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PACIFIC COAST Dream Machines Show

April 28, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Half Moon Bay Airport
9850 N. Cabrillo Highway
Half Moon Bay CA.
$25 pre, $30   gate; age 18-64 $15-20 age  65+ and 11-17 years; Free age 10 and under.
Parking is included in the admission price.
(650) 726-2328

 DREAM MACHINES SHOW,  THE COOLEST SHOW ON EARTH  (29th annual), Half Moon Bay, California
Get ready for a world of wonder at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, a uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries at Half Moon Bay Airport. The Coolest Show On Earth features a mesmerizing array of more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines of all kinds on display for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the 40's and 50's and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, military and SWAT vehicles, a special display of vintage police cars, world-record streamliners, model-T fire engines, antique engines and tractors, helicopter and plane rides, custom bicycles, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega-modified machines, advanced green technology vehicles, jaw-dropping flyovers by historic military aircraft, high-flying freestyle motorcycle stunt shows (10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.), Immortal Quad Wars wheel to wheel racing, expert skydiving performances, monster truck rides, unimotorcycle drag races, Bob Senz' Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10 a.m.; 12 & 2 p.m.), a special display of nostalgia dragsters to honor the old Half Moon Bay Dragstrip, plus the What's Up Photo Booth trailer, a super-thrilling bungee jump, waterballerz, climbing wall and tons of kid's amusements, fabulous food and drink, and stellar live music — to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: A La Carte & Art Festival

SPRING INTO FESTIVAL SEASON (23rd annual), Mountain View, California
May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Spring into festival season in style at Silicon Valley's A La Carte & Art Festival in downtown Mountain View! The Bay Area's popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at this big celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley's epicenter with two sun-splashed days of stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried arts and crafts show with 200 of the west coast's top artists showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium fine wine, refreshing craft beer, a farmers' market with fresh seasonal produce, artisan specialty food purveyors, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, A La Car & Art – the big classic car show sponsored by Hot San Jose Nights, Cornhole game area, Stay Cool Misting Tent plus a super thrilling bungee jump, climbing wall, wild and wacky waterballs, face painting, glitter tattoos and a host of captivating kids' amusements in the Super Duper Funzone. Admission is free
Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA
(650) 964-3395

HALF MOON BAY: 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2019, 12-1:30 p.m.
Main Street
Half Moon Bay CA
(650) 726-5705

49TH OL' FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE lets the good times roll! This year Half Moon Bay's beloved Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party takes over Main Street transforming the charming downtown into a pulsating Coastsider take on a mini-Mardi Gras style celebration. The parade is sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee and Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

A time-honored, home-spun tradition, the parade celebrates Independence Day in small town America with an entertaining array of whimsical floats, marching bands, horses, community service groups, classically cool cars, decorated trikes and bikes, "Pooches on Parade", youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, photos and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievous Pumpkin Festival mascot Gourdy, a Color Guard by the American Legion, and local dignitaries and celebrities slowly winding their way through the crowded downtown along Main Street between Filbert and Mill Streets. Honoring Half Moon Bay's western heritage and always a parade highlight, there will be a large number of equine entries with prizes awarded in several categories. Half Moon Bay's famous, 40-member strong Sitting Marching Band will be in their usual perch at Main and Kelly playing an array of patriotic ballads during the parade.  be hosting its annual

  • 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the City Hall parking lot at 501 Main Street 8 a.m.-12 p.m. is hosted by  Half Moon Bay Lions Club.
  • Red, White and Blue Community BBQ hosted by the Coastside Adult Day Health Center at City Hall parking lot, 12-3 p.m. 
  • Libations tent selling wine, beer, margaritas and mimosas hosted by the Chamber of Commerce 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Kidzone with face painting and a petting zoo
  • Bands & music at Mac Dutra Plaza 1:30-3 p.m.

MENLO PARK: Menlo Summer Fest

July 20-21, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission is free.
Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park CA
(650) 325-2818
Celebrate Good Times! Menlo Summer Fest brings you two days of world-class fun in the sun.

