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.

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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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