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UPCOMING EVENTS

This week’s fun and free(ish) Events in Silicon Valley / Bay Area. This is not intended to be complete, and reflects my own interests! I hope they are the same as yours. If I’ve missed anything or you would like to see something on this page, please let me know!

Special Note: Don’t forget to check all the details on the link provided. You never know something might have changed at the last minute, and I won’t necessarily know. Although I do try to keep this page as up-to-date as possible.

 

SPECIAL EVENT!

Jurassic Quest – I just had to tell you about this now since it’s expected to sell out. It sounds so cool, and I don’t want you to miss it.  Here’s your opportunity to travel back 60 million years, and see more than 80 gigantic, walking, breathing animatronic dinosaurs, like the 80-foot Apatosaurus, and the lifesize T-Rex. Over 80 dinosaurs, plus rides, games, science stations, and more!

  • Fri, Nov 22 @ 3 PM – 8 PM | Sat, Nov 23 @ 9 AM – 8 PM | Sun, Nov 24 @ 9 AM – 7 PM
  • $24 regular admission
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Rd
    San Jose, CA

 

Nov 15 to Nov 21, 2019

Downtown Ice Outdoor Skating –  Ice Skating in San Jose, at the rink located in the Circle of Palms Plaza between the Fairmont San Jose and San Jose Museum of Art at 120 S. Market Street.

  • open Nov 15, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020, see their website for hours
  • Kids 10 and under, military, seniors $15; 11 and older $18 (includes skate rental)
  • 120 S. Market St
    San Jose, CA

Santana Row Tree Lighting Ceremony – This is an annual event with live music, costumed characters, and a special performance of The Nutcracker! Main stage performance starts at 7:00 PM in Santana Row Park with the lighting of the tree at approximately 7:30 PM.
Early in the day of the Tree Lighting Ceremony, there will be for a special Elf Scavenger Hunt through participating shops beginning at 3PM!

  • Tue, Nov 17 @ 5 PM – 9 PM
  • FREE
  • Santana Row
    377 Santana Row
    San Jose, CA

American Indian Heritage Celebration 2019 – From the organizers: “The annual American Indian Heritage Celebration returns to the fairgrounds this year with Olympic Gold Medalist, Billy Mills! Entertainment for the entire family includes: Dance Exhibitions, Aztec Dancers, an American Indian Market and much more to educate and enjoy with our community. All dancers and drums welcome.”

  • Sat, Nov 16 @ 11 AM – 8 PM
  • FREE admission, $10 parking
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Rd
    San Jose, CA

Music at the Market – Live music featuring great local performers!

  • Sun, Nov 17 @ 6 PM | Mon, Nov 18 @ 6 PM | Tue, Nov 19 @ 4 PM
  • FREE
  • San Pedro Square
    87 N. San Pedro Street
    San Jose, CA

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel – An Opera San Jose production: “A mysterious forest. A tempting gingerbread house. Two imaginative siblings embark on a precarious adventure to find something to eat when their fortunes turn for the worse. This enduring fairy tale of lost children, candy sweets and an evil witch comes to life in an enchanting holiday production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel – a 19th-century opera admired for its fun and folk-music-inspired themes … Sung in English with English supertitles.”

  • Sat, Nov 16 @ 8 PM | Sun, Nov 17 @ 3 PM | Thu, Nov 21 @ 8 PM | Sun, Nov 24 @ 3 PM|Tue, Nov 26 @ 8 PM  | Sun, Dec 1 @ 3 PM
  • $9 – $196
  • California Theatre
    345 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA

Cirque Leviosa! – For those Harry Potter fans, this is Harry Potter circus show for all ages. Expect flying witches and wizards, and magical creatures. Costumes welcome!

  • Sun, Nov 17 & Tues, Nov 19 & Wed, Nov 20 @ 7 pm
  • $20 in advance; $25 at the door
  • Dragon Productions Theatre Company
    2120 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Creation Craft Night – Enjoy beer or cider at Taplands Taproom in Santa Clara, and create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Taplands is one of my favorite local breweries with about 60 beers. You are sure to find something you love.

  • Tue, Nov 19 @ 7 PM – 8 PM
  • $20 (includes supplies)
  • Taplands
    171 Homestead Road, Ste 110
    Santa Clara, CA

The Musical “Miss Saigon” – A beautiful new production of the musical MISS SAIGON. From the website: “… the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., an encounter that will change their lives forever…”

  • Tue, Nov 12 – Sun, Nov 17 @ evening and matinee performances
  • $38+
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
    255 S Almaden Blvd
    San Jose, CA

Susannah Cahalan with Dr. Shaili Jain – From Kepler’s: “Come hear Susannah Cahalan, the woman NPR calls “one of America’s most courageous young journalists,” re-open one of the most iconic modern studies in psychology.

In 1973, a charismatic doctor named David Rosenhan convinced eight healthy people to commit themselves to mental hospitals in order to test the legitimacy of psychiatric labels and the quality of psychiatric care. The study’s results transformed our nation’s mental health system, shuttering countless mental institutions … but a closer look into Rosenhan’s methods suggests potential fraud.”

