San Jose International Arts Festival


Date: March

Venue: McEnery Convention Center


1. International and nationally recognized exhibition, gallery exhibition, sand sculpture

2. Music, dance and theatrical performances  



Annual Spring Style Show


Date:  April 14th – 15th

Venue: McEnery Convention Center


1. Beauty gathering show for hair and cosmetology show

2. Education of the great tips and techniques from the top presenters in the field

3. Learn about new products can use in salons to keep performing best




Cinco de Mayo Festival


 Date: May 5th

 Venue: Guadalupe River Park


 1. A colorful, raucous parade

 2. A wide array of stage performances from talented Mexican and other Latin American




San Jose International Tahiti Fete


Date: July 4th, 5th, and 6th

Venue: SJSU Event Center


1. Groups and individuals compete for the coveted dance awards.

2. Workshops in dancing, drumming, costume design, nose flute, language and music

3. Tahitian cultural exposition


The 48 Hour Film Project (International Tour)

Date: July 26, 27, 28

Venue: coming soon


 Competitions include: The 48 Hour Film Project, The 48 Hour Music Video Project, 

 The 48 Hour Film Horror Project, The 48 Hour Film Holiday Project



San Jose International World Music Festival


Date: August 3rd – 5th

Venue: Arts Council San Jose

1. International World Music Competitions for string, brass, pizzicato, percussion, voice

2. Maestro Musicians Recital Series

3. Benefit Concerts




Annual San Jose Jazz Festival 


Date: August 8th – 10th,

Venue: Cesar Chavez Park and other downtown San Jose venues


1. A 12-stage, 3-day extravaganza featuring a wide range of international stars,

  emerging artists and regional favorites playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, Latin

2. Master classes and music education programs will be provided to hope gifted and

   underserved youth




San Jose International Keyboard Festival


Date: August 13th – 15th

Venue: Arts Council San Jose


1. Competitions include: The First California Young Chopin International Piano  

    Competition. The First California Young Beethoven International Piano Competition

    and 2014 San Jose International Youth Competitions for Accordion and Organ

2. Maestro Musicians Recital Series

3. Seminars about piano education and performance of Chopin and Beethoven works



San Jose International Vocal Festival


Date: August 13th – 15th

Venue: Arts Council San Jose


1. The 3rd U.S. Beacon International Vocal Competition & 2014 San Jose International

    Choral Competition

2. Maestro Musicians Recital Series

3. Forums about voice education


United – Santa Clara International Dance Festival


Date: August 24th – 26th

Venue: Santa Clara University


1. Competitions in five categories

2. International Performance Showcase

3. Advanced Training Program includes solo master recitals, daily master classes,

    lectures and private lessons



San Jose International Mariachi Festival and Concert


 Date: September 7th

 Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza


  1. Mariachi music contests

  2. Celebrate Mexico and the American Dream Latino Style Concerts

  3. Workshops include Folkorico Dance Workshops, Music & Dance Workshops