Best Things to Do in the South Bay This September

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the South Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated five of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Shoreline Amphitheatre
Photo: Courtesy of Donna Pomeroy

Beginner Bird Walk

September 4

Join Sequoia Audubon Society at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park and learn how to spot and identify shorebirds and waterfall with the help of a naturalist guide. The group will be hosting two other field trips in September at Coyote Point and Pillar Point Harbor.

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Ziggy Marley

September 10

Saratogas Mountain Winery hosts eight-time Grammy winner and Emmy winner, Ziggy Marley — son of Bob — who plans a musical tribute to his father.

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Artisan Faire

September 11

Santana Row goes 100% local in a day-long affair with over 60 local makers of handcrafted jewelry, CBD products, apparel, home goods and more.

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Photo: Anuradha Sridhar and Srikanth Chary —Violin and Veena, Shriram Brahmanandam — Mridangam, Nyantara Narasimhan — Taalam, Shriya Anand — Tambura

Music in the Park

September 18

Bring a blanket and a snack to a Palo Alto park to enjoy an Indian musical duo — Srikanth Chary on veena (a plucked string instrument from the Indian subcontinent) and Anuradha Sridhar on violin — playing Carnatic music, a classical music style native to South India.

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Kings of Leon

September 23

Perhaps best known for their Grammy-winning hit, Use Somebody,” the brothers and cousin Followill who make up this American rock band bring their sound to Mountain Views Shoreline Amphitheater. 

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The Mosaic Festival

September 25

Come as you are and show up authentically to experience and co-create art and photography corners, dance, chant, eat and generally express yourself as Silicon Valley celebrates its many communities through art in downtown San Jose.

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Photo: Courtesy of Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour

September 26

National Geographic and MSR Gear present what has to drip more adrenaline than any film gathering, and Santa Cruzs Rio Theatre provides a superb venue to soak it all up. And theres a lot to absorb: extreme mountain biking, absurd ski stunts, clever filmmaking, insane kayaking, high-elevation slack lining and other truly death-defying endeavors that multiply from there. For outdoor adventurers, its the #1 cinematic experience of the year.

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