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October 14-23, 2011 Circus Tent: 1044 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City

The Zoppé Family Circus is back! The circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days. "We try to touch every emotion during the show," he says. "They'll laugh, they'll cry, and they'll feel for the characters. It's more of an event than a show."

September 26, 2011

On October 15, 2011, Redwood City, will host the 1st Annual OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5K.  This will be one of the first half marathons on the Peninsula in years.  The course is flat, scenic, and mostly off-road, perfect for a personal record.  Beginning a block from historic Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City, runners travel off road and join the Bay Trail by the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and back.

4th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival!
September 24, 2011 12-8pm


Music spread throughout downtown!

  • Courthouse Square Salsa Stage
  • Latin Rock Stage
  • Latin Jazz Stage
  • Salsa DJ Stage with FREE Dance Lessons

Competitions Galore:

  • $500 prize and award for People’s Choice salsa
  • Award for Best Decorated Booth
  • Awards for Best Mild & Best Hot Salsa
  • Public Salsa Tasting from 12-5pm
  • Salsa Dance Competition

Fun activities for everyone:

  • Salsa Dance instruction with Community Street Jam
  • Hands-on art projects - Art Stations with FREE projects
  • Tequila Tasting
  • Microbrew Tasting
  • Family Area with Carnival Rides

Culture abounds in Downtown:

  • City and community booths
  • Local restaurants offering their delicious fares
  • Art on the Square – artists & artisans exhibiting their crafts throughout the day

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 4th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday September 24th, 2011. Three stages featuring Latin Rock, Salsa, and Latin Jazz music, plus a DJ Salsa stage, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing (including free Salsa lessons) all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm- but come early, as popular contestants may run out sooner! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, and a Children’s Play Area, complete with bounce houses, carnival rides, and more. Art on the Square will also be showcased, where artisans exhibiting their inspirational work will transform the streets surrounding Courthouse Square into an outdoor gallery. Redwood City’s Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.

Encompassing 11 city blocks of Downtown Redwood City, much of the event takes place on Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton and on the beautiful new Theatre Way. With its retail shops and restaurants complete with outdoor dining, Theatre Way is a great place to eat, drink, shop, stroll, and meet up with friends and family. Theatre Way and parts of Broadway will be pedestrian-only, making this a family-friendly event not to miss! Downtown Redwood City, with its lively and active music, theater, dining, and shopping scene, is truly the heart of the community and is becoming the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula. Plus, you can take the train! Redwood City’s Caltrain station is just a short walk from Downtown. Be a part of the community with Redwood City’s Salsa Festival and celebrate the culture and heart of the SF Peninsula.

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