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Pioneer Day 2023 in New Almaden

Pioneer Day 2023It’s time for Pioneer Day 2023 presented by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association! Come learn about New Almaden Quicksilver mining history, including hearing from descendants of miners who lived and worked in New Almaden. Tour the mining museum and grounds of the historic Casa Grande (former home of the mine superintendents). Enjoy live music, lunch, and a tour of historic Hacienda cemetery.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00am

Where: New Almaden Casa Grande, 21520 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

Cost: The event is free. Lunch is $15. Click Here to RSVP for lunch.

For more information, contact Tere Johnson at (408) 406-3001.

Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series 2023

Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series 2023The Almaden Valley Summer Concert series 2023 returns to Greystone Park this month with another excellent lineup!

July 6, 2023: The Houserockers

July 13, 2023: Knee Deep

July 20, 2023: First Call

July 27, 2023: Snarky Cats

Concerts start at 6:30pm and are free entry. Bring your own lawn chairs, drinks, and snacks and enjoy a great evening with your friends and family!

Greystone Park is located at Camden Avenue and Mt. Carmel Drive, San Jose, CA 95120

4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake Park

4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake ParkGet ready for the 8th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake Park!

DATE: July 4th, 2023

TIME: Festival starts at 3:00 PM – Fireworks will begin approximately 9:15 PM

LOCATION: Almaden Lake Park

In addition to fabulous fireworks by Devastating Pyrotechnics, there will be a Fun Zone, a Food Court, and an Entertainment Lineup including music by The Snarky Cats, a magic show by PY Magic, and a Costume Contest!

This community event depends on volunteers to make it a success. Everyone interested in volunteering must register at least 3 weeks before the event, sign a volunteer service agreement, and go through a brief overview/training. Volunteer sign-ups will not be accepted on July 4th.





Note: All persons under 17 must have a parent’s signature on the Volunteer Service Agreement. Community service hours are given for middle and high school students.

Contact the District 10 office with any questions:

Mother’s Day Events in Almaden Valley

Mother’s Day Events in Almaden ValleyMother’s Day is Sunday May 14, 2023. Thinking about a gift or how to celebrate? Consider one of these Mother’s Day events in Almaden Valley!

Britannia Arms Mother’s Day Royal Tea

Seating at 1:30
Served Tableside at 2:00
Raffle prizes and a free gift for moms!

For more information and reservations, call (408) 266-0550 or email

Britannia Arms of Almaden Valley
Robertsville Square
5027 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95118

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

9:30am – 2:00pm
For more information and reservations, call (408) 323-7828.

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Road
San Jose, CA 95141

Mother’s Day Boutique at Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC)

Haven’t decided yet on a gift for that special mom in your life? Stop by the AVAC Lobby & Poolside Cafe May 5-8 where there will be a celebration of Mother’s Day with special vendors!

For more information, call (408) 445-4900 or email

Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC)
5400 Camden Ave (at Kooser Road)
San Jose, CA 95124

Pioneer High School Drama Presents Newsies

Pioneer High School DramaPioneer High School Drama presents Newsies presents Newsies on March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 & April 1, 2023, at 7pm at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center, 1290 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. Reserved seating is available at General seating will be sold at the door. Students $8, Seniors (62+) $15, Adults $20.

Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park 2023

Water Lantern Festival - Images of lanterns on Almaden LakeTickets are on sale now for the Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park July 21-23, 2023. Along with entry to the festival, each adult and youth ticket comes with a floating lantern kit, commemorative drawstring bag, and more.

Gates open at 5:30, when you and your family can enjoy food trucks, music and fun! At 8:00 you’ll design your lantern, and then at 8:30 is the Lantern Launch, where you’ll witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns and their lights reflecting upon the water. Learn more about this amazing event and get tickets on the Water Lantern Festival website.

Water Lantern Festival is a proud supporter of, an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with safe water and sanitation.

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022Leland High School’s hugely popular annual fundraiser, the Leland Dandiya Raas Night, is happening this weekend on Saturday, October, 15th, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Leland gym. This fun, colorful music and dance event is hosted by The Leland High School Parents’ Club. Patrons can dance to live music performances by Asim and Madhvi Mehta. Snacks, beverages and dandiya sticks are available for purchase.

For more information, visit:, or call: (669)-696-3977.

4th of July 2022 in Almaden

4th of July 2022

Festival and Fireworks at the Almaden Lake Regional Park

Hooray! The most exciting event of the year for Almaden residents – the Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks at the Almaden Lake Regional Park – is back this year after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The festival begins at 3:00 pm and includes a family fun zone, live music and entertainment, a costume contest, activities and food trucks. The fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this spectacular show. Come early to find good viewing spots and remember to carry water, portable chairs or mats to sit down.

For more information visit:

Montevideo Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

The Montevideo neighborhood of Almaden has been celebrating Independence Day since 1968 with a fabulous float parade display and contest. This year’s theme is National Parks. Parade begins at 11:00 am at the Montevideo neighborhood clubhouse. This too is a great event for the entire family to watch.

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A Few Things to Remember During 4th of July in Almaden

Personal or backyard fireworks are illegal in San Jose. Some pets are sensitive to fireworks and can get distressed. Please take extra care of pets around fireworks displays. Let us all enjoy and celebrate safely.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Almaden Valley

This Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, 2022, treat your mom or significant other to some celebratory treats in and around Almaden Valley.

The Grille @ Cinnabar HillsMother’s Day Brunch at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Enjoy a sumptuous menu overlooking the pristine rolling greens at The Grille @ Cinnabar Hills, which includes prime ribs, blackened pork loin, smoked salmon eggs benedict and much more. Prices: $68 for adults and $25 for kids. Reservations required. For reservations, visit:


Mother’s Day Royal Tea at the Britannia Arms

In the afternoon, stop over for Mother’s Day Royal Tea at the Britannia Arms on Almaden Expressway from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. They have two special royal menus, the Princess Tea ($35), and the Queen Tea ($45). For reservations, visit:


Mother’s Day Comedy Night at The Branham Lounge

Finally, end a day of treats with the Mother’s Day Comedy Night at The Branham Lounge. Enjoy live comedy by A Faco & Jorge South Bay Bois Production with cocktails and drinks, then stay on to hang out for the DJ music. 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.Entry is free. For more information, visit:

Summer Wine Tasting at Alamitos Vineyards

Summer wine tastingThe Alamitos Vineyards Estate in the heart of Almaden is opening its doors for summer wine tasting season on May 1, 2022. It is located in the English, Spanish and Hacienda villages within the Quicksilver County Park, New Almaden, that were once inhabited by the miners in the 1800s.

The vineyard was planted in 2014 with custom clone grafts from UC Davis, and grows Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and the Touriga Nacional, a unique Portuguese varietal.

Owners Shaun Coleman and Chris Maune are proud to belong to the New Almaden Community and contribute to its future while being connected with this land steeped in history. “The land and the vineyards allow us to connect with the pioneers of yesterday and today as well as all the groundwork they did to create a sense of community and belonging,” they say.

The Alamitos Vineyards offers weekend wine tasting tours and weekday tours with prior appointments. They also offer their outdoor wine tasting venue and other areas on the property for events, weddings and special parties.

The wine tasting tours are for 21+ only and require reservations.

For more information about summer wine tasting and bookings, visit: