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pation. Live music added into
the mix make this a not-to-bemissed
celebration. Tickets $55.
20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey.
Sakewalk. June 9, 2-5 p.m.
Enjoy unique boutiques, art studios,
and great restaurants within
the community, all while sipping
on great sake. A portion of the
proceeds benefits the Japantown
Business Association. Tickets
$38-$45. Check-in at 7 Bamboo,
162 Jackson St., San Jose.
San Mateo County Fair. June
9–17, times vary. This quintessential
summer celebration consists
of a carnival, live music, creative and culinary
arts, youth exhibits and tons of fun activities
for the entire family. Crowd-pleasing performers
include Sheila E., TLC and the Average
White Band. Tickets $10-$35. San Mateo
County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San
Alameda County Fair. June 15-July 8, 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m. This All-American activity features
Monster Trucks America, RV Demo Derby,
horseracing and several musical guests. Tickets
$8-$12. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501
Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. 925/426-7600.
Moulin Montalvo: A Gala Night in Montmartre.
June 16, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Don your finest duds for this sensational Belle
Epoque cabaret. Mingle with artists and cancan
dancers and savor sumptuous cuisine,
champagne and elegant French wines.
Dance the night away and raise your
paddle at the live auction. Proceeds
support Montalvo’s Villa
and Grounds preservation,
and artistic and education outreach
programs. Tickets $500.
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400
Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Dancin’ on the Avenue. June 16, 2 to 8 p.m.
The Willow Glen Business Association puts
on this high-energy family event featuring an
eclectic mix of live music, plenty of kids’ activities
and a bevy of food and beverage options.
Free. Lincoln Avenue and Willow Street, San
Juneteenth in the Park. June 16, 10 a.m. to
7 p.m. Celebrate the annual festival that commemorates
African American Independence
Day and emancipation, and emphasizes education
and achievement. This multicultural,
family-friendly event attracts thousands of
attendees each year and offers an abundance of
entertainment, art, food and more. Tickets $5.
Plaza de César Chávez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio,
San Jose. 408/292- 3157.
Palo Alto World Music Day. June 18,
3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This Father’s Day,
treat your dad to a jazz, blues, pop, rock,
klezmer, Indian and Balkan extravaganza
at this fun and unique family event not
to be missed. Free. City Hall, University
Avenue and King Plaza, Palo Alto.
YWCA Silicon Valley Walk a Mile in
Her Shoes. June 21, 5 p.m. Join the brave
men (and women, too) who will put
on heels this June to help
end violence against
women. This event
and prominent walkers including
the mayor and community and
business leaders. The YWCA provides
the heels; all you have to do
is walk the walk. Tickets $56; students
$5.60. 377 Santana Row,
San Jose. 408/295-4011.
Motul FIM Superbike World
Championship. June 22-24,
times vary. International riders,
teams and manufacturers race
peak-performance bikes in this
high-octane competition. This
is the series’ only stateside stop.
Ticket prices vary. Mazda Laguna
Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas
Silicon Valley Barbecue Championships.
June 22–23, times vary. Put on a bib and head
to a hotbed of spicy food at this premier barbecue
competition. Feast on ribs, chicken,
pork loin and other saucy fare during this
Rotary Club event. Free. Central Park, 909
Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. 408/639-9210.
37th Annual Fountain Blues Festival. June
23, 12-8 p.m. Enjoy a day filled with family
friendly activities, sample more than 20 craft
beers and graze on local and Southern style
food. The lineup includes Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm
Kings, Wee Willie Walker, Nikki Hill Band
with Laura Chavez and more. Tickets $25–
$80. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 170 S. Market
St., San Jose. 408/641-4144.
Woodies on the Wharf. June 23, 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. This annual event draws 10,000
people to the Santa Cruz Wharf, where 200
stylish, pre-1952 wood-bodied cars are displayed.
Enjoy live music, surfboard shaping,
a raffle and a parade. Free. Santa Cruz Wharf,
21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. Visit santacruzwoodies.
com for more information.
San Francisco Pride. June 23-24, times vary.
Join revelers from around the world during the
48th annual Pride Parade. Hundreds of thousands
will gather to commemorate
heritage, celebrate LBGTQ
culture and dance like everyone
is watching. Ticket prices
vary. Downtown San Francisco.
Cars & Croissants. June 24,
9 a.m. to noon. On the fourth
Saturday of every month through
December, exotic car owners are
invited to park on Santana Row
Boulevard, display their cars and mingle
with other car enthusiasts. The morning
meet-up for coffee, croissants and cars drew
400 people and 60 cars during the first event
and continues to grow. Free. Santana Row,
377 Santana Row, San Jose. 408/551-4611.
El Dia de San Juan Festival. June 30, 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. This Puerto Rican fete features
authentic island fare, music and family fun.
This year’s Latin music lineup includes Tony
Pier 39 Fourth of July Celebration
at The Pier, San Francisco
Tony Bennet, June 3, The
Mountain Winery, Saratoga
18 South Bay Accent