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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Play Like A Miner | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Collage of participants attending annual Play Like A Miner event at Casa Grande.

When: Saturday, July 13th from 11am to 3pm

Where: Backyard of the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum (Casa Grande) located at 21350 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120. 

What: Imagine a day in the life of a mercury miner and other 19th century residents of New Almaden at this fun family event featuring games, crafts, live music, demonstrations, and mining-era activities for all ages. Explore a replica mine tunnel or try your hand at panning for precious gemstones. There's something for everyone at this free event.  No registration required, just come on by between 11am and 3pm! Food will be available for purchase. 

Please note that dogs are not allowed on the museum grounds (with the exception of service animals).

Questions? Email Colter Cook, [email protected]

Event Type:
Special Events
Saturday, July 13, 2024
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

21350 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
United States

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Chitactac Family Day | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a family-friendly day of activities celebrating the rich history of Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park!

Come play traditional games, view the ancient petroglyphs, create unique crafts, and discover what has made this place so special to native people for thousands of years.   

For more details contact [email protected]

Three children working in a group to process acorns using traditional Amah Mutsun tools and methods.
Event Type:
Special Events
Saturday, September 14, 2024
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

10001 Watsonville Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
United States

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Fall Festival | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fall Festival  October 5, 2024


Come celebrate our valley's rich agricultural history! The 8th Annual Fall Festival will have local arts, crafts and foods, kids activities, agricultural workshops, historical autos, antique farm equipment, live music, food trucks, exhibitors, entertainment, pumpkin patch - and more.

Join us on October 5, 2024 from 9 am to 2 pm

Free Admission- $6 Parking Fee


If you are interested in becoming a vendor, concessionaire, or exhibitor for an event hosted by Santa Clara County Parks, click here to complete the request form. 



$6 Parking Fee - Parking is limited

Avoid traffic by joining the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition's. Sign up link coming soon...

Free monitored bike parking




For more information on Master Gardener programming visit

Fall Garden Fair - UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County (


For more information about Martial Cottle Park visit Martial Cottle Park - Parks and Recreation - County of Santa Clara (


Interested in volunteering? Sign up link coming soon...

Questions? email [email protected]


Take a look back at Fall Festival 2023 

Event Type:
Special Events
Saturday, October 5, 2024
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5283 Snell Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
United States

Sunday, October 13, 2024

Day on the Bay 2024 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Celebrating Wellness of Communities and Wetlands
Presented by
Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation
in partnership with
Supervisor Otto Lee, District 3

Sunday, October 13
Alviso Marina County Park
1195 Hope Street, Alviso, CA

Wellness Resources -  Kayak Rides - Pumpkins for Kids 

Multicultural Entertainment -  Flu Vaccinations

Kayak and Schooner DOB
Event Type:
Special Events
Sunday, October 13, 2024
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

1195 Hope St
San Jose, CA 95002
United States

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