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August 22-28, 2007

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2007 Fall Arts Issue

Festivals


Rengsdorff House Arts Festival
Thru Aug. 31; free. Rengsdorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. 650.903.6073.

Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp
The winery hosts a salami toss and live music. 21 and over. Aug. 25, 2:30–9:30pm; $45–$55. Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave., Morgan Hill. 408.779.2145.

End of Summer Night Ride
Ride the train and eat a pasta dinner to support the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. Aug. 25, 6–10pm; $5–$10. Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos. 408.395.7433.

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Aug. 25–26, 10am–6pm; free. University Avenue, downtown Palo Alto. 650.324.3121.

Heritage Day Festival
San Jose and Viet Heritage Society honors cultures from around the world. Aug. 26, noon–5pm. Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose. 408.287.8500.

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival
Sept. 1–2, 10am–5pm; free. Broadway Avenue, downtown Millbrae. 650.697.7324.

Great Train Robberies
Shootouts, and other re-enactments demonstrate why the West was wild. Sept. 1–2. Roaring Camp Railroad, Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831.335.4484.

Tapestry Arts Festival
A huge array of arts, crafts and live entertainment with more than 350 booths. Sept. 1–2, 10am–6pm and Sept. 3, 10am–5pm; free. San Carlos and Santa Clara streets, San Jose. 408.494.3590.

Begonia Festival
This nautical parade of begonia-festooned floats on Sunday is a beachside tradition that runs all weekend. The best viewing Starts Sunday at 1pm from Cliff Avenue, Wharf and Stockton roads. Sept. 1– Sept. 3, all day; free. Various locations, Capitola. 831.476.3566.

Ardenwood Rail Fair
Explore local railroad history, visit rail and hobo camps, see model railroads in action and give a hand car a try. Sept. 1–3; call for times and prices. Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont. 510.635.0135.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks
Sept. 2, evening; free with admission. Paramount's Great American, 4701 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. 408.986.1776, ext. 8858.

Labor Day Grill and Chill A day of family, food and entertainment. Sept. 3, 10am–4pm; free. Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. 408.356.5126.

Claws for a Cause Lobster Festival
Hosted by the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club. Sept. 8; call for times and prices. CB Hannegan's, Bachman and North Santa Cruz Avenues, Los Gatos. 408.354.3300.

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival
Sept. 8–9, 10am–6pm; free. Castro Street, Mountain View. 650.968.8378. Capitola Art and Wine FestiivalSept. 8–9, 10am–6pm; free. Stockton Avenue and Esplanade, downtown Capitola. 831.475.6522.

Renaissance Faire
With theater, juggling, mime, comedy, wine tasting, gourmet food and arts and crafts. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 8–Oct. 14, times vary; $10–$35. Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister. 408.847.FAIR. www.norcalrenfaire.com.

Los Altos Summer Community Picnic
Sept. 9, 11am–3pm; free. Civic Center, San Antonio Road and Hillview Avenue, Los Altos. 408.947.2790.

To Life! A Jewish Cultural Street Festival
Sept. 9, 11am–6pm; free. California Avenue between El Camino and Park, Palo Alto.

Banjo Jubilee Jazz Festival
Sept. 9, noon–5pm; $16/$20. San Jose Holiday Inn, 1740 N. First St., San Jose. 408.268.3956.

Antique Autos in History Park
Sept. 9, noon–5pm; free. History Kelley Park, San Jose. 408.918.1050.

Vintage Santa Clara
An annual wine and food celebration. Sept. 9, 1:30–5pm; call prices. Mission Gardens, Santa Clara University. 408.554.6800.

Holy Family Parish Festival
Live music, plus a silent auction, beer and wine, kids' activities. Sept. 14, 6–11pm, Sept. 15, 10am–11pm and Sept. 16, noon–6pm; free. Holy Family Church, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose. 408.265.4040.

Aki Matsuri
Kids events, food and Japanese entertainment. Sept. 15, noon–5pm; free. Wesley United Methodist Church, 566 N. Fifth St., San Jose. 408.285.0367.

Celebrate Saratoga!
Dance your way to various food and wine vendors while listening to live music acts. Plus a fun zone for kids. Sept. 15, 5:30–10:30pm; free. Big Basin Way, downtown Saratoga. 408.867.0753.

Cupertino Jubilee
Browse arts and crafts booths, sample beers and wines and listen to live music. Sept. 15–16, 10am–6pm; free. Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino. 408.243.1771.

Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival
Sept. 15–16, 10am-–5pm; free. Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. 408.615.3140.

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade
Celebrating Mexican Independence Day with two stages of continuous entertainment. Sept. 16, 9–11am parade, 10am–6pm Festival; free. Discovery Meadow, Woz Way, San Jose. 408.288.9470.

Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival
Sept. 16, 10am–6pm. Almaden Lake Park, Coleman Road and Almaden Expressway, San Jose.

Monterey Jazz Festival
The Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary with performances from Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, Los Lobos, Dave Brubeck and others. Sept. 21–23; call for times and prices. Monterey Fairgrounds, 2000 Fairground Road, Monterey. 925.275.9255.

Cajun/Zydeco Festival
The East Bay Regional Park District hosts down-home Louisiana-Style music and food. Sept. 22, 10am–7pm; call for prices. Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont. 510.635.0135.

Desert Dance Festival
Activities and contests with an ancient Egyptian theme. Sept. 22–23. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, 1342 Naglee Ave., San Jose, 510.667.9333.

Iranian Arts and Cultural Festival
Sept. 23, 11am–6pm. Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. 408.381.4268.

Willow Glen Founder's Day
Sept. 29, 9:30am; free. Lincoln Avenue and Willow Street, downtown Willow Glen.

West Valley College PowWow
Sept. 29, noon–midnight; free. West Valley College Learning Services lawn area, 1400 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. 408.741.4029.

Taste of Morgan Hill
Food and entertainment. Sept. 29–30, 10am–6pm; free. Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. 408.779.9444.

Moon Festival of Silicon Valley
A community celebration of Chinese heritage. Sept. 29–30, 10am–6pm; free. Memorial Park, Cupertino. 408.865.6688.

Triton Museum Blues Bash
Live blues for fundraiser. Sept. 30, 1–5pm; call for prices. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. 408.247.3754.

Gilroy Art and Wine Festival
Oct. 6, 11am–6pm; free. Downtown Gilroy.

Spirit of Japantown Festival
With arts, exhibitions and cultural events. Oct. 6, 9am–5pm; free. Fifth and Jackson streets, San Jose.

Los Altos Fall Festival
With live entertainment and a classic car show. Oct. 6–7, 10am–5pm; free. Parking plaza behind Main Street, off San Antonio Road, Los Altos. 650.948.1455.

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
A two-day show and auction of glass works. Oct. 5, 5–8pm and Oct. 6–7, 10am–3pm. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. 408.993.2244.

Diwali Festival
A Festival of Lights similar fashion to India's four-day celebration. Oct. 13, 10am–5pm; free. Memorial Park, Mary Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. 408.252.7054.

San Jose Rocks
A benefit concert and awards dinner celebrating local rock musicians. With Papa Doo Run Run, Larry Norman and People, the Greg Kihn Band and others. Oct. 19, 5:30pm. History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. 408.287.2290.

Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Fall Fest
More than 90 artists and craftspeople from the Western United States display their wares. Oct. 19–20, 10am–6pm and Oct. 21, 10am–5pm; free. Santa Cruz Avenue, at El Camino Real, Menlo Park. 209.296.1195.

Oktoberfest
Campbell is turned into a German village replete with beer and traditional German eats. Oct. 20, 10am–6pm and Oct. 21, 10am–5pm; free. Downtown Campbell. 408.378.6252.

Harvest Festival
Three days of arts and crafts with more than 300 artisans. Nov. 23–25. San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose.

Festival of Lights Parade
Greet the beginning of the Christmas season with this family parade in downtown Los Altos. Nov. 25, 7pm; free. Main and State streets, downtown Los Altos. 650.961.0394.


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