Special Events: New Year's Eve 2013

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SPSM Special Events: December 31, 2013 starting at 9:00pm.

New Year's Eve Party - 80's Style.  We're closing up 2013 with a New Year's Eve party and you're invited. Our NY resolution is to start 2014 with a bang, so we're throwing a FREE shindig complete with a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, photo booth and more.  Come one, come all.

We are keeping this a completely public event. So no pre-sale of tickets or registering for a spot. We are just going to let people come in and enjoy themselves. We are keeping it pretty fun and casual, so please feel free to dress up!

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Special Events: Santa @ The Market Thurs Dec 19th @ 6pm

Hey there SPSMers!  Quick Event Announcement:  Join us on Thursday, December 19th and take your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the San Pedro Square Market from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Bring a Toy for Toys for Tots and we'll get them delivered to the people who need them!

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Special Events: 2nd Annual Toys For Tots "Toy Drive" Dec 16th @ 5pm

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SPSM Special Events: Please join the 49ers Rookie Team and Blush Raw Bar for the 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive with the Marine Foundation on Monday, December 16th, 2013 @ 5pm.

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Special Event: Happy Birthday San Jose! Nov 24th @ 11:00am

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join History San Jose for a special event at the Peralta Adobe historic site at the San Pedro Square Market on Sunday, November 24th, 2013 @ 11:00am

Meet members of Founding Families, and take tours of the Peralta Adobe and Fallon House.San Jose or El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadelupe, the first Pueblo of California, was founded November 29, 1777.  Come have a slice of birthday cake and help celebrate!Learn about life in early San Jose through hands-on activities and story telling.  Enjoy live music, dancing and children’s hands-on activities!   Food is available throughout the San Pedro Market.Location: Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site
General Admission is free
Activity Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5

Hours:  12pm – 4pm

Tours of the Adobe and Fallon House start at 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm and 2:30 pmChildren’s tours start at 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Children’s tours are for ages 3 – 8 years old.

Tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis. History San Jose Member are free. $8 per adult, $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID. Children five and under are free.  Please purchase tickets in front of the Peralta Adobe.


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Special Event: Latte Art Competition Nov 14th @ 6pm

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM vendor B2 coffee for Game 5, of Season 2's Bay Area Latte Art Competition on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 @ 6pm.

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SPSM wishes to give a special thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the inaugural Oktoberfest Celebration at the Market!  We couldn't have done it without the support of all of our partners, vendors, and volunteers!
Big Thanks To:
  • The Wiener Dog Race & Costume Contest Families
  • Donors: Andy's Pet Shop, since 1950 (who by the way are a 100% rescue pet shop-even the fish are rescue pets) in Downtown San Jose
  • Gussied Up Pet Store in Willow Glen
  • Those who came out in their Oktoberfest Best!
  • The festive Stein Hoisting Participants (men & women) 
  • Miss Oktoberfest Monterey, Amber Phillips who was the Grand Oktoberfest Hostess
  • All the SPSM Community and new friends (first timers) of SPSM
  • and our amazing Culinary Partners who participated in creating  their best version of Artisan German Dishes (many who sold out!) They also donated all the game prizes!
And... "Most of All" to all the local young Women & Men from San Jose State and the Intern Program that enthusiastically volunteered to make the first time festival event happen successfully for SPSM.  Here's to next year!
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Special Event: "Dig Into the Past" w/ History San Jose - Saturday Oct 19th @ 11am

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Archaeology Day at the Peralta Adobe at San Pedro Square Market will offer children an opportunity to be junior archaeologists.

Stanford Archaeology Center students will be at the Peralta Adobe historic site conducting a mock excavation, screening, artifact identification and artifact reconstruction.

“This program gives Stanford students a chance to share our research,” said Barbara Voss, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. “The hidden history of San Jose’s early Chinatowns is not well known, and it’s exciting to give our youngest residents a chance to learn about archaeology and about the legacy of San Jose’s 19th century Chinese pioneers.”

