SUNDAYS in the PARK … with ARTS!

WHAT IF … you could fill St James Park with FREE performances by some of the most talented arts organizations in the area, for weekly shows, in a family friendly environment?

We figured it out. Beginning August 22 - and extending through October 24 - Viva Parks Downtown is collaborating again with Filco Events to present Sundays in the Park with ARTS - a weekly series of performances by San Jose’s finest cultural arts groups.

Events will be from 2pm-5pm, on the grass in front of the beautiful Corinthian Building at St James and Third. A truly professional stage, sound, and production systems will be brought in to enhance the arts experience. Attendees can bring a blanket, camp chairs and a picnic basket to grab a spot on the ample lawn. These events are part of the Mayor’s ABEIRTO initiative, to get people back outside and safely enjoy community parks for FREE all-family shows.

Opening the series on August 22, will be two distinctly different performing arts groups – San Jose’s NEW BALLET and COMEDYSPORTZ – performing both separately AND together, which will definitely be a mash-up for the ages.

For our second show on August 29 – San Jose Popup Choir will lead the audience in a rousing HAMILTUNES – the official public sing-along to the entire Broadway musical. Lyrics are on your phone, and ALL musical abilities are welcome.

Future shows might include Children’s Musical Theater, San Jose Taiko, and Opera San Jose.

Sundays in the Park with ARTS happens every Sunday from Aug 22 to October 24 – including
Viva Calle on Sep 19 – for a total of 10 afternoons. This program continues collaboration between Viva Parks Downtown and Filco Events to bring outdoor arts and activations to St James Park, which is exactly what Mayor Liccardo’s ABIERTO funding is meant to provide.

Grab a blanket, some camp chairs, and a full picnic basket! These shows are 3 full hours of spectacular local performing artists, in a safe, family friendly environment.

We look forward to seeing you out there…