Old Town, LG Katie Joy, acoustic singer/songwriter

Saturday July 21: 8pm Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635 www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Sunday July 22: 5 – 7 pm (FREE MUSIC) Music in the Park – San Jose Opera Guild (Operatic Arias)
at Civic Center lawn at 110 E. Main St. 5:00 to 7:00 PM (Community Services 408-354-6820)
http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.asp?NID=1220

Sunday July 22: Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Tartuffle by Moliere at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635) www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Need more ideas for this weekend?  Check out the Villa Montalvo (Saratoga) events calendar, and also the (Saratoga) Mountain Winery’s concert offerings as well.