Monthly Newsletter
Hi Everyone -
Where to begin?! 

Summer has arrived in Los Gatos with a flair. Jazz on the Plazz kicks off Wednesday, June 19 th . Music in the Parks starts up in July and Vasona Vibrations is already rocking. What more could we possibly need? OH YES, you all asked for the Block Parties again, they are happening and will be even bigger and better than last summer. Come downtown on Thursday, June 20, July 18 and August 8 th for some music, wine and beer, other art and entertainment and good times for all. We will start in Town Plaza at 5 p.m. and then everyone can move down to Loma Lane (Gray’s Lane) for some dancing in the streets.  Tell your friends.
Capping off the summer season, Eat Drink Play Los Gatos will be back for the third year on September 28. We have an even bigger and better event planned. Be sure to stay tuned for details, save the date! Check out the band, Wonder Bread 5 . They will be our headliner for the day! It will be an event to remember! Thank you to Linda L. Lester who will once again be our Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available.

We cannot wait for the unveiling of the Flame of Liberty Memorial Dedication on Saturday, June 15 th . You will not want to miss this memorable ceremony. The Veteran’s Memorial & Support Foundation of Los Gatos has put endless hours into making this happen. Three cheers to John Lochner, his crew and their dream. Thank you for making it become a reality. See you out at the Civic Center.

One of my favorite events, the Los Gatos Plein Air Festival , happens June 19-22 with 27 artists arriving on Wednesday, June 19 th . Say hello to them when you see them painting our beautiful town and then join in for the festivities on the evening of Saturday, June 22 and all day Sunday, June 23. There will be an Artist Preview & Sale on Saturday night in the breezeway at 100 North Santa Cruz Avenue. Thanks to Testarossa Winery for hosting the wine and to all the Los Gatos Morning Rotary volunteers who are making magic happen. The Festival is Sunday, 10am-5pm, in Town Plaza where all the works of art will be displayed and sold.

If you own a small business or are seeking to do more business in this town or in Campbell, join us for our Joint Speed Networking Event on Thursday, June 13 th at the JCC.  Fortino Wine is hosting the wines for this event! Thank you. Come prepared to meet a lot of new people and make a lot of new business connections. That is what it is all about!

On the Town front…
First of all thanks to the Town Council for financially supporting the Town’s Visitor and Information Center housed here in the Chamber Offices. It is a pleasure for us to welcome visitors to Town and suggest places to shop, dine and play in Los Gatos. Even as locals, if you need information, use us as a resource. We encourage you to stop by and bring your out of town guests. We have coupons, postcards, hats, water bottles and more, and we are here to answer any and all of your questions. 

Also, the Town’s Parking Consultant is on a mission to figure out how to best address our Town’s parking challenges. Should you have any questions or ideas, send them our way and we will pass them along.

Lastly, as most of you know, that the Town is trying a One-Way N. Santa Cruz Pilot Program this summer starting in early July through October. While there will surely be some hiccups at first, bear with it. We are so happy the Town is trying something big and bold. We will all learn a great deal. For more information about the details of this pilot program, go to the Town’s website, the Experience Los Gatos page ; or go to Instagram or Facebook @ExperienceLosGatos for up to date information on Town Happenings. 

Don’t forget to download the new app, RCommunity . There you can find great deals and specials and everything Los Gatos.

On that note and my last one, a funny thing happened yesterday; Nick Difu, the chef/owner of Nick’s Next Door came into our office (his raw bar will be opening in mid-July by the way). He came in to remind us that in addition to marketing to the out-of-towners, we have to remember our own, our locals, because of how special all of you are. He has point. Don’t forget to shop, dine and play in your hometown this summer. We are fortunate to live in such a special place, one that we call home – so LOVE LOS GATOS!

Cheers and Happy Summer. See you at the Block Party.

Catherine Somers
Executive Director
Live Music at Town Plaza
  • June 20 - Don Olivet Quartet
  • July 18 - Rusty Rock N' Roll
  • August 8 - Country Cougars

DJ Kurteek at Grays Lane
Summer Block Parties
June 20, July 18 & August 8

This summer come downtown for some fun nights out on the town! One Thursday of each summer month, the Chamber and our local businesses are throwing a party! We’ll have live music at Town Plaza from 5-7, then starting at 7pm, a DJ will get things rocking on Grays Lane with Loma Brewing Company . There will be fun and games for the whole family, the shops will stay open late, and we’ll have wine and beer at Town Plaza Park and Grays Lane. Hope to see you there!
Joint Chamber
Speed Networking Event
with Campbell Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 13

Join us for a joint Chamber Speed Networking Event!
  • Fun, fast-paced opportunity to expand your network and build relationships.
  • Meet professionals from both Chambers.
  • Guaranteed to have at least 10 interactions - practice your pitch!
  • Bring lots of business cards!
  • Wine and small bites served.
Thank you to our Event Sponsor:
Thank you to our Wine Sponsor!
Social Media Workshop
Presented by Polygon Marketing

Friday, June 7, 9:00am

Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, June 11, noon

Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Join us to hear the top 5 CoolSculpting questions answered:
  1. How does it work?
  2. How long do results last?
  3. Does it hurt?
  4. Am I a candidate?
  5. How much does it cost?
CoolSculpting is an effortless way to lose fat. It is a non-surgical procedure that has little or no downtime. Dr. Bitter welcomes everyone who attends the event to sign up for a complimentary mini-consultation at his office.
Ribbon Cutting

Lagree LG
Wednesday, June 19

Multi-Chamber Breakfast Mixer

Friday, June 21

One-Way Street Pilot Program
Early July through October 2019
The town of Los Gatos invites you to Experience Los Gatos like never before as they transform North Santa Cruz Avenue to a one-way street heading southbound between Bachman Avenue and Elm Street. This pilot project will offer new ways to experience downtown including:
  • One-way traffic southbound for a portion of N. Santa Cruz Avenue
  • Parklets, also known as sidewalk cafes, for gathering outdoors to enjoy our beautiful Town
  • Added southbound bike lane
  • Angled & parallel parking

By reinventing the downtown streetscape, residents and businesses will get to experience one-way traffic, wider sidewalks, and a move towards a more active and pedestrian friendly downtown. The experience will inform possible future permanent changes to the downtown.

For more information visit the Town of Los Gatos' Experience Los Gatos page .
Welcome New Members
Thank you for Renewing
Aldo's Café
Andale Mexican Restaurant Bronze Community Impact Partner
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
Coldwell Banker - Norcia Real Estate Team
Dio Deka
Flights Los Gatos
Fortino Winery
Fusion Academy
Harker School
Intero Real Estate - Los Gatos
Kane Investment Management
King's Court Shopping Center
Loreen E. Huddleston, CPA
Los Gatos Art Association
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
Los Gatos High School Alumni Association
Lupin Lodge
Montalvo Arts Center
Old Town Center
On Purpose Chiropractic
Southern Kitchen
RehabOne Medical Group
The Palms Restaurant
Timeline Design+Build
Women's Pelvic Health Institute
Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery
Community Events
See our  calendar  for additional & recurring events.

Sundays (Year Round) 9am-1pm  - Farmer's Market at Town Plaza Park
Fridays 2-3:30pm - Bingo - Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation for 55 plus program members
Los Gatos Town Government
Stay informed, Get involved
Town Council Meeting
  • June 18

Planning Commission Meeting
  • June 12, 2019, 7pm
  • June 26, 2019, 7pm
We encourage you to attend these meetings. The Town specifically wants your input. If you cannot attend, please email your input to the Council, Planning Commission, staff or the Chamber.
All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main St.
Agendas in advance can be found  HERE .