Special Events: New Year's Eve PARTY! SUPER NYE 2015

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for New Year's Eve and ring in the new year at the Market in Downtown San Jose!  This year come dressed as your favorite Super Hero or Super Villain.  No Cover Charge, and we'll have DJ Danny G rockin' out from 9:00pm - 1:00am.


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Special Events: SJ Made Vendor Fair Dec 13th & 14th

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December 13-14, 2014

Saturday & Sunday from 11a-6p

San Pedro Square Market
87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110


Are you on the hunt for those unique, fun, one-of-a-kind gifts? Well, look no further! Pack your holiday spirit in your reusable bag and get to Holiday SJMADE on December 13th & 14th. Attending SJMADE is the best way to shop local this holiday season.

San Jose Made (SJMADE) is a vendor fair for local San Jose makers, labels, brands, small businesses, and artists showcasing and selling current projects and goods.

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Friends & Family Series: Happy Birthday San Jose! Sunday Nov 23 @ 1p

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and History San Jose for a special family & friends event celebrating San Jose's birthday!

Co-sponsored by History San Jose and the San Pedro Market

Location: Peralta-Fallon Historic Site, 175 West Saint John Street
Cost: Fallon House Tours: HSJ Members Free; 4 & under free; Adults $8; Children (5-17) $5; Hands-on Activity Wristband: HSJ Members Free; $5 all others

Celebrate San Jose’s 237th Birthday at the Peralta Adobe Historic Site! San Jose, or El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the first Pueblo of California, was founded November 29, 1777. Come have a slice of birthday cake and help celebrate! Meet members of Founding Families, participate in hands-on activities, and visit the historic Peralta Adobe.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Live Music by Los Arribeños de San Francisco
  • Hands-on Activities: Rope a “bull,” make a corn husk doll, dip a candle, design your own brand!
  • Historical Displays
  • Peralta Adobe Open House


Celebrate with Cake and Coffee – First Come First Served!

1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

Three Tours of the Fallon House Leave on the Hour
Sign up fast! Each tour is limited to 12 visitors.


Event Ends. Thank you For Coming!

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SJ Bike Clinic Mixer | Thurs Oct 23rd @ 6:30pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Every fourth Thursday of the month, pop on down to San Pedro Square Market to hang out with fellow San Jose Bike Clinic volunteers. Join us for food, drink, good conversation and companionship. We'll be over by the Garage Bar.

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Celebration of Life Art Exhibit Sat Oct 18th @ 7p

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and Ay Dios Mio for a public art show on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 @ 7:00pm in the Market Hall.

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Sugar Skull Workshop Sat Oct 18th @ 12-5p

sugar skull logoSan Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and Ay Dios Mio for a Sugar Skull Workshop on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 12-5pm in the Market Hall.

Decorate a sugarskull and learn about the Day of Dead Tradition.

Fee includes all supplies and instruction.

Drop by anytime between 12pm- 5pm @ Ay Dios Mio Shop.

Tickets are $15 | BUY TICKETS HERE



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SJ Bike Clinic Skill Share Workshop Thurs Oct 16 @ 6:30p

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM and San Jose Bike Clinic for their monthly skill share workshop on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 @ 6:30pm just outside the Market Garage.  This is a monthly event on the 3rd Thursday of each month!

Grab your bike - rolling, or not - and come learn and share essential bike maintenance and repair skills. We'll be at the corner of San Pedro and St John, just outside B2 coffee and the Garage Bar under the San Pedro Square Market sign.

The mission of the San José Bike Clinic is to build a robust and diverse cycling community in San José by providing a shared space for bicycle repair and education.

Contact us at sjbc@bikesiliconvalley.org

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OKTOBERFEST @ the Market | Saturday Oct. 11th 12-5pm

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Please Join us on October 11th, 2014 from 12PM-5PM at San Pedro Square Market for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest!

This year, we will be closing down St. John Street to allow for more German festivities! Bring the whole family down, The Market will be completely open to the public!

General Admission: Purchase tickets for $25 and receive a souvenir 16oz stein + 2 pints of German beer from our booths on the streets

**Additional beer tickets available for purchase on day of event**


VIP Admission: Purchase tickets for $60 and enjoy General Admission to Oktoberfest plus an exclusive beer tasting event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Market Beer Co. Receive a souvenir Liter stein + 2 complimentary limited edition beers at MBC on top of everything you receive for General Admission

**Additional specialty Beer tickets available for purchase to VIP Only during exclusive event**


We will be bringing back our Dachshund races, as well as a Brawt-Dog Eating contest and German band performances throughout the day!

Don't forget to try our "Market- twist," on classic German dishes available for purchase from each of our restaurants!

And don't miss the Opening Night at The Shark Tank. Puck drops at 7:00PM


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SPSM September 2014 Newsletter

"Who's got it better than us??? NO-BODY!" We think you'll agree with us and 49er Coach Jim Harbaugh, that there is nowhere better to be than the South Bay in the Fall. Kids are back to school, the Raiders and 49ers seasons are kickin' off and Bay Area baseball teams are in the running for the playoffs - all is good in our book. The patio is still open and the weather is fine. Come on down and catch the action.

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2nd Annual Oktoberfest - October 11th

In fine German tradition, we raise our glasses to welcome autumn and exclaim "Prost!" We're shutting down St. John Street and bringing in German Oom-pah music and a Brat eating contest. Oh yeah, did we mention German Beer and Dachshund races? Seriously, you need to see it to believe it. Details here.

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a VIP event from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

General Admission Tickets: $25 includes souvenir pint stein and 2 German beer drink tickets. 

VIP Tickets: $60 includes General Admission ticket plus Market Beer Co. VIP event with exclusive access to limited edition German beers including 2 limited edition German beer drink tickets and souvenir liter stein.

