Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SoFA Street Fair, San Jose CA, Sept 13, 2015

Beginning with its debut in 1992, The SoFA Street Fair drew music-lovers of all ages to experience world-class music by legendary local acts, while taking in the unique (counter)culture of the neighborhood. In no time, the festival became one of the most highly anticipated events in downtown San Jose, drawing crowds of 20,000 in its prime. Some would say it helped define what the community is today—a thriving arts and live music destination.

Now, the event is back and better than ever with three outdoor stages, 12 indoor stages, and up to 100 performances throughout the day. Food trucks, beer gardens, all-ages activities and artisan vendors will fill the streets, with LīVE events all day and night in adjacent arts and music venues. It’s all happening Sunday, September 13, for all ages, and always FREE to all, just as it was in 1992.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chinese Moon Festival, Overfelt Park San Jose Ca Sept 13, 2015

Chinese Moon Festival 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Free Admission and Parking
Overfelt Gardens
368 Educational Park Dr.
San José, CA
In the Chinese Cultural Garden ]

This is a tobacco/alcohol-free event
One of the stories told to children during Moon Festival is of the fairy living in a crystal palace. She comes out to dance on the shadowed surface of the moon. Legend says the "lady living in the moon" dates back to ancient times when ten suns appeared in the sky. The Emperor ordered a famous but mean archer to shoot down the nine extra suns. Once the task was accomplished, Goddess of Western Heaven rewarded the archer with a pill of immortality. But his wife, wishing to save people from his bad disposition, took the pill herself. She has been banished to the moon ever since. They say her beauty is greatest on the day of the Moon Festival.

The date of our Moon Festival was about a week after the real Moon Festival date. But because our student leaders need time to organize 200 school volunteers, it has become our tradition to select the third Sunday of every September to be this community's Chinese Moon Festival. We wish to acknowledge these young people for their spirit, hard work and dedication. Our event would not be as fun and wonderful without them, and we hope they come to fill their lives with the same joyfulness they present here today.

The Moon Festival is celebrated by billions of people. They celebrate it with dances, feasting and moon gazing. Delicious moon cakes are a traditional enjoyment. But on this day, we offer you the pleasure of sharing arts, crafts and creative activities in a Chinese garden setting. Culture is fun! Without art, music, poetry or dance - what would imagination do? We hope you enjoy what we've had fun planning for you. Have a Great Time!!!!!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Assyrian Food Festival, San Jose Aug 22-23, 2015

Bring the whole family and join us in celebrating the 23rd Annual Assyrian Food Festival: The Celebration Continues! This two-day event, open Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11:30am-9:00pm, will feature traditional Assyrian food (real kabobs!); live music, dancing, and entertainment; a wine bar; the original Samovar Alley featuring exotic teas, coffee, and pastries; arts, crafts, and exhibits; vendors from all over the world; and a Kids' Zone, as well as $5 Raffle for a chance to win one of the Great Raffle Prizes. It’s a great deal of fun!!! ( Watch our YouTube videos in Assyrian or English)

The annual festival is an opportunity to showcase Assyrian food, traditions and educate the community about the Assyrian heritage as well as to preserve and to continue passing on Assyrian cultural traditions to the next generation. If you enjoy trying authentic food, music, and dance, make plans to attend the festival! You can mingle with and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as "the cradle of civilization."

The festival will be held at the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Yosip Parish. ADMISSION IS FREE, PARKING & SHUTTLE FREE, no pets please.
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bacon Festival of America, San Jose CA, Sept 5-6, 20

Do you like bacon and craft beer? Do you on occasion listen to music? Are you a carnivorous human or maybe a service dog?
You are going to love this news: the ambitiously named Bacon Festival of America is return to San Jose this Labor Day.
This year is the festival’s third, and the Silicon Valley food truck company Moveable Feast (the organization throwing it) will bring around 15,000 people to nosh on delicious pork and swig excellent brews.

Bacon Festival of America (Labor Day Weekend)
Moveable Feast
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA

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

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
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
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

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

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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
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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
Technology Engineering  Arts & Aviation 

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!
  • Up to 100 Exhibitors with awesomely fun Hands On Stuff to Do
  • Live Music!
  • Gourmet Food!
  • 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!

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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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    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    ArtSplash, Montalvo Arts Center, Saturday, April 18, 11am-4pm.

    A free and family-friendly festival, ArtSplash is an invitation for the community to explore and enjoy the beautiful Montalvo Arts Center! Join the fun on Saturday, April 18, 11am-4pm.

    Now in its fifth year, ArtSplash features live musical performances, hands-on art activities, tours of the historic Villa and gardens, visual arts throughout the property, and more. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in open studios at Montalvo's Lucas Artists Residency—and the chance to talk with the artists-in-residence and witness them in creative action.
    A variety of delicious food trucks (and ice cream!) will be on hand with options to satisfy anyone's palate. So, bring your walking shoes and your appetite and plan to spend the day.
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