Current events for June/July 2010

The Coastside Farmer’s Market is in full swing with approximately 30 booths overflowing with an abundance of locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, gourmet cheese, herbs and farm fresh eggs available for purchase. Local artisans, dancers, and musicians appear at the market each week, as well as a number of community groups. The market is held outdoors annually from May 1 through December on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Shoreline Station parking lot (Kelly Avenue & Cabrillo Hwy/Hwy 1). For more information visit

Wine Exploration

The Santa Cruz Mountains has been recognized as a wine producing region since the late 1800s when local winegrowers began to win in national and international competitions. Now home to more than 70 wineries, this wine region has two  summer events coming up, offering an opportunity to taste and explore the wines of the area.

• During the first two weekends in June (June 5 & 6 and June 12 & 13), wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste and purchase many of the region’s wines at the Vintner’s Festival. This event features more than 50 wineries from both sides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Many new releases will be poured, as well as barrel tastings, regional delicacies, live music, local chef demos, art displays and much more. Held each day from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance / $35 at the door (includes a commemorative glass for tastings). For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at (831) 685-8463 or visit

• July 17th is Passport Day! This quarterly event features special wine and barrel tastings at numerous wineries, some of which aren’t open to the public except on Passport Days. Participating restaurants also offer specials such as waived corkage on Santa Cruz Mountains Wines, 10% off on dinner and more. At each winery visited, a page of the Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp. During Passport Day guests will also enjoy discounts at local participating restaurants. Passports are $40 per person and can be purchased at any of the participating wineries on the day of the event or in advance by calling (831) 685-8463.

Music venues in Half Moon Bay

There are several music venues for you to enjoy near our Inn in the Half Moon Bay area. All different types of music are here in Half Moon Bay including jazz, blues, classical and rock. Listed below are some of the music locations. It is best to check with the individual locations for the type of music and show times.

Miramar Beach Restaurant, 131 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA, 650-726-9053

Douglas Beach House in Miramar, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society,  307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, 650-726-4143

The Wine Bar, located in the Harbor Village Mall, 270 Capistrano Rd., #22, Half Moon Bay

La Costanera, 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, 650-728-1600

Cafe Classique, 107 Sevilla Ave., El Granada, CA  650-726-9775

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., 390 Capistrano Rd., Princeton-by-the-Sea  Half Moon Bay, 650-728-2739

Sam’s Chowder House,  4210 N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay 650-712-0245

Pasta Moon,  Pasta Moon’s Music Box, 315 Main St, Half Moon Bay 650-726-5125

Cetrella restaurant,  845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA  650-726-4090

Crab Landing Seafood & Steakhouse 260 Capistrano Road, Princeton-by-the-Sea
Half Moon Bay CA 94019, Phone: 650-712-1288

Bangkok House Thai Cuisine, 20-B Stone Pine Center, Half Moon Bay CA 94019, Phone: 650 726-5247