WHEN: April 30, 2023, 10am-4pm
WHAT: Get ready for a world of wonder at the 30th annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, a uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from the 20th and 21st centuries. "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, monster truck rides, unimotorcycle drag races, Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10am, 12pm, 2pm), a special new "Machines of Tomorrow" showcase with fascinating displays of all things to come in the next-generation of transportation – concept cars, flying cars, robotics, autonomous vehicles, EVs and more, 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.SEE LESS
WHERE: Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay CA
ADMISSION: $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for adults age 18-64, $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for ages 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under with paying adult.
WHEN: June 3-4, 2023 • Admission is free
WHAT: Cruise or walk on over, ride your bike or scooter, catch a ride share or Muni and kickoff Summer In The City at the iconic Union Street Festival. Located in the Historic Cow Hollow district in San Francisco, on Union Street between Gough and Filmore. Enjoy the City’s best festival lineup of exceptional non-stop live music, top shelf craft food and drinks, high-end handmade arts and crafts, and awesome Kidzone fun!
WHERE: Union Street between Gough and Filmore, San Francisco CAGO TO WEBSITE
WHEN: July 4, 2023, 12 Noon
Parade starts at 12 noon and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
WHAT: Let the good times roll! This year marking it’s 52nd rendition, Half Moon Bay's beloved Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Block Party takes over Main Street, transforming the charming downtown into a festive Red, White and Blue 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 Block Party with Libations tent selling wine and beer hosted by the Chamber of Commerce plus IDES Inaugural 4th of July Fest. The parade is sponsored by the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee and Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.SEE LESS
WHERE: Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA
Links to parade registration forms will be posted here prior to the event.
WHEN: September 9-10, 2023 • 11am to 7pm (Saturday), 10am to 6pm (Sunday) • Free Admission
WHAT: 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. It’s Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival, voted Best Festival by Metro readership for more than a decade.
The festival is a spectacularly fun celebration of life with a top shelf lineup featuring 400 of America’s finest artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, the Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, fabulously curated food and drink purveyors with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, and signature cocktails, artisan specialty food makers, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the Mountain View’s Got Talent Community Stage, the Kidz Fab Funzone with action-packed fun and games, Cornhole tossing game area, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits plus awesome sponsor product samples and swag giveaways. Festival admission is free.SEE LESS
WHERE: Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View CA
WHEN: October 9, 2023, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. (always on Columbus Day)
WHAT: No weigh? Weigh! The excitement builds in October every year as Superstar Gourd Growing Greats and their astounding, mind-boggling Volkswagen-sized orange orbs gather for the 50th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California.
A special $30,000 bonus mega-prize will be awarded to any grower that breaks the world record at Half Moon Bay –– considered the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs”. The current world record heavyweight champion pumpkin is 2,703 pounds held by Stefano Cutrupi of Italy just set in late September 2021. A host of accomplished, grizzled veteran growers are expected to contend for the coveted title, the $30,000 world record prize and thousands in additional prize money. In a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner will take home a hefty $9 per pound for the champion mega-pumpkin.SEE LESS
WHERE: IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA
WHEN: October 14-15, 2023 • 9am to 5pm • Free Admission
WHAT: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor at the 51st annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
One of America’s most iconic festival brands, the all-star lineup includes keepsake photos with the gargantuan grand champion mega-gourd, a spectacular display of Volkswagen-sized heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically fun home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, stunning harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, delectable homestyle foods, premium wines, seasonal craft beer, pumpkin-infused ales, pumpkin-flavored artisan cocktails, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike ("the Picasso of pumpkin carvers") sculpting monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, the Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, 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 art and live music, the Sunday-only Great Pumpkin Run – 10k, 5k, Half Marathon and Kids’ Fun Run, Cornhole tossing game area, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits plus awesome sponsor product samples and swag giveaways. Admission is free.SEE LESS
WHERE: Main Street, Half Moon Bay CA
WHEN: Sunday, December 9-10, 2023 • 11am to 5pm • Admission is free with suggested donation of a toy or book for our Pacifica Gives Holiday Drive
WHAT: As we move into “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Longboard Margarita Bar and Miramar Events are teaming up to bring an exciting new festival to the beautiful beach city of Pacifica, adding some sparkle, sizzle and winter wonder to the Bay Area’s holiday scene.
Holly Jollypalooza is super fun, free and easy, feel-good festival featuring the Jingle Bell Rock Stage – a big stage with stellar live music showcasing three exceptional bands including California’s best Prince tribute band The Purple Ones, dynamic, high-energy party band SuperBad, the Bay’s top country band Urban Outlaws, plus awesome Hip-Hop and Club DJ J-Status performing throughout the day, Merry Merry Libation Nation – premium wine, seasonal craft beer, and signature cocktails, Joy to the World Street Eats – food trucks dishing up fabulous street food, Deck The Halls Gift Expo – an arts and crafts holiday market, the Little Saint Nick Fab Funzone – with action-packed fun and games for kids, Cornhole tossing game area, photo booth, all enhanced with with creative event design elements, staging, tenting, seating, and signage. The event is open to all ages.SEE LESS
WHERE: Eureka Square Shopping Center, Pacifica CAMORE INFO