With Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, it is time to think about the types of events that will be available in the area where the Big Game will take place. Since the game is in Leviís Stadium, outside of Santa Clara, California, this year, you can plan ahead and think about having some serious fun before the game. If you are traveling to the area to go to the Super Bowl, or traveling to enjoy the festivities of the week, creating a schedule of events can be hard with so much going on. This guide will help point you in the right direction of some of the hottest events in the area. It can also give you some ideas of local attractions to check out while you are in town during the week of Super Bowl 50. The main hub and where most events will be happening is in San Francisco - approximately 40 miles outside of Santa Clara, where the game will be held. If you will be in the area you plenty of unique experiences that you can really only get there. So, without further ado, here is your weekly guide of events that will help you stay entertained until the big game kicks off February 7th.
Super Bowl City (open til Feb 7) http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/super-bowl-city#ZpMUrPd8O2j1gkI4.97
The Super Bowl City presented by Verizon will first open January 30th in downtown San Francisco. This event will be mainly centered in the Justin Herman Plaza. Super Bowl City will have many events including the NFL Experience (see below) located near by. Fans and local residents can go join the party and the countdown to the biggest sporting event of the year. This will be the main hub of everything during Super Bowl week, CBS will even be broadcasting all its Super Bowl coverage from the city. There will also be a wide variety of family friendly and free events for fans to go and enjoy.
NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai
The NFL Experience is a week long event that will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA starting on January 31st. This event will give fans the opportunity to experience and learn NFL history, and also creates the high intensity atmosphere of the Super Bowl. The event will include many different exhibits that give everyone something to do. There are games which allow fans the opportunity to try and pass like their favorite quarterback or feel the pressure of kicking a game winning field goal. Also throughout the week there will be various opportunities for fans to get autographs and meet some of their favorite current and retired NFL players.
Super Community Concert and Fireworks
This free event will help to kick off the beginning of Super Bowl week. This free concert and fireworks show will be held at Mission College. The event will include at concert by the event headliner Heart and will also feature an opening act. Also featured at the event will be a food alley and a beer and wine area, where you can enjoy refreshments while at the event. For complete details and event schedule head over to the Santa Clara website for all the information you need.
Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade
This event will officially kick off Super Bowl week. The event will consist of fans, media and players from both teams that have made it to the big game. Fans will get to go and watch from the stands as players get interviewed by hundreds of members of the media. The event begins at 5pm at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Fans will be given gift bags that will contain radios so fans can listen to their favorite players being interviewed during the event. In addition to the on field interviews that fans will get to see, there will also be musical performances and have appearances made by a variety of players and cheerleaders. If you are in town and a big football fan this is a must attend event! Tickets for the event can be purchased online at TicketMaster. For more for information at this event head over to the official website of Super Bowl 50.
- NFLís on the Fifty Charitable Dining Experience
Super Community Celebration, Santa Clara http://santaclaraca.gov/residents/countdown-to-kick-off/super-community-events/super-community-celebration
On the eve of the Super Bowl, a final community event will take place throughout the day in Santa Clara. This event will have multiple events that fans can take place in. It is encouraged that fans from all teams attend the event and enjoy a concert featuring Huey Lewis and The News, a pep rally, flag football game, youth Play 60 zone, and more! At the end of the evening, at 8 PM, there will be a final firework show. This event is free to attend but you must register ahead of time to get your free tickets because parking spots are limited.
RollingStone Live San Francisco https://www.aimtickets.com/events/rolling-stone-super-bowl-party-2016-san-francisco/tickets?a=ae1896b09eea20048328d3b8#.VoF4vbYrJph
The Rolling Stoneís annual Super Bowl party will be held in San Francisco this year. This is one of the biggest parties during Super Bowl week in the city. The event will be held at The Galleria inside the San Francisco design center on February 6. The event will feature performances from some of todayís top artist and some from the past. The event will also feature an open bar and guests must be 21 and older to attend. For complete details and ticket information head here to find all the information you need for getting into this amazing party!
Taste of the NFL http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/calendar/events/taste-of-the-nfl#78rg6GUv3K6OE9SW.97
The Taste of the NFL charity event is an annual event that raises money for national and local food banks of the 32 NFL cities. The avent will start at 6 P.M. on February 6 and will feature a great evening of food and football. The event will bring together top chefs from the 32 cities of every NFL team. Event attendees will truly be able to get tastes from all around the country from some of the best chefs. Also featured at the event will be auctions on NFL memorabilia, that fans can bid on with money raised also going to help food banks around the country.
Super Bowl 50
The big 5-0, Super Bowl 50 will kick off February 7, 2016 in Leviís Stadium home of the San Francisco 49ers, at 3:30 local time (6:30 E.T.). By far the biggest football game of the year, the Super Bowl is the most watched football game in the world. The big game is the highlight of not only Super Bowl week but of the NFL season. If you can get tickets and are going to the game be sure to get to the stadium early as the game is sure to be very crowded. If youíre in or around the stadium be sure to check out some of the local sports bars or restaurants to go and check out the game.
If all those events throughout the week arenít enough to keep you busy, there is still all the regular tourist stops and fun nightlife locations you can check out in between. Depending where exactly you stay will give you various options, but there is so much stuff to do in the San Francisco Bay Area you will be sure not to be bored. You can head over to Chinatown and check out the historic district of San Francisco. There are also some attractions outside of the city such as the Tri-Valley beer trail, which takes you on various stops leading you Triple Rock Brewery, one of the oldest in the country. If you are wondering what to do for transportation, donít worry, this San Francisco transportation guide makes it easy. Looking for some nightlife? The bay area has you covered here too. Check out some of the favorite local bars in the area such as the Normandy House Lounge, which also will make for a great spot to watch the game. If you donít have tickets to go to the Super Bowl, heading out to one of the local sports bars is guaranteed to be one of your next best options. Heading out to one the San Francisco area sports bars will give you the great actions of being amongst sports fans and locals as you enjoy an intense atmosphere while watching the game.
Now you have a complete guide for everything you need to have a memorable Super Bowl week in the Bay Area. No matter what day you arrive or what you are interested in there is something for everyone to keep you entertained all week long as you count down to the big game. Once Sunday rolls around be sure to settle into a sports bar lounge or a tailgate outside the stadium and get ready to see what team will be crowned champions.