Silicon Valley Whisk(e)y Festival, Peninsula Restaurant Week, Bay to Breakers, Carnaval, Hillsborough Memorial Day Celebration & more this upcoming month!

Rachel Portnov  |  May 19, 2023

Silicon Valley Whisk(e)y Festival, Peninsula Restaurant Week, Bay to Breakers, Carnaval, Hillsborough Memorial Day Celebration & more this upcoming month!

1. Silicon Valley Whisk(e)y Festival

Whisk(e)y Lovers are invited to the Inaugural Silicon Valley Whisk(e)y Festival! May 21st, at the Domenico Winery in San Carlos; come for food, music and WHISKEY as they present an array of whiskies and cocktails from local, national, and internationally famous whiskey brands.

Delicious complimentary food, provided by the fantastic Domenico Italian Osteria kitchen. Local musician, The Whiskey Hill Billies on the Domenico stage to liven up the party. Special VIP tickets available for an exclusive experience in Domenico's VIP Lounge hosted by St James Gate. They will be pouring a special selection of top-tier whiskey expressions. VIP tickets will also include early entrance(2pm), access to the VIP lounge, and an exclusive select food menu.


2. Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers is back this year on Sunday, May 21st, 2023. Bay to Breakers is an only-in-San Francisco freewheeling footrace for those who want to have fun, be a bit wacky, and run (or walk) across town. Known for its festive, party atmosphere, it is one of the world's oldest footraces. Starting at The Embarcadero (the "bay" side of the city), runners traverse the hills of San Francisco to the western side of the city, ending at the "breakers" of Ocean Beach. Held on the third Sunday in May, Bay to Breakers combines serious competitors with costumed participants, plus thousands of spectators lining the route. (Sometimes, watching is the best part!)


3. Peninsula Restaurant Week

Dining out is back!! Join for the third annual Peninsula Restaurant Week May 19-27! Celebrate our local Peninsula restaurants and give back to the community. Embarcadero Media's Peninsula Foodist and The Six Fifty have come together to bring you nine days of special menu items from 117 restaurants. Help support your local dining scene during Peninsula Restaurant Week.

Want to win gift cards to local restaurants? Visit @peninsulafoodist and @thesixfifty on Instagram for details on how to win our grand giveaway and more from May 17 - May 27.


4. Carnaval San Francisco

Carnaval San Francisco is a large, two-day celebration in the colorful Mission District. This year's event is on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 28, 2023. This San Francisco festival celebrates Latin American and Caribbean arts and traditions. It runs from 10 am to 6 pm both days. The highlight of the weekend is the Grand Parade on Sunday, May 28. It starts at 9:30 am and lasts until around 2:30 pm. During the parade, you will have the chance to see more than 60 music and dance groups. Each one showcases elements of the year's theme.


5. Hillsborough Memorial Day Celebration

The town of Hillsborough is thrilled to announce that the Hillsborough Memorial Day Event is back for 2023! Please mark your calendar for Monday, May 29th from 10:00-2:30 pm. The music festival takes place on the North School field starting around 11:30am (immediately after the Memorial Day Parade) featuring wonderful musicians from the community. The Memorial Day Committee is looking for volunteers to help make this year's Memorial Day Event a success! Join your friends and neighbors for the Town's annual celebration and observance event.


6. Bottlerock Napa Valley

Experience the first taste of summer at BottleRock Napa Valley!

Featuring 3 days (5/26-5/28) of the best in live music, wine, food and brew, taking place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo. 3 music stages and a Culinary stage features the world's best music artists and chefs. Local wineries and restaurants top off the experience with the best in food and wine. This year's headline artists include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X and The Smashing Pumpkins.

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