Best Things to Do in the South Bay This May

“M” is for May and this month means Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend to mark the unofficial start of summer. And there’s more… movie festivals, too. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the South Bay including museums, cultural events, food tours, athletic events, hikes 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.

Weather in the South Bay typically stays between 65 and high 70s this month.

Featured Photo: Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade
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Photo: Courtesy of Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival

Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Fest

Wines by 50 California vintners, food by local restaurants, and live performances by Bay Area jazz greats.

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Photo: Courtesy of Ardian Lumi via Unsplash

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Fest

Join the community at the biggest Cinco de Mayo Festival in over ten years in downtown San Jose. Vendors, food, live music, a lowrider show, and much more will be present.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bellina Caetano

Mother's Day

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Photo: Courtesy of Presidio Trust

Memorial Day

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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