Fifth annual 408 Day in San Jose, CA

We’re arguably San Jose, CA’s biggest fans — so of course we’re celebrating our city’s unofficial holiday.

A man kneels in front of an SJ sculpure.

This sculpture was done by artist Driftin at the 2019 San Jose Day.

Photo by Leopoldo Macaya

You know what time of year it is, San Jose — that’s right, it’s our holiday.

April 8, or “408 Day,” is fast approaching and pays homage to our area code — celebrating the culture and history of San Jose. Since 2017, an annual celebration has been held to recognize and uplift local, underrepresented creatives while showcasing the 408’s talents with pride.

Two women pose in a tent filled with pieces of art.

Expect to see a variety of local vendors at 408 Day selling art, handcrafts, clothes, jewelry, and more.

Photo by Leopoldo Macaya

After being put on pause in 2021-2022, you can get ready for a full-fledged party this Saturday, April 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for all the San Jose-centric festivities.

Along with a full lineup of local music performances, there will be 50+ small business vendors on site, a variety of food trucks, an art gallery featuring works from over 50 local artists, and a classic car show.

A woman smiles at the Sweetdragon Baking Company tent.

Don’t miss out on local favorites this Saturday, April 8.

Photo by Leopoldo Macaya

To gear up for the festivities and refresh your pride in SJ, revisit some of our favorite stories since our last 408 Day that gush about why our city is the greatest.