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Miramar Events 2020 Calendar of Festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area
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HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA (November 6, 2019) –– Miramar Events, producer of several popular, large-scale festivals, events and celebrations in the Bay Area, announced its 2020 calendar. For information and photos (many photos are attached below), visit http://www.miramarevents.com/
MIRAMAR EVENTS 2020 ANNUAL CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
PACIFIC COAST DREAM MACHINES SHOW, "THE COOLEST SHOW ON EARTH" (30th annual), Half Moon Bay, California
When: April 26, 2020; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
What: 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 coming up on Sunday, April 26 from 10am to 4pm at Half Moon Bay Airport. “The Coolest Show On Earth” celebrates its 30th year with 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, a special display of nostalgia dragsters to honor the former Half Moon Bay Drag Strip, NASA’s fascinating exploration of space exhibit, jaw-dropping flyovers by historic military aircraft, high-flying freestyle motorcycle stunt shows, Immortal Quad Wars wheel to wheel racing competition, expert skydiving performances, monster truck rides, unimotorcycle drag races, Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10am, 12pm, 2pm), the cool customized What’s Up Photo Booth trailer “Dolores”, super-thrilling bungee jumping, waterballerz, climbing wall, Batters Box Mobile Batting Cage, and tons of kid’s amusements in the Super Duper Funzone, fabulous food and drink with craft beer, premium and custom cocktails, and stellar live music all day – to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.
Where: Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay CA.
Admission: $25 advance ($30 at the gate) for adults (age 18-64), $15 advance ($20 at the gate) for ages 11-17 and 65+, Free for kids age 10 and under. Parking is included in the admission price.
Info-Line: 650-726-2328/Web: www.miramarevents.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW A LA CARTE & ART FESTIVAL, “SPRING INTO FESTIVAL SEASON” (24th annual), Mountain View, California
When: May 2-3, 2020; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What: Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View! The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at this vibrant celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter with two sun-splashed days of stellar live music on the Facebook Music Stage and 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 drinkwith premium fine wine, world-class craft beer and refreshing low-carb hard seltzer, artisan specialty food makers, 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, the cool customized What’s Up Photo Booth trailer “Dolores”, Cornhole Tossing Corner, Stay Cool Misting Tent, plus a super thrilling bungee jump, rock climbing wall, wild and wacky waterballs, caricature art, sand art creative cards, face painting, body art, glitter tattoos, kids clothing and toys and a host of captivating kids’ amusements in the Super Duper Funzone. Festival admission is free.
Where: Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA
Info-Line: 650-968-8378/Web: www.miramarevents.com
HALF MOON BAY'S OL’ FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE, (50th annual), HALF MOON BAY CA
When: July 4, 2020. Parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
What: Let the good times roll! This year marking it’s 50th rendition, 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. 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, parading pooches, youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, photos and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious 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. The Half Moon Bay Lions Club will be hosting its annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the City Hall parking lot (501 Main Street) from 8am to 12pm. Adding to the festivities are the Red, White and Blue Community BBQ hosted by the Coastside Adult Day Health Center (City Hall parking lot, 12pm to 3pm), a Libations tent selling wine, beer and mimosas hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at (9am to 3pm), a kidzone with face painting and a petting zoo, and live music (Mac Dutra Plaza, 1:30pm to 3pm). The parade is sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee and Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
Where: On Main Street in Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-5705/Web: www.miramarevents.com
MENLO SUMMER FEST, "HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME", Menlo Park, California
When: July 18-19, 2020; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What: Celebrate Good Times! Menlo Summer Fest, coming up July 18-19, brings you two days of world-class fun in the sun. The sensational lineup features stellar live music on the Facebook Community Music Stage plus the Hopsland Craft Beer Tent, Cornhole Corner and food trucks in the buzzing Summerland in Fremont Park; the pulsating FUNISTA Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge, What’s Up Photo Booth and Stay Cool Misting Tent at the El Camino Real food and music hub; Artsplash with extraordinary fine art and cool crafts by 200 professional artists, Summer Vibes Art Contest and Express Your Summerself Color Spot; Mobile Eats with fab food trucks and booths; Deelish Drink with refreshing craft beer, premium wine and low-carb hard seltzer; Savory City with gourmet specialty foods; the Summer Fun Kiddieland with an amazing array of thrill rides; a rock climbing wall, face painting, body art, glitter tattoos and a host of awesome amusements in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone; an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and Fleet Feet Menlo Park’s Summer Fest Run Happy 5K Fun Run & Walk on Sunday, July 19! After-hours, catch the Summer Fest Cool Down Concert on Saturday, July 18, 5-7pm in Fremont Park. Festival admission is free.
