Weekend Event Picks: Mother’s Day Fair, Cinco de Mayo Festival, and Oakland Car Show

May 4, 2016

From Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, to a car extravaganza in Oakland, there’s a lot to do this weekend along the Capitol Corridor!

 Mother’s Day Artisan Fair: 5/8, Suisun

Take a Mother’s Day weekend trip to the scenic Suisun City waterfront for a special Artisan Fair featuring over 50 artists and artisans offering original hand-crafted goods from jewelry to sculptures, plus live bluegrass music and celebratory champagne and mimosas. The admission-free event will take place from 10am to 3pm at Suisun’s Harbor Plaza at the intersection of Main St. and Solano St. Make a day out of it by visiting Suisan’s quaint shops and restaurants, or head to the nearby Grizzly Island Trail for some fresh air and wildlife viewing. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor to the Suisun Station, and you’ll be a short stroll from it all.


 Cinco de Mayo Festival: 5/7, San Francisco

Head to the Mission District on Saturday for San Francisco’s 12th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. This free celebration will take place on Valencia St. between 21st and 24th streets from 10am to 6pm and include live music; cultural performances and activities; over 65 vendors offering traditional cuisine, arts, and crafts; a kids zone; and more. To get there, take Capitol to the Richmond Station or Oakland Coliseum Station , connect to BART, and get off at the 16th St. Mission stop, which is about half a mile from the festivities. Discount BART tickets are available for purchase in the Café Car of the Capitol Corridor!


 Car-topia: 5/7, Oakland

Auto enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss Car-topia, a waterfront extravaganza showcasing an array of classic, retro, and modern vehicles. These beautiful cars will be on display in Jack London Square from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, and the free event will also feature music and special awards. Stick around after the show to enjoy a stroll along the water or dinner at one of Jack London Square’s many great restaurants.  To get there, take the Capitol Corridor to the Oakland Jack London Square Station, which is steps from the waterfront.