#GigWeekend Events (May 26-29, 2023)
No way we're staying inside this Memorial Day #GigWeekend! Pack your adventurous spirit into a Gig for four days of festivities to unofficially kick off the summer of 2023.
Spend that extended time off with friends Gigging over to recommended happenings we've listed below in the SF Bay Area and Seattle. Share your memories by tagging us with #GigWeekend!
SF Bay Area
🌹 San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Dubbed "America's Best Rose Garden," the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is bursting with color. Sitting on 5.5 acres, the garden features 3,500 plantings and 189 varieties. This time period is the very best to visit as the beautiful roses are at their peak.
7 days a week from 8 a.m. to sunset
Naglee Avenue & Dana Avenue, San Jose
🧋626 Night Market
The 626 Night Market is Inspired by the famous open-air bazaars of Asia, where people come together for food, drinks, and entertainment. The market, named for the 626 area code in SoCal, stops at several cities and features 250+ food vendors, crafts, artists, games, live concerts, and more.
Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28, times vary
Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2005 Valley Avenue Gate 8, Pleasanton
💃 Carnaval San Francisco
The largest multicultural festival on the West Coast is back for its 45th annual year. The two-day festival covers 17 blocks in the Mission District with vendors, artists, dancing, and more. The Grand Parade on Sunday features more than 3,000 artists from Latino, Caribbean, and African Diasporic cultures.
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Harrison Street and 24th Street, San Francisco
🎡 Bay Area KidFest
The 32nd annual Bay Area KidFest is a great time out for the whole family, with the goal of stimulating learning and exploration through a collection of activities. There will also be two food courts, 20 kid-friendly rides, and craft booths to enjoy.
Saturday May 27 through Monday, May 29, times vary
Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant Street, Concord
🎵 Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Enjoy the Latin and South American melodies of the Grammy-winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band all weekend long. With their latest album, Trane's Delight, the band continues to honor musical giants who helped shape their sound and push their path forward over the last three decades.
Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28, times vary
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle
🪕 NW Folklife Festival
In the heart of the city at Seattle Center, the 52nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a Memorial Day tradition. The event celebrates the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This year's cultural focus is Lagom: Not too much, not too little, but just right!
Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, times vary
Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
⚾ Seattle Mariners Baseball
vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (May 26-28)
vs. New York Yankees (May 29-31)
Memorial Day weekend is right in the middle of a nine-game homestand for the Mariners at T-Mobile Park. They'll spend Friday through Sunday playing against the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates before tangling with the Bronx Bombers in the Yankees starting on Monday.
Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 31, times vary
Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Avenue N, Seattle
🦐 Hood Canal Fjord Fest
If you love seafood, the Hood Canal Fjord Fest (formerly the ShrimpFest) is worth the drive west. Nestled in a picturesque field overlooking Hood Canal, the festival will offer live entertainment and games to go along with all the delicious seafood you can think of.
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
251 Hjelvicks Road, Brinnon
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