From the return of Silicon Valley Pride to Labor Day and beyond, here’s a short list of things to (safely) see and do in the last days of summer.
Outdoor ‘Movie night out’
399 Coelho St, Sunnyhills Albert Augustine Park, Milpitas
August 27, 8:30PM
Bring the blankets and lawn chairs, and they’ll supply the popcorn! Milpitas Recreation and Community Services will be hosting a showing of DreamWorks’s Raya and the Last Dragon at Sunnyhills Albert Augustine Park. Social distancing between parties is requested, and masks (when not snacking!) will be required. Tickets must be purchased in advance, you can get yours here.
Silicon Valley Pride weekend
194 S. Market St, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose
Whether you’re looking for a Saturday night event or Sunday afternoon event, Silicon Valley Pride has you covered. Saturday night from 6PM to 11PM, a night festival will be hosted, followed by a Sunday morning parade from 10AM to 12PM, and a day festival from 12PM to 6PM. Learn more here.
Ainsley House fall garden concert series
51 N. Central Ave., Ainlsey House Garden, Campbell
August 29, 2PM
The Campbell Museum Foundation and the San Jose Guitar School of Music invite you to Guitarists Chris Shahin and Mason Razavi’s Jazz guitar show. Experience to different takes on guitar jazz, along with refreshments and appetizers sponsored by Water Tower Kitchen. Tickets are available for purchase now.
Los Altos Hills (Virtual)
August 29, 6:30PM
The Rotary Club of Cupertino invites you to Global Elegance, all proceeds will go to Rotary Foundation Global Grants, a cause that supports service projects all over the world. While in-person tickets have sold out, you can still participate in the event virtually via Zoom. You can register to attend virtually here.
San Francisco Brass Band
233 Blossom Hill Rd, Oak Meadow Park, Los Altos
August 29, 2PM
San Francisco Brass Band will be performing “Wake the Dawn” at Oak Meadow Park, presented by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce. The free concert will feature Mike Pakaluk on flugelhorn, along with works by Collier, Brubeck, and more. No registration or tickets required, just head on down to the park between 2PM and 4PM. View the invitation here.
Santana Row’s Sip & Stroll
377 Santana Row, San Jose
September 3, 4PM
This upcoming Labor Day weekend, come enjoy live music at the Santana Row Oak Tree area, along with food and beverage from your favorite local spots. It’s the place to be from 4PM to 9PM. Learn more here.
Job fair and COVID vaccine clinic
5038 Hyland Ave, San Jose
September 4, 3PM
The Fair Workplace Collaborative will be hosting a job fair and free drop in COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Holy Family Episcopal Church. Stop by between 3PM and 7PM for a vaccine, job resources, refreshments, and raffles! You can register for the event here.
Symphony Silicon Valley and Opera San Jose: Strike up the band
Tower Lawn at San Jose state University, San Jose
September 4, 7PM
Start off Labor Day weekend with a bang, and check out “Strike Up the Band!” featuring selections from Carmen, The Magic Flute, La Bohème, and more. Limited chairs and water bottles will be available, so make sure to RSVP here. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, as well as picnic dinners.