KQED Guides

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

Updated: June 2, 2014

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 
Aug 8-10, 2014
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. Artists slated to appear in 2014 include: Bootsy Collins, Snarky Puppy, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pedrito Martinez, and the Otonowa Project.

LOS GATOS FIESTA DE ARTES
Aug 9-10, 2014
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, including a jump house.

PALO ALTO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Aug 23-24, 2014
University Avenue, Palo Alto
Attracting more 150,000 people from throughout California and the West Coast, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place on tree-lined University Avenue, offering entertainment, food, arts, and crowd favorite Italian Street Painting.

MILLBRAE ART AND WINE FESTIVAL
Aug 30-31, 2014
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