  • Wed, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • $15- $45
  • Kepler’s Books
    1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA

FARMERS’ MARKETS

There are Farmers’ market every weekend at different locations in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

        • Palo Alto
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
        • Mountain View
          • 80+ farmers and vendors
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
          • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
        • Saratoga
          • 50+ farmers and vendors
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
          • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
        • Campbell
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
        • Sunnyvale
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
        • Santa Clara
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
        • Willow Glen
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the prime destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

        • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
        • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
        • 1590 Berryessa Rd
          San Jose, CA

Nov 08 to Nov 14, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT!

This is it! It’s happening this weekend! This is your chance to see football legend Jerry Rice Jr is going to be at Kepler’s Books this November 9th for a special book signing with co-writer and sports journalist Randy Williams for their book America’s Game: The NFL at 100. I’m telling you now because you must purchase a ticket for this event, and they will go fast. The ticket gets you the book and an opportunity to meet him. The last time he did a book signing for his book “Go Long”, the line went out the door and around the block. He was awesome, not only signing our book, but posing for a photo as well. He did this for everyone! Definitely worth going if you are a fan of football but even if you’re not!

  • Sat, Nov 9th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
  • $35 (for each book)
  • Kepler’s Books
    1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert – Watch the sixth film of the Harry Potter™ Series on the big screen in high-definition with the music of a live symphony orchestra performing the unforgettable score.

        • Sat, Nov 9th @ 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM | Sun, Nov 10th @ 1:30 PM
        • $50 – $100
        • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
          255 S Almaden Blvd
          San Jose, CA

Happy Birthday San Jose! – From their website: “San José marks the 242nd year of the founding of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. Join us as we celebrate and honor San José’s diverse Tamien, Spanish, and Mexican roots, with activities at the Peralta Adobe and tours of both the adobe and the Carmel and Thomas Fallon House (get tickets here).

Activities and program include creating a corn husk doll, making hand dipped candles, roping g a bull, learning about San Jose’s history, Fandango music and dance.” There will be presentations by Consul General of Mexico, Alejandro Maria Gabriela Bologna, among others.

        • Sat, Nov 9 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        • FREE ($5 to tour the adobe and Fallon Houses)
        • Peralta Adobe & Fallon House
          175 West Saint John Street
          San Jose, CA

Downtown Walking Tour: Celebrating the Birthday of Pueblo de San Jose – Here’s your chance to learn more about downtown San Jose’s Spanish & Mexican roots. The tour is put on by SAN JOSE WALKS & TALKS, an organization started by a group of students and a high school teacher. How cool is that? Read more about them on their website. It’s enough to make me want to go!

Anyway, back to the tour! From their description: “Our route will kickoff with the pre-software history of “adobe” before moving on to stories of bear versus bull fights, a hidden road to El Dorado, and the shocking murder of the heir to San Jose’s “Hart”. We’ll finally end the tour on a high note as we connect how California’s first capital became the self-proclaimed “Capital of Silicon Valley.”

After the tour relax at one of the drinking or dining options we point out along the way or you also have the option of touring the Peralta Adobe & Fallon-Castro House, which will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon.

Our Saturday morning tour starting point will be emailed to everyone who registers for the tour by Friday November 8th. Like all our public tours we wind through several city blocks and end up back at our starting point after about an hour and a half. The tour will be limited to the first 20 guests so please register in advance.”

        • Sat, Nov 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
        • $16.49
        • Downtown San Jose
          San Jose, CA

Sierra Vista Sunset Hike – This is “…a docent-led walk of the 1-mile Aquila Loop Trail, a mellow loop that makes for a great beginner’s hike. Afterwards, we will walk up to one of the best sunset lookouts in Silicon Valley for a 5:01 pm sunset. The whole experience will be 3.25 miles round-trip with an elevation gain and loss of 275 feet. It will take about 2 hours at a leisurely pace. This is an ideal photo spot!”

        • Sat, Nov 9 @ 3:15 AM – 5:30 AM
        • FREE
        • Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
          5341 Sierra Road
          San Jose, CA

November 2019 Food Swap – Hosted by Food Swap Silicon Valley, this is your chance to swap and share your favorite home-crafted delicious delights, from herbs to honey, jellies to jam. Great opportunity for gardener with an overstock of fruits, vegetables and herbs to swap those too.

        • Sat, Nov 9 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
        • FREE
        • Sunnyvale, CA (exact address will be sent in the confirmation email)

Silicon Valley’s Best Dance Crew – First-ever “annual” dance competition and event showcasing dancers from Bay Area tech companies. Organized by JUNTOS, “we are inviting dancers from tech companies in the Bay Area to send dance groups to participate in this show. The entire event will be followed by a happy hour so dancers can get to know each other!”

        • Sat, Nov 9th @7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
        • $10
        • Airbnb HQ
          888 Brannan Street
          San Francisco, CA

Saturday Workday and Potluck – Santa Clara University’s garden need help with some tasks including finishing their fall planting. Help plant broccoli, kale, carrots, and cilantro and paint signage for our farm stand. Stick around after the workday for a potluck in the garden. Bring a dish to share.

        • Sat Nov 09 2019 at 11:30 am to 02:00 pm
        • FREE
        • The Forge Garden
          1051 Sherman St
          Santa Clara, CA

Diwali with Sahelis: The Grand ladies-only Diwali Party! – Last chance to celebrate Diwali for women only. Get your tickets soon! VIP tickets available only.

        • Sun, Nov 10 @ 6 PM
        • $45 and $100 (VIP)
        • Century House and Gardens
          37447 Fremont Blvd
          Fremont, CA

Vegan Noodles Palate – Cooking Classes by Chef Veena – For those interesting in vegetarian/vegan cooking. From class description: “This hands-on class is for all noodle lovers, you will learn how to prepare noodle dish according to your taste palate, and your spice level. A great way to incorporate the daily requirement of vegetables without fuss, and kids will love it too! Highlights: Singapore noodles, veggie chowmein, Hakka noodles with vegetables, and wweet noodles.”

        • Sun, Nov 10 @5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
        • $90
        • Veggi Palate
          1285 Escuela Pkwy
          Milpitas, CA

The Musical “Miss Saigon” – A beautiful new production of the musical MISS SAIGON. From the website: “… the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., an encounter that will change their lives forever…”

        • Tue, Nov 12 – Sun, Nov 17 @ evening and matinee performances
        • $38+
        • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
          255 S Almaden Blvd
          San Jose, CA

FARMERS’ MARKETS

There are Farmers’ market every weekend at different locations in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

        • Palo Alto
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
        • Mountain View
          • 80+ farmers and vendors
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
          • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
        • Saratoga
          • 50+ farmers and vendors
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
          • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
        • Campbell
          • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
        • Sunnyvale
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
        • Santa Clara
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
        • Willow Glen
          • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
          • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the prime destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

        • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
        • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
        • 1590 Berryessa Rd
          San Jose, CA

 

Nov 01 to Nov 07, 2019

Blue Man Group Speechless Tour – Sure to be absurdly fun! From their website: The “SPEECHLESS [tour] features new and original compositions, acts, and instruments alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments based in joy, art, music, comedy, social commentary, and profound absurdity.”

        • Fri, Nov 1st – Sun, Nov 3rd, matinee and evening performances
        • $48+
        • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Zoppe Italian Family Circus – Last chance to catch them! From the website: “For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women… La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts.”

        • select dates from Oct 11 – Nov 3rd (matinee and evenings)
        • $10 – 28
        • Red Morton Park
          Redwood City, CA

3rd Annual Taste of Campbell Fundraiser – Enjoy some of the local cuisine from restaurants in the Campbel, also local wines, beers, live music, and more! Here’s your chance to pick up some wine at prices below retail, or snag a deal at the silent auction.

        • Sat, Nov 2 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
        • $32-46
        • Orchard City Banquet Hall – Campbell
          1 West Campbell Ave
          Campbell, CA

The Abandoned Astronaut Scavenger Hunt Through Mountain View – Family & kids scavenger hunt. See the sights while participating in a scavenger hunt to help the Abandoned Astronaut escape an alternate dimension. Must book 2 days in advance!

        • Sun, Nov 2nd @ 1:00PM – 5:00PM
        • $8 /group
        • Downtown Mountain View
          Castro St
          Mountain View, CA

STRANGELOVE: The Depeche Mode Experience – Depeche Mode tribute band is coming to the Ritz. One night only for 21+.

        • Sat, Nov 2 @ 8:00 PM – midnight
        • $18 advance; $20 at the door
        • The Ritz
          400 S. First St.
          San Jose, CA

A Night of Comedy – Comedians from Punchline SF, Improv San Jose, Rooster T Feathers , & The Comedy Store LA are at Slap Face Coffee & Tea.

  • Sat, Nov 2 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • FREE
  • Slap Face Coffee & Tea
    37324 Fremont Boulevard
    Fremont, CA

Sandeep Narayan Carnatic Vocal Concert

  • Sun, Nov 3 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • $15-$40
  • Cupertino Community Hall
    10300 Torre Avenue
    Cupertino, CA

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni with Vandana Kumar – Divakaruni will be in conversation with Vandana Kumar, co-founder of India Currents magazine in 1987, about Divakaruni’s new novel, The Forest of Enchantments, a retelling of Ramayana, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. The Ramayana as you might know it is the story of Rama, the legendary prince of the Kosala Kingdom. Divakaruni retells the story from his wife Sita’s perspective.

  • Tue, Nov 5  @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • $10-40
  • 1010 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA
    Kepler’s Books

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATIONS

NORTHSIDE Dia de los Muertos: Rumplestiltskin Puppet Show – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the retelling of the classic Grimms Brothers tale, Rumpelstiltskin, but with a Mexican twist.

  • Sat, Nov 02 @ 10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • FREE
  • Northside Branch Library
    695 Moreland Way
    Santa Clara, CA

CuriOdyssey’s Día de los Muertos CelebrationCongresswoman Jackie Speier will be there!

  • November 1, @ 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • $15.95 for adults, & $12.95 for children over 18 months, seniors and students
  • 1651 Coyote Point Drive
    San Mateo, CA
    650-342-7755
    info@curiodyssey.org

Dia de los Muertos Fest & Procession 2019 – Live music, dancing, Catrinas, an elaborate altars contest, a procession down Broadway, a food court, vendors, as well as free activities for children. Also, the community Chalk Art Mural will be back and everyone is encouraged to contribute.

  • Sun, Nov 3 @ 4 PM – 9 PM
  • FREE
  • Courthouse Square
    2200 Broadway St
    Redwood City, CA

Dia De Los Muertos 2019 – Enjoy entertainment, face painting, and lots of kids activities.  Authentic Mexican food and beverages available for purchase.

  • Sun, Nov. 3 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • $30
  • The Mountain Winery
    14831 Pierce Road
    Saratoga, CA

Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Family-oriented fun while learning about the traditions of Dia de los Muertos! Includes art projects, ranger-led story readings, and facepainting.

  • Sat, Nov 2 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • FREE
  • Friendship Park
    290 Huntington Avenue
    Redwood City, CA

FARMERS’ MARKETS

There are Farmers’ market every weekend at different locations in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the prime destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

 

Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2019

HALLOWEEN!

Here is just a sampling of Halloween parties around the Bay Area for adults. Our favorite trick-or-treat spots for kids can be found on our blog. Please, check websites for up-to-date locations and times.

 

 

Color of Change Member Mixer, Bay Area – An opportunity to meet other members. From Color of Change invitation: “The Member Mixer is a place to meet new folks, mingle with old friends and build a stronger community. This year will be defined by our connections and willingness to take action together. We’ll prioritize the issues that have an impact on our family’s everyday living. There will be a delicious food, great music, fun games and a chance to meet some new friends while bringing joy back into our community. This event is child-friendly and all are welcome.” Don’t forget to RSVP!

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 5:30PM
  • FREE
  • 1721 Broadway Street
    Oakland, CA

 

Thrill the World 2019 –  Thrill the World is an annual event that occurs in October since 2006 where people around the world synchronize their watches and dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in order to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest Dance-off. Out of practice? I bet watching is as much fun!

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Pruneyard Main Plaza
    1875 S Bascom Ave
    Campbell, CA

 

Beerwalk – Willow Glenn 2019 – Explore the shops, art studios, and restaurants in Willow Glenn, while sampling great beers and getting to know your neighborhood and community.

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 2pm – 5pm
  • Tickets $35 (early-bird) or $40 on day of event, and includes beer samples, custom glass, and passport.
  • Willow Glen
    1072 Lincoln Avenue
    San Jose, CA

 

Coastside Brew Fest – Last of the Oktoberfest activities this year! Hosted by the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co, this event includes tastings beers from local Bay Area breweries, live music and food from fantastic local food trucks. Event is for 21 and over.

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 1pm – 5pm
  • $10-$35, $45 at the door, includes unlimited tasting and souvenir glass
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
    390 Capistrano Rd.
    Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Richard Dawkins in conversation with Robert Sapolsky – Two legends of their fields in conversation. Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Oxford, but he is probably most famous for being an outspoken atheist. Sapolsky is a Stanford professor whose research focuses on the relation between stress and neuronal degenerational diseases (e.g. ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntinton’s disease).  Whatever your views, you are sure to away with lots to think about!

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
  • $15 – $300
  • San Mateo Performing Arts Center
    600 North Delaware Street
    San Mateo, CA

 

Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead – Annual celebration honoring the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead through a collection of cultural festivities, dances, and musical performances.

  • Sun, Oct 27 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • $5
  • The Foundation for Hispanic Education
    14271 Story Road
    San Jose, CA

 

The Legacy of Bhangra IV – The evening starts with a dance competition between eight teams at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, and follows up (optional) with the Afterparty from 10PM to 2AM the next morning at Club Rodeo Rio on Coleman Ave.

  • Sat, Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • $25 – $35
  • Mexican Heritage Plaza
    1700 Alum Rock Avenue
    San Jose, CA

 

San Jose International Short Film Festival – The 11th Annual San Jose International Short Film Festival (SJSFF) includes a lineup of more than 130 imagination-stretching short films from across the globe, presented over four days.

  • Thu, Oct 24, 2:00 PM – Sun, Oct 27, 10:00 PM
  • $30 – 125
  • Cine Arts Santana Row
    3088 Olsen Drive
    San Jose, CA

 

Mark Twain’s River of Song – Theatreworks always puts on a good show! Their production of Mark Twain’s River of Song is no exception. The musical takes you on a riverboat ride down the mighty Mississippi, loaded with music and song and stories of Mark Twain.  The play continues thru Oct 27th if you can’t make it this weekend.

  • Select dates from Oct 2nd to Oct 27th (see website for times)
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA

 

Zoppe Italian Family Circus – Last chance to catch them! From the website: “For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women… La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts.”

  • select dates from Oct 11 – Nov 3rd (matinee and evenings)
  • $10 – 28
  • Red Morton Park
    Redwood City, CA

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

There are Farmers’ market every weekend at different locations in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the prime destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

Oct 17 to Oct 23, 2019

DIWALI FESTIVALS!!

Dussehra Diwali Dhamaka – The festivities include dance, food, carnival games and train rides, and a fancy dress competition.

  • Sat, Oct 19 @ noon-11 PM
  • Tickets :$3 online and $5 at the gate.
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Road
    San Jose, CA
    (510) 421-3535

Festival of Lights Celebration – Celebration includes lots of food, dance, Bollywood, Bhangra, Indian Bazaar, drums/Dhol performances, and the Amador Valley Choir performance of Indian music.

  • Sat, Oct 19 @ 5:30 PM – 10 PM
  • Tickets: $5-$20  (towards the PUSD music program)
  • Pleasanton Middle School
    5001 Case Ave
    Pleasanton, CA

Diwali Festival of Lights – Festivities include Rangoli art activities, lantern making, music , dance performances and more!

  • Sat, Oct 19 & Sun, Oct 20 @ noon-4 PM
  • Tickets: $15 for children over 1 year old and adults < 59 years old, $14 for seniors (60+).
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
    180 Woz Way
    San Jose, CA
    (408) 298-5437

Diwali Celebration – Hosted by the Sunnyvale Public Library, there will be live music, dance performances, henna, crafts and food trucks. Everyone is welcome!

  • Sat, Oct 19 @ 11AM – 3pM
  • FREE
  • 550 E Remington Dr
    Sunnyvale, CA

FOG Diwali Mela – Festival of Lights 2019 – Fun for the entire family: raffles, kids corner, dance competition, fancy dress competition, Mitai contest, and special performance by Bollywood singer Shilpi Pau.

  • Sat, Oct 19th @ 11AM – 9PM
  • $5 online, $6 at the gate
  • 2086 Newpark Mall
    Newark, CA

Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair – The event features writers and illustrators from the Bay Area. It includes storytelling, LEGO Brick fun, and other free activities, and features favorite characters from books and movies. Meet Llama Llama, Elephant & Piggie, Spider-Man and Pete the Cat. Free book bag for the first 200 families.

  • Sat, Oct 19 @ 10AM – 3PM
  • FREE
  • Fremont High School
    1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd
    Sunnyvale, CA

25th Annual Oktoberfest – If you can’t get enough of Oktoberfest, there’s another one! Food vendors will be serving  everything from authentic German foods to delightful desserts. Enjoy authentic German beers and ales in the Biersch Garden and premium wines from local wineries at Wine Central. Arts & craft booths, live music, stein-holding and costume contests, and a KidsZone.

  • Sat, Oct 19 @10AM – 6PM & Sun, Oct 20 @10AM – 5PM
  • FREE
  • Downtown Campbell, CA

Trunk Show – Exquisite collection of sarees and jewelry for purchase.

  • Sun, Oct 20 @11AM – 7PM
  • FREE admission
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley
    111 Holger Way
    San Jose, CA

49TH ANNUAL HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL – This annual festival is a Bay Area tradition. Look upon the display of gigantic pumpkins with awe and celebrate the fall harvest with live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, Young Actors Workshop bone-chilling Haunted Circus, crafts, homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails … you get the idea. It’s all about pumpkins. Expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike will sculpt monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, etc, etc.

  • Sat, Oct 19 @9AM – 5PM
  • FREE
  • Downtown Half Moon Bay
    Main Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA

Zoppe Italian Family Circus – From the website: “For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women… La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts.”

  • select dates from Oct 11 – Nov 3rd (matinee and evenings)
  • $10 – 28
  • Red Morton Park
    Redwood City, CA

Mark Twain’s River of Song – Theatreworks always puts on a good show! Their production of Mark Twain’s River of Song is no exception. The musical takes you on a riverboat ride down the mighty Mississippi, loaded with music and song and stories of Mark Twain.  The play continues thru Oct 27th if you can’t make it this weekend.

  • Select dates from Oct 2nd to Oct 27th (see website for times)
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA

FARMERS’ MARKETS

There are Farmers’ market every weekend at different locations in the Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE FLEA MARKET

For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the prime destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

Oct 11 to Oct 16, 2019

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture – Dr. Jeff Moore of NASA’s Ames Research Center will present a non-technical talk on: ‘Encounter with Ultima Thule: The Most Distant Object Humanity Has Ever Explored’. ‘Ultimate Thule’, so named because it is the farthest object we have ever observed, is a ‘contact binary’ – two smaller icy worlds stuck together. Such objects are left over from the time our solar system was first formed and provides a glimpse in the formation of the solar system.

  • Wed, Oct 16, 7:00pm
  • FREE
  • Foothill College
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA

A Night with Janis Joplin – Tony® Award-nominated Broadway musical ‘A Night With Janis Joplin’ is a celebration of Janis Joplin music. Audiences will enjoy some of Joplin’s favorites, including ‘Piece of My Heart,’ ‘Cry Baby,’ ‘Me and Bobby McGee,’ etc.

  • Wed, Oct 16, 7:30PM
  • $42+
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
    San Jose, CA

2019 Bay Area Diwali Festival – Festivities include food (LOTS!), music, and dance including a traditional Rangoli display. There will be arts and crafts booths. Lots of fun for kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, jump houses, face painting, and much more.

  • Sat, Oct 12, 11 am – 6 pm
  • FREE
  • Memorial Park
    10185 N. Stelling Road
    Cupertino, CA

Ijeoma Oluo with W. Kamau Bell – I was first introduced to – and quickly fell in love with – the comedian W. Kamau Bell as the host of the CNN documentary series United Shades of America. He will be discussing his new book So You Want To Talk About Race.

  • Mon, October 14, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • $10 – $40
  • The Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School
    780 Arastradero Road
    Palo Alto, CA

Orchard Day – Explore Filoli’s Orchard and tasting apples, pears and cider in the Visitor Center. Taste cider and over 30 varieties of fruit picked from Filoli’s Orchard. Learn about tree care and fruit harvesting from Garden staff and volunteers. Meet Filoli’s beekeeper. Listen to bluegrass music in the Orchard. Open to all ages. Food and drinks available for purchase.

  • Sat Oct 12 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm (Oct 13th bluegrass concert only)
  • $10 Adults | $5 Children, plus the cost of Filoli admission ($22 adults, $18 seniors, $15 student/teacher/military, $11 children 5-17)
  • Filoli (also known as Filoli Center)
    86 Cañada Road
    Woodside, CA

Little Red Riding Hood | Opera San Jose – Opera San Jose is putting on a short (50-minute) family-friendly performance of Seymour Barab’s opera, Little Red Riding Hood. This is a great opportunity to introduce the kids to opera, or see it for yourself if you’ve never been!

  • Sunday, Oct. 13 @ 11 am
  • FREE (although a $5 suggested donation would be gladly accepted at the door)
  • 510 S. First Street
    San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Jazz Festival – Outdoor festival with 13 bands, including Carl Saunders, Scott Dailey Trio, Octobop, and Dave Miller Band with singer Rebecca DuMaine. Also features some local high-school jazz bands. Go out and support the burgeoning musicians!

  • Sat & Sun, Oct 12 & 13th, starts at 11am
  • FREE
  • Fremont Park
    Santa Cruz Ave. & University Dr
    Menlo Park, CA

The Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzhiemer’s – The walk is to raise funds a great cause! The walk starts at Arena Green Park in San Jose. It has over 4,000 participants, 700 volunteers and raises over $1.4 Million for care, support and research. Register at act.alz.org/siliconvalley2019.

  • – 
  • FREE
  • Arena Green
    N Autumn St
    San Jose, CA

Puptoberfest – Hosted by the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, this is a new twist on Oktoberfest. Hang out with your pet and enjoy local craft beers, games, pet adoptions and so much more! Includes Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest on Oct. 12th!

  • Sat & Sun, Oct 12 & 13th
  • FREE
  • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
    344 Tully Rd
    San Jose, CA
  • Fri, Oct 11, 8pm
  • City National Civic
    135 West San Carlos St.
    San Jose, CA

South Bay Guitar Society | Andrea Gonzales Caballero – Acclaimed young guitarists, Andrea González Caballero, will be at the performing in San Jose. She’s won some impressive international guitar competitions: First Prize and Special Prize at the XL International Competition Fernando Sor (Rome) and First Prize at the XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition (Valencia). She was the youngest guitarist to receive first prize at Valencia.

  • October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • $25-$35 ($10 off for students and free for students under 17)
  • First United Methodist Church
    24 N 5th St
    San Jose, CA

Mark Twain’s River of Song – Theatreworks always puts on a good show! Their production of Mark Twain’s River of Song is no exception. The musical takes you on a riverboat ride down the mighty Mississippi, loaded with music and song and stories of Mark Twain.  The play continues thru Oct 27th if you can’t make it this weekend.

  • Select dates from Oct 2nd to Oct 27th (see website for times)
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA 94041

Farmers’ Markets – There are Farmers’ market happening every weekend in many different locations in Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Flea Market – The heart of the San Jose Flea Market has always been family. For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the best destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

Oct 04 to Oct 10, 2019

Oktoberfest 2019 – Oktoberfest is hosted by Clandestine Brewing in San Jose this weekend. They promise a huge selection of German style beers on tap along with pretzels and food! Bust out your lederhosen or dirndl if you want to get discounts on beer. Steins will be available for pre-sale before the event as well as at the taproom.

  • Fri, Oct 4, 3pm – 11pm | Sat, Oct 5, noon – 11pm | Sun, Oct 6, noon – 9pm
  • $25
  • Clandestine Brewing
    980 S. 1st St., Ste. B
    San Jose, CA  95110

Oktoberfest 2019 – More Oktoberfest festivities! Food trucks, live music by San Jose Jazz, games and beer!

  • Sat, Oct 5, 2pm – 9pm
  • FREE
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
    357 E Taylor Street
    San Jose CA

Glass Pumpkin Festival 2019 | Santana Row – If you missed this unique display of glass pumpkins in Palo Alto last week, you have another chance to catch it at Santana Row in San Jose. The pumpkin festival has thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute) artists and glass artisans from around the country. They make unique gifts. Pumpkins are available in all colors, sizes and a range of prices. There will also be glass-blowing demonstrations. The event takes place in Santana Row, across from Left Bank Brasserie. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Fri, Oct 4, 4 – 8 pm | Sat, Oct 5, 10am – 8pm | Sun, Oct 6, 10 am – 6 pm
  • FREE
  • Santana Row
    377 Santana Row
    San Jose, CA 95128

Mark Twain’s River of Song – Theatreworks always puts on a good show! Their production of Mark Twain’s River of Song is no exception. The musical takes you on a riverboat ride down the mighty Mississippi, loaded with music and song and stories of Mark Twain.  The play continues thru Oct 27th if you can’t make it this weekend.

  • Fri, Oct 4th, 8pm | Sat, Oct 5th, 8pm | Sun, 2pm & 7pm
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art – The San Jose Museum of Art always has great exhibitions, and on the first Friday of every month, you get in FREE! Can’t beat that! This is the last weekend to catch Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the WorldDon’t miss it. The sculptures are phenomenal!

  • Fri, Oct 4th, 5 pm to 9 pm
  • FREE
  • San Jose Museum of Art
    110 S Market St
    San Jose, CA  95113

4th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival – Downtown San Jose’s Little Italy is celebrating everything Italian from authentic Italian cuisine to a fantastic entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band and more. There will also be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, artisan Italian craft vendors and children’s activities.

  • Sun, October 6 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • FREE
  • 323 W St John St
    San Jose, CA 95110

Peacock Variations & Tchaikovsky – Symphony Silicon Valley’s “…season opens with a richly exotic, song-filled work by Zoltán Kodály. Based on a Hungarian folk tune, its variations set a festive mood. That mood shifts in the second half with Tchaikovsky’s deeply emotional final symphony. The composer heard only its first, poorly received performance; but its second was a triumph, and this symphony remains one of his most celebrated and beloved.” – quoted from symphonysiliconvalley.org

Conductor: Carlos Vieu
Kodály: Variations on a Hungarian Theme –
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 – ́

  • Sat, Oct 5th @ 8pm & Sun, Oct 6th @ 2:30pm
  • Tickets start at $50
  • The California Theatre
    325 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA 95113

A Starry Night: A Gamble Halloween party  –  Combine stargazing with some Halloween fun! View the Moon, planets and stars through a telescope under the guidance of research astronomer Dr. David Clark. There will be pizza, arts & crafts, and Halloween treats to make the evening all the more fun! THIS EVENT IS FULL.

  • Sat, Oct 5, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • $20 Members / $30 Non-members in advance, $35 day of event
  • 1431 Waverley Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

The “Friends” Central Perk Couch is coming to SF – This is for the fans of the TV series “Friends”. The iconic orange couch from Central Perk will be at the AT&T Flagship store in San Francisco starting September 20th and through the “Fall”. Visit the store and score the ultimate selfie!

  • Starting Fri, Sep 20, 2019; M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 10am- 7pm
  • FREE
  • AT&T Store
    1 Powell St.
    San Francisco

Farmers’ Markets – There are Farmers’ market happening every weekend in many different locations in Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Flea Market – The heart of the San Jose Flea Market has always been family. For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the best destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

Sep 27 to Oct 03, 2019

Oktoberfest 2019 – Downtown Redwood City is celebrating Oktoberfest for 6th year! This year’s extravaganza offers authentically delicious German food, featuring pretzels and brats, along with enticingly cold beer. Dancing, singing, and tons of audience participation will include dance contests, stein holding, a yodeling contest, skits with hand gestures to select songs, etc, not to mention many variations of the “international” chicken dance.

  • Sep 25-29th, see website for times
  • $10-23 depending on date and type of ticket, includes commemorative stein and drink ticket (beer or soda depending on ticket type)
  • Courthouse Square
    2200 Broadway
    Redwood City, CA

Mountain View’s 2nd Annual Harvest History Festival – The Harvest History Festival celebrates Silicon Valley’s rich past as a center for farming and orchards. This is a family-friendly event at Heritage Park on Saturday September 28, 9:00 AM to noon. Tour the gardens, sample harvest bounty, enjoy children’s activities & art projects, live music, and bubble entertainment. View the new furnishings at the historic Immigrant House and see garden demonstrations. Bike or walk in. For more information about this FREE event, contact Mountain View Parks and Recreation (650) 903-6331.

  • Sat, September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • FREE
  • Heritage Park
    771 N. Rengstorff
    Mountain View, CA 94043

Filoli Garden’s Harvest Festival – Celebrate family and cultural traditions of the harvest season. Harvest Festival is located in Filoli’s Meadow and is designed with families in mind. Entertainment includes bluegrass music, line dancing and puppet shows. Learn about bees from the San Mateo County Bee Keepers Guild. Pet farm animals and visit with creatures from the San Francisco Zoomobile.

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  •  Adult: $30 | Member Adult: $20, Youth 5-17: $13 | Member Youth: $10, Child 3-4: $5, Child under 2: FREE
  • 86 Old Canada Rd
    Woodside, CA

Palo Alto’s 53rd Annual Quaker Harvest Festival – Come to shop, hear music, browse their book sale, and eat lunch at the 53rd Harvest Festival. The specialized boutiques (including an international bazaar, treasured collectiblesjewelry, and plants), and huge rummage and book sale, guarantees there will be something for everyone.

  • Sat, Sep 28th, 2019 from 9am – 3pm
  • FREE
  • 957 Colorado Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA

Great Big Family Play Day Bay Area – SoCal’s popular family festival comes to the San Jose/Bay Area this fall! Families will have access to the festival activities hosted in the park at Discovery Meadow as well as the live main stage for concerts and Children’s Discovery Museum with their festival ticket.

  • September 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • $15-20
  • Discovery Meadow
    180 Woz Way
    San Jose, CA

Family Movie: The Emperor’s New Groove – screening of this Disney classic, based on the ancient Inca empire from Peru! When bratty emperor Kuzco gets transformed into a llama by his evil adviser Yzma, he embarks on a hilarious journey with new frienemy Pacha to go back to normal.

  • Sat Sep 28 2019 at 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
  • FREE, seating is on a first come, first served basis, and on the floor, though limited ADA seating will be available in the back of the room.
  • Santa Clara City Library
    2635 Homestead Rd
    Santa Clara, CA
2019 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch – California’s largest Great Glass Pumpkin Patch features more than 10,000 beautiful, unique pumpkins of all sizes. There will be glass-blowing demonstrations both days of the Festival, along with food and drink. “The grounds at the Palo Alto Art Center turn into the most colorful glass pumpkin patch every year,” said Damon Gustafson, executive director of BAGI. “The artists really go all-out to create the most creative and unique pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. It’s a great shopping experience for all ages and is a wonderful way for people to support local artists.”
  • Sat & Sun, September 28 & 29, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Palo Alto Art Center
    1313 Newell Rd
    Palo Alto, CA

The “Friends” Central Perk Couch is coming to SF – This is for the fans of the TV series “Friends”. The iconic orange couch from Central Perk will be at the AT&T Flagship store in San Francisco starting September 20th and through the “Fall”. Visit the store and score the ultimate selfie!

  • Starting Fri, Sep 20, 2019; M-Sat: 9am-9pm; Sun: 10am- 7pm
  • FREE
  • AT&T Store
    1 Powell St.
    San Francisco

Farmers’ Markets – There are Farmers’ market happening every weekend in many different locations in Silicon Valley / Bay Area. For dates and locations of all Farmer’s markets take a look at Urban Village Farmer’s Market or Palo Alto Online.

  • Palo Alto
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • California Avenue, at El Camino in Palo Alto, California
  • Mountain View
    • 80+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA
    • There are free city lots along Hope St and two parking garages, the nearest of which is on Bryant St & W Evelyn Ave Limited parking is available at the Caltrain Station and in nearby  neighborhoods.
  • Saratoga
    • 50+ farmers and vendors
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • West Valley College, Parking Lot 2, Allendale Ave & Science Wy, Saratoga, CA
    • quick & easy parking in Parking Lot 1
  • Campbell
    • Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Avenue & Central Avenue, Campbell, CA
  • Sunnyvale
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Murphy Avenue at Washington, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Santa Clara
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Jackson Street and Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA
  • Willow Glen
    • Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Flea Market – The heart of the San Jose Flea Market has always been family. For 55 years, the Flea Market has been the place to be to play, shop, and eat! It remains one of the best destinations in the region for families to spend an inexpensive and fun-packed day. A vintage carousel, mini-Ferris wheel, and play ground with inflatable slides are just the beginning.

  • Wed & Fri, opens 6AM, Sat & Sun, opens 5AM
  • FREE admission with paid parking (parking is FREE on Wed, $3 on Fri, $7 on Sat, $15 on Sun, and FREE before 9AM)
  • 1590 Berryessa Rd
    San Jose, CA

 

PAST EVENTS

Summer Kick Off Party!

Murdock Park, San Jose, CA
June 8th, 2019, noon – 3 PM

 

Winter Celebration!

Biltmore Hotel
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 2nd, 2018, 2PM – 6 PM

 

Easter Egg Hunt!

Henry Schmidt Park
555 Los Padres Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
March 24th, 2018, 12PM – 3PM

 

 

Feb 27th, 2018: New Tax Laws and You

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