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

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 →
GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza kicks off in September in conjunction with First Friday on 10th Street and in the 10th Street Plaza. Texas Funk performs on the 3rd bringing you their blend of Latin Funk, Tejano and Tex Mex to the Plaza. Threshold performs on the 10th playing all the hits from the 60’s on […]

By August 29, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo ReturnsReturning after a year and a half break the 69th Annual Oakdale Rodeo will take place this year on August 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The Oakdale Rodeo Parade starts at 9 am on Saturday the 14th beginning at Oakdale High School and heading down E Street to the SaveMart. […]

By August 9, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

GoModesto: Furiously Fast WeekendAugust 27th-30th at the State Theatre you can watch the first 8 Fast and Furious movies you can buy a weekend pass and watch all 8 movies at a discounted rate. Also part of the FF weekend check out Cars & Coffee 8 am – 10 am on August 28th, they bring […]

By August 7, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit YardThe Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, California is back for a new season of fantastic not to be missed talent. Kicking off August on the 5th Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell(“Chillin It” “Aint Worth the Whiskey” “Middle of Memory”) and Nick Tyrrel(“Now […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →
Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of Mind

Hypnosis Just Another State of MindBy Middagh Goodwin You want to go to the State Theatre on August 6th, you need to go see John Farley perform feats of hypnotism, at the count of 3 you will go to www.thestate.org and purchase tickets. One, Two, Three. Did it work? Yes, great. Now, so you know […]

By July 14, 2021 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz BluesView: Back to BusinessBy Eric Benson Well now is the time to get back to living our lives and getting on with our bad selves! I walked into a store wearing a mask and the grocer said you don’t have to wear a mask! I retorted yes they make it hard to breathe, itches […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →