4th of July in Almaden Valley!

Happy 4th of July in Almaden Valley! Here are some family-fun events going on in the Almaden Valley community this weekend…

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Spend 4th of July at Almaden Lake Park’s 3rd annual Family Fun Festival and Firework Show! Performing for the Almaden Valley community on this Independence Day will be The Snarky Cats Band, School of Rock, Pete the Magician and Lyric Theater. All food at the lake will be available from local Almaden Valley eateries. Attendees are invited to support our troops abroad by writing a letter to a soldier in Afghanistan. The festival will be held from 3:00 pm to 9:30 pm (when fireworks are over). This family-friendly event is open to all Almaden Valley residents and is a great way to celebrate the upcoming holiday. For more information, click here.

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The Montevideo neighborhood of Almaden Valley is having its own Independence Day festivities featuring a race, a parade, and a pool and BBQ party. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book heroes to fit the theme: Favorite Toys and Comics. The four-mile race begins at 8 am starting at Coleman Road and proceeding through the neighborhood. The parade begins at 11 am where there will be festive floats and residents with decorated bikes, strollers and wagons. The pool and barbecue party takes place from 12 pm to 5 pm. For more information, click here.

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Run Turkey Run!

There’s excitement in the air and hundreds of Almaden residents are gearing up for the valley’s much-anticipated annual event, Run Turkey Run! This family fun run is hosted every year on Thanksgiving Day by the Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose. This year too, hundreds of families are gearing up to run the 10K and the 5K in aid of the Broncos on November 26, 2015.


At 8.30 am, Almaden parents and children of all ages will be gathering at Leland High School, 6677 Camden Avenue, for this exhilarating event. Both the 5k and 10k courses will be run on the paved Los Alamitos Creek Trail and the Open Space area and participants will circle back to Leland High.

The event is also a fundraiser for the Bret Harte Booster Club, which supports various academic, athletic and social programs for all of its students. So, go on and run. Join in the fun.

Almaden Soccer’s 1st Annual 5K/10K “Kick-off” Run

Running shoesIs one of your New Year’s resolutions to participate in more fitness activities? If so, here’s an opportunity to start off 2015 with a “bang!” Almaden Valley Youth Soccer League and Almaden FC is holding their first annual “Kick Off” run on January 1st at Leland High School. This fun event is open to runners and walkers of all ages; everyone is welcome. For the competitive set, medals will be awarded to the top finishers, and all participants who finish their race will receive a pin. Although entrants can register the day of the race, they can receive a discount by registering earlier. For more information, visit www.almadensoccer.org

2013 / 37th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

logo: Almaden Valley Art & Wine FestivalEnjoy the last weekend of Summer at the 2013 / 37th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, this event features something for everyone!

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival is the only community-wide event in the Almaden area that introduces the public to arts and culture, as well as local wineries and breweries.

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Almaden Valley’s Montevideo Neighborhood 2013 4th of July Parade

image: American Flag - 4th of July ParadeLooking for something to do for 4th of July and want to stay in Almaden Valley? Montevideo Homeowners Association is holding its 2013 / 45th Annual 4th of July Parade.

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The Fratello Marionettes Performing The Vaudeville Follies in Almaden Valley

FrogPrincessThe Fratello Marionettes will perform their entertaining “Vaudeville Follies” in Almaden Valley. Experience the Artistry of Kevin Menegus and his marionettes. This variety show is in the spirit of the old time music hall, with experienced puppeteers performing in full view of the audience. The shows are filled with wonderful, high-quality marionettes that range in size from one foot to three feet tall! You’ll see singers, dancers, a clown that blows up a balloon, and even a trapese artist.

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Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series in the Park for 2013

almaden-valley-concert-in-parkAlmaden Valley Summer Concert Series for 2013 offers a great evening of Summertime musical enjoyment. The 2013 Concert Series will be held every Thursday, July 11 through August 1 from 6:30-8:00pm.

This year’s line-up of bands will play Top 40, R&B, Motown, Big Band, Party Music, Classic Rock, and the Beatles. Relax and listen to some great music. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and ice coolers. Fun for the whole family! The concerts are free for everyone to enjoy.

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History of Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum

Mount-Umunhum-4Learn about the history of the fascinating Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum. See actual key artifacts from the site, and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation during the Cold War between 1958 and 1980.

Presented by Basim Jaber, Historian & Archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association.

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Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice for District 10 Residents

The San Jose Downtown Association will present their third year of the Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice event for District 10 residents on December 10, 2012 from 5 to 9pm.

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation will be at the event. District 10 residents will have the opportunity to see her and skate under the stars and palm trees at the Circle of Palms off of Market Street between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel.

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Christmas Lights Synchronized to Holiday Music in Almaden Valley

Christmas Lights Almaden ValleySince 2010, the residents of 1437 Camino Robles Way have built one of “those houses” during the holidays. Every year they create a spectacular display of lights synchronized to holiday music. They call is Christmas Out Loud.

This year, they have added ten 3-foot tall trees and new colors to their show. The “performance” can be seen nightly from December 1st until December 31st from 6 to 9pm (10pm on Fridays and Saturdays).

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