Visitors come to San Ramon to enjoy the annual events and festivals. San Ramon is a beautiful city in full view of Mount Diablo, one of northern California’s natural treasures. Public areas are well-planned and spacious. The city is also developing at a quick pace making it a model urban village in the Tri-Valley area. San Ramon has a full calendar of prominent and local annual events that attract visitors from all over to enjoy the exciting activities and local arts.
San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
San Ramon is well known for its San Ramon Art & Wind Festival which brings more than 200 community-based programs and activities to celebrate the start of summer. This year the festival was scheduled over Memorial Day weekend in San Ramon’s Central Park at 12501 Alcosta Blvd. The Festival features cool activities such as professional kite flying demonstrations and two large kids’ activity areas for free play. There are more than 200 arts and crafts booths to browse, variety entertainment by local schools and organizations on three stages to watch, and plenty of food booths featuring fair fare such as pretzels, funnel cakes, specialty sandwiches, and other favorites. There’s an early morning hot air balloon launch and a hang-gliding demonstration headlining the main attractions most years. No pets are allowed at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.
Star Spangled Spectacular
Each year, San Ramon pulls out all the stops to celebrate the Fourth of July with a joyous celebration with music, a salute to the armed forces, and other festivities. The celebration starts early with a Kid’s Activity Area with rides and interactive games including hamster balls sponsored by The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce. Food and beverage booths run by San Ramon non-profit organizations offer many options for dining while enjoying the events, unless you choose to bring a picnic.
The California Independent Film Festival
The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) is an up and coming film festival in California. It was founded in 1997, and has since gained national and global attention. Many celebrities attend the event giving local Bay Area residents and visitors alike the opportunity to get a first look at world-class films, meet well-known filmmakers in an intimate setting as well as rub elbows with international celebrities. This year the Festival will be held on November 8-11, 2012.