This week marked the opening of the long-awaited Levi’s Stadium, the new home of our San Francisco 49ers! As if this isn’t exciting enough, we also have an entire week of Fashion in the Square, summer concerts and food & drink galore (Eat Drink SF, anyone?). Enjoy this edition of the San Francisco week in review!
49ers Celebrate Opening of New Stadium in Santa Clara
The 49ers officially opened the $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara with a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with oversized red scissors with gold-colored blades in keeping with team colors. 49ers CEO Jed York was joined on stage by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, coach Jim Harbaugh, Patrick Willis and Joe Staley to cut the ribbons. The stadium’s opening has planted the NFL in Silicon Valley for the first time.
Fashion on the Square Is Here July 19th – 27
The 10th Annual Fashion On The Square (FOTS) will be happening throughout the Bay Area at various venues July 19 – 27, 2014. This charity fundraising fashion show benefiting FOTS+TheArts has grown from a one-day fashion show to a week of fashion, art and entertainment events in response to the large demand for more of the FOTS experience.
The Front Porch Presents: Homegrown
Wente Vineyards and The Front Porch (Karl Wente’s band) will come together for the fifth year to celebrate local Bay Area music talent through The Front Porch Presents: Homegrown, a unique three-part concert series taking place at Wente’s Estate Winery. Saturday evening shows are on July 19 and August 2, with the all-day mini (and much less expensive!) Outside Lands-esque music festival on Saturday, August 30. You won’t find chairs or tables at Homegrown – guests bring their blankets and relax on the lawn. For the all-day concert on August 30, Wente will have two stages set-up to showcase the nationally acclaimed artists, and guests won’t go hungry or thirst as there will be local food trucks and of course, Wente Vineyards wine.
Silicon Valley Beer Week July 25 – August 2
Silicon Valley Beer Week is coming up at the end of the month (July 25 – August 2) and there are a few exciting events happening at Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in Mountain View. On Monday, July 28 Allagash Brewing Company and The Bruery are teaming up for their first ever collaborative tap takeover! Steins will be feature 14 guest taps, seven from Allagash and seven from The Bruery. Kegs will be tapped at 5 p.m. and pour until the beer runs out.