SoFA District Fully Activated Aug 7 – Come Celebrate!

On Friday, August 7th, the SoFA District (South of First Street) in Downtown San Jose will come alive with the unveiling of a new mural as well as the San Jose Jazz Festival’s ‘Jazz Beyond’ Stage. Along with a number of physical changes in SoFA such as sidewalk extensions, street lighting, outdoor dining, and planters, the mural and programming within SoFA is part of 1stACT Silicon Valley’s SoFA Plan in collaboration with a key group of SoFA leaders, the Redevelopment Agency, City of San Jose, San Jose Downtown Association, and Ken Kay Associates. This revitalization plan is a demonstration project from 1stACT’s collective vision for the future of Downtown San Jose through a series of “big deals” and “small wonders”.

What: Mural Unveiling and Celebration, “A Place in Mind”
When: Friday, August 7th from 7:30-9:30PM with remarks at 8:00PM (During South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk)
Where: 417 S. First Street (at the corner of San Salvador)
Cost: Free (as part of S. First Friday)
More Info: View photos of mural:

What: AT&T San Jose Jazz Fest – 20 Years
When: August 7-9
Where: Main Festival Stage located at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown San Jose
Where: Jazz Beyond Stage located in front of California Theatre on South First Street
Cost: Festival cost $15/day but FREE on Friday night in SoFA
More Info: or 866.208.3225