San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM on New Year's Eve 2015 for a super galactic party for the whole crew.  A long time ago in a marketplace far far away.....come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars characters and rock out to awesome music from Groovy Judy!

Festivities start @ 9:00pm and the market will be open until 1:00am 12.31.15

The event is free to the public, and open to all ages. We will be doing a balloon drop at midnight. The Market bars will be featuring specialty cocktails during the event including “Vader-Ade,” “Yoda Soda,” and “Qui-Gon Gin & Tonic.”


More on Groovy Judy | Hendrix inspired Funk Rock: Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing.

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San Pedro Square Market Holiday Events 2015


San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM this Holiday Season for a variety of events for the whole family in Downtown San Jose!

We have SJMADE hosting their vendor fair every weekend with local artisans and two movie nights on December 9th and 23rd.  If you are Downtown visiting Christmas in the Park or are in town hosting family & friends, swing on by the Market to round out the season!

Happy Holidays from the SPSM Team!




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Ballast Point Tap Take Over: Sunday Dec 13th @ 11am-4pm

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for our last Beer Bash of 2015 and we are hosting Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for the ultimate takeover featuring not only their awesome brews but their amazing spirits as well!

This Beer Bash will feature over 20 of Ballast Point's brews throughout San Pedro Square Market including for the first time ever dueling casks!

The Garage Bar will be filling their shelves with the finest Ballast Point spirits for a custom Bloody Mary Bar featuring their homemade mix and a variety of specialty cocktails!
The Market Bar
Dueling Casks!  We’ll be featuring Victory at Sea Oreo Cask (Imperial Porter brewed with Oreo Cookies) & Victory at Sea Samoa Cask (Imperial Porter brewed with Samoa Girl Scout Cookies).  Guest will be able to vote for their favorite casks by placing a monetary donation in the bucket of their choice, all proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army.
We will also be pouring The Commodore and American Stout and Longfin Lager.
The Garage Bar
We will be featuring only spirits from Ballast Point for the day and offering five special cocktails.
FUGU Vodka
FUGU Horchata Vodka
FUGU Habanero Vodka
FUGU Piña Vodka
FUGU Jamaica
Old Grove Gin
Three Sheets Rum
Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum
Barrel Aged Old Fashioned featuring Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum
Lavender Leviathan featuring Old Grove Gin
Jamaica Mule featuring FUGU Jamaica Vodka
Horchata Cream featuring FUGU Horchata Vodka
Bloody Mary Bar: We’ll be replacing our bloody mary mix with Ballast Point Spirits mix both mild & spicy and their Fugu Vodka.  We’ll also be offering Brewed Marys; a combination of bloody mary mix and Habanero Sculpin (IPA).
Sculpin Heaven – We’ll be featuring Sculpin IPA and many of its variants, including Habanero Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin & Nitro Sculpin.
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We’ll be pouring eight rare offerings from Ballast Point!
Boob Check Awareness Ale – Fruit Beer
Navigator – Doppelbock
Barmy Ale – Ale
Sour Wench Blackberry Ale – Sour Ale
Rum Barrel Aged Victory at Sea – Imperial Porter with Coffee & Vanilla aged in Rum Barrels
Dorado DIPA w/ Watermelon – Double India Pale Ale brewed with watermelon
Homework Series #6 – Robust Porter
Creamsicle Fathom – Imperial Pilsner brewed with vanilla and orange zest

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OKTOBERFEST @ the Market: Oct 10th, 2015 | 12p - 7:30p


Please Join us on October 10th, 2015 from 12PM-7:30PM at San Pedro Square Market for our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest!

Free to the public and open to the whole family!



General Admission: Purchase tickets and receive a souvenir stein and 2 half liters of German beer from our beer booths! Ticket Prices will be as follows:

Now through September 30th

$25 for a half liter stein and 2- half liters of German beer


$30 for a liter stein and 2- half liters of German beer

October 1st-October 9th

$30 for a half liter stein and 2- half liters of German beer


$35 for a liter stein and 2- half liters of German beer 


Ticket Prices will increase to $35 for a Half Liter Package and $40 for a Liter package day of, so get your tickets early!

