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Polynesian Festival and Aloha Outrigger
Races. Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. The 25th annual Polynesian Festival
invites you to delight in island-style
music and Polynesian dancing, while
enjoying a taste of the tropics with shaved
ice and other festive drinks. Also discover
the excitement of outrigger canoe racing;
novice and experienced paddlers can both
participate. Free. Santa Cruz
Wharf, 21 Municipal
Wharf, Santa Cruz.
Jazz on the Plazz.
On g o i n g u n t i l
Aug. 23, Wednesdays,
6:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m Spend hot
summer nights in Los
Gatos honoring Billie
Holiday. There will
be an array of jazz artists
“Sing,” “Zootopia” and “Rogue One: A Star
Wars Story.” Free. Memorial Park Amphitheatre,
22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Fiesta de Artes. Aug. 12-13, Saturday 10 a.m.
to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate
Los Gatos’ one and only art and wine
festival while enjoying gourmet food, wine,
beer, live music and, of course, the works of
150 artists. Bring the kids, too: A bouncy
castle, fire truck and art projects await.
Free. North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos.
Sounds of the Shores. Aug. 13, 5 to 7 p.m.
Redwood City takes its summer music out to
Redwood Shores for three Sundays throughout
the summer. Marlin Park is located on
the lagoons of Redwood Shores and provides
a picturesque setting for live music. There will
also be food concessions available. Aug. 13 will
feature classic rock band, The Shanks. Free.
Marlin Park (corner of Neptune and Cringle),
500 Cringle Drive, Redwood City.
Monterey Car Week. Aug. 14-20. This annual
event is a car lover’s dream. The fun begins
with the Carmel Concours On The Avenue,
followed by The Little Car Show, the McCall’s
Motorworks Revival and much more. Ticket
prices vary. Multiple locations in Monterey.
Redwood City Music in the Park. Ongoing
until Aug. 16, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Families and friends will be thrilled to take
part in this free outdoor concert series at beautiful
Stafford Park in Redwood City. The lineup
includes Lost Dog Found, Sinister Dexter
and more. Free. Stafford Park, 50 King St.,
Summer Gathering of Mountain Men.
Aug. 19-20, times vary. Take a steam train
ride up the hill, then experience what life
was like in the 1830s. Roam through re-created
wilderness encampments, watch hunters
and trappers perfect their survival skills
and enjoy a chuck wagon
prices vary. Roaring
their take on iconic Billie Holiday, including
Tia Brazda (Aug. 8), Tiffany Austin (Aug. 16)
and Tom Wopat (Aug. 23) and more. Free. Los
Gatos Town Plaza, West Main Street and Santa
Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos. jazzontheplazz.com.
Proud of My Family Celebration. Aug.
26-27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Join the fun at Children’s
Discovery Museum and celebrate a weekend
of inclusion and diversity. Participate
in the rainbow dance party, make friendship
bracelets, take fun family photos, experience
the Rainbow Market exhibit, colorful arts and
crafts and much more. Tickets $15. Children’s
Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way,
San Jose. 408/298-5437.
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. Aug. 26-27,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Three hundred fine artists
and crafters display their work in booths along
University Avenue during this annual festival.
Be sure to look for the Italian Street Painting
Expo and the Kids’ Art Studio, where children
can create their own masterpieces. Free. University
Avenue, Palo Alto. 650/324-3121.
Moonlight Train Dinner Party. Aug. 26
and Sept. 30, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy a
steak dinner followed by a leisurely train ride
aboard vintage railway cars. The steam train
stops on Bear Mountain for a campfire, hot
cider and a sing-along. Upon returning to
Roaring Camp, apple pie and a country and
western band await you. Tickets $39-$54.
Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton.
Italian Family Festa. Aug. 26-27, 11 a.m. to
8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Plan for a great day at the 37th annual
Italian Family Festa. Enjoy two days filled
with authentic Italian food, live entertainment
and art during this annual celebration
that features culinary demos, wine, bocce
ball, a grape stomp, face painting and more.
Free. History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San
The Giant Race. Aug. 27, 7 a.m. Enjoy a scenic
run along San Francisco Bay during the
Jay Leno, Aug. 3,
Montalvo Arts Center,
Idina Menzel, Aug. 26, Greek
The 39 Steps, Aug. 6–Sep. 3,
The Grove at DeLaveaga Park,
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