KQED Guides

Party with your Parents: Where to Let Loose at Summer Festivals

Where there’s wine, there’s a way. Here are golden opportunities to loosen up and enjoy some wine with your parents. The live music is sure to get them dancing — and you certainly wouldn’t want to miss that.

SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 
Fri-Sun Aug 10-12
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
San Jose Jazz brings international musicians, emerging artists and regional favorites to Silicon Valley to play jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B and more at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. Proceeds go to bringing music to schools and supporting local musicians. Headliners for 2012 include: Morris Day & The Time, Dianne Reeves, Boney James, Coco Montoya, and The Jazz Crusaders.

LOS GATOS FIESTA DE ARTES
Sat-Sun Aug 11 -12
Los Gatos Town Civic Center, 100 E. Main St, Los Gatos
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this small town art fair offers local wines from Cabernet Sauvignon to Cypress Chardonnay. Live music and family friendly entertainment are also available.

PALO ALTO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Sat-Sun Aug 25 – 26
University Avenue, Palo Alto
Attracting more 150,000 people from throughout California and the West Coast, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts celebrates its 31st year and takes place on tree-lined University Avenue.

MILLBRAE ART AND WINE FESTIVAL
Sat-Sun, Sept 1 – 2
Broadway Avenue, Millbrae
The Millbrae Art and Wine Festival is a Mardi Gras-style festival welcomes you to the “Big Easy.” Live music, premium wines and 250 professional artists’ works to see.

- By Nicole Zeichick and Adrienne Blaine