Top Events This Summer

    El Observador     As Summer gets into full swing this 2016 a flurry of outdoor events arise in order to take advantage of the warm days...



El Observador



As Summer gets into full swing this 2016 a flurry of outdoor events arise in order to take advantage of the warm days and cool nights. The heat is here, the AC is blasting, and there’s a need to get out of the house and enjoy the longer days, maybe with ice cream, music or just the classic beach scenario.


In honor of summer season we have personally picked some of the best events in the Bay to mark on your calendar, whether it be an app, in your head, or just an good old fashioned 12-month kitty themed wall calendar.


There’s a lot going on, and a diverse amount of things to experience. Previously covered artists are having shows, great festivals and block parties are strewn around the peninsula. Mariachi, Hip-Hop and Jazz will sooth your soul. Food, lots of food will be had, and there’s more to it than the staple of BBQ. Some events are free, some are not, but they are all guaranteed to incite those feelings of summer, hopefully minus the sunburn nostalgia.


Whatever gets you dancing, singing, or just makes you smile this Summer be sure to check out all that is great in our guide.


Stay safe, and drink more water!




National Night Out
National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San Jose Police Department.

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday August 2, 2016

Emma Prusch Farm Park

647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116


SV Pride night festival –  2016 Parade and Festival

This year is the 41st anniversary of the SV Pride organization and festival, and with recent solidarity from the world for the tragic shootings in Orlando LGBT nightclub, it should be one for the ages. “Kick-off the festival celebration on Saturday night, August 27th starting at 5:00 pm and running into the darkness of night.”

Night-Fest 2016 — Saturday night, August 27th

5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Parade — Sunday morning, August 28th

Market Street – starts at 10:00 am

Festival Headliners – Sunday afternoon, August 28th

12 Noon – 6:00 pm

Festival located at Park Ave. & San Fernando Street


Kid Nuñez Photo Exhibit
Savvy young San Jose photographer Kid Nuñez will be hosting a gallery where you can come view his exhibit highlighting the best of his photography of great custom cars and the culture behind it.
August 12th 2016


229 Jackson St,

San Jose, CA 95112


Music in the Park

A San Jose Tradition, Music in the Park has had many iterations in its history. It’s back with

several weekends at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown San Jose. AC/DShe & The Killer Queens will kick it off July 14th while Ozomatli follows up the August 4th date. Finally August 25th brings Tower of Power as a energetic and funky ending to the summer season of Music in the Park.

July 14, August 4th, August 25th, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park,
194 South Market Street,
San Jose, CA   95113



SV Beer Week

Now sporting it’s own “Beer Week Brew”, Silicon Valley Beer Week will up the ante in terms of the diversity of beers available to taste, as well as the events it will be hosting all in the name of celebrating great beers in the heart of Silicon Valley. Venues will include Original Gravity Public House, 4Th Sreet Pizza and more. Info on venues at <>.

Friday July 22 – July 30th, 2016



The Mexican Museum Dedication Ceremony and cornerstone Presentation
The Mexican Museum is holding a family-friendly Dedication & Cornerstone Presentation at the site of its new facility in Yerba Buena Arts District. This history-making celebration marks the culmination of decades of work by hundreds of community and local government stakeholders to fulfill the reality of a new facility for the museum. Local dignitaries, special guests including legendary Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez will make an appearance. RSVP at <>.


Tuesday July 19th

10:30 – 11:30 am

Jessie Square

223 Stevenson St

San Fransico CA 94103



Love poke? So do we! That’s why SoMa StrEat Food Park is celebrating the favorite Hawaiian speciality in style with their first Poke-festival. They’ll be celebrating all things Poke with some of the best Poke vendors from all over the Bay Area. In addition, PokeCon will have Lau Lau, Dole Whips, Hawaiian drink specials, live music, and more.

July 23rd  – 24th, 2016

SoMa StrEat Food Park

428 11th St

San Fransico, CA 94103


Other Bay Happenings

Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey
Sunday July 10
8:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tickets at

Happy Hollow Half Price Admission Day

Tuesday July 19th, 2016

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

1300 Senter Rd

San Jose, CA 95112


Patron Latin Rhythms 

July 22nd 9:00 pm

Smoking Pig Fremont

3340 Mowry ave

Fremont, CA 94538


Black Light Slide 

Saturday July 23rd, 2016

6:00 pm

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

344 Tully Road

San Jose, CA 95111


Wekfest San Jose 

Sunday July 24th, 2016
1:00 -6:00 pm

San Jose Convention Center

150 W. San Carlos St

San Jose, CA 95113


Shiny Side Up Bike Show 

Sunday July 24th, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

San Jose History Park

1650 Senter Rd

San Jose, CA 95112




Tierra & El Chicano Live 

Sunday August 7th, 2016

11:00 am -7:00 pm

San Jose History Park

1650 Senter Rd

San Jose, CA 95112


(Tex Mex Living Legend) 

Friday August 5th, 2016

8:00 pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue

San Jose, CA 95116


Strawberry Festival Watsonville 

Aug 6th -7th, 2016
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Historic Downtown Watsonville

250 Main St

Watsonville, CA 95076


Tacos  Margaritas and Tequila Tasting

Saturday August 20th, 2016
6:00 pm

1151 N 4th St,
San Jose, CA 95112







Arts & CultureLocal EventsSin categoría