Special Events

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Food Truck Market

Visit our new Food Truck Market hosted by Off the Grid (OtG). Serving lunch all weekend:

Friday-Sunday: 11:30AM-2:30PM

Hillsdale Southwest Parking Lot off West Sailer Drive

Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of picnic seating and comfortable shade for your dining enjoyment!

Visit Off the Grid for an updated list of mobile truck lineup.

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Off the Grid

Southwest Parking Lot off West Sailer Drive and Hillsdale Blvd. (Forever 21)

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Clifford Meet & Greet

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:30pm

What’s BIG, RED, LOVEABLE and visiting Hillsdale Shopping Center to meet and greet kids? It’s Clifford, from KQED’s children’s television programming “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Clifford’s Puppy Days”. The legendary, larger-than-life canine character will be on hand to take photos with kids of all ages. Cozy up for a big hug and take home cool giveaways. Clifford will take water breaks throughout his appearance. Official Kid’s Club event. Event is free. Event sponsored by KQED, LEGO and Picture People.

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(650) 571-1029

Nordstrom Court

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LEGO Education Play and Learn Day!

Saturday, September 3, 2016 @ 11am-8pm

Join us in the central atrium for a full day of LEGO educational play. Have you ever wanted to make your LEGO creations move? Would you like to learn to program robots? Well now is your chance! LEGO Education works with schools to incorporate full curriculum in classes, but also offers solutions for families at home. This event will showcase some of the wonderful LEGO Education sets that you can get on-line, as well as the great home kits that your used to. Enter our raffle to win prizes, and sign up to participate in workshops throughout the day. Workshops will teach you the basics of STEM Engineering and robotics programming!

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(650) 571-1029

Macy's Center Court


Java & Jazz Summer Music Series

Fridays & Saturdays | September 2-October 1, 2016 @ 6-8PM

Java & Jazz Summer Music Series is coming back to Hillsdale – Five weekends of musical entertainment. Enjoy the setting sun on a warm summer evening listening to smoothing jazz sounds from local musicians. Sip coffee drinks, gather with friends after shopping, dining or a long work week and settle in to a different vibe each night. Ease into an evening with fusion, traditional, smooth, or swing jazz in relaxed, intimate surroundings.


Fridays Band Musical Style
September 2 Gaea Schell Trio Traditional Jazz
September 9 Brad Buethe Trio Smooth Jazz
September 16 Adam Theis MOBtet Fusion Jazz
September 23 Cedricke Dennis Trio R&B/Funk
September 30 Kenya B Trio Blues & R&B
Saturdays Band Musical Style
September 3 The RG Trio Latin Jazz
September 10 Ana Mandara Trio Fusion Jazz
September 17 Cedricke Dennis Trio R&B/Funk
September 24 Charlie Barreda Trio Smooth & Latin Jazz
October 1 Charlie Barreda Trio Smooth & Latin Jazz
Contact Info
(650) 571-1029

Outdoor Patio Near Starbucks

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Create Your Own Masterpiece – Paint and Palette Class

Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ 12-1PM

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Kids and parents can create your very own masterpiece to take home. For a $5 registration fee, per person, instructors from Create, Mix, and Mingle of San Mateo will lead the step-by -step process, so even the most novice artist can follow and enjoy. All materials are supplied and refreshments are also provided. Participants will leave with an acrylic painting, apron and free gift.


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This activity is appropriate for those 5 years and older. Kids 5 and 6 may need adult assistance. Adults must register if they wish to participate or if seating is required next to their children. Children under 14 years need to have parent present in the event area during the activity.

Contact Info
(650) 571-1029

Nordstrom Court

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 4-5PM

Is it magic or is it science? Join us for a fascinating red hot demonstration presented by Mad Science of the Bay Area to find out. Learn about fire and ice, and its properties. Experience the wonders of dry ice, oxygen reactions, water disappearing and the dynamics of air pressure using hard boiled eggs. Be dazzled as they whip up a super bubbling potion and a tasty gassy brew. Lucky audience members get to participate too! So hot, it’s super cool for kids of all ages. Event is free. Sponsored by LEGO and Picture People.

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