September 2018 Bay Area Festivals Calendar

Pelin Erdal November 7, 2022


September 2018 Bay Area Festivals Calendar

September 2018 Bay Area Festivals Calendar


By Pelin Erdal
Just because schools have started and summer vacations have ended, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. We’ve put together a list of September festivals and events that will keep the summer vibes flowing a bit longer.

Silicon Valley Fall Festival
September 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Memorial Park,10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Multicultural family festival of games, education, food, and entertainment.

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
September 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and September 16 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown Lafayette. Summer of Love-themed festival with 250 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, children’s activities, food, wine, beer, and exhibits. Free.

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
September 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and September 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Central Park, Santa Clara. More than 175 art and crafts booths, entertainment, food, beer, wine and children’s activities. Free. www.

Almaden Art & Wine Festival:
September 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Almaden Lake Park, corner of Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue, San Jose. Food and wine, entertainment, silent auction, and children’s zone.

Santa Cruz County Fair:
September 12- 16
County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Carnival rides, livestock, food, merchants, races, music performances, art and children’s activities.

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival:
September 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Backesto Park, San Jose. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 250 pieces of art throughout the park’s pathways. Arts and crafts, food trucks and live music. Free.

Bark in the Park:
September 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
William Street Park, S. 16th and E. William streets, San Jose. Dog costume and tail wagging contests, demonstrations of dog agility, vendors for humans and dogs.

Monterey Jazz Festival:
September 23 and September 23
Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. The 61st annual festival, with 500 artists performing on eight stages. Tickets and information:

Bay Area Blues Festival:
September 23 and September 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown, Martinez. Blues music on two stages, food, craft beer and wine, arts and crafts, community booths, kids activities, chalk art. Free.

Antique Autos in History Park:
September 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
History San Jose, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Festival of antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, plus antique crafts and collectibles, live music and food. Admission, $5.

Pacific Coast Fog Fest:
September 29 and September 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pacifica, along Palmetto Avenue. Parade and marching band competition, live music, sand sculpture demo, 200 arts and crafts booths, food, beverages, plus Family Fun Fest (1-4 p.m. Sept. 30). Free.


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