Where: Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park CA
Info-Line: 650-325-2818/Web: www.miramarevents.com
MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL, “LAST BLAST OF SUMMER" (50th annual), Millbrae, California
When: Sept. 5-6, 2020; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What: Let the good times roll! The festive spirit and flavor of the Big Easy is coming to the Bay Area! The 5oth Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer, coming up September 5-6, is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming the city into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, Art Explosion – a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Summer Breeze Mules – the signature craft cocktail, Hops Haven microbrew tent, the Classically Cool Car Show, Cornhole game area, Stay Cool Misting Tent, plus Savory City artisan specialty food purveyors, tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line soaring over Broadway, wild and wacky waterballerz, exciting thrill rides, 100-foot Super Slide, bungee jumping, and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. Festival admission is free.
Where: Broadway Avenue between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae CA
Info-Line: 650-697-7324/Web: www.miramarevents.com
MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL, "A FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER" (49th annual), Mountain View, California
When: Sept. 12-13, 2020; Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What: The 49th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, coming up September 12-13, 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 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 Xfinity Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, fabulous food and drink with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, low-carb hard seltzer, refreshing sangria, Bellini’s, 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 Facebook Community Stage, Super Duper Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos and face painting, sand art creative cards, exotic hair braiding, Stay Cool Misting Tent, Cornhole Tossing game area, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. Festival admission is free.
Where: Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA
Info-Line: 650-968-8378/Web: www.miramarevents.com
SAFEWAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF, “WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF GARGANTUAN GOURDS” (47TH ANNUAL), HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA
When: Oct. 12, 2020; 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
What: No weigh. Weigh!!! Bring it on burly, beefy, behemoths! The excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 12 at the 47th 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 world's biggest 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) plus hefty prize money going to the Top 20. A host of accomplished 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. 17-18 (including a free weekend at the posh, pumpkin-centric Ritz-Carlton on the stunningly beautiful Half Moon Bay coast). Defending Half Moon Bay champion Leonardo Urena took home the top prize with his 2,175-pound weigh-off champion mega-gourd that obliterated a formidable field of heavyweight contenders and set a new California record in winning the 2019 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Beauty will share center stage with beefy brawn with a $1000 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 four overall) will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street.
Where: IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Main St, Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-9652/Web: www.miramarevents.com
HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, “WORLD PUMPKIN CAPITAL CELEBRATES THE GREAT GOURD" (50th annual), Half Moon Bay, California
When: October 17-18, 2020; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What: Get yer orange on! The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its special 50th anniversary Art & Pumpkin Festival, bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor, October 17-18, with with a spectacular display of gigantically enormous heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, everyone's fave home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, 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, the Xfinity Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, wild and wacky waterballerz, ultra thrilling bungee jump, Cornhole game area, Stay Cool Misting Tent, selfies and fun with the delightfully rotund, playful and mischievious Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy”, the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with all-original art and live music, and the Sunday-only Great Pumpkin Run – 10k, 5k, Half Marathon and Kids' Fun Run. Festival 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.
Where: Main Street, between Mill and Spruce Streets, Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-9652/Web: www.miramarevents.com
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