Labor Day Weekend is finally here, and there are plenty things to do. Unless, of course, the backyard BBQ is staying hot all weekend. Our guide for the last big weekend bash of the summer:

For the budget-minded, South First Fridays returns tonight with its free monthly SoFA District takeover while San Jose Made debuts its First Saturdays on The Alameda event. In other crafty news, the first San Jose Mini Maker Faire is happening at History Park.

San Jose can’t seem to get enough of pop culture events, and there’s another one on the way with Wizard World Comic Con, featuring actors from Evil Dead, Walking Dead and more.

It’s all about bacon at Bacon Festival of America, at Plaza de Cesar Chavez for two days with tons of savory, porky goodness from local food trucks. There’s live music and cold beverages, too. Organizers have lofty goals, one of which was sending a few strips of bacon into space. Watch a video of the journey here.

College and NFL football teams are getting all of the attention as they start their seasons, but don’t forget about the Earthquakes. San Jose’s major league soccer team is back on the field Saturday to face Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, local breweries are getting together with local brewers at the Brews and Blues Festival in Saratoga. Further north, the 45th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival celebrates the end of summer with a Mardi Gras themed party.


Friday: Friday Nights at Computer History Museum
Friday: Neko Case at The Mountain Winery (Music)
Friday-Sunday: Felipe Esparza (Comedy)
Sunday: The Psychedelic Furs at The Mountain Winery (Music)


The Warriors will return to the court for the first time after winning the NBA Championship with a pre-season game at SAP Center. There’s a Stephen Curry bobblehead, too.

There’s a tasty new taco joint called Tac-Oh! in Willow Glen, but not everyone agrees with the prices.

The famous “Flintstone House” along Interstate 280 is for sale, and it’s not cheap.

Judgment day for Congressman Mike Honda? The San Jose politician is in hot water with the House Committee on Ethics.

One of the best Silicon Valley reads of the year is a new biography on Elon Musk. Read an excerpt here.