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Join us at Foster City Summer Days!

August 16-18, 2024
Leo Ryan Park

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About Foster City Summer Days

The City of Foster City is excited to host the community event, Summer Days, for the 3rd time this August.  It made its original debut in 2019. Summer Days will be another opportunity for families, neighbors, and friends to connect and to celebrate the City's birthday. We will be partnering up once again with local Foster City businesses and organizations to host a jam packed weekend full of fun activities for folks of all ages.   Admission to the event is free.  Tickets are required for the carnival rides.

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Summer Days will have lots of fun and exciting activities happening all throughout the day, with something for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned for more details!

Carnival Swing Ride

Carnival Rides

This family friendly event will also feature carnival rides and games. Admission to the event is free, tickets are required for the rides. 

Advanced discounted tickets are available for purchase online now through August 15. After that, only tickets can be purchased at the event. Individual ride tickets can be purchased at the event only.

Rubber Ducky Races

The popular race from the 1980s is back and will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2024. Community members who bring their own inflatable vessel, such as a raft or inner tube, are eligible to compete in a race the lagoon along the boardwalk. We will have a special race just for folks interested in participating in Anything But a Boat Race.

Race registration is open now!

Beer on tap

(including Car Show)

Event attendees will enjoy local entertainment that will range from a classic car show to musical performances!  Be sure to catch our evening headliner bands on Friday and Saturday night (6pm) in the amphitheater! Full entertainment schedule will be released summer 2024.

Food and Beverage

Summer Days will feature your favorite food trucks and select craft beers from Northern California breweries.  Wine will also be available for purchase from our local service clubs. Saturday Hours: 11am-8pm and Sunday Hours: 11am-5pm.

The food truck lineup for the 2024 Summer Days is FULL. 

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Craft Vendors

We are excited to have partnered with San Jose Made to provide a variety of quality handmade items from artists from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. A Ceramics sale will also be held in the courtyard of the Recreation Center.  Saturday Hours: 11am-6pm  Sunday Hours: 11am-5pm

Craft vendor applications are no longer being accepted as we are SOLD OUT.

Community Booths

Learn more about the non-profit organizations and businesses that make up the Foster City community by heading to the Community Booth section of the event.  Saturday Hours: 11am-6pm  Sunday Hours: 11am-5pm

We are no longer accepting booth applications. If you're interested in joining the wait list, please email

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Event Schedule

Don’t Miss Out

Take a look below to learn about the program for Foster City Summer Days. If you have any questions about specific activities or event timing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch - we’ll be happy to help. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

Carnival Rides 5pm-10:30pm
Classic Car Show (Meadow) 4pm-7pm
Concert (Amphitheater) 6pm-8pm

Friday, August 16, 2024

Carnival Rides 11am-11pm
Craft and Community Booths 11am-6pm
Food and Beverage 11am-8pm
Entertainment 10am-8pm

Saturday, August 17, 2024

Carnival Rides 11am-7pm
Craft and Community Booths 11am-5pm
Food and Beverage 11am-5pm
Rubber Ducky Races 9am-11am (TBC)

Sunday, August 18, 2024

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Useful Information & Tips



Event Parking is available for $10 at Parkside Towers (1031 E. Hillsdale Blvd), City Hall (610 Foster City Blvd), and Century (1065 E. Hillsdale Blvd) from 9am-7pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday.  Shell Blvd closes Thursday, August 15 at 9am through 5am on Monday, August 19, 2024.

Accessible parking is located at the Community Center/Foster City Library lot. Event parking is not allowed in private retail centers or nearby residential streets.


Temporary Street and Parking Lot Closures

  • Shell Boulevard (between East Hillsdale Boulevard and Bounty Drive) closed to through traffic from 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 15 until 5:00 AM on Monday, August 19.

  • Balclutha Drive (between the round-about on the PJCC campus and Shell Boulevard) closed to through traffic from 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 15 until 5:00 AM on Monday, August 19.

  • Shell Boulevard exit from South Service Road of the PJCC campus will be closed from 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 15 until 5:00 AM on Monday, August 19.

  • Shell Boulevard exit from Civic Center Drive will be closed from 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 15 until 5:00 AM on Monday, August 19.

  • The Recreation Center parking lot will be closed at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, August 13 through 10:00 PM on Monday, August 19 for setup, public usage, and breakdown of the carnival rides.

  • The Senior Wing parking lot will be closed at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 15 through 12:00 PM on Monday, August 19 for setup, festival access, and cleanup.

Our Generous Sponsors
and Program Partners

Working Together

Sharing our vision of building a community-inspired, creative festival, our sponsors play a crucial part in making this event a reality. To become a program partner or sponsor, please email


Edgewater Marine

Diamond Sponsor

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Kids Connection

Diamond Sponsor

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Happy Healthy Teeth

Gold Sponsor


Island United Church

Gold Sponsor

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Moveable Feast

Program Partner

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Foster City Rotary Club

Program Partner

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Bair Island Cyber Lions Club

Program Partner

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Foster City Lions Club

Program Partner

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Bronze and Silver Sponsors: TownePlace Suites Marriott

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650 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404


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