Looking for the best events and festivals this month in San Jose? Here are some ideas for things to do in April 2016.
Venezuelan Music Project, April 1
What: A performance by the Venezuelan Music Project, an eight-piece project that interprets the traditional music styles of Venezuela. A free show to celebrate South First Friday.
Where: M.A.C.L.A. (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), San Jose
Splashomania / Holi Festival, April 2
What: A colorful celebration of the Indian festival of Holi. Participants dance to Bollywood dance hits in a shower of vibrantly-colored powdered dye. 11am to 3pm. Get tickets here.
Where: Baylands Park - Baylands Grove, 999 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale
An evening with San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez, April 8
What: A meet and greet with city councilmember Peralez sponsored by the San Jose Downtown Residents Association. The event includes live music and appetizers. Free, but registration is required. Get tickets here.
Where: The Glass House, San Jose
Veggie Fest, April 9
What: A celebration of Santa Clara Valley's agricultural heritage. A family-friendly festival to encourage healthy eating and healthy living. This free event includes food vendors from across the Valley, music, and games for kids.
Where: Martial Cottle Park, San Jose
San Jose Fantasy Faire & Pirate Fest, April 9-10
What: A family-friendly Renaissance fair celebrating historic fact, myth, and fantasy. Dress up as a knight, pirate, or princess or even magical creatures like an elf or fairy. The event includes performances, food, apparel, arts, crafts and costume contests. All ages are welcome. Get tickets here.
Where: Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose
Spring Garden Market, April 16
What: Stock your garden with unique heirloom plant varieties that you won't find anywhere else. The Santa Clara County Master Gardeners association presents this annual spring plant sale and natural gardening festival. Time: 9am-2pm. Get there early--rare varieties of plants sell out fast. Bring a box or cart to carry your purchases.
Where: History Park SJ, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose
Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, April 23-24
What: A celebration of Japanese culture honoring Cupertino's sister city, Toyokawa, Japan. The event features traditional exhibitions, entertainment, and food. Time: 10 am to 5pm. Park for free at De Anza College in Lots A & B
Where: Memorial Park, Alves Dr. and Anton Way, Cupertino
The sjDANCEco Festival, April 24
What: A free outdoor festival celebrating local and regional dance artists and National Dance Week. The free outdoor festival features the diversity of the area’s dance community and features performances by Enjoy performances by sjDANCEco (Maria Basile, Gabriel Mata), Diablo Ballet, Pointe of Departure, Erin East, Visual Rhythm and Zohar Dance Company. Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Santana Row Park