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Sunnyvale Events & Activities: Summer 2017

Pelin Erdal November 6, 2022


Sunnyvale Events & Activities: Summer 2017

Sunnyvale Events & Activities: Summer 2017

By Pelin Erdal

Sunnyvale Events and Activities: Summer 2017

Summer is almost here (finally!) and I know I’m not the only one looking to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Sunnyvale is one of Silicon Valley’s most popular places to live and play, so it’s no surprise to us that there are so many fun events this summer to entertain Sunnyvale’s residents and visitors.  From beer and food pairings to movie nights in the park, there is a little something for everyone.

And if you’re looking for a way to spend an event-free Saturday, this self guided Sunnyvale landmarks tour is a nice way to learn about the City of Sunnyvale. I suggesting ending your adventure in historic downtown Sunnyvale. Murphy Street and the surrounding area has undergone quite a renewal over the past decade (with some hiccups!), but it’s jam packed with great places to eat and drink. Oh and here are My current top 5 lunch spots in Sunnyvale.


Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers Market Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m, beginning May 11Sunnyvale Public Library http://www.freshapproach.org/freshestcargo.

Yuhmbox Celebrating Summer! May 13, 3PM to 6PMLakewood ParkGet together to meet other families around the area and enjoy breakfast recipe workshops, earning summer salad recipes from Chef Jeff Africa, arts and crafts, tastings of Yuhmbox dishes and fun games for the kids. Tickets.

Magic of Sunnyvale & Wine Stroll May 13Sunnyvale Downtown​This is the Sunnyvale Downtown Association’s 5th Annual Downtown Wine Stroll! Peruse downtown’s shopping attractions while tasting the fruit of local vineyards and being entertained by the largest gathering of magicians at an outdoor event in the Bay Area. Up to 20 businesses will host featured boutique Bay Area wineries. Special offers from downtown restaurants will also be part of the event. It will be a “Magical” experience with featured magic performers who will roam the event surprising attendees along the stroll. Make a night of it and stay downtown to enjoy dinner at one of our many fantastic restaurants.​ Magic is free for all agesWine Stroll Tickets available downtown & Eventbrite.

Zen Coloring May 16, 7 p.mSunnyvale Public LIbraryColor with us. Calm your mind by coloring designs created by artist Shelley Capovilla, who teaches the Library’s paint night and pencil sketching programs. This program is for adults only.

Friends of the Sunnyvale Library Book Sale May 20, 10 a.m.‐3 p.m., May 21, Noon‐3 p.m.Sunnyvale Public LibraryBecome a Friend of Sunnyvale Library and enter at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. On Sunday, buy a bag for $5 and fill it with books.

Namaste At The Bar w/ Christine OakesMay 20Gold Rush Eatery, SunnyvaleJoin Christine for a 60 minute mixed level vinyasa flow followed by a social hour with a pint of beer or glass of wine. It’s yoga with a view as we practice alongside the Sunken Gardens Golf Course. You bring your mat, water & be ready to work your butt off. This is a beginner friendly class with options to uplevel if you want more of a challenge. Eventbrite.

Hands on the Arts May 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sunnyvale Community CenterA multicultural art event for children, the Festival offers a fun, hands-on opportunity to not just see art, but to create it. Supporting the City’s STEM to STEAM initiative, some workshops at this year’s Festival integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics with art as maker projects. Most workshops allow children to create art projects to take home in about 15 minutes. With diverse artists on site, children leave with armfuls of art projects after a busy day of creativity.HandsontheArts.inSunnyvale.com.

The Bruery Beer Dinner by Nom Burger May 25, 6pmBeer Pairing Dinner! Indulge in a 4-course meal; each course paired with a different beer by The Bruery/Bruery Terreux. All courses will be event-exclusive (meaning they have not and will not be on our regular menu) – one night only! Tickets.

Mindfulness and Meditation May 28, 3-5 p.m.Sunnyvale Public LibraryJoin Venerable JianHu Shifu, Abbot of the Zen Center of Sunnyvale, for a lecture on the practice of mindfulness, followed by a short meditation session led in the Zen tradition. Please bring your own yoga mat for the meditation session.

Sunnyvale Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Starting June 1 – August 31, 2017The Sunnyvale Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual program designed to encourage children, teens, and adults to read during summer break. Registration is from June 1 – July 15. The theme for 2017 is “Build a Better World.”

43rd Annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival June 3 and 4, 10am-6pmDowntown, Murphy AvenueKick off your summer at the exciting 43rd Annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival. Check out over 350 of the nation’s best artists, live music, kids’ rides, ice cold margaritas, champagne, sangria, quality beers, and fine wines. Enjoy delicious food and a professional stage with some of the best bands in the region. Come join us at one of the largest festivals in the Bay Area.

Flick at Night Friday, June 16 – The Secret Life of PetsFriday, July 12 – The Jungle Book (2016)Friday, August 11 – The Lego Batman MovieColumbia ParkBring a friend or your whole family to Columbia Park for a free summer movie series! Bring a chair or blanket, and get here early to reserve your spot. Movie begins at sunset (around 8:30 p.m., right after Twilight Pool and Play).

Summer Series Music + Market Every Wednesday starting June 21 – August 30, 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm For a complete lists of artists.

Jazz and Beyond ​Every Saturday starting July 8 – August 26, 5:30pm – 8:30pmEvents located on Historic Murphy AvenueSunnyvale State of the CitySaturday July 29Mayor’s state of the city address, community awards presentations, kids games, food and entertainment.

Citywide Garage Sale August 26 and 27Got stuff you longer want? Someone, somewhere can probably use it. Garage sales are a great way to keep useful items in circulation for reuse rather than throwing them into the landfill.The City hosts a Citywide Garage Sale Event where residents may register and the City advertises their sales in the Sunnyvale Sun. Shoppers can search sales by item with their mobile phone or computer to make finding bargains easier. More details to come.

Silicon Valley Tour de CoopsSeptember 16, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMThe Fifth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads.https://tourdecoop.org.

Ongoing Events

Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market Every Saturday Year-round, 9:00 am – 1:00 pmMurphy and Washington AvenuesEnjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts from from local growers and artisans.

Monthly Book Group Sunnyvale Public LibraryMay 17, 7 p.m. Vinegar Girl: A Novel, By Anne Tyler.

Sunday Music Series Sunnyvale Public LibraryDave Rocha Jazz Trio: Sunday, May 14, 3 p.m.Listen to an eclectic mix of jazz standards, pop tunes and original compositions as performed by the Dave Rocha Jazz Trio.
Compost Workshops February through November, Second Saturdays, 10am-12pmMurphy Park Building, SunnyvaleLearn the basics of backyard and worm composting. Composting your food scraps and yard trimmings reduces how much food waste is thrown in the landfill, and how much green waste the City pays to transport yard trimmings to the commercial composter, Z-Best. To promote waste reduction and recycling, the City’s Recycling Program offers monthly composting workshops to residents at no charge. Register here.

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