Event Calendar

Modesto is the official center of California. The best dining, the best shows and the best in living are all here; Modesto View has the authoritative calendar of events for Modesto, Ca.

In the great city of 206,000 people, you will find incredible independent restaurants, things to do for families , national caliber performers like Tony Bennett, Modesto resident Carol Channing, Dwight Yoakam, Hootie and the Blowfish, Veritcal Horizon, Avril Lavigne and many more.

Modesto is the home to Graffiti Summer in June, X-Fest in July, Modesto Art and Wine in August, Picnic at the Pops in September, and the annual MAMA Music Awards in October.

We have some great art galleries, museums, and points of interest. There are new things to see and lots of music at the Gallo Center, State Theater and the Fat Cat Nightclub. Lots of our local restaurants and bars have live music. Take your kids to events at the Great Valley Museum and at the Modesto Museum and learn about our city.

Most of all, have fun in Modesto! Checkout out our event listings below, then get going and go do something. Have an event for our Modesto event calendar? Let us know and we will get it live. Email us your events at events@modestoview.com or post your own right now.

event calendar

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment

Philip Johnson: Capturing a Moment By Summer Krafft Philip Johnson is one of the most humble and generous photographers in the Modesto area. Primarily a portrait photographer, it is not unusual for him to stop someone on the street or in a crowd and ask, “May I take your picture?” As he puts it, “The […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis  by Monica Barber     When Matt Davis relocated from Alaska a couple years ago he planned to sing his heart out and well he was only half right about that. Quickly finding true love and a balance for music he still has a big heart but it’s hardly run […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
A Love Affair With Music

A Love Affair With Music

By Patty Castillo Davis   My Valentine to you is wrapped in the familiar and that is what makes it tasty. Without going backwards and rehashing what we have lost in the way of venues and fresh modes to portray art, I would like to highlight a gem. Small. Precious. The Queen Bean has again […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
FitView: My Tandem Valentine

FitView: My Tandem Valentine

My Tandem Valentine by Efren Martinez It’s no secret that exercising with a friend can be more beneficial to one’s fitness than exercising solo. So why not invite your best friend to join you? For me, my best friend would happen to be my wife. When it comes to cycling one of us obviously has […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine

CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine

  CommunityView: Five Ways to Be Modesto’s Valentine by MaryAnn Spikes   Sign up for a Love Modesto volunteer project at LoveModesto.com/april-8   April 8 Festivities begin at 8:00am on I & 10th Streets, right in front of the Gallo Center (NOT at your project location).   Free “Love Modesto” t-shirts given out to volunteers […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Riot Greasers SC Central California & Tony Trevino’s Barber Shop Present: Rockabilly Riot at Sweet Lu’s on Feb 19th, located at 3014 4th Street Ceres. Headlining is the Legendary Shack Shakers. I remember my first Legendary Shack Shaker show, opening for Reverend Horton Heat in San Francisco. Standing up-front waiting with anticipation for […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season

StageView: Center Stage Conservatory Brings a Haunting New Season By Summer Krafft Photo Credit Jeffrey Truong Center Stage Conservatory will premiere the first play of their 2017 season, Shining City, opening February 10th at the Lower Level Studio at 948 11th Street. It is a different kind of ghost story, following a man through counseling […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews! By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown If you are interested in homebrew beer, cider, wine or mead, the Brewins HomeBrew Club is the place to be! Get out of the house and come hang out with a fun group of people, at various restaurants and locations around the […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

Unplugged View – Unmistakable Mali Blues

The Unsinkable Mali Blues By Aaron Rowan While Modesto Unplugged has been most closely associated with the Americana and folk genres, several of the most satisfying moments for me as a music curator have been those when we featured sounds from around the globe. One of my favorite showcases involved a classically trained soloist of […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView – February Stage Events

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView – Year of the Rooster

ZenView By Mary Layton Happy New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster 2017! According to the lunar Chinese calendar the New Year began on January 28th. The internet has all kinds of amusing but also interesting comments about what this Rooster year will be all about. So I learned, while the last year was the […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →