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St. Leo the Great Church Summer Festival
June 22, 10am-5pm
88 Race Street, San Jose
Los Alto Arts & Wine Festival**
July 13th & 14th, 10am-6pm
Main and States Streets in Downtown Los Altos Village
On the second weekend of July, Downtown Los Altos transforms into the largest two-day, mid-summer event in the Bay Area.
The highly-rated Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from more than a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods including Thai, Chinese, Mexican, All-American favorites like sausages, hot links and roasted corn, sweets of all kinds, and more.
Enjoy free concerts each day.
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is a great event for the whole family with a large selection of rides, activities and entertainment for children all weekend in the Kidzone.
Menlo Summer Fest
July 20th & 21st, 10am- 6pm
Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park
Celebrate Good Times! Menlo Summer Fest brings you two days of world-class fun in the sun. The sensational lineup features stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown; the Hopsland Craft Beer Tent, Cornhole Corner and food trucks in the buzzing Summerland in Fremont Park; the Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge, What’s Up Photo Booth and Stay Cool Misting Tent at the El Camino Real food and music hub; Artsplash with extraordinary fine art and cool crafts by 250 professional artists, Summer Vibes Art Contest and Express Your Summerself Color Spot; Mobile Eats with fab food trucks and booths; Deelish Drink with refreshing craft beer, premium wine and sangria; Savory City with gourmet specialty foods; the Super Duper Kidz Funzone with a host of awesome amusements for kids, the Summer Fun Kiddieland with an amazing array of thrilling rides plus Fleet Feet Menlo Park’s Summer Fest Run Happy 5K Fun Run & Walk on Sunday!
Pescadero Art & Fun
August 17th & 18th, 10am-6pm
Welcome to the Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, a quaint gathering of artists and artisans, locals and out-of-towners alike, showcasing their creativity and enjoying a down home, country good time. Founded in 1991 by a group of local artists seeking an outlet for the local community of talent, the Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival was born, and has grown to become the event of the year for locals and longtime visitors.
Don’t be fooled however by the abundance of artists in our midst (though we do seem to have more than our fair share). PAFF has become far more than just a festival showcasing local talent; thanks in large part to the dedication and generosity of the people behind PAFF, it is also a major player in promoting its local youth and programs. Whether its granting funds to programs within the schools, or scholarships to local seniors, you will find the influence of PAFF in many nooks and corners of the community.
The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, locally nicknamed PAFF, was founded in 1991 by a talented group of Coastside artists. Their goal was not only to provide an outlet for local artists to display their talent but also to raise money to open a teen center in the small coastal town. While this goal proved a bit more ambitious than our founders originally planned, the Festival itself was a success and is about to celebrate its 28th year.
Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival
August 24th 10am-6pm, Aug 25th 10am-5pm
Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA
The Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival has it all! A benefit for two wonderful non-profits, it features a beautiful art and fine craft marketplace, lots of delicious food of all kinds, a tasting with over 40 wineries and breweries, 3 stages of entertainment, fun kid’s activities and more. Held on a picturesque, rural ranch a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the location is as unique as the festival.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
September 7th 11am-6pm, Sept. 8th 10am-6pm
Castro Street, Mountain View
The vibrant, magnificent city of Mountain View has evolved in a big way over the last 48 years. A population boom. The arrival of Shoreline Amphitheater as a major concert venue. The amazing growth of Silicon Valley and Mountain View’s emergence as its epicenter. The transformation of a vibrant downtown district with restaurants, shops, cafes, bookstores and performing arts center. And, last but not least, the Art & Wine Festival’s rise to become one of America’s premier art festivals. And it’s that time of year: it’s Mountain View’s time to get festive and this year we celebrate #48!
San Carlos Art & Wine Faire**
October 5th & 6th, 10am-6pm
Downtown San Carlos, Laurel and San Carlos Ave.
One of the Peninsula’s Premier Fall Festivals, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce’s Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 29th year! The Faire covers both sides of San Carlos Avenue (between El Camino and Walnut) and down Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo. The Faire is easily accessible from Caltrain and SamTrans. Find 290 quality artists, crafters and specialty food vendors presenting their beautiful handcrafted works for Faire goers. There will be a treasure trove of ceramics, paintings, photography, wood working, wearables and so much more! Enjoy fine wines and microbrews, delicious foods, entertainment on three stages and the Family Fun Zone with lots of hands-on activities for the kids.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival**
Oct 19th & 20th, 9am-6pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay
The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade SF Giants fan fave, all-time, all-out inspiration Hunter Pence as Grand Marshal, Young Actors Workshop bone-chilling Haunted Circus, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world’s largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, ultra thrilling bungee jump, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievous Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with art and live music. Festival admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its 49 year history.
Holly Days Artisan Faire
November 8th 9am-6pm, November 9th 9am-4pm
Sacred Heart Parish, 13716 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Marin Arts & Crafts Show
November 15-17 10am-6pm***Booth # 102
Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Marin Arts & Crafts Show offers handcraft of design --a range of jewelry, gemstones, clothing, and objets d'art --designed, made and offered for sale by independent artisans, studio artists, and small production workshops. The exhibits bring together traditional techniques, natural colors and sustainable materials, which embue design with quality.
The handcraft of design encompass a vast list of artisan categories, along with original products offered only at this show, including textiles, natural beauty products, stained glass, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, gemstones, recovered architectural objects, repurposed wood and iron, clothing, artifacts, estate finds, photography, paintings and sculpture.
Twin Pines Holiday Craft Faire
November 23rd, 9am-5pm
One Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
Domenico Winery Ladies Night
November 26th ?? 5:30-9:30pm (tenative date)
1697 Industrial Rd., San Carlos
You're invited to our annual Ladies Night Holiday Boutique! Featuring over 20 local vendors and their handcrafted goods, our annual boutique is the one stop shop for all of your holiday shopping needs. Vendors to be announced closer to the event date.
Stroll through the winery for a unique shopping experience, sipping award-winning wines & enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres (while they last) as you shop for all those important people on your list!
Christmas at Kohl Mansion
December 4th, 5pm-9pm
2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
**TENATIVE (Waiting for acceptance from promoter)
MiniBee Festival Setup