**Additional beer tickets available for purchase on day of event for $7**

VIP Admission: Purchase tickets for $70 and enjoy General Admission to Oktoberfest at The Market plus an exclusive beer tasting event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Market Beer Co. Receive a Liter Stein, 2 complimentary limited edition half liter beers and snacks at MBC AND 2 half liters of classic Oktoberfest beer on the street!

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



We wil be kicking off the event with a classic Oktoberfest Music featuring The Showcase Band , followed by some awesome rock music!

Stick around for our fun games such as a brat toss, stein hoisting, water pong and more!

And don't forget to try our "Market- twist," on German dishes where we take German recipes and throw in a little Market flare!

Stay Tuned for Our German beer List...Coming Soon!

And don't miss the Opening Night at The Shark Tank. Puck drops at 7:30PM

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SPSM 4th Anniversary Party - Thurs. Sept 10th @ 6pm

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for its 4th Anniversary Party in Downtown San Jose on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 6pm.  Market vendors will have delectable offerings for $4.  Free admission and all are welcome!  There will be two bands playing as well: Mary Ellen Duell and Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys!


History SJ will be opening up the Peralta Adobe that evening as well so all of the guests that are curious about the house can get a little taste of the history of The Market!

Here are the vendors participating in this event:


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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for its 4th Anniversary Party in Downtown San Jose on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 6pm.  All market vendors will have delectable offerings for $4.  Free admission and all are welcome!


History SJ will be opening up the Peralta Adobe that evening as well so all of the guests that are curious about the house can get a little taste of the history of The Market!

Here are the vendors participating in this event:



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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Week of July 26th

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join us at SPSM the week of July 26th, 2015 in downtown San Jose for Silicon Valley Beer Week and many other fun events!

Firestone Walker Brewing Tap Takeover: Sunday July 26th @ 1-4pm


Join us for a Market-Wide take over with Firestone Walker Brewing Co.! We’ll be hosting quite the spectacular lineup of beers, including two pairs of (yet to be named) 2014/2015 side by side comparisons. Some of these you can’t get ever again, so be sure not to miss out! Here's a sample of what we'll be pouring! DBA (Double Barrel Ale) Pale 31 Union Jack Pivo Easy Jack Opal Double Jack Wookey Jack 805 Not only will this Beer Bash have awesome brews we're also bringing back some of your favorite childhood games SUPERSIZED! Pours and music start at 1:00pm, see you then!

San Jose Bike Clinic Skill Share Workshop: Sunday July 26th @ 2pm


San Jose Bike Clinic holds its Skill Share Workshops on the Last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm 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.

Golden State Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co - Monday July 27th @ 5pm


Golden State Brewery is making their way to Market Beer Company to release the newest addition to their line up, Poppy Pale Ale for Silicon Valley Beer Week!

Karl Strauss Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co. - Tuesday July 28th @ 5pm


Our friends from Karl Strauss Brewing Company are making their way up to Market Beer Company to help us celebrate Silicon Valley Beer Week! They're taking over our taps with their awesome brews.

Anderson Valley Brewing Tap Takeover @ Market Beer Co - Wednesday July 29th @ 5pm


Anderson Valley Brewing Company is taking over our taps for Silicon Valley Beer Week!

Free Outdoor Movie Night featuring "Pitch Perfect": Wednesday July 29th @ dusk


Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the SPSM Sign.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and we'll see you at dusk!

California Craft Beer Throw Down @ the Garage Bar: Thursday July 30th @ 6pm


Round 4 of the California Craft Throwdown! We’ve got one heck of a line up of breweries, (12 in total!) all featuring their year-round Double IPA in a BLIND taste test! Come pick your favorite, and crown the new California King DIPA! Who can defeat the reigning champ, Saint Archer Double IPA? Come cast your ballot and find out!
Each participating brewery will ALSO be featuring two other beers of delicious-ness, all available during (and maybe even after) the event!
Admission is FREE!
Participation in the blind taste test (12 2oz DIPA samples): $12.
Drink tickets (for use at beer tents only): $6.

The 2015 California Craft Throw Down Lineup is:

Knee Deep Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Napa Smith Brewery
Heretic Brewing Company
Drake's Brewing
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Saint Archer Brewing Company

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Week of June 22, 2015

San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Join SPSM for our special events the week of June 22, 2015:

Outdoor Cinema FREE Movie Night featuring "Hook": Wednesday, June 24th @ dusk

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Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the SPSM Sign.

Saint Archer Brewery Tap Take-over: Thursday, June 25th @ 5:00pm

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Calling all beer enthusiasts - come and check out Saint Archer Brewing Co @ the Market Beer Co.

2nd Annual MARKET WINE POUR: Saturday, June 27th @ 12pm - 6pm

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BUY TICKETS | Sample different wines while strolling through booths filled with unique creations made by San Jose artists. We will be closing down St. John street in order to provide a large selection of unique wines and vendors. Event is free to all ages.

If you are interested in sampling our wines, tasting tickets are $40 pre-sale and include a souvenir glass, $10 gift card to be used at participating San Pedro Square Market restaurants, and 5 drink tickets for 3-oz pours of your favorite wines. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets will be $50 day of event if we don't sellout first, so get your tickets early!

Wine Tasting begins at 1pm, check-in starting at 12pm. Come early and stay late to enjoy the SJMADE Vendor Faire from 12pm-6pm.

We hope to see you there! BUY TICKETS

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Allagash Brew Co. Beer Parade: Sunday June 14th @ 1:00pm

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San Pedro Square Market Special Events: Allagash Brewing Company is bring some of their awesome East Coast brews to San Pedro Square Market Bar! Join us June, 14th from 1:00pm till 4:00pm as we parade through the San Pedro Square Market with great beers, live music and lobster filled dishes!

Live Band Son Chevere will be performing throughout the event starting at 1:00pm

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Son Chévere is a quartet from the San Francisco bay area that plays a distinctive blend of traditional Cuban son, bolero, changui and cha cha cha.

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Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one-man operation in a small space on the outskirts of Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery setting before and recognized a void within the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the U.S., the ever-creative Belgian-styles were very difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod had sampled many of these unique beers and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with the American drinking public. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style ales. Rob sold his first batch of beer in the summer of 1995.

The first release from Allagash was Allagash White, modeled after the traditional "White" beers of Belgium. Also referred to as "wit" beers, they get their unique flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley, and the use of Curacao orange peel, coriander and other spices. Allagash combined these ingredients with their very own proprietary Belgian yeast strain to create the remarkably unique and refreshing beer that is today their flagship brand.

With the success of the first brand, Rob decided to venture further into the Belgian beer genre. He hired his first employee and soon released a second brew, Allagash Double Ale. Using the philosophy and techniques created by the Trappist Monks of Belgium centuries ago, they created this beer using seven different malts, a traditional sugar, and their own Belgian yeast strain. The result was another unique yet balanced beer crafted in the classic Belgian style.

In 2001, Rob and the Allagash crew wanted to continue to pay tribute to Belgian brewing traditions by delving into the world of cork and cage finished beers and bottle conditioning. At the time, almost no one was doing this here in the states, but Allagash knew the process was more than just a new look. Bottle conditioning is the process of adding sugar and yeast, just prior to bottling, to allow for natural carbonation of the beer. The resulting beer is softer and more complex than traditionally carbonated beers. This "live" beer also continues to develop flavors over time, enhancing the beer drinker's experience.

Today, Allagash has six year round beers in its portfolio, seven yearly releases and numerous one-offs and keg only releases. We continue to be successful by pushing the limits of beer and themselves. We have always strived to produce the finest Belgian inspired and experimental ales this side of the Atlantic. Allagash began as New England's original Belgian-Style brewery and have grown into one of the industry's most distinguished and well-respected brands.

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Stanford Blood Drives this Summer @ the Market

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Join San Pedro Square Market and the Stanford Blood Center in Downtown San Jose this summer by giving back! We're hosting multiple blood drives on the corner of San Pedro Street and St John Street outside the market.

To schedule an appointment go to: and use zip code 95110 or call 650.723.7831

Each donor will receive a special gift from baskin robbins!

Join us on any of these dates between 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Friday, June 12th
  • Friday, July 10th
  • Friday, August 14th
  • Friday, September 11th

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