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Thursday, November 9, 2023

San Jose's 105th Annual Veteran's Day Parade this Weekend (largest in Northern California)

Each year since 1918 the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County has hosted a Veterans Day Parade with the support of the City of San Jose. This year the ceremony will begin on Saturday, November 11th at 10:45am at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. 

The parade itself starts at noon and will go from the SAP Center along Santa Clara Street, turn on Market towards Plaza de Cesar Chavez and end at San Carlos Street. For more information, head over here.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival this weekend

One of the best parts of living in such a diverse community are the cultural activities we can experience. San Jose has an epic Pride Festival this weekend, but the events actually start today and continue throughout the week.

Silicon Valley Pride started in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into the parade and festival it is today in 1977. I actually did not realize it started that long ago. Today it's the largest Pride celebration in the South Bay and is family and ally friendly. 

The Festival featuring live music and entertainment takes place on Saturday, August 26th from 6pm to 11pm and Sunday, August 27th from 12pm to 6pm. The Parade will be on Sunday from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Tickets are only $5 per day at the door. For more info and the full event schedule, head over here.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Silicon Valley Pride festivities take place this weekend

Pride kicks off tomorrow in Downtown San Jose with an electronic dance music party on Almaden Boulevard from 6pm to 11pm. Then on Sunday, the parade starts at 10am on Market Street and is followed by a huge festival from 11am to 6pm. There will be food, drinks, cosplay, a family garden, games, and live performances. They are even advertising 7 hours of Pokemon Go lures (why not). For more information and for tickets, head over to

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

96th Annual Veteran's Day Parade

Today marks a tradition almost 100 years old in San Jose, a Veteran's Day Parade. Below is a list of street closures Downtown to support the parade. The parade stats at Plaza de Cesar Chavez at 11am (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year). This is one of the largest parades in all of Northern California.

Road Closures
  • 7am: Easternmost portion of Park Ave. at S. Market St. closes for reviewing stand setup. Eastbound Park Avenue will remain open at all times from Almaden Blvd. to the break in the median strip and u-turn will continue open westbound for access to Park Center Plaza garage (main driveway). Westbound Park will be closed from Market St. to break in the median.
  • 9am: Parade staging area closes: Autumn St., from Santa Clara to St. John, Santa Clara from 87 to Montgomery, Delmas Ave. from Santa Clara to San Fernando, and Santa Clara, from Montgomery to Cahill.
  • 9am-2:45pm: Santa Clara St. off ramp from northbound Rt. 87 closes.
  • 10:45am: For the Ceremony; southbound lanes of S. Market St. close from San Fernando to San Carlos.
  • 11:20am-2pm: Parade route closes: Santa Clara St. from 87 to First, S. Market St. from St. John to San Carlos, side streets one block to either side of Parade route.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day Parade in Downtown San Jose

veterans-day-parade.jpgJoin the United Veterans Council as they present the 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11, in downtown San Jose. The event will begin with an Opening Ceremony at 11:00 am at Plaza de Cesar Chavez followed by Northern California’s largest Veterans Day Parade at noon. The parade to honor all the brave men and women who served or are currently serving our country will begin at Delmas and Santa Clara Streets near the HP Pavilion and travel east to Market Street, ending at San Carlos Street. So come to downtown San Jose, grab some real estate along Santa Clara Street, and show your patriotism and honor our vets.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rose, White & Blue Parade on the 4th of July!

For those of you who have not attended this event before, it is considered one of the best parades in the United States! Those who have already know what a treasure this parade is for San Jose. This year's Rose, White & Blue Parade begins at 10am at the corner of Shasta Avenue and Martin Avenue (near West San Carlos St.). The parade follows Shasta/Hanchett Park and Rose Gardend neighborhoods and ends on the Alameda near Pershing with a massive picnic!

Click here to see the full brochure.
Click here for information on the Picnic at the end of the parade.
Lastly, click here for their facebook page.