Campbell, Calif., a bedroom community in Silicon Valley is arguably one of the best commute locations in Santa Clara County, Calif. Home of world famous eBay, Campbell is also home to many fun and free summer actitivies.
Two of Campbell's most popular events are in the spring and fall. In the thirds weekend in May, it's home to the Boogie on the Bayou Festival. In October, Campbell rolls out its own take on a traditional German Octoberfest. Downtown Campbell also hosts a monthly "First Friday" musical event on the first Friday of each month.
During summer, Campbell boasts kid-friendly July Jams concerts, free Thursday night bands "on the Green", and new this year is the one-night music and art showcase "Aweyave". It formerly hosted a regular Scottish Games every June, but that is no more..
Free Kid-Friendly July Jams. While Silicon Valley cities and towns host lots of adult musical events, Campbell uniquely boasts special musical events for younger folks. The most recent July Jams brought it over 1000 people of all ages.
Free Concerts on the Green. This summer featured a variety of popular bands during the regular Thursday night summer concert series. With the light rail station nearby and plenty of parking in the local lots and Campbell Library, these concerts are a continual draw to people throughout the Santa Clara County. Recently, my sorority sisters even held a mini-reunion at last week's concert. Campbell's Concerts on the Green are held on the green (hence the name) between Campbell City Hall and the Campbell Library, along Campbell Avenue.
Free Music and Art Showcase "Aweyave." Interested artists submitted poetry, paintings, songs and dance auditions hoping to perform in the first "Aweyave Showcase" held at the Home Church, 1711 S. Winchester Blvd. in Campbell.
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Images courtesy of Campbell, Campbell Library, the Home Church and author's collection.
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