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME, Menlo Park, California Summer Fest sensational lineup features:

  • Live music throughout downtown
  • Hopsland Craft Beer Tent
  • Cornhole Corner
  • Food trucks in the buzzing Summerland in Fremont Park;
  • Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge
  • What's Up Photo Booth
  • Stay Cool Misting Tent
  • El Camino Real food and music hub
  • Artsplash fine art and cool crafts by 250 professional artists
  • Summer Vibes Art Contest
  • Express Your Summerself Color Spot
  • Mobile Eats food trucks and booths
  • Deelish Drink  craft beer, premium wine and sangria
  • Savory City gourmet specialty foods
  • Super Duper Kidz Funzone
  • Summer Fun Kiddieland with rides
  • Fleet Feet Menlo Park's Summer Fest Run Happy 5K Fun Run & Walk on Sunday.

MILLBRAE Art & Wine Festival

 August 31-September 1, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission is free
Broadway Avenue between Victoria and Meadow Glen
Millbrae, California
(650) 697-7324
Let the good times roll at the 49th annual LAST BLAST OF SUMMER, Bay Area's biggest Labor Day weekend event featuring:

  • Two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown
  • Art Explosion juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers
  • Food and drink with wine, sangria, craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary's and Summer Breeze Mules  signature craft cocktail
  • Hops Haven microbrew tent
  • Classically Cool Car Show
  • Cornhole game area
  • Stay Cool Misting Tent
  • Savory City artisan specialty food purveyors
  • Talent Music & Dance Showcase
  • Zip-line soaring over Broadway and thrill rides such as 100-foot Super Slide and bungee jumping
  • Wild and wacky waterballerz
  • Playland,
  • Organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays

MOUNTAIN VIEW Art & Wine Festival 

September 7-8, 2019

Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER 48th annual Mountain View, California
Festival admission is free.
Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA
(650) 968-8378
The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is a festival like no other. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. Silicon Valley's World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival is a spectacularly fun celebration of life featuring 500 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, fabulous food and drink with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, refreshing sangria, mimosas, Bellinis, fresh-fruit margaritas, classic Bloody Mary's and Summer Breeze Mules – the signature craft cocktail, artisan specialty food purveyors, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the Mountain View's Got Talent Community Stage, Super Duper Kids' Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24' rock climbing wall, monster inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos, face painting, an organic and green products showcase, Stay Cool Misting Tent, Cornhole tossing game area, health and wellness displays and home and garden exhibits.

HALF MOON BAY Pumpkin Weigh-Off

October 14, 2019, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, World Heavyweight Championship Of Gargantuan Gourds   Half Moon Bay, California

IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Main St, Half Moon Bay CA
(650) 726-9652
World's Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off — the Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs — in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California. Organizers are offering a top prize of $7 per pound and $30,000 in total prize money for a new world record pumpkin entered at Half Moon Bay (the current world record is 2,624-pounds set in 2016). A host of accomplished, grizzled veteran growers will contend for the coveted title, the $30,000 world record prize and thousands of dollars in additional prize money. In a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner is guaranteed a hefty $7 per pound for the champion mega-gourd plus a starring role in the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 19-20 (including a free weekend at the posh, pumpkin-centric Ritz-Carlton on the stunningly beautiful Half Moon Bay coast). Defending Half Moon Bay champion Steve Daletas took home the top prize with his 2,170-pound weigh-off champion mega-gourd that obliterated a formidable field of heavyweight contenders in winning the 2018 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Beauty will share center stage with beefy brawn with a $500 prize awarded to the most beautiful pumpkin as judged by the audience based on color, shape and size. The grand champion gourd (along with the top five overall) will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street.

HALF MOON BAY Art & Pumpkin Festival

October 19-20, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Main Street, between Miramontes and Spruce Streets
Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-9652
The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically fun home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, Young Actors Workshop bone-chilling Haunted Circus, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, tasty homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisanal cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the world's largest mosaic pumpkin sculpture that measures 12-feet long, 11-feet high and weighs 10,000 pounds by artist Peter Hazel, Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24' rock climbing wall, ultra thrilling bungee jump, Stay Cool Misting Tent, Cornhole tossing game area, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot Gourdy, and the Sunday-only Made on the Coast local artists block with art and live music. Admission is free.
Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its history.

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