Alviso, CA- Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors Dave Cortese partnered with the Santa Clara County Parks Department to present the 5th Annual Day on the Bay: A Multicultural Festival on Sunday, October 12th at the Alviso Marina County Park. Day on the Bay Festival is a celebration that brings people from all walks of life together to enjoy activities, promote diversity and talent as well as to immerse the local community in ethnic expression. Day on the Bay is also an informational fair where local community groups such as non-profit, government and community-based organizations share their services.
Shout out to the SJ Fire Department.
On this very warm Sunday there were flu shots, hamburgers and pumpkins for free if you could get them. Arts and crafts, raffle items and giveaways were provided to the event for children. Children were given the opportunity to go inside fire trucks, get face paintings, go rock climbing and try kayak riding. Two stages had live entertainment: (1) singing performances and (2) ethnic dance performances. Zumba fitness groups pumped the crowd with energizing music and moves to get you up and active. Belly dancing performances graced the stage along with traditional Hispanic dances.
Free Pumpkins? Why Not.
A break from the activities.
Day on the Bay was a fun-filled day for children to get out and enjoy the sun and for adults who wanted to feel like a child again for a day. Community events bring widely diverse people together highlighting their rich cultures and to acknowledge what makes them unique.
Essence Ruth-Noel Sellers, also known as Lady Ma, is a senior at San Jose State University. She is a Communication Studies major and is minoring in RTVF. She is an aspiring disk jockey. She loves to spend her time doing self-expression activities such as writing poetry/spoken word, dancing, singing and theater arts.