Starry, Starry Night

Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:30PM - Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10AM

VENUE: Park Grounds


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Inspired by our fascination with the night sky and corresponding with the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower, this summer arts festival will feature an evening full of fun, family-friendly activities, including:

Cosmic Performances

  • Be amazed by Draco the Juggler, who will wow crowds using magic crystal balls, rope darts, and flaming torches
  • Take in a mesmerizing LED light dance performance by Obsidian Butterfly and Sacred Fire Dance Company
  • Hear Montalvo Artists Fellow Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar read star-related excerpts from her book, The Map of Salt and Stars

Astronomy Education

  • Stargaze with telescopes installed on the Great Lawn, guided by the San Jose Astronomical Association
  • Take part in a dance activity led by artist Matteo Rubbi, replicating the geometry of the planets that form the solar system

Imagination Sparked by the Skies

  • Create your own star-inspired visual art
  • Have a blast in our galactic-themed selfie station and playing glow-in-the-dark games
  • Come away on a contemplative night hike across the property
  • Enjoy a nighttime screening of WALL-E outdoors on Charmaine’s Garden Terrace

A Night Spent Under the Stars

  • Reserve an overnight campsite, and you and your family can spend the night out on the Great Lawn and wake up to hot coffee and a delicious pancake breakfast served in the historic Villa. NOTE: tents permitted without stakes; staying overnight is optional.

The festival ends at 10pm for those not staying the night.

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