South Bay Arts & Culture
The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is one of most popular music festivals in the Bay Area. What began as one small stage focusing on fusion and straight-ahead jazz has grown into a 12-stage, 3-day extravaganza featuring a wide range of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, and so much more.
Who doesn’t love a great movie? Lucky for locals, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the world’s most renowned film festivals. From intimate, small-town festivals to grand scale events featuring hundreds of movies and the biggest names in Hollywood, we’ve put together a film festival guide to the best of the Bay.
Celebrate “The Hobbit” with these Middle Earth-themed activities in South Bay.
There are many small theater groups in the Bay Area. Each has its own character and its own focus. Check out some of these South Bay theater groups and their upcoming performances for your next night out.
Soak in culture and good times at these limited art engagements in the South Bay.
These venues for ballet and dance in the South Bay will have you dancing in your seat.
Take a visit to this charming seaside getaway, just south of Santa Cruz. In Capitola, you’ll discover great food, great shopping, and great beach and water sports for the whole family.
Unwind with a daytrip to Saratoga and experience a pleasant mix of fun activities, wine tasting, dining, and world-class entertainment. Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this quaint town is a perfect spot to visit with the whole family, or to escape for a romantic get away.
Head to the birthplace of the Silicon Valley and the home of Stanford University, exploring the city of Palo Alto. This high-tech town on the Peninsula is teeming with history.
The sense of action, drama and adventure take wing as the Cinequest Film Festival opens with romantic and political dramas about tormented women who risk what they have for freedom.