The Best Fall Activities in San Jose


It's that time of year again, and San Jose begs its residents to get outside and enjoy the fall season. From family-friendly events to adults only outings, here's your comprehensive guide to all things awesome in the area for 2018.

Unruly Oktoberfest

Held on Santana Row October 19th, this event celebrates Oktoberfest and joins Oveja Negra Restaurant to feed the area's hungry beer drinkers. With tapas and brews from Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Hapa's Brewing Company and Dogfish Head Brewing, you'll have everything you need for grown-up only entertainment. Space is limited, so get your tickets now.

Boba Festival

With delicious eats and unlimited access to samples of milk tea, this year's event promises to entertain the whole family. This nonprofit event gives half its proceeds to Water 1st International, helping the world's poorest get access to clean water, and the other half to a scholarship for Future Business Professionals. So head out to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds October 13th and help make a difference in a thirsty world.

Makers Market in the Square

This San Pedro Craft fair has it all: a quaint downtown spot, live music and a mass of local artists and craft makers selling their bounty. Held at San Jose Square on October 27th, this event has the beautiful setting and the artisan goods. Don't miss it.

Mommy and Me Halloween Family Fun Fest

To entertain your little ones this Halloween, look no further than Santana Row October 30th. With lots of treats to fill anxious tummies, pumpkin decorating and much more, get those kiddos in costume and enjoy this free event.

La Ultima Parada

Held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on October 28th, this event celebrates Mexico's Day of the Dead with cultural festivities like dancing and musical performances that honor this vibrant Mexican holiday.

Taco and Beer Festival

Held November 10th at San Jose Giants Municipal Stadium, this event offers craft beer from local breweries and fantastic food options from area restaurants and food trucks. In addition, receive unlimited taco tastings, live music and purchase original art from some of the region's most talented creators.

Santa Clara Ski and Snowboard Festival

If winter sports is your thing, head out to Santa Clara County Fairgrounds November 10th and celebrate all things snow. With complimentary lift tickets (up to 4) and a chance to purchase loads of discounted ski apparel, you'll also be entertained with games and ski-related prizes, a climbing wall and impressive ski exhibits.

Makers Market and Santana Row

This one guarantees a winter craft extravaganza, with handmade offerings like handbags, jewelry, soaps, glassware and many more. Free up the afternoon December 1st and visit Santana Row for Christmas shopping, live music, and free wine and snacks in the store.

With so many exciting options, San Jose has no excuse not to get outside and celebrate community, culture and another breathtaking fall season.

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