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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VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
Livin in These Tryin Times

Livin in These Tryin Times

Jazz and BluesView: Livin’ in these Tryin’ TimesBy Eric Benson Where have you all been? It has been a minute but I have not got out much Governator’s orders. It has been a while since I have seen a lot of my friends except on social media sharing what juice they had for breakfast, belting […]

By May 31, 2020 Read More →
Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

It’s Virtually Graffiti Summer! By Chris Murphy @modestochris So much has changed in the last few months and things continue to change daily. There were some really big plans that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are some smaller events that still may happen. We will do our best to keep our […]

Pride is a State of Mind

Pride is a State of Mind

PRIDE IS A STATE OF MINDBy Patty Castillo Davis The Coronavirus Pandemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of 475 Pride events from coast to coast. Celebrations are racing to digitize to happen at all. The Virtual Global Pride, organized by InterPride will happen online Saturday, June 27, cycling through time zones and will include […]

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feed Buttery Goodness By Middagh Goodwin   Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events […]

By January 30, 2020 Read More →
MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Women’s March

GoModesto – Women’s March

Go Modesto Women’s March – January 18 In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start […]

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
New Years Eve 2020

New Years Eve 2020

There are many things going on in and around Modesto for New Year’s Eve. We have tried to compile a list for you to help with your planning. Go out with friends so that you can look out for each other. Have fun but by all means stay safe. If you choose to go out have fun but remember to have a designated driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber. Also, remember AAA offers Safe Rides 1-800-AAA-HELP. 

By December 26, 2019 Read More →
Bonnie Raitt Show Added at Gallo Center

Bonnie Raitt Show Added at Gallo Center

Best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter Bonnie Raitt is returning to the Gallo Center with her Dig in Deep Tour 2020! This performance will include selections from Bonnie’s Dig in Deep album, her 20th, featuring her characteristic, incomparable blend of blues, rock, R&B, pop and funk. It also features a healthy dose […]

By December 16, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Chanukah 2019

Chanukah 2019

Chanukah 2019! Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to Celebrate the light during this darkest time of the year. Sunday December 22 – Vintage Faire Mall Monday December 23rd at 5pm in Downtown Turlock Friday December 27th 4:15pm in McHenry Village Friday December 27th 5:15pm at Congregation Beth Shalom Saturday December 28th 7pm in Downtown Oakdale […]

By December 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto: Bowie for the Holiday

GoModesto: Bowie for the Holiday

GoModesto: David Bowie TributeThere will be only seven nights of Rockin Holiday this year starting December 7th, and you won’t want to miss any of them.  Saying that make sure to mark your calendar,  on December 14th, the Men Who Fell to Earth, Northern California premier David Bowie Tribute band

By December 4, 2019 Read More →
GeekView: Star Wars & more

GeekView: Star Wars & more

GEEKView: Star Wars and MoreBy Middagh GoodwinWow not only is the Mandalorian streaming on Disney+ the Rise of Skywalker will be in theatres December 19th. You know Modesto will be representing big time for the premiere of the new Star Wars movie. The 501st will be out at Brenden Thursday night and the Lodge Pole Pickers will be dressed as Jedi’s and rogues for Rockin Holiday

By December 3, 2019 Read More →