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Applications to be in our 22nd annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade are now open! We will be taking applications for parade entrants until the deadline on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Space is limited and the Bunnies and Bonnets Parade is very popular so we encourage you to get your applications in early.

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A week ago we published that we had a car show on the calendar to kick off summer. Whoops! It turns out that announcement was a bit premature.

The car show is an idea that has been raised a number of times by our fans over the years and it's on the table for this year. Actually, it's been on the table for a number of years, but getting it to all come together has been another story.

This is still something we're hoping to do this year, but until everything is confirmed and all the people who we need to work with are able to commit time and resources to make this a reality, we need to back away from promising that this will be the year it finally happens.

We are working on it and hope we'll have positive news to share soon.

Spread the love at Campbell's 46th annual Valentine 5K Fun Run/Walk!

Join us with your sweetheart, family, and friends for a hearty run/walk to start your Valentine weekend.

Valentine 5K & 10K Run/Walk

$45 Adults/ $25 ages 20 & under

Kids' Dash

Cheer on your child as they run a 250-yard course around the Campbell Park lawn and through finish.

$10 Kids' Dash ages 6 & under

Pre-Registered Kid's Dash participants receive a race medal and goodie bag. Shirt not included.

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Hi everyone and happy belated New Year from Downtown Campbell... or perhaps we should be wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year instead. We're right on time for that!

Either way, we wanted you to know that for the first time since 2020, we're expecting to have our complete and usual calendar of events back. We're glad to announce that for the first time in four years, we'll have a Bunnies and Bonnets Easter Parade again! The Beerwalk is also making a return to Downtown Campbell and to spice up the summer a bit, we're hoping to launch the first event of what will be an Annual Car Show.

Please take a look at our Festivities Page to see more upcoming highlights for 2023. Be sure to check back regularly as we'll be adding more as things develop throughout the year.

Those are just the highlights of course. For the complete listing of upcoming happenings both big and small, you'll want to keep an eye on our Events Calendar page. Our Events Calendar is updated regularly and there's usually new additions to it on a weekly basis.

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Fans of outdoor parklets in Downtown Campbell, we have some good news and bad news. We'll give you the bad news first. The current temporary parklets program is scheduled to end at the end of March and the current parklets will be removed between March 28th and 31st.

Now for the good news. The temporary parklets will be replaced with a Semi-Permanent Parklet Program featuring approved parklet designs that will be more aesthetically pleasing and consistent with the personality of Downtown Campbell. Each parklet will come at a significant cost to build, so we don't know how many parklets will remain when all is said and done. It's possible that some businesses will opt to give up their currently granted temporary parklet space when the program ends.

Fortunately, the costs will be partially offset by a grant the City of Campbell created from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, but because there is grant money involved, certain procedural steps will need to be followed. For that reason, we can't say for sure when the semi-permanent parklets will be completed after the temporary ones are removed at the end of March.

Needless to say, we're hoping for as short of a disruption as possible. The parklet designs look great! There are two approved designs that each business can choose from. There's the "Water Tower" parklet with rounded edges or an "Orchard" parklet with a more squared look. Both designs can be built with or without an optional roof.

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There are many local businesses and individuals who do so much for our community. They deserve to be recognized!

Take a few minutes to give us your thoughts about who you believe should be our 2022 Citizen and Business of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is next Thursday, January 12th.

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Get a head start on your New Year's resolution with one of our adult or 50+ classes! Whether you are looking to improve your physical, social or emotional wellness, we have something for you!

Adults 18+ www.campbellca.gov/adultrecreation

Tennis, Cardio Combo, Dance Fit, Jazz Dance, Zumba, Small Group Personal Training, Pilates, Spin, Upper Body & Core, Yoga

50+ www.campbellca.gov/adultcenterclasses

Strength Training, Body Conditioning, Quilting, Enhance Fitness, Forever Young, Yogilates, Tai Chi, Watercolors, Strength & Core

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We know the drill. It's a few days to Christmas and you still need to get some shopping done. That's why we've got the Downtown Campbell gift cards directory online to help you out. You can get them a gift card that's more than just any old regular gift card because these are gift cards to locally owned small businesses.

Every gift that supports a small business is a gift that counts twice. It's a gift that they'll be able to apply toward something they'll really want while supporting a small locally owned "Mom and Pop" business that's so vital to the health of our community.

Here you go... holiday shopping made easy:

Downtown Campbell Gift Cards Directory

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A time for you and your toddler to explore, create and play together through age-appropriate activities promoting development. Enjoy introducing your toddler to a pre-school environment by helping them participate in art exploration, singing, group circle time and free choice play. Parent or guardian participation is required. Classes begin in January!

