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Top 10 Favorite Locations and Events in Campbell, CA

Campbell is a small town tucked between San Jose, Los Gatos and Santa Clara. With a population of just over 40,000 this small town is a highly desirable place to live. The Historic Downtown area of town is tree lined, pedestrian friendly and filled with shops and restaurants to enjoy. It is also the main focal point for the numerous community building events and activities. Some of the more popular events are the Summer Concert Series, the Wine Walk, Bunnies to Bonnet parade, Oktoberfest, Christmas In Campbell and the First Fridays and Second Saturday events filled with entertainment, art and good food. Plus each Sunday morning the town is filled with a pedestrian only Farmers Market.

Campbell Park

The Campbell Park is located at the corner of Campbell and Gillman Ave. The park is connected to the Los Gatos Creek trail and have a variety of features to enjoy. There are swings, play structures and basket ball courts to enjoy. During the summer months there is a water feature or the younger children to cool off.

Ainsley House

Built in 1925 for Campbell canning pioneer John Colpitts Ainsley and his wife Alcinda. Home is built in the English Tudor style. Originally was located on the corner of Hamilton and Bascom Ave and was moved to the current location in 1990.

Historic Downtown Campbell

Downtown Campbell is a wonderful experience. The architecture dates back the the early 1900's with many historical landmarks. There are about 100 businesses located in the downtown area. Small shops, business services and restaurants line the streets. The downtown area is used for many festivals and events throughout the year.

The Pruneyard

The Pruneyard is a large shopping complex with about 15 restaurants and 35 shops. It also features office buildings and a 5 screen theater. The site was originally developed in the late 60's, later renovated and updated in the 1990's. Recently it was purchased by Ellis Partners and they plan to update and expand the sites offering.

Campbell Community Center

The Campbell Community Center used to be the only Campbell High School. It was purchased by the city in 1985 and now provides plenty of recreational classes. The center features a pool, track, large fields of grass. As well as a variety of rooms and buildings for classes.

Heritage Theatre

The Heritage Theatre was originally built in 1938 as the Campbell Union High School Auditorium. The mid-size theater is available for both rentals and in-house productions. There are often schools and non profit groups using the theater for productions.

Campbell Library

The Campbell Library is filled with technology and literature. They have bestsellers, movies, research materials and audio books. There are discussion groups, classes and the occasional author appearance.

Farmers Market

The Campbell Farmers market is open each Sunday morning from 9am-1pm all year. It is considered one of the best Bay Area farmers market. The produce is fresh and the arts and crafts are unique. Plenty of food vendors are available for a mid morning snack.


The mid October Campbell Oktoberfest is filled with beer, wine, bratwurst, live music and arts and crafts. The festivities last all weekend and many local bands play live music. The crowds are small but the fun is large.

Bunnies and Bonnets Parade

2016 will mark the 18th Annual Bunnies and Bonnets parade. This tradition features kids and adults dressed in costumes, vintage cars, marching bands and music. It is a wonderful family tradition for the whole family.

Colin Clancy

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