India Day parade, Burlingame arts, Assyrian food star in weekend festivals

There’s a jam-packed weekend of Bay Area festivals ahead, with a big India Day parade, arts and crafts, live music, Assyrian culture and a car show on tap. Among the highlights:

Festival of India: The 31st annual FOG (Festival of Globe) celebration of Indian culture features entertainment, food, a Saturday dance competition, a two-day fair (mela) with more than 120 booths and a Sunday parade with more than 50 floats and 100 cars.  Details: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday (free health fair from 10 a.m. to noon) and Sunday (parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.); 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont; free admission;

Assyrian Food Festival: The annual event boasts culinary treats from what’s called the cradle of civilization, along with live music, dancing, children’s activities and a Samovar Alley featuring teas, coffees and pastries. Details: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 20; Assyrian Church of the East, 680 Minnesota Ave., San Jose; free admission;

Burlingame on the Avenue: Featuring arts and crafts and food booths, live music on two stages and community entertainment on a third stage. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both Aug. 19 and Aug. 20;  Burlingame Avenue between El Camino Real and California Drive; free admission;

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Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival: Featuring fine art, food, live music, kids’ activities, wine and beer. On Saturday there’s a Cops ‘n’ Rodders car show; Sunday is Dog Day. Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20; Skypark, Scotts Valley; free admission;


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