Neighborhood Annual Events

Backesto Flea Market | August

Sponsored by the Northside Neighborhood Association and the San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, this Annual Flea Market event draws hundreds to Backesto Park every year. This event is the neighborhood association's primary fundraiser. Registration for spaces is held the week before the event at the Backesto Park Community Center with registration dates and times posted on this website and on the Backesto Park tennis courts at least 2 weeks before the event. Be advised that there may be few or no spaces available on the day of the event. Please register early to assure the space you want. For additional information, please call Chuck Hagenmaier at (408) 295-5860.This event generally occurs annually in August.

National Night Out | Fall

A crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San Jose Police Department. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation, local anti-crime efforts; and strengthens neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships. We hope to see you at the event every Fall.

Northside Holiday Potluck | December

Get to know your neighbors by sharing a meal during the holidays. The NNA hosts an annual potluck event at a local venue for Northside San Jose residents with attendance from the Mayor and Councilmembers. It's a priority for the association to continue providing opportunities to gather and foster relationships with neighbors. Annually around December, we ask that you bring a tasty dish to share and spend time chatting and bonding with your neighbors.

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | September

The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival attracts over 3,000 artists, students, vendors, and community members for a colorful day in Northside San José’s Backesto Park. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 150 pieces of diverse art throughout the park’s pathways, including original works, classical re­creations, traditional Italian madonarri street painting, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions, and more. In addition to the artwork, the festival features a main stage of local musicians, dancers and performers, as well as local food trucks and vendor booths. The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and Luna Park Arts Foundation are 100% volunteer run.

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