SJDA Events

The Downtown Association’s calendar of events now extends all year.  But we’re busiest May through January.

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The Downtown Farmers Market at San Pedro Square presented by Kaiser Permanente kicks off activities the first Friday of May. The market is open each Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine, through the Friday before Thanksgiving (note: no market the Friday of Fourth of July week).

During the summer, SJDA fills the calendar with music and outdoor movies. The new Live&Local campaign shows just how much live music lives in downtown San Jose.  Also, look for Starlight Cinemas co-produced by Cinequest in San Pedro Square, Post Street in the Historic District, and the SoFA District.

The Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice seasonal skating rink opens in November and continues into January in the Circle of Palms, in the heart of holiday activities in downtown San Jose. Skate, spin and twirl among a circular grove of palm trees.

Downtown San Jose is a one-of-a-kind place with extraordinary events such as South First Fridays, San Jose Jazz Festival,Cinequest Film Festival, C2SV, Zero1 and San Jose Viva Fest.

You’re invited to find something special to do each day of your stay in downtown San Jose. With its selection of hotels, attractions, parks, shopping and events, it’s easy to stay busy.

Live & Local:


Dine Downtown



Music in the Park

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Downtown Farmers’ Market


HER city


Hawaiian Airlines / Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice:


Hawaiian Airlines   

Special SJDA Downtown Ice Airfares to Hawaii

Use promotion code: SJDA to get 5% off roundtrip web fares to Hawaii from San Jose. Flight 43 departs San Jose for Honolulu daily at 9:10 a.m., and Flight 44 returns at 9:05 p.m. each night.

Downtown for the Holidays:  


Starlight Cinemas