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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GeekView: Love is Warhammer

GeekView: Love is Warhammer

Love is Warhammer by Alan Falconer One of the great things about being a geek in Modesto is the community itself, which has steadily grown over the years and shows no signs of stopping. We have the relatively new presence of various nerd-themed stores to thank for becoming hubs for geeks to get together, discuss […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto Valley Hackathon Are you ready for the next generation of hotrod coding. The Valley Hackathon has teams of coders developingin a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year by Alan Falconer Happy New Year! Geeks in Modesto and the surrounding area know all too well of the drought after the holidays, where it seems like there’s nothing to do or look forward to in the near future. But if you can make it up […]

By January 21, 2019 Read More →
Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

   The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is […]

By January 8, 2019 Read More →
StocktonCon Winter is Here

StocktonCon Winter is Here

  StocktonCon Winter is Here StocktonCon Winter, presented by Utility Telecom, debuts on Sunday January 20, 2019 at Stockton Arena! This one-day event marks the expansion of StocktonCon Events, as StocktonCon will be held on August 3-4, 2019. StocktonCon Winter will take place at Stockton Arena from 10am-5pm on Sunday, January 20th. Tickets for StocktonCon Winter […]

By December 17, 2018 Read More →
5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle By Monica Barber Stinging Nettle is quite possibly one of the freshest acts to arise out of the Modesto area in recent years. Already meeting with some success both locally and on the touring circuit, Nettle has caught the interest of larger labels. With the release of […]

By December 14, 2018 Read More →
All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

All Ages View – Heading to the Ice Rink

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson California Dreamin’ by The Mama’s & The Papas as well as We’re Gonna be Friends by White Stripes have been on constant repeat for me this fall. It is also Scorpio season! Scorpios are best known for their passion and their love for longtime friends. And what is more appropriate as […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

ModShop – Modesto’s Holiday Season Opener By Chris Murphy One of Modesto’s best fall traditions has become the ModShop weekend, brought to life by the dynamic trip of Ruhi Sheikh, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow. You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop on Nov 24 from 5-9pm, located on J St between […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
PerformingView – Great fall selections

PerformingView – Great fall selections

grimm-final.pdf PerformingView By Kaye Osborn and Chris Murphy A Time to Perform in November Refreshing cool autumn breezes embrace our community. Colorful trees line our streets like stoic statues. There are many theatrical venues to support. Were you able to catch a show last month? If not, check out the offerings below. I can guarantee […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ModestoView’s  Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Holiday Preview

ModestoView’s Amazing Rockin’ Holiday Preview There is so much happening here this holiday season. You better check this list out and check it twice. You are going to need to book babysitters or take the whole family because you won’t want to miss out on any of these. Clip and save this list and please […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall

ComedyView: Happy Fall by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Congratulations to Serena Gamboa–the Spicy Latina–for her win at the 2018 Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) for Best Comedy. Serena was born and raised in Modesto and has been performing and producing shows for five years. She was raised by her dad, an ex-Marine/ex-cop, so she has […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: November Nights

BluesView: November Nights

BluesView Big Earl Matthews Hello Friends and welcome to November. There are some pretty cool events coming up this month so let’s talk about it. It’s not blues but its still pretty cool, WAR is coming to the Tracy Grand on Nov 2nd. Classic tunes and more groove then one man can handle. On the […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

BargainView: Lots to be Thankful for!

by Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing for […]

By November 1, 2018 Read More →
GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon

GeekView Attends Modesto’s SpookyCon by Alan Falconer Among the fun haunts and frights that took place through the Halloween season last month, The Clarion Inn on Sisk in Modesto played host on October 14th to Spooky Con, a convention that featured artists, entertainers, and vendors from near and far in celebration of all things horror. […]

By October 18, 2018 Read More →
Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costume Halloween Events at Public Libraries

Costumed Halloween events to take place at Stanislaus County Libraries Local libraries to give community members fun, free options for celebrating the Halloween season  Several Stanislaus County Libraries are giving children and their families an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters as part of their Halloween celebrations this October, beginning with the Turlock […]

By October 10, 2018 Read More →