This week downtown
Super Bowl 50 matches Carolina vs. Denver this Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Going to check out what’s happening in San Francisco? Be sure to stop in at San Jose’s temporary display off Market and Drumm streets near the Ferry Building. Super Bowl City Map SBC Programming Details
Guests can enjoy ice-skating under the palm trees throughout Super Bowl week at Downtown Ice. Downtown Ice will be open daily through Feb. 7.
| South FIRST FRIDAT Winter MRKT
Open Friday, Feb. 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon-6 p.m. in downtown's SoFA Arts District. Artists, craft retailers, live music, DIY activities, and art galleries will entertain visitors and residents.
|Super Guadalupe River Run
On the day of the Big Game, bring the entire family and join fellow runners and walkers in the annual 10k and 5k run along the beautiful Guadalupe River Trail. Earn your guacamole on the Guadalupe. The Super Guadalupe River Run starts a 8 a.m. and benefits the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization that promotes the development and active use of San José Central Park. Click here to register
All week: Marriott Hotel hosts the NFC champion team. Team practices at Spartan Stadium are not open to the public.
All week: NFL merchandise store open 8 a.m. to midnight at 300 S. First St.;
Monday: Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade (formerly Media Day) at SAP Center; $27.50.
|Super San Pedro: San Pedro Street transitions into Super San Pedro, a football hub with real turf striped like a football field, and from 11am-8pm daily, foam footballs to toss around and SJSU Spartan tailgate games (ring toss, match-up game, football toss, popcorn toss, slam dunk basketball for kids). Plus, jumbo Jenga, jumbo checkers, horseshoes, jumbo tic-tac-toe for kids of all ages. There will be Adirondack and bistro seating on the street and sidewalk. The Football Brawlers interactive game Friday (2/5) 11:30am-2pm, Saturday (2/6) noon-4pm, Sunday (2/7) 11:30 am-2:30.
Also, AFK Pop-Up gaming lounge featuring Madden and Super Smash Brothers 4 daily from to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Special appearance by the Alienware gaming truck on Thursday afternoon and Friday. All of this in a neighborhood featuring hundreds of taps with craft brews, an array of restaurants, and public market.
|Plaza de Cesar Chavez: The city, Groundswell and Knight Foundation are producing a family event including daily football activities and outdoor food and beer garden (open noon-10 p.m.) Jan. 29-Feb. 7. Evening brings illuminated artwork and live music. Business Journal story
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|La Lune Sucree: One of a few restaurants from all over the Bay Area selected to cater the VIP Tailgate Party on game day at Levi’s Stadium.|
|Fairmont Hotel: The hotel will offer a host of exciting activities this weekend, from a Moët Hennessy Champagne & Martini Lounge in the Club Regent to a pop-up NFL Store in the Pagoda Lounge complete with full bar. Fountain Restaurant will feature breakfast and lunch delights by day and become a Bourbon & Burger restaurant by night, featuring select bourbon tastings and a full bar. Ketel One Vodka and signature Ketel One craft cocktails will be poured in the Lobby Lounge alongside contemporary bar bites. DJ Jason Mitchell of Gatsby DJ Works is at the front entrance from 10:00 am to 1:00 am daily. The Big Game will be shown on the Lobby Lounge’s 10’ big screen and four surrounding plasma televisions. Reservations.|
|NFL’s hotel booking engine: As of Dec. 15, the NFL was taking reservations at only two San Jose hotels for stays Feb. 4-8, Hyatt Place (averaging $326 per night) and Courtyard San Jose (averaging $525 per night).|
|Downtown “special event zone:” The city has designated downtown a temporary"special event zone" for Super Bowl week, banning peddlers of counterfeit and illegal merchandise, sales from food trucks, carts or other setups, drones, and free handouts of samples or goods, from 6 a.m. Feb. 1 through 6 p.m. Feb. 8.|
|What’s Your San Jose? Screenprint Showdown: Taking community pride to a new level, SJ Made, Knight Foundation and other artists are having a competition to create a visual expression of their San Jose experience. Line drawings of 50 San Jose symbols are available at screenprintshowdown.com. The competition culminates Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Blanco Square parking area on San Pedro Street when local screenprint houses use the best designs to produce posters, T-shirts and wood signs. MTCA and the Exhibition District will also local artists creating live art in front of attendees. The #ScreenprintSJ Pop-up shop will be inside the shipping container on the north end of San Pedro Street, open Jan. 30-Feb. 7 11am-3pm and 5-9pm. The Locker by DH Company will also have apparent for sale in the other container.|
|Tips for businesses:
- Football-shaped pastries from Bijan Bakery are perfectly OK.
- Super Bowl 50 official colors are black and gold
- Welcome fans of the city, not of the team name, which is protected.
- Public viewing parties not permitted. Show the game inside to customers.
Jan. 27 - SJSU SportsTech Symposium
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 - The Wizard of Oz at the Center for Performing Arts
Feb. 6 - WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania at SAP Center
Feb. 6 - Kevin Hart's LOL Super Bowl Comedy Slam at the Center for Performing Arts
Feb. 6 - Neil Diamond tribute band at Montgomery Theater
Feb. 6 - Sadie Hawkins Swing Social by The Commons. Blues fusion dance party. 7pm Blanco Square, 12 N. San Pedro St.
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Also, about 300 corporate parties are expected throughout the Bay Area, with sponsors such as ESPN, Maxim, DirecTV, Bud Light and StubHub.
|City Hall Plaza:
Zero1commissioned artist Chico MacMurtrie.Amorphic Robot Works "Border Crosser" Jan. 31-Feb. 7. Rising 40 feet from the ground and arching across an imaginary border before forming a bridge and touching down on the “other side,” Border Crosser is the first of a series of large-scale inflatable robotic sculptures that poetically explore the notion of borders by artist Chico MacMurtrie/ARW. Activation hours: noon-5pm Jan. 31; 10am-7pm Feb. 1-4; noon-5pm and 7-10pm Feb 5; and noon-7pm Feb. 6-7.
Links & Phone Numbers:
See something suspicious say something – (408) 277-4041
Groundwerx for sidewalk cleaning – (408) 287-1520
Graffiti – (866) 249-0543
Vendor questions (408) 793-4349