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If you like pizza, you'll love this holiday deal from Blue Line Pizza! From now until the end of the year, $50 electronic gift cards are 20% off!

To redeem the deal, just go to their Gift Cards Order Page to place an order online for an e-gift card. The deal is only valid on $50 gift cards and you must use the offer code GCHOLIDAY2022.

You can only purchase one discounted $50 gift card per checkout, but you can repeat the process as many times as you like to buy additional $50 gift cards for $40.

It has never been so easy to give the gift of (awesome) pizza!

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The Campbell Youth Basketball League is returning this January! This is a recreational youth basketball league where fun and fundamentals are stressed. All skill levels are welcome! Players learn techniques of dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, good sportsmanship, and other fundamentals of the game. All players will play a minimum of two full quarters each game. The Campbell Recreation Youth Basketball League will be offered during the winter season to youth divisions by grades 1st - 5th. All games and practices are held at the Campbell Community Center gyms. There will be a one-hour practice followed by a one-hour game each Saturday. Team schedules will be distributed before the league begins. Each division is organized by grade and skill level.

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Registration begins on Tuesday, December 6th for Campbell Residents and on Wednesday, December 7th for everyone! For more information and to register visit https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog. To view our Winter/Spring 2023 Activity Guide, visit https://issuu.com/cityofcampbell/docs/winterspring_2023?fbclid=IwAR3R0dQ....

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The Campbell Community Toy Program is an annual Campbell tradition of helping families in need share a more joyful holiday season. Many Downtown Campbell businesses will be hosting drop off barrels in their shops.

Please help by donating new unwrapped toys or games. You can also donate money or help the program in other ways.

2022 Downtown Campbell Drop Off Locations

  • The Bar Method Campbell - 2020 S. Bascom Ave.
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce - 267 E Campbell Ave., Suite C
  • Campbell Creamery - 267 E Campbell Ave.
  • Campbell Community Center - 1 W Campbell Ave.
  • Campbell City Hall - 70 N First St.
  • Campbell Police Department - 70 N First St.
  • DaVinci Academy - 1 W Campbell Ave.
  • Khartoum Lounge - 300 Orchard City Dr.
  • Kyoto Palace - The Pruneyard
  • Recycle Book Store - 275 E Campbell Ave.
  • Simply Smashing - 241 W Campbell Ave.
  • Station X at Faux - 378 E Campbell Ave.
  • Steepers - 346 E Campbell Ave.
  • Therapy - 347 E Campbell Ave.

Additional Toy Drop Off Locations

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Santa was ready to ring in the holidays in Downtown Campbell and so were all the ponies, the cute petting zoo animals, and everyone else as their most festive selves. Unfortunately, mother nature also weighed in with likely showers on Saturday afternoon so we made the difficult decision to reschedule the Carol of Lights for early next year as a winter themed fun festival.

The last time we did this was in 2000 when the 1999 Carol of Lights had to be called off due to bad weather and we had a Winter Wonderland in February event instead. That's what we're aiming for again and we'll announce all the details early next year after they've been worked out.

If you're still ready to celebrate the holiday season the Campbell way, please open your heart to the Campbell Community Toy Program and join in at the Making Spirits Bright Fundraiser at Darling-Fischer Memorial Chapel in Downtown Campbell.

About the Campbell Community Toy Program

The Campbell Community Toy Program has been helping local families in need for over 38 years. The program is a combined effort of many Community Partners who work in conjunction with the Campbell Union School District Grades K-8 to provide toys, games, books, and fun gifts for Christmas to children in families in need.

In addition, this year the Community Toy Program will again be working with the American Cancer Society to support local families with children or parents who are receiving treatment and may not be able to provide gifts on their own.

Donate or learn more about the Campbell Toy Program

About the Making Spirits Bright Fundraiser

The Making Spirits Bright Fundraiser is an adults-only mixer held annually in Campbell to raise money for the Campbell Community Toy Program. This year's fundraiser will be held at Darling Fischer Memorial Chapel in Downtown Campbell on December 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This year's event will also honor our very own Kelly Crowley who we lost in 1999 and was a driving force for charity and community in Downtown Campbell.

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Spooky SZN is behind us, but we have plenty of really great photos of all the fun we had in Downtown Campbell throughout the weekend of Halloween. Our first official Halloween events in over 2 years were well attended and the kind of spectacle that you expect to see when you come to Downtown Campbell for a big celebration.