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

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Role Model

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Role Model

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Rolemodel By Denette Covarrubias   A women’s heart can change the world even after she’s gone.   Thank you Patty Scott for instilling kindness and compassion in the heart and mind of your daughter, Alana Scott; president and founding member of Women’s Education & Leadership League (WELL).  The summer you helped your […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we will celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far, Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and be amazed […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter by Monica Barber   Six to eight months ago, Dustin Carpenter was playing an art walk at Colossal tattoo in Turlock and I might’ve have overlooked him, but the music & beats he was playing caught my ear and blew my mind. Musically known by the moniker, Zodiac […]

By April 29, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You By Middagh Goodwin   Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say […]

By April 4, 2018 Read More →
April BrewView: Discover the 108

April BrewView: Discover the 108

BrewView: Discover the 108 By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell If you’re like us, you are always on the look out to try new drinks at new places. But being us, who tend to be oblivious at times, you might drive right past a great place many times before stopping in, not aware of any […]

By April 1, 2018 Read More →
Help Us Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!

Help Us Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!

NonProfitView Walk a Mile for Haven By Chris Murphy We have no use and there are no excuses for spousal or domestic abuse. Period. This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind. We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community. The Haven […]

By March 30, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
Metalica by Four Cellos

Metalica by Four Cellos

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers Apocalyptica released their epic debut “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos.”  The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come, and now this ground-breaking foursome is making an epic debut at the Gallo Center!  To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it […]

By February 6, 2018 Read More →
Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest: Aaron Rowan

Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest: Aaron Rowan

Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest Aaron Rowan   By Monica Barber   ”We could look back and say, ‘Oh, my it’s come that far in that short a time?” Yet in the last 6 years since the start of MUMfest and the frenzy of change it’s hard to argue that Aaron […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
Psychedlic Furs perform at the Gallo

Psychedlic Furs perform at the Gallo

If you were to dissect today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs, who is coming to the Gallo Center for the first time in March! Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty […]

By January 15, 2018 Read More →
BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

BrewView: Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing

Farm to Pint: Blaker Brewing by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Back before the prohibition, a town wasn’t really considered a town until it has its own brewery. Then when alcohol was banned, we lost our little breweries. We live in exciting times, as we are going back to our roots, with breweries opening in […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
SantaView – Last Minute Santa Requests

SantaView – Last Minute Santa Requests

SantaView By Chris Murphy ModestoView is on the lookout for Santa. We will keep our eyes open and will keep you posted at www.modestoview.com all month long. Make sure you like us at facebook.com/modestoview and be up to speed all the time. Don’t forget to track Santa Vintage Faire Mall Santa’s HQ Workshop In Center […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
NewYearsView – 10+ Great Ideas

NewYearsView – 10+ Great Ideas

  Ring in the New Year! It seems like it was just New Years a few seconds ago, but it is time to ring in 2018 and there are some great ways to celebrate here in our area. Before you know it, it will be the 31st and you will need to get dressed for […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
GoDowntown Modesto

GoDowntown Modesto

Go Downtown Modesto State Theatre Christmas Movie week. This is the perfect winter break activity. Hot Chocolate, Statetini, Popcorn. Yum. Show times are 2:00, 5, and 7:00 pm and movies are $ 5 $ 8 for 7pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy the splendor of Modesto’s historic theatre, with full digital sound and fantastic […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →