San José

Bringing Light to San Jose’s Downtown

Image courtesy of the City of San Jose.

The Illuminating Downtown Project is San Jose’s multi-year undertaking to bring a series of interactive lighting projects to the city’s core. Once completed, the project will make the downtown a beacon for residents and visitors alike. Four projects already underway — including the Highway 87 underpasses at Santa Clara and San Pedro streets – and many more planned. Come hear about the history of this plan, the next steps and how it is serving as inspiration for other neighborhoods around the city.

+ Jennifer Easton / City of San Jose
+ Phil Hood / Delmas Park Neighborhood Association 
+ Rob Steinberg / Steinberg Architects
+ Autumn Young / Children's Discovery Museum


Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

Pre-registration is not necessary for this event.

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases: If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.