Special Events

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Brisbane Community Night at AT&T Park (April)

It's that time of the year again, when we come together as a community to root on our San Francisco Giants.  As we all know, the even years have been very good to us!  So come on out and enjoy a night of family fun at the park!  Click here for the event flyer.

Habitat Restoration Days (April & June)

In conjunction with the Open Space and Ecology Committee, the Parks & Recreation department hosts two Habitat Restoration Days annually.  We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities to join us for a day full or cleaning debris, removing invasive plant species, and restoring our habitats.  The first restoration day (also Earth Day!) will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00am-1:00pm on Monarch Drive between Mission Blue and North Hill Drive.  Click here for the event flyer.  The second restoration day will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Costanos Canyon.  Click here for the event flyer.

Bike to Work Day (May)

The 23rd annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 11th from 6:15-9:30am.  Two Brisbane energizer stations will be set up at Bayshore Blvd. @ Old County road and Tunnel Ave. @ Lagoon Way.  If you'd like to volunteer at one of the stations, please send an email to bike2work@commute.org or visit the commute.org website for more information.  Click here for the event flyer. 

Fire Hydrant Painting & Restoration Weekend (May)

Come join the Parks & Recreation department on May 20th and 21st as we continue the tradition of painting Brisbane’s historic hydrants. You too can make Brisbane history by participating in this great community event. All supplies will be provided to participating artists courtesy of the Brisbane Parks & Recreation department. Just show up, ready to paint , and wearing clothes you don’t mind getting messy...because it’s bound to happen! Participants are required to reserve a hydrant in advance. All new hydrant designs must be formally proposed and approved by the Fire Department no later than Friday, May 12th. Reservations will be accepted from March 1st-May 12th for both new designs and restoration requests. The application is accessible online by clicking here.  For a complete list of hydrants and additional information regarding the event itself, please email Noreen Leek at nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us. 2017 Event Flyer

(NEW) Kite Festival at the Marina (June)

Join us for the inaugural Kite Festival at the Brisbane Marina on Saturday, June 24th starting at 1:00pm.  We invite everyone to bring your own kite and join in on the fun.  The event is FREE and will feature kite demonstrations, food, and plenty of fun for people of all ages.  Ribbons will be awarded for best homemade kites, highest flyers, biggest kite, etc.  Click here for the event flyer and we hope you'll join us for some kite-flying fun! 

(NEW) Star City Music Festival (July)

The first annual Star City Music Festival is a spectacular family-friendly event coming to Brisbane, California—The City of Stars—at the eastern foot of San Bruno Mountain, where the sun hides from foggy San Francisco during summertime! On the Saturday after Independence Day—July 8th—artists including funk party pleasuremakers Afrolicious, gypsy-rockers Diego’s Umbrella, Allman Brothers tribute the Allmond Brothers Clan, world renown guitar virtuoso Eric McFadden (P-Funk, The Animals, Anders Osborne), psychedelic indie rockers Killer Whale, diva sirens Pamela Parker and Ashley Kepler, as well as favorite local sons and daughters such as Jerry Kuhel and Katie Garibaldi will play from noon to dusk in stellar Community Park. The largest geographic feature on the San Francisco peninsula will provide breathtaking backdrop, and a significant portion of proceeds will benefit San Bruno Mountain Watch to help ensure preservation of its precious nature reserve. Click here for more information.

BEFORE THE MAIN EVENT:  Brisbane's Got Talent!!! Do you think you’ve got what it takes? APPLY TODAY! On Friday, June 2nd, the City will host a Talent Show featuring the many talents of Brisbane residents. The winner of the Talent Show will kick off the Star City Music Festival on July 8th in the Community Park as the opening act! We invite people ages 5 and up to apply to showcase your talents whether it be singing, dancing, juggling, or any other talent you’d like to share with your community! Complete the application here or contact the event organizers Star City Music Festival for more information.

Concerts in the Park (July-August)

The Brisbane Community Park is filled with music & cheer every summer when the Concert Series rolls around.  Concerts are held on Friday nights from 6:00-8:30pm. Click here for the Concert Series ad which includes dates and bands.  One of the MOST important aspects of the planning process is sponsorship, as this summertime tradition is only made possible due to the generous tax-deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses and local families.  Do you also enjoy the bands and think the concerts add value to the community?  Then consider being a sponsor for this years series!  Sponsors are recognized by the City Council, acknowledged in City publications, and listed on the concert banner hung on the gazebo in the park.  Please click here for the sponsorship application.  If you have questions, please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 or sbeaty@ci.brisbane.ca.us. Thank you in advance for your support of these wonderful community events! 

Lagoon Clean Up (September)

The Brisbane Lagoon Clean up is always held on the third Saturday in September, in conjunction with the World Wide Coastal Clean Up Day.  Please check back as we get closer to the event for more information. 2016 Event Flyer

Day in the Park & Derby (September)

The 30th annual Day in the Park and 10th annual Derby is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 24th, 2016.  Festivities commence with the Derby car race starting at 8:00am on San Francisco Street.  Immediately following is our Day in the Park event held until 3:00pm.  The park is filled with community group tables and information, arts & crafts vendors, good music, yummy food, and plenty of fun for kids.  Entertainment includes carnival games, face painting, inflatables, and more!   Brisbane Resident Keith Moreau composed a video capturing the essence of Brisbane's annual derby.  Click here to see the derby in action! 
2016 Event Flyer
Click here for this year's schedule of events!
Click here for information regarding participation in the Derby and how to apply.
Click here for information regarding the Day in the Park and booth applications.

Festival of Lights (December)

The Festival of Lights is a celebration focusing on the holidays as a season of giving and enjoying the company of each other as a community.  The event begins with caroling downtown followed by the tree lighting and delicious treats for all!  The Festival of Lights also marks the beginning of the lighting of the stars for those who have placed them on their homes.  This event is held on the first Sunday in December each year starting at 5:45pm.  For more information, please contact Noreen Leek at (415) 508-2141 or nleek@ci.brisbane.ca.us.  2016 Event Flyer

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Presents....

Each year, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival comes to Brisbane in the form of "Shakespeare on Tour".  This year, the group will be performing "The Twelfth Night" at Mission Blue Center on Sunday, January 22nd from 2-4pm.  Because the City's Parks and Recreation Department solely sponsors the event, there is no admission fee charged.  You just have to come prepared for an afternoon of adventure and intrigue! Click here to view the flyer.