February 22, 2024
Big events in Pittsburg, Mountain View, Berkeley, San Jose

The Bay Area’s late summer festival season is in full swing, with art, wine and food festivals across the Bay Area and Santa Cruz and two car shows in San Jose (one Saturday, one Sunday). Here are some highlights for Sept. 9-10:

Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival: Eat gumbo, jambalaya, chowder, crawfish, calamari and more while listening to live music on three stages, including Pete Escovedo on Sunday. Also jetski races live cooking demos, a carnival, wine and beer pavilions. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Old Town Pittsburg. General admission, $20, free for kids under 12. Free shuttle. Details: www.pittsburgseafoodandmusicfestival.com

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival: This 51st festival will feature artisan booths, food and wine, entertainment, a collaborative paint temple, Gabby’s Dollhouse and other children’s activities and a Pigskin Lounge for football viewing. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday along Castro Street. Details: mvartwine.com

Capitola Art & Wine Festival: Wines from 23 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries will highlight this 40th anniversary festival. Also live dance and music and local food purveyors. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details: https://capitolaartandwine.com/

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Solano Avenue Stroll: One of the East Bay’s largest street festivals, this 47th event boasts 400 artisans, jewelers, makers, entertainers, food purveyors and community booths. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, along Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Solano, with early “strollish” on Saturday to support merchants. Details: solanoavenueassn.org

Antique Autos in History Park: History San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club host the the largest annual antique auto show in the West, with pre-1946 vehicles. Plus trolley rides, music, children’s activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission, $10 general, $8 seniors, $5 youth. 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Details:  https://historysanjose.org/programs-events/ 

Goombahs’ Classic Car Show and Food Drive: The 15th annual Goombahs Car Club and Food Drive will line Willow Glen’s Lincoln Avenue with scores of classic cars, collectors and enthusiasts. No registration necessary. Free admission. Event is a fundraiser for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, so canned/boxed food and monetary donations appreciated. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Details: https://norcalcarculture.com/events/goombahs-classic-car-show-3/