San Jose Day

San Jose Day is an annual festival dedicated to embracing the city's widely diverse culture through a celebration of local art, fashion, music, food, classic cars and conversation. By integrating a variety of San Jose artists and creatives, SJ Day fuels inspiration and collaboration with the community. Each year we invite talented local artists, musicians, and creators to show their work and pay homage to the city we love!


Save the Date!

The Forth Annual San Jose Day

The Forth Annual San Jose Day is on Saturday April 11, 2020 in East Side San Jose

. . . More details to come. Check back soon! . . .


More Photos from San Jose Day by Leopoldo Macaya- Click Here



Third Annual San Jose Day

San Jose Day, presented by BACK Magazine, was selected to be part of the Knight Foundation’s #SpeakUpSanJose initiative to fund 20 organizations to foster community engagement.

The Third Annual SJ Day was hosted at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company. We embraced the cities diversity and pay homage through live art, local performing bands, local brands and businesses, classic cars, food, beer, and more!

The Last Issue of BACK Magazine

Issue No. 3- The San Jose Edition- will be released at The Third Annual San Jose Day.

See who’s featured in Issue No. 3 HERE.

Media Coverage

Second Annual San Jose Day 2018

The Second Annual San Jose Day was celebrated at Breezy Excursion. This year, we chose a select group of artists that would represent and emulate the culture of San Jose. Our previous year allowed artists to openly submit art, whereas this year each artists was asked to create an original piece that represented what San Jose meant to them.

This year featured 30 visual artists, one MC, and a documentary reveal.

"DoItForSJ" Documentary

Bay Area Creatives Klub presents "# Do It For SJ": A small collection of interviews with San Jose leaders discussing topics within the city. What can SJ improve on? What do you love about the city you call home?

We interviewed four influential leaders from San Jose, Abraham Menor, Daniel Garcia, "Dirtbag" Dan, and Erin Salazar.

∙Directed by Haley Cardamon∙Filmed by John Atomos∙Music Produced by Sam Ruckus∙


Our pilot year, San Jose Day was held at Local Color, in DTSJ, where we showcased over 30+ visual artists, 7 musical performers, and 9 local businesses.

"415 Day" Inspiration 

San Jose Day was originally inspired by a similar concept created by San Francisco rapper, Equipto, called "415 Day". Frisco Day is a day for SF natives celebrate their history and culture, while also taking a stand against gentrification and native peoples displacement.