Best Things to Do in the South Bay This May

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
A street full of salsa dancers
Photo by Ardian Lumi via Unsplash

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Fest

May 4

Join the community at this vibrant Cinco de Mayo Festival in downtown San Jose. Put on by the local nonprofit Opening Doors 2020, the festival will support their mission of reducing generational poverty in Santa Clara County, with proceeds going toward their various community-support programs. Vendors, food, live music, a lowrider show and much more will be present.

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Mom and kids look at Mothers Day card
Photo by Bellina Caetano.

Mother's Day

May 12

American flags at Veteran's cemetery in San Francisco
Photo courtesy of Presidio Trust.

Memorial Day

May 27

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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