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

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

By June 2, 2022 Read More →
MSO Performs Star Wars

MSO Performs Star Wars

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans will be able to experience the […]

By May 13, 2022 Read More →
Music Returns to the County Fair

Music Returns to the County Fair

It has been 2 years since bands have performed on the main stage at the Stanislaus County Fair but that is about to end when the Fair returns in July. Once again there will be a diverse lineup of acts from Pop, Rock, Latin and Country. Music starts at 8:30 pm and is included in […]

Chocolate Living

Chocolate Living

GoOakdale: Chocolate LivingThe 30th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place May 21st and 22nd 9 am-5 pm each day at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, […]

Star Wars & More

Star Wars & More

GoModesto: Star Wars & More On May 4h between 5-9 pm join us in the 10th Street Plaza for May our annual Star Wars Celebration. Modesto was the first city to create an official proclamation making May 4th Star Wars day and we have celebrated ever since with a free family-friendly event. Dress up, bring […]

By April 26, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days Night

GoDowntown: It’s Been A Hard Days NightIt has been a hard two years but music is coming back and so is the Benefit for CASA this year featuring the music of The Beatles. Let’s all come together on April 1st at 7 pm at the State Theatre and twist and shout as The Vibe, Third […]

By March 29, 2022 Read More →
Rockit Music Gear Showcase

Rockit Music Gear Showcase

GoDowntown: Rockit Music Gear Showcase Halee Smith owner and operator of Rockit Music Gear is hosting a showcase at Harvest Moon on March 25th at 6 pm. Join Girls Smash Guitars, Indie Daze and Not All Right all on the side patio for a night of music. These talented young ladies show that gender has […]

By February 28, 2022 Read More →
GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora

GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora

GoModesto: Celtic Diaspora Sunday Afternoon at CBS is back and kicking things off with Opera Modesto. Opera Modesto will sing the music of the Celtic Diaspora, including the Northern Celtic Fringe (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man), and the sounds of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain). Don’t miss these magical performances at […]

By February 26, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise Night

GoDowntown: Rockabilly Cruise NightIt has been over 6 years since America’s premier psychobilly band, the Koffin Kats have played the 209(the Gypsy Shack in Sonora) and longer since they last graced a stage in Modesto. They have not played the West Coast for over 2 years due to the pandemic and are ready to get […]

By February 23, 2022 Read More →
Central West Ballet presents ‘Creations: Choreography in America’ at the Gallo Center

Central West Ballet presents ‘Creations: Choreography in America’ at the Gallo Center

CENTRAL WEST BALLET- March 18 & 19, 7:30pmCentral West Ballet presents ‘Creations: Choreography in America’ at the Gallo Center forthe Arts. Three wonderfully eclectic, cutting edge, creative dances! Set to Mussorgsky’sPictures at an Exhibition, where museum visitors become the various paintings they see,Bizet’s L'Arlésienne, an exciting ballet performed to the beloved “March of the Kings”and Love Duets, […]

By February 16, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

GoDowntown: BluesBox Bayou at the Gallo

It is always great to see locals on the stage at the Gallo but we are extra excited that our very own Pete Grimaldi and the BluesBox Bayou Band will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary at the Gallo Center for the Arts, just in time for Mardi Gras! Saturday, February 19th, 8 PM. Come out […]

By February 6, 2022 Read More →
GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

GoDowntown: Killer Dueling Pianos

The Killer Dueling Pianos are gracing the central valley again performing live at Rancho Fresco Cantina on February 8th at 7 pm. This is a high energy, interactive, and exhilarating show that is guaranteed to impress. Appealing to all ages, The Killer Dueling Pianos will have you clapping, singing, and laughing along all night with […]

By January 29, 2022 Read More →
The State Battle of the Bands

The State Battle of the Bands

A Battle of the Bands will be taking place on March 13 at the State Theatre with a $2500 Grand prize and $1500 Fan Favorite award. The event intends to showcase 8 of the areas brightest playing 2 songs each. To participate you will need to record a video of you performing an original song […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →
New Years Eve Events

New Years Eve Events

Here is a list of confirmed New Years Eve events at the time of printing. We will update the online calendar and share it on our social media as any new events may get announced. Remember Don’t Drink and Drive, designate a driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber when you are done partying for the night. Looking […]

By December 13, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →