Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 3rd | Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey
The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and is entering its second season with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style also has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am for a race within a race. Don't miss the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix May 1st-3rd, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. Following a successful first-ever regional day of giving that benefited more than 600 nonprofit organizations last spring, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce that it will again host Silicon Valley Gives on May 5th, 2015. Make a difference in the lives of others in just one day and donate at svgives.org on May 5th.
Go out and enjoy the warm weather! Walnut Creek Downtown hosts a FREE, outdoor street festival on April 1st from 5-8pm on Cypress Street. A 10-piece R&B band will be bringing the flavor, kids can visit with the Easter Bunny or paint a masterpiece, and all can feast at a food truck! The festivities change each month. For more information,click here!
Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th | San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo
Come celebrate Maker Media's 19th Maker Faire and 10th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts. Maker Faire is a two-day family friendly Faire where people show what they are MAKING & share what they are LEARNING with a showcase of INVENTION, CREATIVITY & RESOURCEFULNESS. Gather with tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, farmers, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, & commercial exhibitors to share, explore & collaborate with what you’ve seen & learned at this all-encompassing fair!
For tickets, visit: http://mfba2015.eventbrite.com or visit www.makerfaire.com.
Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st | Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
The Goodguys 22nd Summer Get-Together is a colorful, two-day “Full Throttle Family Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed event featuring over 2,500 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars, trick trucks, late models and more . In addition to the car show, this event showcases vendor exhibits, Custom bicycle display, a huge swap meet and cars-for-sale area, special feature parking areas on Saturday, Goodguys Autocross (to test vehicle agility and performance), model & pedal car show, kids fun zone, Pinstripers brush bash and lots of fun for the entire family!
The event will be concluded with an awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.
This is Tour de Cure and it’s more than just a bike ride. It’s a celebration! It’s where every turn of the pedal helps Stop Diabetes; where cyclists of all levels come together to make a difference to raise money and raise hope for their local community. Join the American Diabetes Association family, our Official Vehicle Sponsor, Rector Audi of Burlingame and our Official Media Sponsor, KFOX for the ride of your life – It’s Tour de Cure! Register today at www.Diabetes.org/siliconvalleytourdecure!
Friday, April 3rd-Sunday, November 29th 2015| California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
This spring, get ready to explore a whale of an exhibit! Dive deep below the ocean’s surface and explore the fascinating biology of some of the Earth’s largest and most elusive creatures. Marvel at enormous sperm whale skeletons, crawl through a life-sized replica of a blue whale heart, and learn how scientists are working to study and sustain whale populations around the world and in our own backyard. Discover the cultural traditions surrounding whales and get a rare glimpse at ancient whale artifacts from the MńĀori people of New Zealand. Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
July 22- August 2nd, 2015 | Paso Robles Event Center, Paso Robles
The Fair opened in 1946 and was first known as the San Luis Obispo County Fair. The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Click here to purchase advanced admission tickets.
Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, the festival is the “Last Blast of Summer” with two days of sensational live music, gorgeous handcrafted work by 250 of America’s top artists and craftmakers, fabulous food and drink, a microbrew tasting tent, the “Classically Cool Car Show”, an organic and green products showcase, artisan specialty foods, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, and tons of fun for kids. The festival takes place on Broadway (1 block west of El Camino Real) between Victoria and Meadow Glen. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
Sat-Sun September 12-13th | Castro Street, Mountain View Widely considered one of America's top art festivals, huge throngs of art lovers are expected to pour onto Castro Street in Silicon Valley's epicenter for this “Cultural Community Celebration” presented by the Chamber of Commerce Mountain View. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
Friday, October 2nd-Sunday, October 4th | Field of Dreams, Sonoma
Tickets on-sale Friday, March 20 at 10am !
Bruce Cohn and B.R. Cohn Charity Events are proud to announce the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival, October 2-4 held at the Field of Dreams near downtown Sonoma. Appearing as the successor to Bruce's fabled 28-year winery fall festival, this exciting year features Chicago and America on Friday evening October 2, doors at 4pm; Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band with Pablo Cruise on Saturday afternoon and evening October 3, doors at 4pm; and the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, the Edgar Winter Band and Tommy Castro Band Sunday afternoon October 4, doors at 11am. The new Field of Dreams location not only puts the concert goer two blocks from Sonoma's Plaza, it allows the festival the opportunity to grow and generate more proceeds for charity. Plus great sight lines and video projection screens so you won't miss any of the action. The 2015 Sonoma Music Festival benefits National & Local Veteran Groups including Fisher House, American Legion Post 489, Bread & Roses, Redwood Empire Food Bank & Others. For more info, click here!
Sat-Sun, October 17-18th | Main Street, Half Moon Bay It's the perfect time of year and the perfect place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of the fall season and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else. 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 45th annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Bear Valley is open for the season! Make the short trip up all-weather Highway Four to Bear Valley – Pure mountain fun is closer than you think. Let’s give a shout out to Mother Nature! Thanks to her…Bear Valley is open for the season! Thanks to the tremendous weather and their snowmaking crew, Bear Valley is the first resort open in the Central Sierra! If you’ve been waiting to hit the slopes, now’s your chance. Conditions are great! While you’re there, you can book lessons online, and see a listing of Bear Valley’s resellers who offer discounted tickets. If you need a place to stay, check out the accommodations at Bear Valley Lodge. You can find it all online at BearValley.com. It’s going to be a great, new season with brand new owners. So make the short trip up all-weather Highway Four to Bear Valley – absolutely, positively, pure mountain fun!