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Sunday, August 28

2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $10 in advance.
| Almaden and Park
2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
The 41st annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of our community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival Sunday, August ...

35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 35th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2016 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 27, 2016 ...

2016 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is free, but food tastes will be $1 per taste.
| Cupertino Quinlan Community Center
2016 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival | Cupertino
The 2016 Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival is a free multicultural festival featuring food and wine tastings, an amateur chef competition, chef demos, cultural entertainment, an art competition and exhibitions. They will also provide stages and opportunities for: Health Fourm Cultural Entertainment Performance Art Display Food & Wine Tasting Local ...

Wednesday, August 31

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Jurassic Park” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night:

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2016. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. As part of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood ...

Friday, September 2

2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, September 3

2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
End your summer with a day at the park enjoying family and friends at the Los Gatos Park Dance, hosted in Oak Meadow Park at the Lyndon Bandstand on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Bring your friends, family, maybe a picnic, and enjoy the day at one ...

Sunday, September 4

2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

Monday, September 5

2016 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Saturday, September 10

2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sunday, September 11

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, September 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Friday, September 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, September 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Tuesday, September 20

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Tuesday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Wednesday, September 21

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Beetlejuice” | San Jose
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night:

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2016. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. As part of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood ...

Saturday, September 24

Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016
Saturday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day. Register for a free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2016. 2016 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 24, 2016 Participating Bay ...

Wednesday, September 28

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Wednesday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Sunday, October 2

Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Friday, October 7

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Sunday, October 9

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, October 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Monday, October 10

2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 10 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car? World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present their 43rd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking ...

Saturday, October 15

2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Single day tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Bring cash for food purchase.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on October 15-16, 2016. Previously taking place on July 4th, the festival is now rebooted for Labor Day Weekend with thousands of people enjoying bacon on ...

Sunday, October 16

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, October 16 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose
Sunday, October 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Single day tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Bring cash for food purchase.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2016 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on October 15-16, 2016. Previously taking place on July 4th, the festival is now rebooted for Labor Day Weekend with thousands of people enjoying bacon on ...

Friday, October 21

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, November 13

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, November 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...