Best ways to enjoy Summer’s last weekend in Bay Area!
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers to the U.S. economy. It is also meant to give workers a well-earned day off.
Labor Day marks end of the summer season. It’s the last chance to get out and take a vacation before summer is gone. Please be safe and enjoy the 3-day weekend.
Please remember BART will close the Transbay Tube this weekend.
Hottest Labor Day Concerts
Some top picks are: LL Cool J at Concord Pavilion, Psychedelic Furs and The Church at Mountain Winery, Miguel at Fox Theater, Millencolin at Slims, Neko Case at Mountain Winery and more.
Bacon Festival of America
Moveable Feast’s third annual Bacon Festival of America will be serving up 150,000 strips of bacon at Plaza Cesar Chavez in San Jose from Sept. 5-6.
Get bacon sprinkled on your cupcakes, knock back bacon-infused beer or enjoy roast bacon chocolate s’mores.
More information can be found at www.sjtaco.com/bacon
Hiero Day will be the premier Labor Day ticket in West Oakland. The festival, concert, food, and block party bills itself as a celebration of all that is good about Oakland.
This year’s event will feature multiple stages with Hip-hop performances from Hieroglyphics, The Coup, Aceyalone, Peanut Butter Wolf, and many more. A full list of performers can be found on the Facebook event page.
Tickets can be purchased at: https://hieroday2015.eventbrite.com/
The Scottish Highland Gathering and Games at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is the largest Scottish Games event in North America.
This year ‘The Mountain’ (Hafthor Bjornsson), from HBO’s fantasy-drama ‘Game of Thrones’ will be among the competition.
More information: www.TheScottishGames.com
Wizard World Comic Con
Wizard World Comic Con is warping into San Jose for the first time — just the latest in a parade of high-profile conventions in Silicon Valley.
The event of panels and autograph signings at the San Jose Convention Center from Sept. 4-6 is designed to tickle folks who know their Hobbits from their Han Solo.
More information can be found at www.wizardworld.com/home-sanjose.html
Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
Millbrae’s 45th Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival, also known as their “Last Blast of Summer” will offer Mardi-Gras-style fun, Sept. 5-6.
Mini Maker Faire
The Mini Maker Faire in San Jose’s History Park on Sunday is an inaugural event that’s part of the larger Maker Fairenetwork.
The list of “makers” that’ll be there is long and filled with some well-known names in the do-it-yourself community like TechShop, SJ Made and CreaTV San Jose. The event seems to have a good family-friendly blend of tech and more traditional crafts.
More information can be found at makerfairesanjose.com
Sausalito Art Festival
Jefferson Starship will headline the Saturday evening show at this weekend’s Sausalito Art Festival.
For information and ticket available at: http://sausalitoartfestival.org
Fishing for free
California Department of Fish & Game has 2 Free Fishing Days per year. Sept. 5 is one of them. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license.
See the DFG’s web site for more information.
Play piano in a park
If you’re looking for free DIY musical fun in Santa Clara County, the county parks department has placed pianos in five county parks: Almaden Quicksilver, Stevens Creek, Hellyer, Vasona and Anderson Lake.
Piano locations are listed on the Santa Clara County Parks website.