Programs & Events

History Park Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 18th
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$1.00 | General Admission
O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor, History Park


While we have sold out of the $1.00 ice cream cones, you can still enjoy ice cream at History Park. Join us as we celebrate History Park’s 50th anniversary with ice cream, music, antique autos, and fun! Must reserve tickets in advance. Each ticket includes an ice cream cone!


Fireworks at History Park

Red, White & Blue Members Picnic

Saturday, July 3rd
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
FREE | HSJ Members Only
History Park


Come with a beautiful picnic of your making and stay for the incredible firework show.

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Curbside Crafts

Sunday, July 11rd
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
FREE for All
Pacific Hotel, History Park


Explore San José’s culture through some fun, hands-on activities at the HSJ craft table in front of the Pacific Hotel.

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Storage 2 Stories: Alan Glover Cycled Round the World

Tuesday, July 20th
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
$10 | HSJ Members Only
Collection Center


Get a behind-the-scenes tour of History San José’s Storage 2 facility and hear some amazing stories about the Alan Glover collection from curator Ken Middlebrook. Afterwards, you can enjoy your lunch across the street at History Park. Please note that the Collection Center parking is only available at History Park.

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Spirit of ’45

Big Band Concert & Swing Dance
Friday, August 13
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
$20 | General
$10 | Special Parking

Dance under lights at History Park to the tunes of the big band era. Dancing in the street and food trucks!. Period attire encouraged.

Living History Day
Saturday, August 14
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$10 | General

$5 | HSJ Members & Youth (6-11)

Take a trip back in time as the 14-acre History Park is transported to the 1940s with live big band music, fashion, a vintage car show, a WWII Tent City, Victory parade, food trucks, and activities for the whole family.