San Carlos is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. The San Carlos History Museum is dedicated to the display of the history of the town from early Native American history to the space age. This museum is open every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Hiller Aviation Museum, a museum specializing in helicopter and aviation history, offers interactive exhibits and more than forty aircraft including a replica of the first aircraft to fly, a spy drone with a 200-foot wingspan, and the nose section of a Boeing 747.
San Carlos was also once home of the Circle Star Theater where performers such as Big Brother & the Holding Company, Richard Marx and Richard Pryor performed. It was torn down and replaced with office buildings.
Every May, the town hosts the “Hometown Days” carnival in Burton Park, the city’s largest park. In October, the Chamber of Commerce hosts the San Carlos “Art & Wine Faire”. October 2015 marked the 25th year it has been held. Sunday mornings during the summer Laurel street is home to a weekly farmer’s market. San Carlos is home to a sculpture titled “Balancing Act” by artist James Moore, in front of Frank D. Harrington park on Laurel Street, which is often decorated for various holidays and local events.