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Entertainment in Santa Clara

When it’s time to have some fun and relaxation, Santa Clara is the place to be. Sports, museums, performing arts, parks and trails, restaurants, shopping, special events, activities for children, families and seniors – each day is filled with opportunities for residents, workers and visitors to get out and about, enjoy near-perfect weather, gather as a community, and appreciate the diversity of what Santa Clara has to offer.


Once known as the “Youth Sports Capital of the World,” Santa Clara now has an international reputation for both professional sports and Olympic champions. The debut of the 49ers in the new Levi’s Stadium for the 2014 football season joins an exciting schedule of professional soccer by the Earthquakes, world-class swimming and diving competitions at the International Swim Center, and 19 intercollegiate sports at Santa Clara University, to giving sports fans a variety of year-round options in the City of Santa Clara.


Levi’s Stadium

The ultimate outdoor entertainment venue with state-of-the-art design, technology and deluxe guest conveniences.

Levi's Stadium


Spectator Sports

Professional and amateur athletes go for the win in Santa Clara, the city of champions.

The 49ers - 5-time Super Bowl champions

Earthquakes Soccer - Celebrating the team’s 40th anniversary in 2014

Santa Clara University Broncos


Be Active

Walking, bicycling and sports activities of all types are encouraged in Santa Clara with its many public facilities for a healthy lifestyle.

Parks & Pools - 32 parks and playgrounds open to all

Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club - Challenging 18-hole public course, 7-lighted tennis courts, restaurant and amenities

Pruneridge Golf Club - Nine hole course and driving range

Bicycle Map

Creek Trail Map



Visit the George F. Haines International Swim Center, where past, present and future Olympians train and compete. The Santa Clara Swim Club, Santa Clara Diving Club, and Santa Clara Aquamaids Synchronized Swimming Club provide basic instruction as well as hosting international level competitive events and meets.

Arts & Culture

Community groups, Santa Clara University and local businesses provide Santa Clara residents and visitors with opportunities to enjoy a wide range of arts and cultural activities.



Triton Museum - Showcasing California artists with its permanent collection and special exhibitions

De Saisset Museum - Exhibits and educational programs highlighting the art and history of the region

Intel Museum - Interactive museum about technology that changed the world

History Museums

Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum

Berryessa Adobe

Harris Lass Historic Preserve

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Santa Clara Fire Museum

Santa Clara Railroad Depot

Women’s Club Adobe


Performing Arts

Santa Clara Players - Community theater group since 1962

Santa Clara Ballet - Exhibits and educational programs highlighting the art and history of the region

Roberta Jones Junior Theatre - Musical stage performances for audiences of all ages

SCU Center of Performing Arts - Music, theater and dance performances


Public Art

Pubic Art - Tour virtually or in person to view 17 sculptures and art pieces



Films - The Mercado is a 20-theater complex surrounded by restaurants

Family Fun

Santa Clara is a family-friendly community with many public facilities for children and teens as well as all types of activities and entertainment for youngsters and parents.


California’s Great America

California’s Great America Family amusement park with thrill rides, water slides, attractions for all ages.


Special Events

Every season brings a new selection of special events in Santa Clara.

Art & Wine Festival - September weekend festival in Central Park

Camellia Flower Show - Thousands of blooms on display every February

International Grand Prix Swim Meet - Annual competition drawing participants from throughout the U.S.

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships - Premier BBQ competition on the West Coast

Historic Holiday Home Tour - Inside peak into beautifully restored private homes

Model Train Shows - Spring and Fall Shows featuring operating model trains at the historic Santa Clara Depot

Summer Concerts in the Park - Free outdoor performances in June, July and August

Santa Clara Farmers Market - Fresh produce and hand-crafted specialty foods every Saturday morning


Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs Fun classes, trips and special events open to residents and non-residents


Santa Clara City Library

Santa Clara City Library Free talks, films, crafts, workshops for children, teens and adults

Where To Stay/Shop/Dine

Santa Clara welcomes visitors! Whether you are here for a day trip or an overnight stay, Santa Clara has accommodations, shopping, dining and activities to match every budget and preference.


Westfield Valley Fair

Westfield Valley Fair - One of the largest shopping malls in America with 194 stores and nine restaurants



Restaurants - From gourmet fare to quick on-the-go food spots, Santa Clara has 100+ dining options – and more on the way!


Convention Center & Visitors Bureau

Convention Center Calendar - Hundreds of events are held in Santa Clara each year