Best Summer Events for 2017

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Summer doesn’t officially begin until the 21st of this month, and as soon as that temperature rises people will be looking for ways to take advantage of the heat, the long days and cool nights. Here are some of our favorite activities and events coming to San Jose and neighboring areas.


Photo Credit:

Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Plaza de César Chavez Park
Downtown San Jose, Calif.
Event Info:

From Jazz, Blues to R&B and Salsa, the annual Jazz Summer Fest brings world class musicians in great locations in downtown San Jose. This year will bring 3 stages and over 100 performances from artists including Angelique Kidjo, Chris Botti, and legendary band George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic




Photo Credit: The Equality March

The Equality March For Unity and Pride, San José
Sunday June 11, 2017 / 11am – 3pm
Downtown San Jose
San Jose, California 95113
Event Info:

According to the organization, “The Equality March for Unity and Pride San José is part of a national movement in support of equality for all led by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community. June is typically a time to celebrate with pride, but much of what the LGBTQ+ and many other oppressed communities fought for is once again being challenged by some of our elected officials and community leaders.”




Photo Credit: Jbburgess0 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Quakes Pride Night 2017

Saturday, August 19 / 7:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Avaya Stadium
1123 Coleman Ave,
San Jose, California 95110

Celebrate #Pride with fellow soccer fans on Saturday, August 19 at Avaya Stadium for the 4th Annual Quakes Pride Night presented by Meriwest Credit Union, when the San Jose Earthquakes takes on Philadelphia Union. #QuakesPrideNight. Experience LGBTQ Pride throughout the stadium with a pre-game LGBTQ Resource Fair in the Epicenter Fan Zone, opening ceremony presentation, inspired halftime game, and much more. A portion of ticket purchases benefit local LGBTQ nonprofits.




Photo Credit: LowRides

Cukui Presents:  Lowrides’ Alley Photo Show

By Marvin Ancheta
Friday June 9th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cukui
229 Jackson St, San Jose, California 95112
See the latest works of photography by Marvin Ancheta, founder of LowRides Magazine.