Your South Bay Summer Planner: July edition

Check out some fun activities coming up in your neighborhood this summer. Know of an event you don’t see here? Send us a tip at

Sweets and Treats

July is National Watermelon Month, and Yogurtland has introduced a limited edition watermelon lemonade sorbet. The refreshing flavor is made with real watermelon and lemon for an irresistibly delicious vegan and non-fat treat. Now available at Yogurtland locations while supplies last, Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet is light, tangy and serves as a cool accessory sun up to sun down. Extending summer celebrations (including National Ice Cream Day on July 16), Yogurtland is also offering an online exclusive Beach Buddies Cup crafted with its crowd-pleasing Rocket Pop Sorbet, mochi, mango bubble burst and ocean pack gummies, available for order at or via the app.

Togo’s has added two new dip sandwiches to join its iconic #33, the Triple Dip, which features a half pound of hot roast beef, turkey, and pastrami with melted provolone cheese and chipotle mayo. The new French Dip is a classic take on the renowned recipe, crafted with fresh artisan bread, piled high with a quarter pound of roast beef, and smothered with the melty goodness of provolone cheese and chipotle mayo. The new Pastrami Dip embodies a TOGO twist on the original, featuring a quarter pound of TOGO’S world-famous hot pastrami topped with melted provolone cheese and chipotle mayo. For more information, to find your closest TOGO’S location, or to order online, please visit

Youth Theater

The youth theater scene is sizzling this summer, with performances featuring some of Broadway’s greatest hits for younger audience. The Roberta Jones Junior Theater in Santa Clara is presenting Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. in performances from July 18-20, as well as Grease! (the school version for younger audiences and performers) from August 4-6. Click here for tickets.

Children’s Musical Theater San Jose is celebrating its 55th season with performances of Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. (July 6-9), 13 the Musical (July 14-23) and the Hunchback of Notre Dame (July 28 –Aug 6) hosted at the Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose. For tickets and information visit

Peninsula Youth Theater and the City of Mountain View present free children’s theatre each Friday afternoon from June 23 – Aug. 11 at 3pm on the Center’s outdoor ParkStage (located adjacent to Pioneer Park). Each week features a different 45-minute presentation – fairy tales and other children’s stories – performed by PYT’s Theater in the Park summer camp program. Bring the kids, a snack and a blanket to sit on for a fun way to end the week for the whole family.  For details click here.


San Jose’s Caesar Chavez Plaza will host the First Tech Federal Credit Union Music in the Park 2023 on Friday, July 21 from 5-10 p.m. in an open-air concert headlined by Soul Asylum (“Runaway Train”), Living Colour (“Cult of Personality”) and Tommy Stinson (Guns & Roses, The Replacements”). Click here for tickets.

Downtown Sunnyvale’s historic Murphy Avenue is heating up summer evenings with tech-sponsored entertainment all season long. LinkedIn is presenting a Summer Series Music + Market each Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, running from July 12 to August 23 and featuring local bands and artisans. Google will dominate Saturday evenings from July 15 to August 26, presenting Jazz and Beyond from 6pm to 8:30pm. Live jazz and other alternative music are performed while diners at each table choose from a master menu featuring a range of approximately 20 downtown restaurant choices. Customers place orders on their phones and the restaurants deliver food to their table. For details visit

Los Gatos will host its longstanding Music in the Park free summer concert series on Sunday afternoons from 5-7pm at the Civic Center Lawn from July 23-Aug. 27. For details visit

Campbell’s Orchard City Green will host the city’s 2023 Summer Concerts series weekly on Thursday nights at 6:30pm from July 6 through August 3, with food and drink supporting the Campbell Museum Foundation. The series features a diverse array of local music favorites and cover bands, bookended by season opener Rjae Haas Band’s blues rock/classic/latin rock covers and closing out with local rock band Maneck. For the full calendar visit


Cupertino is hosting a Middle School Bike Skills Workshop for kids and their parents or guardians on July 16 and Aug. 6 and 26 at the Cupertino Senior Center. The classes are designed to help prepare rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to bike to middle school and beyond, and cover basic traffic laws, intersections, hand signals, and equipment adjustments along with avoiding common crashes and positioning yourself on the road. The four-hour course includes a safety presentation, on-bike drills and a group practice ride. For more details click here.