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.

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5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber     For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →
Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus and Lowe’s team up for 10th annual National Women Build Week Modesto CA, (May 12th and 13th) – Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus, local businesses and community  will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and our construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well as I wrote in the 5th grade when asked to write a verse about this time of year about the seasons; “Yes spring has sprung and with it we full of weeds”. Yes the blossoms are blooming and ‘tis the season to […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community

CommunityView: Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes Community by Kathy Munoz, Community Chair (beyersylvanlakescommunity@gmail.com) Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. makes Modesto better! Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes  is a new community that is a part of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc! The alliances in our city have worked many wonders as neighbors have joined to achieve their goals. Beyer/Sylvan at the Lakes […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival

GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival

GreenView: 28th Annual Earth Day in the Park Festival Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm, FREE community event Graceada Park, downtown Modesto, corners of Needham & Sycamore   Earth Day is almost here and we are looking forward to sharing ideas on how we can Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Compost at home, school and work. Residents all over Stanislaus County can […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown

MetalView: 2017 Spring Meltdown by  Eve Oberlander Modesto’s Sworn To The Black and Merced’s Cursed are on the bill for this year’s 2017 Spring Meltdown metal festival with headliners ORIGIN and Ghoul. There are plenty of 209 metal bands attending too, including Stockton’s Accidently Murdered and Symbolik and Sonora’s Echoes of the Forgotten. Other headliners […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
April BluesView

April BluesView

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for a great month of music. Starting things out with something new to me is the Sierra Beer Train on April 1st with the Poorhouse Millionaires. The train leaves from Oakdale and heads up into the mountains for a 3 hour tour complete with […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th By Chris Murphy   “Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous. From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future

MAMAView: Create Your Future by Middagh Goodwin We often dwell on our accomplishments. I say instead of looking to the past and what you may have done, look at what you can create in the future. Build on the foundation that was previously established. Branch out and conquer new territories. We all find ourselves in […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine

SongwriterView: (Purple) Rain or Shine By Patty Castillo Davis   Located in the Central Valley, we have the best of everything-outlets of culture, foothills and beaches and the friendly weather. After a tumultuous winter we are so ready for a warm reawakening. Feeding our minds, bodies and souls, the Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market will be in […]

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto at Ralston’s Goat and The Bayou

ChefView: Exciting Updates in Downtown Modesto! by Brandilyn Brown Photos by MJ Mangano   Ralston’s Goat has a new Chef! Chef Gil Alfaro started At Ralston’s Goat in December, and they are very proud to have him. Chef Gil has been cooking over 20 years, and won first place at the Del Osso Farms BaconFest in […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
FitView Basketball Madness

FitView Basketball Madness

FitView Basketball Madness By Efren Martinez Last month, many of us enjoyed the March Madness basketball games on TV. What caught my attention was not so much the talent these players had but their endurance to be able to continually keep moving from one end of the basketball court to the other. In my neighborhood, […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You! This is a special day here in Modesto USA! This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars.   May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever.   From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio by Jim Christiansen April showers us with opportunities to visit Artists in their Studios, Art Showcases, Art Walk and Art Hops, and maybe an IRS refund to buy some art for the wall.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is April 22 and 23.  55 artists showing art in 36 studio […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →