Best Things to Do in the South Bay This April

Looking for the coolest things to do in the South Bay as spring rolls in? From the best hiking trails to antiques shows and events celebrating this blooming time of year, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the South Bay including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the South Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.

Spring weather is lovely in the South Bay, with averages in the 60s and a few sunny 70s days sprinkled throughout.

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Photo: Courtesy of Denisse Leon

60th Downtown Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt

Date TBD

Join the community to celebrate the annual downtown Los Altos Easter egg hunt. The event will feature thousands of candy-filled eggs for your kids to hunt for, an Easter bunny photo booth, fun crafts, a balloon artist, and more!

More info: downtownlosaltos.org

Ana María Martínez as Florencia Grimaldi in production by Florida Grand Opera. Photo: Courtesy of Chris Kakol via Wikimedia Commons.

Opera San José Presents Florencia en el Amazonas

April 20–May 5

Join the San José Opera in the Bay Area’s first performance of Florencia en el Amazonas, a Spanish-language opera by Mexican composer Daniel Catán. Fused with elements of magical realism, the show centers around the diva Florencia Grimaldi and her journey on a boat down the Amazon River. Tickets are on sale now. 

More info: https://www.operasj.org/

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Photo: Courtesy of Santana Row

Santana Row Spring Festival

Date TBD

Celebrate the new season with a family-fun event in Santana Row Park across from Left Bank. Enjoy a mini petting zoo, live music, entertainment, face painting, and a spring-themed photo booth pop-up.

More info: santanarow.com

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Photo: Courtesy of San Jose's Offcial Nikkei Matsuri Festival

Nikkei Matsuri Festival

April 21

The annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival in San Jose’s Japantown returns to celebrate and preserve the culture and heritage of the Japanese American traditions through the presentation of food, arts and crafts, performing arts, demonstrations and cultural exhibits.

More info: nikkeimatsuri.org

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in the South Bay? Our comprehensive list of venues below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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