August 2014
August 1 & 2 ~ Fri. & Sat. 4th Annual San Juan Bautista Plein Air Paint Out
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Plaza San Juan Bautista State Historica Park. Pre-registration not required, no entry fee. Artists may bring to sell on the Plaza during event.

The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters’ Association (MBPAPA) was founded in 2005 by painters who live and work in the Monterey Bay area. The current membership lives predominantly in Central California, from the coast to the Sierra, but all are drawn artistically to the greater Monterey Bay area. Meeting twice a month for “paint outs” at scheduled locations around Monterey Bay, member artists bring a contemporary sensibility to the challenges of painting in the open air. Striving to capture timeless scenes transformed by fleeting qualities of atmosphere and light, we both celebrate and expand the rich heritage of California impressionists and post-impressionists who have been drawn to the Monterey region since the 1870s.

August 1 ~ Friday 1st Friday's Art Gallery Walk
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4pm to 7pm. Walk the art galleries of San Juan Bautista with 8 locations in downtown San Juan! Enjoy the finest art in the County and all of California! Various refreshmentsand specials at each location. For information contact Mission Art Gallery, (831) 623-2960.
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August 2 ~ Saturday Living History Days
Living History Days
11am to 4pm. Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.

August 10 ~ Sunday 50th Annual Antique & Collectibles Fair
AUGUST 10, 8:00am to 4:00pm in historic downtown SJB. Admission is free. Featuring antiques, collectibles, nostalgia, memorabilia, food and fun! FREE on-site appraisals on Mariposa Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm by Steven Yvaska, columnist and antiques writer for the Mercury News, limit 2 per person. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista. If you would like to participate, Download the Application. For more informationcontact Donna Holmes at (831) 623-1168 or send email.

August 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 9/1 El Teatro Campesino Outdoor Show, Popul Vuh: Heart of Heaven
heart of heaven show
Starting at 3pm. El Teatro Campesino is excited to announce the return of the crowd- pleasing pageant of the Mayan creation story "Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven." This family- friendly show will be performed for free at the San Juan Soccer Field at 100 Nyland Drive in San Juan Bautista on August 17th, 23rd, 24th, Labor Day week-end: August 30th, 31st and September 1st at 3pm and for the first time in Hollister at the city’s downtown Dunne Park on September 6th and 7th at 3pm. Read Full Details in Press Release.

August 22 - 24 ~ Fri. Sat. Sun. Vaquero Heritage Days
vaquero heritage days

Celebrate California’s vaquero legacy at Vaquero Heritage Days at St. Francis Retreat Center on historic Rancho San Justo! Show & Sale includes 30 artisans – fine art, silversmiths, gear makers, bits & spurs, historians, book sellers, vaquero horsemen demos, entertainment & more! As a reminder, no dogs are allowed on the premises.

Grand Opening August 22 at 4pm with Artisans, Hors d’oeuvres & Concert by Dave Stamey. Show & Sale Saturday & Sunday opens at 9am. August 23 at 6pm Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction & Concert by Adrian Buckaroogirl. Proceeds benefit the Retreat Center, a significant piece of California history. ADVANCE TICKETS a must for Concerts! Special weekend passes available. For details visit: Or contact Event Director at 831.623.1128.

August 31 ~ Sunday !st Annual Boots & Brews Family Fest
Boots & Brews Fest

12pm until 4pm, in the gardens at Jardines de San Juan, 115 3rd St in San Juan Bautista. Jardines will be hosting its first annual Boots & Brews Family Fest! View Flyer

Featuring live entertainment by The Wild West Show, a whiskey bar, mechanical bull, photo booth, face painter, and much more! Adults $20, Kids age 3-12 $10. Tickets for the event include 3 tacos. Tickets can be purchased at