Screen on the Green in Los Gatos

Screen on the Green Los Gatos 2022 production - EncantoScreen on the Green is back and the film this year will be Encanto.

The event will be Friday, Sept 23, 2022 at Oak Meadow Park, which is the normal venue for Screen on the Green.  The film will start running at 7:30 p.m., but if you go early, you can enjoy the carousel, the train, and snacks starting at 6 pm.

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 at Oak Meadow are easy to find by accident with your foot.

Screen on the Green additional info

For additional details, please see the Los Gatos town website page for Screen on the Green by using the link or clicking on the image to the right.


Also coming up this month: Fiesta de Artes or the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival Sept 17 – 18, 2022



Kid friendly things to do in and near Los Gatos

Kids sailing at VasonaWill 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:

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:

If your little people like to hike and explore, the Montalvo estate and grounds in Saratoga is a great nearby option on a dry day, too.  Montalvo is an arts center but there are wonderful trails which can be enjoyed.  But no picnicing, sorry!  Learn more at my Valley of Heart’s Delight blog:

All ages: any of the free music events, all of which are out doors, virtually all summer long in Los Gatos!

Touristy but still fun

Roaring Camp and Big Trees

The Mystery Spot

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

California’s Great America in Santa Clara (amusement park, rides)

Time to eat!

There are MANY great kid-friendly restaurants in Los Gatos.  A few of my favorites are these:

 Indoor Fun

The Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose

Petroglyph (in Los Gatos, Willow Glen, and Santa Cruz locally)


Looking for more ideas?  There’s a slightly longer list of kid friendly things to do on another of my blogs. Have a read:

The Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival: there's still time to see some shows!

August 06, 2012

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival at Oak Meadow ParkOne 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:

Finally, the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival can be found on Facebook now, too, and it’s easy to donate there if you’d like to help support the arts in town!

This is one of my favorite things to enjoy in Los Gatos and I can’t wait for it to start. Hope to see you there!