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SAN CARLOS ART WALK
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Corner of Laurel and Cherry Street.
SUNNYVALE ART AND WINE FESTIVAL
June 2nd and 3rd, 10am-6pm
Kick off the summer with everyone's favorite Art & Wine Festival in Downtown Sunnyvale. This is a two day event starting Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00 am through Sunday, June 3rd at 6:00pm. Be sure to keep the good feeling and comradery buzzing at a local downtown spot.
There is much more then 350 Quality artists, great wine and the live bands you love. There are also margaritas, sangria, champagne and quality beers and lots of cool beverages.
There will be carnival rides for the kids too but sorry to report the four legged pets will need to wait for you at home.
MOUNTAIN VIEW A LA CARTE**
May 5th and 6th, 10am- 6pm
Downtown Mountain View Castro Street
Presented by the Mountain View Central Business Association, the popular open-air festival will feature two days of stellar live music, a fine arts and crafts show with 250 artists showing their latest handcrafted wares, artisan specialty food purveyors, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews and margaritas, a farmers’ market with fresh seasonal produce, a multitude of kids’ amusements in the Tons of Fun Zone, and “A La Car & Art” — a classic car show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
LOS ALTOS ART & WINE**
July 14th & 15th, 10am- 6pm
Downtown Los Altos, Main and Street Street
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 Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of 290 artists and craftspeople from over a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages by the glass from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods. Enjoy our day long free concerts from performers such as Sage, The Cocktail Monkeys, The House Rockers, Debbie Thacker, and Fred McCarty.
The Festival is a great event for the whole family with a large selection of rides, activities and entertainment for children all weekend in separate the Kidzone.
MENLO PARK SUMMERFEST**
July 21 & 22, 10am-6pm
Downtown Menlo Park on Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street
Downtown Menlo Park is a charming, tree-lined shopping area for local and neighboring affulent Atherton, Palo Alto and Los Altos communities. Menlo Summerfest celebrates its 32nd year and the best of summer in style with contemporary fine art and crafts by 200 of America's best artists, sensational live music on stage and street throughout downtown, cool Maker Faire/DYI creations, artisan specialty food purveyors, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews and special summertime cocktails, along with fun and games in the action-packed kids' fun zone. Admission is free. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.
PESCADERO ART & FUN
August 18 & 19, 10am-6pm
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 25 & 26, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA
adults: $15 in advance/$20 at the gate
seniors (60+) and military: $10 in advance / $15 at the gate
ages 12-18: $8 in advance / $10 at the gate
under 12 free
Wine & Microbrewed Beer Tasting: $20 includes a commemorative glass and 6 tastes (a taste = 1/3 of a glass)
COMBINED ENTRY TICKET AND TASTING TICKET: $30
On-Line Purchase ONLY! ($10 savings)
No dogs allowed except with service dog documentation
Free parking: plenty of room for buses and RVs.
Lots of seating throughout the site: no need to bring chairs.
About the Festival
The idea for Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival was conceived in Florida, of all places. Escaping the winter cold in 1995 to exhibit in art festivals, Michael and Janet discovered that seafood festivals in Florida, and the south were common. But these fun and entertaining events were rare on the West Coast. As luck would have it a suitable venue was soon chosen.
The festival focuses on quality, and the on the bounty of the local area. The number of participating of artists is limited through a jury process to insure quality. Food purveyors, wineries and micro breweries from throughout Northern California are carefully selected. Top entertainers are selected for eclectic variety and crowd pleasing popularity.
In 2004 the festival moved from its original home in Bodega Bay inland, to the quaint village of Bodega. The move provided much better weather, and an opportunity to expand the size of the show. The new site has gotten rave reviews and this is now the permanent location for this wonderful show.
Michael and Janet welcome you to come and enjoy this great event. We expect you will make it one of the festivals you return to time and again for many years to come!
MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE**
September 8th and 9th, 11am-7pm-Saturday, 10am-6pm-Sunday
Downtown Mountain View, Castro Street
An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. Exceptional handcrafted work by 500 of America's top artists and craft makers. Stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown including the big Saturday evening Soul Train Dance Party Concert featuring the sensational Pacific Soul Band (4:45-7 p.m.) and the return of mega-hit Salsa Sunday with Caravanserai and Ruckatan. Fabulous food and festive drink with seasonal craft beer, premium wine, refreshing sangria, mimosas, fresh-fruit margaritas and signature cocktails. The Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with giant screen TV. Artisan specialty food purveyors. Home and garden exhibits. Health and wellness displays. An organic and green products showcase. Tons of fun and games for kids. An affordable, sun-splashed, memorable, leisure-filled weekend.
SAN CARLOS ART & WINE**
Oct 6th & 7th, 10am-6pm
Downtown San Carlos, San Carlos Ave and Laurel Street
One of the Peninsula’s Premier Fall Festivals, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce’s Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 28th 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. A wide selection (over 275) of quality artists, crafters and specialty food vendors present 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.
Free Shuttles! Park at Sutter Health/PAMF, 101 at Holly Street.
HALF MOON BAY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL**
October 13th & 14th, 9am-5pm
Downtown Half Moon Bay, Main Street
The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. This year’s 48th annual festival celebrates a bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a display of over 250 booths of handcrafted arts and crafts, enticing activities including three stages of live music, the anticipated Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, pie-eating and costume contests, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands,” delicious food and luscious beverage varietals to savor. Admission is free.
SACRED HEART HOLLY DAYS ARTISAN FAIRE**
November 9th & 10th, 9am-4pm
Saratoga Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart Women's Club Holly Days Artisan Faire is now in its 9th year! This will be our biggest ever with over 85 Artisans! Please join us for two days of food, fun, and of course, amazing shopping. Explore our three pavilions where you will find everything from hand crafted jewelry, local art, gourmet foods, to unique gifts, and lots of other surprises. And do not miss the yummy home cooked breakfasts and lunches, made with love by our Café team. Something for everyone, so bring your friends, neighbors, and kids.
1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos
KOHL MANSION CHRISTMAS
November 28th, 5pm-9pm
2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the "Dressed Up" Kohl Mansion! Fit for a Victorian Holiday - the Mansion is a delight to see!
This year, there are more than 60 vendors, all with unique items and food stuffs, ready to help you cross items off of your Christmas Shopping list!
There will also be a wonderful Docent Presentation about the Kohl Mansion History along with wonderful Christmas music!
children under 12 and Mercy students are free
Extra parking will be available at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame with a shuttle to Mercy High School every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m.
Light Refreshments will be sold for your enjoyment!
GERMAN HOLIDAY MARKET - WEIHNACHTSMARKT**
December 8, 11am-9pm
City Hall Plaza, 500 Castro St., Mountain View
The annual Holiday Market offers warm hospitality and gastronomical delights, including Glühwein (warm mulled wine) and Kinderpunsch (warm cider), Würste (sausages), Bier (beer), Bretzln (pretzels), Stollen (cake with candied fruit and dusted with powdered sugar), Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Gebrannte Mandeln (toasted candied almonds).
German, European and local artisans and merchants will offer unique gifts, including an array of handcrafted ornaments, jewelry, clothing, artwork, sweets and toys. Attractions for the whole family include amusement games and activities, a petting zoo, a choo-choo train, face painting and more. Enjoy live entertainment, including orchestral and choral performances of holiday favorites. And practice speaking German: Noch einen Glühwein, bitte! (Another warm mulled wine, please!)
JINGLE SHELLS ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL**
December 9th, 12pm-5:30pm
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz
This holiday tradition features local artists and crafts people who will tempt you with their ocean- and nature-inspired gifts. Festivities culminate outdoors at 5:30 PM, as we celebrate with song in the belly of the whale! Join local songster Ginny Mitchell as she sings in a welcome to winter under a sparkling Ms. Blue, our awesome blue whale skeleton.
The festival features ocean-themed gifts, while proceeds directly support marine science education. Meet artists, shop for unique holiday gifts, enjoy live music, hot apple cider, free gift wrapping, children's activities, and explore Seymour Center exhibits, aquarium, and touch pools. El Buen Taco foodtruck will be onsite to keep you fueled for your shopping adventures. Where else can you touch a shark and get your holiday shopping accomplished all while supporting ocean conservation?