Friday, August 23, 2013

get your weekend on

San Jose Bacon Festival

Saturday August 31, 2013 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Calling all bacon aficionados!! This summer festival is for you!! Festivities will include a Bacon Cooking Competition, Bacon Beauty Pageant, Bacon Parade, Bacon Square Dance and
Bacon Games. Join the movable feast newsletter here

And buy tickets for the event here. $5-150

3055 Olin Ave
San JoseCA 95128

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Even though this event is not over the weekend, I feel like it should not be missed if you live in the Silicon Valley area. Santana Row is a great shopping and dining community and they always host fabulous events. 

Santana Row will host its first beer walk to celebrate the last days of summer with a stroll around Santana Row sampling brews from 20 microbreweries. Each microbrewery will be stationed in a shop or restaurant, which also will offer exclusive discounts and specials during the event.

Breweries include:  Speakeasy, Mendocino, Strike, Faultline, Gordon Biersch, Hermitage, Firestone Walker,  Anchor, Santa Cruz Ale Works, Lagunitas Almanac, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada and Devil's Canyon.

And buy tickets here. $30-35

Guadelupe Gardens River Park 
438 Coleman Ave
San JoseCA 95110

 August 24, 2013 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

Stop by and experience what Italians already know. Now in its 33nd year, the Italian Family Fest draws more than 35,000 attendees annually. Share the day with friends and family while enjoying authentic Italian food, live entertainment and seeing the arts and crafts from merchants.

The festival features live continuous entertainment, a wine tasting garden in the Piazza Piccola Italia, Italian foods both sweet and savory, culinary demonstrations, bocce ball, bambino bocce, a grape stomp contests, opportunities to win prizes, unique arts & crafts and other activities for the entire family to enjoy. 

This is a free admission event

 Plaza de Cesar Chavez
170 S Market St
San JoseCA 95112

Sunday, August 25, 2013 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gather your team of up to five people at Plaza de Cesar Chavez and learn a little history about San Jose. The hunt begins at 3:00,  You'll solve puzzles that lead to historic sites. When you're finished, turn in your packet to the person waiting on the patio of Sonoma Chicken Coop where you can grab some grub and a beer.  Prizes will be awarded based on time and number of correct answers at the celebration event beginning at 5:30.

And buy tickets here. $10

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 9505

 August 23, 2013 9:00 am -  August 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Since its launch in France 14 years ago, Japan Expo has become one of the world's largest celebrations of Japanese culture and entertainment. Japan Expo blends the very best of Japanese traditional culture with modern Pop sensations.

Come experience the bridge to Japan, where you can see the best and hottest items and content being produced and tons of Pocky will be available, of course!!

And buy tickets here $20- $100

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