Every September, the Town of Los Gatos hosts a free movie at Oak Meadow Park in the month of September for kids and kids-at-heart. This is the annual “Screen on the Green“.
This year, the movie will be The Incredibles II, and it will be September 20th, 2019.
Fun activities for children begin at 6:00pm, with train rides, carousel rides, face painting, games and more. The film will begin at 7:30 pm and will be projected onto a 25′ inflatable screen on the meadow. A snack bar will be open from 6:30-8:30pm, so have dinner before or bring a picnic and some blankets, then come early to grab a good seat!
Attendees, it is important to bring layers and something low to sit on – blankets, cushions, or low backed lawn chairs, are alright. I always bring a flashlight for after the show. The gopher holes in the lawn are easy to find by accident with your foot.
For additional details, please see the Los Gatos town website page for Screen on the Green:
Will you be visiting Los Gatos for a day or weekend, or staying for a lifetime? Either way, there are tons of things to do for children of all ages both in and near Los Gatos.
If the weather’s fine, as it often is here, you might start by introducing your kids to Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks, which are adjacent to each other. Oak Meadow includes a great airplane that kids can climb on, a beautiful carousel and a small train that loops into Vasona and back. Vasona has paddle boats that can be rented (seasonally). And of course there’s lots of playground equipment and sprawling lawn for those who want to toss a ball or frisbee around. For time outdoors, these parks are hard to beat. Read more about these very cool parks here: https://liveinlosgatosblog.com/vasona-and-oak-meadow/
The Youth Science Institute is a program offered at Vasona to help educate students on nature. This is not a one day event but is extremely worthwhile. Check it out: http://www.ysi-ca.org/
One of the best elements of summer in Los Gatos is the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival, which is now underway with its 11th season at Oak Meadow Park. The season is winding to a close soon but it’s not too late! A few shows still remain to be enjoyed under the stars. Featured this year are The Two Gentlemen of Verona (next show Friday Aug 10th 2012), Romeo and Juliet (next show August 11th 2012)and the more contemporary Alice in Wonderland (next show August 9th 2012) .
The season runs through August 11. All shows begin at 8pm and are under the stars (so dress in layers as our evenings can get chilly). Tickets are affordably priced at $22 each but there are discounts for seniors (60 and over are $15) and youths (17 and younger – also $15), as well as for groups. They can be purchased online or over the phone using a major credit card, or by mail with a check.
View the complete schedule and pay online or see other ways to purchase tickets: