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VERY SPECIAL EVENTS
Los Altos Kiwanis Club Pet Parade
A beloved community tradition since 1948, the Los Altos Kiwanis Club Pet Parade is a Spring celebration that attracts tens of thousands of people every year, along with their pets, wagons, bicycles, parents and neighbors.  Hundreds of kids and their dogs, cats, horses, chickens – and even worms – participate, as well as youth groups, marching bands and dignitaries in vintage cars.  Held annually on the Saturday following Mother’s Day, this free Heritage Event begins on Main Street promptly at 10 a.m.  Information: (650) 988-9900 or visit www.losaltoskiwanis.org.

Rotary Club of Los Altos – Fine Art In the Park
Since 1976, on the Saturday after Mother's Day, and continuing through Sunday, the Rotary Club of Los Altos presents its annual fundraising event "Fine Art in the Park."  Open each day from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and located in Lincoln Park just across Foothill Expressway from Main Street, it is considered one of the most prestigious art shows in California.  This outdoor gallery features the fine art and quality craftwork of 200 juried artists from across the United States.  The festivities include live musical entertainment plus a variety of food and beverage booths.  Proceeds from the art show benefit local and international charitable projects.  Information: www.rotaryartshow.com.


Downtown Los Altos
Arts & Wine Festival

Los Altos  -  Fine Art in the ParkThe quaint village atmosphere of Downtown Los Altos transforms into a bustling center of activity the second weekend in July with the coming of the annual Arts & Wine Festival on Main and State Streets. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days, the festival is sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association. Features include the original work of over 400 artists, three stages of music, street performers, a KIDZONE with TV entertainers and storybook characters, gourmet foods from around the world, and an array of Santa Cruz Mountain premium wines.

Over the years, this popular Festival has earned the reputation of being ranked among the top 75 in the nation. The event, which attracts over 100,000 visitors yearly, supports local arts and entertainment, Downtown Village revitalization, encourages economic prosperity and promotes a community atmosphere unique to the Downtown District.  Easily reached from Highways 280, 101 or 85.  Free admission.  Free parking with shuttle from Los Altos High School. Information: 949-5282 or online at www.downtownlosaltos.org


Fall Festival in Los Altos Los Altos Fall Festival
Celebrate the Fall and our unique community when the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Fall Festival during the first weekend in October. The festival, held in the South Parking Plazas in downtown Los Altos, features approximately 160 arts and crafts booths, specialties from local restaurants, a classic car show, musical entertainment and local wineries and micro breweries.

A favorite for young and old alike is the popular Children's Alley with its annual scarecrow contest, a choo choo train and a variety of entertainment and activities. Information: 948-1455 or online at www.losaltoschamber.org










Festival of Lights, Los Altos Chamber of Commerce

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
The holiday season in Los Altos officially begins on the Sunday following Thanksgiving with the annual Festival of Lights Parade. Generations of Los Altans can watch the Parade as it winds through downtown, starting on State Street, up Main, across First and down Whitney.  Colorful floats and costumed storybook characters, illuminated with thousands of tiny lights, join marching bands to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus' sleigh and reindeer.

Originating in 1978, the Festival of Lights Parade Association, a non-profit organization, is made up solely of community volunteers.  Annual fundraising events, such as the '50's Family Dance Party "Rock Back the Clock”, held at Rancho Shopping Center in September, the sale of glow-stick necklaces on Parade night, and donations from businesses and the citizens of Los Altos, help cover the cost of staging this exciting event. You can find out more at www.losaltosparade.org

Updated 04.27.2011

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