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New at the Market - the SPSM Truck
Our 1956 flatbed Chevy truck has been restored and is parked on the Sidewalk Cafe under our iconic San Pedro Square Market neon sign. The previous owner of this truck carted strawberries along the roads of Salinas. The truck is a reminder of San Jose's agricultural heritage in the Valley of Heart's Delight. We love that the truck is now running, and we look forward to using it in local parades and as a stage for small music groups. In the meantime, please admire the rustic flavor of the truck.

Our 3-Year Lighting Anniversary
Three years ago on September 9, 2011, we held a Sign Lighting Party for the San Pedro Square Market sign with fanfare and Sam Liccardo flipping the switch of a replica giant light switch. At that time, only the San Pedro Square Market Bar and Pizza Bocca Lupo were open for business. The whole Market has come so far since then and we are looking forward to much more to come.

LAST CHANCE to donate to the Stanford Blood Drive - September 12th
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. September 12th is the last opportunity this summer to donate blood at SPSM. Click here to sign up. It takes about 20 minutes to donate a pint. Easy Peasy. Juice, cookies and a Baskin Robbins "pint" voucher all designed to help get your “sugar back up” after you donate. Additional details here, plus more details about the Stanford Blood Center.

Mark your calendar!
September 9:  Real Estate 360 Community is hosting a social and live broadcast on Tuesday September 9th from 3-6pm. For real estate professionals, downtown business owners and those who just want to mix and mingle - appetizers and good company. Everyone is welcome. Details here.

September 20 and 21st:  Mercedes-Benz Smart Car will showing off their new 2015 models and hosting test drives. Take a test drive and get a $5 gift card to use in the Market. You know you've always wondered what it's like to drive one!

A Few Special Notices

  • San Jose Library's Music & Movement class will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month as opposed to every week. The class will still be at 10:30 AM in the Garage. Geared for young children, move, dance and sing with your child to a variety of music in English and Spanish. Play with bean bags, scarves and rhythm sticks.

  • School is back in session, which means Experience Adobe Days are back at the Market. This educational program is administered by our partners at History San Jose and offered Monday-Friday for the duration of the school year. We restrict access to parts of the Plaza until field trips are finished, generally at noon. Please work with us to ensure the children’s safety by paying attention to signs and barricades. Market managers are present in the Plaza to answer any questions you may have about the program and its impact on the operations of the Market and its vendors.

  • The Roll 'n' Roll San Jose Running Festival is October 4th and 5th. Runners will pass SPSM so expect road closures both days.

Live Music Every Weekend

Live Music Every Weekend

The Friday night series, Music at the Market powered by San Jose Jazz, includes Times 4, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel and Patron Music.

The Saturday night calendar includes Cado & Friends, The Honey Wilders, Brian Sheu & Friends and Daydream Nation featuring Split Screens + Witchdream Mansion + John Miller.

You can visit our website and the SPSM calendar for the latest schedule.


Featured This Month. CaliDog. Phonomenal Noodle House. Pizza Bocca Lupo.


CaliDog Hot Dogs offers a unique twist to an all American favorite! What started out with one fusion hot dog has now turned into five signature hot dogs, each dressing up the familiar hot dog with diverse multicultural toppings. For example, taste the CaliDog with its' Japanese inspired flavors or try the SalsaDog with Latin infused shrimp ceviche salsa. One of our favorites is the ShakingDog with Vietnamese shaking beef. Yup, beef on TOP of beef! And just when you thought you've seen it all, don't miss the BreakfastDog with house made bacon jam, bacon topped with an over-easy egg finished with house made gravy.

New on the menu Fresh Lemonade and Corn Dog Bites. Mini chicken corn dogs available in 5, 10 or 20 pieces.

Get social with CaliDog.

Website: www.calidoghotdogs.com

Connect:  facebook /calidoghotdogs and  twitter /calidoghotdogs and  instagram /calidoghotdogs

Phonomenal Noodle House

Did you know that Phonomenal Noodle House is known for their MSG FREE Pho? Not only do they offer mouth watering Beef Noodle Soup, but a menu packed full of options to suit everyone’s tastes. Menu items include: chicken pho, rice plates, sandwiches and a vegetarian menu. Phonomenal even offers a house made special blended Vietnamese coffee! It’s known to give you an extra kick to get you through a long day!

Pizza Bocca Lupo

In the mood for authentic Neapolitan wood fired pizza? Pizza Bocca Lupo has what you are looking for and more. Mama Mia - delicioso! We take pride in hand-making each pizza while you wait; even the oven and flour are from Naples. Sit down and enjoy our 11" personal size pizzas.

Monday - Friday we serve 1/2 size LUNCH SPECIALS from 11am - 2pm, starting at $7.50.

We also cater in the greater downtown San Jose area or at San Pedro Square Market.

Connect with Pizza Bocca Lupo.

Website: www.pizzaboccalupo.com  

Connect:  facebook /pages/pizzaboccalupo and  twitter /PizzaBoccaLupo and  instagram /PizzaBoccaLupo


Are you on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We are too. We will be celebrating all kinds of new things this month and hope you will join us. Share what you're trying out this month by tagging your posts #SPSMarket.

Follow Us!

San Pedro Square Market on Facebook /SanPedroSquareMarket

San Pedro Square Market on Twitter /SPSMarket and  San Pedro Square Market on Instagram /SPSMarket

The San Pedro Square Market Team


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Reminder: FREE Movie Night "AIRPLANE" | Wed. Aug 20th @ 7p

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Join San Pedro Square Market this summer for free outdoor movies in partnership with the San Jose Downtown Association! Ghostbusters, Pretty In Pink, and Airplane! will be hosted at the Market.  Bring the whole family out for this great outdoor series!

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