Have you experienced South First Fridays in San Jose? This monthly arts event brings together the community for a fun evening of local art, food, and live entertainment. Stroll through Downtown San Jose visiting museums, art galleries, and independent businesses for special exhibitions and live entertainment. The South First Area, (SoFA) is a vibrant city district worth exploring. Located just a 20-minute drive from our boutique hotel in Mountain View, it's worth adding this San Jose neighborhood to your to-do list even if you aren't in town on the first Friday of the month.
South First Fridays are your chance to see Downtown San Jose come alive. See the latest exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art or the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. When you get hungry, stop in at Vyne Bistro or Cafe Stritch for a glass of wine or a full meal. Art galleries throw open their doors to the public to show off the works of local artists. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts. Each month is a little bit different, so even if you have been to South First Fridays before, the experience is never the same.
South First Fridays take place every month of the year except January and July. During the summer, you can also experience special outdoor events during art walk: SubZERO Festival in June and Street Mrkts in August and September. If you are coming to Silicon Valley soon, mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month!