Thursday, July 23, 2015

San Jose Tamale Festival, Emma Prusch Farm Park, Aug 1, 2015



The Tamale Festival serves the community for two days to reflect on the beauty of family, tradition, and Hispanic contributions to San Jose and the world. The Tamale Festival’s weekend long event is a multicultural event that is enjoyed by families and friends from all over the San Jose area.
Participants come to showcase their families favorite tamale recipes in hopes of winning the coveted Best Tamales title. While sampling some the delicious recipes festival attendees will be treated to some outstanding music and multicultural performances.

The Tamale Festival takes place at the 47 acre Emma Prusch Farm Park located in San Jose, Ca. Emma Prusch Park contans rare fruit orchards, two community gardens, a small animal enclosure and lush lawns and picnic areas. In 2014 The Tamale Festival has become part of The Vibe: Music + Soccer + Food to become even larger than ever before.
Bring out your entire family to indulge in some of the best tamale recipes around!
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Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 24, 25 and 26, 2015

http://gilroygarlicfestival.com/


Come to the 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 24, 25 and 26) for great garlicky food, live cooking competitions, and lots of fun for the whole family!
The heart of the Garlic Festival is Gourmet Alley, the gigantic outdoor kitchen where the world-famous “Pyro Chefs” put on a spectacular flame-up show while preparing garlic-laced calamari and scampi in huge iron skillets. Other Festival favorites include pepper steak sandwiches, pasta con pesto, fried calamari, and sausage sandwiches, as well as Gilroy garlic fries and garlic bread. And don’t forget the only-in-Gilroy garlic ice cream!
You’ll also find live entertainment on three stages, live cooking contests and demonstrations, arts & crafts, wine tasting, and a fun Children’s Area and Teen Zone too. This year celebrity chef Daphne Oz from ABC-TV’s The Chew will be on hand to emcee the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, and we’ll also be hosting the first-ever Garlic Dream Wedding
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Santa Clara County Fair 2015, July 30th - Aug 2nd, 2015

http://thefair.org/

http://thefair.org/
 
 
Join your community at the Santa Clara County Fair for the best value-for-money, fun-filled, family days out in Silicon Valley. July 30th - August 2nd.
Carnival; Kids’ Zone; Karaoke: entertainment - music, magic, and more; Demo Derby on Saturday; Roller Derby on Sunday. Country star Austin Webb in concert Thursday night. Hear and see your friends and neighbors perform on the Community Stage. Sea lions. Farm animals. Cooking demonstrations. Fair food. Competitive exhibits. Junior Auction on Sunday. Fun for all the family.

For more information see www.thefair.org
Cost: Payment required - General admission $8; Youth/Seniors $5.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

San Jose Renaissance Faire, Aug 1-2, 2015

http://www.sanjosefaire.com/

Experience The Magic & The Merriment

Renaissance Productions presents 5th Annual San Jose Renaissance Faire. Taking place at Discovery Meadow (next to the Children's Discovery Museum) there will be shopping, arts & crafts, 100's of costumed performers and activities for all ages.


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Silicon Valley Beer Week, July 24 - August 1, 2015

http://www.svbeerweek.com/
http://www.svbeerweek.com/

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San Jose Japantown Obon Festival, July 11 and 12, 2015


Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12

Japantown celebrates the San Jose Obon festival, a time when generations of families and friends come together and enjoy a rich cultural experience in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Partake in traditional dancing and indulge in Japanese culinary favorites like sushi, beef and chicken teriyaki, gyoza, udon, tempura, and festival favorites such as corn on the cob and strawberry shortcake.

Japantown's largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko and over 1,200 dancers in full costume each evening. A San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin event
Read more at http://www.jtown.org/events/2015/7/11/obon-festival#vCAccF1HeVvoE6r7.99
 
 
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Silicon Valley S.T.E.A.M. Festival, July 11, 2015

 
Hot San Jose Nights presentsSECOND ANNUAL
Silicon Valley S.T.E.A.M. Festival
Science 
Technology Engineering  Arts & Aviation 
Math

Saturday July 11, 2015 - 10am-4pm - San Jose Reid Hillview Airport
2500 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, California

 
CARS CARS CARS!  Hundreds of vintage/classic/hotrods/exotic cars - sponsored by Hot San Jose Nights and The Car Guy Channel!
  • AIRPLANES!  WARBIRDS!  HELICOPTERS!
  • Up to 100 Exhibitors with awesomely fun Hands On Stuff to Do
  • Live Music!
  • Gourmet Food!
  • FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING!
  • Much MUCH more!

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    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Free Pizza at Tomatina, June 27, 2015


    Mark your calendars for Tomatina's Free Pizza Day at their new San Mateo and San Jose restaurants. Guests will walk away with a personal cheese or pepperoni pizza as their way of saying grazie

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    California Beer Festival, Marin County June 20, 2015


    Marin County, Novato, California, June 20, 2015
    Beer sampling times: 1pm-4:30pm
    VIP tickets: $​70​ | General tickets: $50​ | Designated Driver tickets: $25

    The Legendary California Beer Festival (CBF) is coming back to Marin County! With over 70 craft brews on tap, live entertainment, bocce ball and food and retail vendors!

    Enjoy great craft beer and mouthwatering food throughout the day, all while enjoying live music, including local favorites Wonderbread 5, The Grain and IrieFuse! CBF is THE event of the year for any beer or food enthusiast! CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer!

    Stafford Lake Park, just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, features a pretty lake with an island and is nestled in the Marin County hills near Novato. Stafford Lake is the most picturesque location of all CBF's locations and is the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon with great friends, live music, delicious sliders and of course, amazing Craft Beer!

    http://www.californiabeerfestival.com/

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    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    San Jose Fantasy Faire! April 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m - April 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m


     
     
    More fun than you can shake a wand at. If you stand too close, you'll get GLITTER all over you!
     
    Attire yourself in your most beautiful princess or faerie finery, don your wings or pick up a wand, belt on a sword or pull on an eye patch, then gather your friends and family and cross the threshold of the San Jose Fantasy Festival where, on April 11-12, 2015, characters from folklore, fairy tales and fantasy will come alive to frolic for a magical spell of time.
     
    The event is a family-friendly festival, a blending of myth and popular fantasy. Find yourself a part of a wondrous gathering of knights and princesses, as they stand side-by-side with elves and fairies, on a weekend filled with performances to enchant children and grown-ups alike.


    Come and celebrate the Fantasy Faire by dancing in your faerie finery, princess gowns, knightly garments, pirate garb, steampunk attire, or superhero wardrobe in the large dance area

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