Weekend Planner: July 24


Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

Friday, July 24


Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy

10AM-7PM, All Ages


DATES & TIMES: July 24, 25 & 26, 2015 Festival open from 10:00am to 7:00pm (gates close at 6:00pm)

DIRECTIONS: Watch for the electronic signs on Hwy 101 or 152, as you enter Gilroy. Follow the signs and watch for traffic control officers on roadways. As you approach Gilroy DO NOT use your GPS to navigate to the Festival grounds as nearby streets are blocked off. All traffic is directed to festival parking lot.


Discount online tickets available June 1st, 2015 until July 26, 2015 at noon.

Regular ticket prices at the gate: • Adults (ages 13-59) – $20.00 • Child/Senior (ages 6-12 and 60+) – $10.00 • Children under 6 admitted free with an adult • Gourmet Alley Combo Plate – $15.00.

Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 1: ½ Peppersteak Sandwich, Calamari, Pasta con Pesto, Garlic Bread. Gourmet Alley Combo Plate 2: ½ Sausage Sandwich, Scampi, Mushrooms, Garlic Bread. Combo Plate choice is made at the Festival.

The admission price includes parking, musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a children’s area. Food and beverages may be purchased from Gourmet Alley or the vendors. Prices range from $2 to $15 or more depending on the item, which is typically a full-size serving, not a sample.

There are no refunds or exchanges for Gilroy Garlic Festival tickets purchased online. All sales are final.

The Festival is held in a park. It is all outdoors with mostly turf and some compact dirt and asphalt walkways. There are natural shade trees, and many shade tents with tables and benches.

Shirt and shoes are required.

Christmas Hill Park rules prohibit bringing the following items on Festival grounds:

  1. Alcohol of any kind

  2. Bottles, glass and cans

  3. Coolers – large or small

  4. Frisbees and water projecting devices

  5. Pocket knives and weapons of any kind.

Please be advised that the City of Gilroy park rules prohibit dogs and other animals from being brought into the park, except Service Dogs.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family. It is the Garlic Festival’s policy to provide a safe, family-friendly atmosphere for all Festival patrons and volunteers. Therefore, the Garlic Festival refuses entry or admission to anyone wearing clothing or paraphernalia indicating or signifying membership in a gang, including a motorcycle club. This policy is applied equally to all persons, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or medical condition.

Ticketing FAQs:

I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket? Tickets ordered online are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. IMPORTANT: if you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

Do I need to PRINT out my tickets? Please print and bring your ticket(s), sent to you as an e-mail attachment, to the event entrance, or be prepared to display your barcoded e-ticket on your smartphone or tablet.

I still don’t see my order confirmation, what should I do? I am having trouble printing my PDF ticket, what should I do? Please click here for more information on finding your order confirmation or printing your ticket(s). For non-technical ticketing questions or other information about the event click here or call: (408) 842-1625 M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm.

I bought two tickets and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem? No. Tickets are transferrable. The name on your ticket only signifies who purchased the tickets. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out.  If you would like to update the name or email address on your order, click here.


Omni Commons, Oakland

7 PM, 18+



It’s like summer camp for adults, in the city, for one epic night of pure unadulterated fun. Everyone is invited. Whether you came to camp, enjoyed a Device-Free event with us in the past, or this is your first time unplugging…. you don’t want to miss this! Check your phone at the door, put on your biggest smile and together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected.

** At the Omni Commons: 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

** Only a 15minutes walk from Bart…. This is going to be awesome.

**** This will sell out. Grab your ticket ahead of time. 

DIGITAL DETOX + Phone & Device Check-In Station At The Door + No Work Talk // No Networking // No Cellphones + No Watches // No Digital Technology // Use Nicknames + No Fomo + No Alcohol



+ House Band Camp Grounded All Stars & Gospel Band + Folk with Papa Bear + Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll with Whiskerman + Beatbox Magic with Cello Joe + The Soul Creatives (Secret Set from Epic Band We Can’t Announce) + Campfire Sing-A-Longs with Seltzy, Barnaby & Dad + Cleopatra Queen of the Jedi (members of the Tumbleweed Wanderers)


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING + Talent Show + Pie-Eating Contests & Camp Absurdity & Games + Sing-A-Longs & Scary Stories + Reboot’s Unplugged Photo Booth + Massage Lounge by Rejuv at Work + Tea Lounge


ANALOG ZONE + ACTIVITES + Friendship Bracelets & Typewriters + Board Games & Arts n’ Crafts + Costumes & Facepainting + Improv & Camp Pranks + Speciality Elixirs & Delicious & Kombucha





1440 Foundation

1440 Foundation’s mission is to support programs and best practices that cultivate authentic relationship skills in education, wellness and the workplace. As an annual partner, 1440 Foundation has provided funding to special programs of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded to help keep events and activities creative, sustainable and available to the public.

The Go Game

The best Team Building Company in the world! They brilliantly use technology, play and game to connect teams, build community and celebrate fun.

Unplugged Photo Booth 

Step into Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging Booth and grab a “I UNPLUG TO____ ” signs to tell the world what you like to do when you unplug. Every day is a good day to take stock of your use of digital technology. Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging is once a year but it is designed to remind us of the importance of unplugging regularly at times throughout the year to refocus our attention on the world around us and reconnect with family, friends and ourselves. ** Visit NDU website to get inspired and for more information.

Rejuv at Work

Enjoy free massages at Who’s Excited Party, courtesy of Rejuv at Work. They deliver on-going and special-event corporate and university wellness programs specializing in mobile, on-site massage (chair massage and table massage) and other wellness programs (yoga, tai chi and qi gong classes and mindfulness meditation). Their skillful, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals can help your workforce stay healthy, relaxed, and focused in their work environments.


Discover fun, unique and FREE things to do each week in SF with Funcheap’s hand-picked recommendations of street fairs, festivals, robot dance parties, free movies, burlesque and all those fun weird events that make living in San Francisco so awesome..

Corvus Creative

A Ceative agency, specializing in web and print design. They also offer general business and analysis consulting and provide executive coaching. A company that thrives on meeting your challenges, they live to tread new ground, breathe design, bleed strategy, and LOVE your business.

Saturday, July 25


Maiden Lane, San Francisco

1PM, 21+


Are you tired of lame indoor Wine events?  



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