community events of interest

  • Welcome to our "community events of interest" page that will provide information on non-San Mateo High School Union District events. Email Sayre Happich at with information about your upcoming event. 


    Celebrate San Mateo – September Nights on B StreetBlue background and drawing of cityscape at bottom and text that reads September Nights on B Street, San Mateo's 125th Anniv

    Can you believe it? The City of San Mateo is turning 125 years old! Join us in commemorating San Mateo’s quasquicentennial with pop-up dining, drinks and dancing in downtown.

    There will be free live music, dance lessons and entertainment for the whole family during September Nights on B Street – the City’s newest downtown event series Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m. on September 5, 12 and 19.

    Grab take-out from a local restaurant and join outdoor pop-up dining on B Street between Second and Third avenues. The street will be transformed into an outdoor dining pavilion featuring tables and chairs beneath the twinkle lights. Beer and wine will be available for purchase on site. Visit the September Nights on B Street web page to find out more, including the band line-up and entertainment!


    Thurs, September 5th
    Historic Council Reenactment & Dueling Pianos, Waltz

    Thurs, September 12
    Trivia Time & West Coast Swing

    Thurs, September 19
    Trivia Time & Latin Night: Let's Salsa

    5:00-8:00 p.m. 
    (Dance lessons by Motion Arts Center  5:30-6pm)

    Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students from the City of San Mateo Yellow box with speech bubble that says Volunteers Needed

    Bayfront Cleanup:  Saturday, September 21

    Volunteer with friends and family for City of San Mateo's annual Bayfront CleanUp at Ryder Park on Saturday, September 21. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and cleanup runs through noon, followed by a "Thank You Volunteers BBQ" and "Catch of the Day" contest. School Service Learning hours available.  Sign up to volunteer.

    Library Book Sale:  Three Days - September 20-22
    Mark your calendar and plan to shop at the FRIENDS of the San Mateo Public Library Annual Fall Book Sale on Friday - Sunday, September 20-21. Proceeds will help develop the Library's collection. Volunteers are needed to make the three-day Book Sale a fun and successful event. Sign up to volunteer at to select your day(s) and time(s). 

    Educator's Presale is on Thursday, September 19, 3-6 p.m. (please bring I.D.) at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 West Third Avenue in the OAK ROOM.

    Day 1: Friday, September 20, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Day 2: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Day 3: Sunday, September 22, 1 - 4:30 p.m. 


    Burlingame Pet Parade is Saturday, September 28

    A cat laying on top of pile of clothes The 16th annual parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Broadway in Burlingame with Dusty the Klepto Kitty as Grand Marshal. Pet owners and their pets who wish to march in the parade must report by 9:30 a.m. to the parking lot at Broadway and Chula Vista.

    Immediately following the parade, judges will select the Best School Float and award $500 and $250 to the first- and second-place winning schools (which must be in San Mateo County), as well as ribbons to winners of the Best Pet Trick; Most Unusual Pet; Best Dressed Pet; and Most Original Float, Group or Wagon (non-school category).

    There is no charge to participate. Free entertainment and art projects for kids. For contest rules and more information, visit or call (650) 342-2073.