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JOYFUL JAUNT Silicon Valley Pride returns in late August.

Culture Clubbing Americana meets the great melting pot at these mid-year celebrations

SubZero Festival

County Fair

SoFA District, San Jose | June 2-3

County Fairgrounds | Aug 3-6

This year marks the 10th annual SubZero Festival—a celebration of art, music and the eccentricities of valley’s creative community. For two days, South Bay makers, musicians, painters and performers take over South First Street. More info at

A long-standing American tradition, the county fair is a go-to event for teens, families and funnel cake fiends. This year, the Santa Clara County Fair is beefing up its focus on STEAM. Learn about the science behind raising livestock and tinker with robots. All this, plus plenty of fried food, arcade games and quirky carnival rides. More info at

Obon Festival Japantown, San Jose | July 8-9 The San Jose Buddhist Church Obon Festival returns with two days of cultural demonstrations, traditional music, Japanese cuisine and games. The annual celebration is held to honor the spirits of those who have passed. As usual, San Jose Taiko will perform.More info at

Silicon Valley Pride Downtown San Jose | Aug 26-27 Founded in 1971, the Silicon Valley Pride parade celebrates the diversity of the South Bay’s vibrant LGBTQ community. The party kicks off with a night festival on Almaden Boulevard, with a parade the next day down Market Street and an afternoon festival. More at

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Music Director

Sunday May 21, 2017 7 p.m.

Young Artist Concert Anthony Quartuccio, Conductor Coleman Itzkoff 2016 Klein Competition Alexander Boyer Merola Opera

Coleman Itzkoff

Works by Chen Yi, Beethoven, Jason A. Bond and John Williams Trianon Theatre, San José 72 N 5th St. San José 408 295-4416

Alexander Boyer


May 17-23, 2017


May 17-23, 2017