August is going to be a huge month for Downtown San Jose events.
San Jose Renaissance Fair
The fun begin this weekend as the popular, San Jose Renaissance Fair comes to Guadalupe Park in Downtown San Jose. This full scale, interactive experience is a great way for friends and families to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. Close to 800 costumed performers bring Shakespeare’s England back to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolk, offering continuous entertainment throughout the the park. Come down and enjoy musicians, jugglers, and actors drawing you ever deeper into the Renaissance.
The always popular Starlight Cinemas will be here August 10th and 24th.
- August 10 – Dazed and Confused (1993) R
Pre-movie entertainment: Enjoy a night of mass "Musical Chairs" to classic songs from this soundtrack: Schools Out – Alice Cooper; Slow Ride – Foghat; Rock and Roll All Night – Kiss; Low Rider – War; Paranoid – Black Sabbath. And then finish the lyric - we'll play a portion of a song and you have to finish the next line.
- August 24 – Swingers (1996) R
Pre-movie entertainment: Enjoy a live swing band before the movie. Show us how “money” you are - prizes for best swing outfits and dancing will make it worth sweating in the streets!
August 12-14 The San Jose Jazz Festival comes to town. The Tabard Theatre and The Old Wagon Saloon will both have stages so make sure to bring a date to the swing dance lessons inside the Tabard Theatre and rock out on Old Wagon's massive patio. San Pedro Square is going to be rocking out all weekend long.
Finally the HP Pavilion has an amazing lineup for August. Things kick off next Monday when Monday Night Raw comes to town. Then, Katie Perry and Michael Buble will bring sell out crowds to San Pedro Square as they play on the 12th and 13th.
August will be a busy month for Downtown San Jose. Be sure to check in at our great restaurants on your way to one of the many upcoming events.