This free family educational program will allow individuals to collect stickers for each activity to place in Archaeology Passports and become ‘certified’ as a Junior Archaeologist.

history san joseThe oldest home in San Jose, the Peralta Adobe, serves as a perfect archaeological location. It is the centerpiece for San Pedro Square Market at 175 West Saint John Street in downtown San Jose. It is just across the street from the Fallon House, a mid-19th century Victorian home.

The public archaeology activities are free. While at the Peralta Adobe, visitors can also take tours of the Peralta Adobe and the Fallon House, which are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and older) and students with a valid school identification card; and $5 for children who are accompanied by an adult.

Tours for adults and children ages nine and older, will be held through the Peralta Adobe and the Fallon House, at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. These historic buildings are not wheel-chair accessible. As usual, members of History San José receive free admission.

For more information or to make reservations for a tour, call 408.918.1047.

The Fallon House was built in 1855 by one of San Jose’s earliest mayors. The Victorian mansion showcases 15 fully-furnished rooms typical of the Victorian period. Thomas Fallon was a frontiersman in the John C. Fremont expedition, and Carmel Fallon was the daughter of one of the most prominent Mexican landowners in California.

The Peralta Adobe is San Jose’s oldest address. Built in 1797, the Peralta Adobe is the last remaining structure from El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. See the Adobe’s horno, an outside working oven, or venture inside the home and see two rooms furnished as they might have been when they were occupied by the Gonzales and Peralta families. It is now surrounded by the new San Pedro Square Market.

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SJ Bike Clinic Skill Share Workshop: 3rd Thursday | Every Month @ 7pm

592227 324949664216483 168014224 nSan Pedro Square Market Special Events: San Jose Bike Clinic holds its Skill Share Workshops on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at the Market!

Need help with your flat tire? Chain needs some grease? Something more specific? We will have tools, bike stands, and bike mechanics ready to help you get your bike in riding condition. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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OKTOBERFEST EVENT UPDATE: Food / Beers / Activities OCT 12th

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Screen shot 2013 10 04 at 10.59.20 AMBeer Update:
  • Weihenstephaner, Oktoberfest, Hefe, Original Lager & Pilsner drafts on tap
  • Erdinger Oktoberfest and Dunkel Weisse drafts on tap
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest and Premium Pilsner drafts on tap
  • plus a variety of bottled beer from our own Market Beer Company




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Market's artisans will be participating by serving their twist on authentic German food:

  • Calidog will be serving hot Brat & Sauerkraut Dogs
  • Robee's Falafel will be serving Sausage Skewers with German Potatoe Salad
  • Treatbot will be serving handcrafted German Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Vino Vino will be serving Gugelhupf Cake with whip Cream and Fresh Strawberries
  • Chocatoo will be serving Black Forest Cupcakes and Kirsche Chocolate Truffles
  • Bray Butcher Block & Bistro will be serving Pork Schnitzel and Spaetzle
  • Sama Zama will be serving handcrafted Warm Pretzels
  • Pizza Bocca Lupo will be serving sizzling Sausage, Pancetta and Sauerkraut pizza drizzled with brown spicy Mustard
  • Little Chef will be serving German Potato Pancakes with Green Brussels Sprouts
  • On A Roll will be serving German Meatballs on a Stick
  • Loteria Taco Bar will be serving Gemuse Gebraten also known as deep fried pickles or Frickles
  • Phonomenal will be serving Oktoberfest Sausage Rolls
  • Konjoe will be serving juicy Currywurst Burgers


2013amberoktoberfestContests & Activities: 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest - Wear your Oktoberfest Best!
  • Double Stein Hoisting Contest
  • Dachshund Wiener Dog Races
  • 2-minute Brat Eating Contest
  • San Jose Largest Chicken Dance








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See you on the 12th!

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KARAOKE CLUB by Treatbot | Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join us on Thursday nights for Karaoke Club at Treatbot.

From 7:30 - 9:30pm, bring your friends and your vocal chords for a singin' good time in the market hall.  Sing some songs and enjoy awesome ice cream delectables at this weekly tradition at the market.

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