Special Events at The Commonwealth Club
California Book AwardsNext event: Monday, June 10, 2019
The California Book Awards annually recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of literature written in California. The California Book Awards began in 1931, and through the years recipients have included Jared Diamond, Khaled Hosseini, Kay Ryan, John Steinbeck, Amy Tan, and many others.
Distinguished Citizen Gala
The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes those who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided The Commonwealth Club for over a century and whose professional and humanitarian contributions and accomplishments are worthy of admiration. The Gala is the Club’s most important annual fundraiser and provides valuable support for the Club’s dynamic, non-partisan programming.
Exhibits at the ClubOngoing
Exhibits of artworks at the Club are available during most business hours and, unless otherwise noted, are free to view. Many exhibits also feature a special event featuring the artist.
Blue Angels Viewing PartyOctober 6
Come watch the Blue Angels from above the crowds on the Club’s private rooftop terrace, located on the historic Embarcadero. Join the Club and our expert volunteers for a special Saturday fundraising event; enjoy live music, substantial appetizers and a cash bar. Take advantage of the Club’s prime location with unobstructed views of the world famous Blue Angels. Enter to win round-trip, first-class airfare through our silent auction, and maybe you too can take to the sky.
New Year's Eve at the ClubDecember 31
You’re invited to celebrate 2018 and ring in the New Year with The Commonwealth Club. Join us for the most opulent New Year’s Eve party on the Embarcadero. As thousands of onlookers crowd the street below, you’ll watch fireworks and celebrate from the comfort of the Club’s waterfront location. The bubbly will be flowing as you and your Club friends enjoy indulgent cuisine, lively entertainment and, of course, the best view in town for the famous fireworks. Three cheers to a lovely evening and a wonderful 2019!