San Mateo County Event Center: April 2014 Events

Posted on March 11, 2014


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April 4, 5 & 6:  International Gem and Jewelry Show, Expo Hall

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you’ll ever see under one roof. For more than 45 years, the acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country — and now the show is back in town. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a huge selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and those of us looking for unique new accessories at a great price.

Date(s) and Time(s):

Friday, April 4  12pm – 6pm / Saturday, April 5 10am – 6pm / Sunday, April 6 11am – 5pm
Admission:  $8, good for all three days. Purchase advance DISCOUNTED tickets [$6.00] at
Ticketing and Information:
New Show Policy: Children 8 & under are not permitted.
Parking: $10, cash per vehicle

April 5 & 6: National Franchise Expo, Fiesta Hall

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Northern California’s Largest Franchise & Business Opportunities Show Case – 2 days only! See all of your business ownership options all in one place! Meet with the best known franchises & hottest new opportunities. This exciting 2 day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business yourself… but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own proven business concept, and having support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!   For more information, visit:

Dates and Times:

Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00am-4:00pm / Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:00am-4:00pm

Admission:  General Admission: $5.00 / Free for active military personnel with military I.D. at ticket booth.

Parking: $10, cash per vehicle

April 8 & 22:, Cypress Hall


The largest foreclosed home auctions, trustee sale foreclosure auctions, luxury home auctions, commercial property auctions, note auctions & land auctions.

Dates and Times: April 8 & 22 —  Registration, 12pm; Auction begins 1pm

What to bring:  Cash or cash equivalent (permitted forms of checks should be made payable to yourself or, LLC) required on auction day.  Government-issued identification required on auction day.

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 11, 12 & 13:  Fashion Market Northern California, Expo Hall

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Fashion Market Northern California is the largest open-booth opportunity to showcase established brands and up-and-coming designers.  Anticipating Fall 2014 designs and collections, this showcase is open to wholesale buyers only.  For more information, visit:

Dates and Times:

Fri April 11 9:00am-6:00pm / Sat April 12  9:00am – 7:00pm / Sun April 13 9:00am – 5:00pm

Admission:  See Website

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 11, 12 & 13:  The San Mateo Home and Patio Show, Fiesta Hall

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If you’re attending for a home-improvement project in mind, expect the highest number of exceptional quality vendors at this home and garden expo.  Whether you are looking to find the perfect contractor for your next remodeling project, collect ideas for your home, try some of the newest, most innovative foods and products and so much more… the Spring Home and Garden Show offers something for everyone!  For more information, visit:

Date(s) and Time(s): 

Fri April 11 12:00pm-6:00pm / Sat April 12 10:00am-6:00pm / Sun April 13 10:00am-5:00pm

Admission: FREE! 

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 13:  Young Life Banquet and Auction, Event Pavilion


A special evening fundraiser for the Mid-Peninsula Young Life Chapter.  Banquet dinner and auction scheduled.  Young Life is a non-denominational, Christian, non-profit organization that is committed to adolescents to help them grow in their faith. Young Life staff and leaders are caring adults who strive to build positive relationships with teenagers.   Through friendships as well as through club, Campaigners and camp, Young Life leaders get to know teenagers and gain their trust.  For more information, please visit:

Date and Time:  Saturday, April 13, 2014 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Admission Tickets:  Please contact event organizer:

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 25, 26 & 27: Hillsborough Antique Show, Expo Hall

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The West’s Most Prestigious Antique Show is an Antique Show for the 21st Century Too! 325 Dealers From North America, Europe and Asia in 506 Booths. Vintage Home Furnishings Including Furniture, Lamps, Textiles & Accessories from Various Periods including Arts & Crafts and Modern, Art, Pottery, Glass & Porcelain, Silver, Jewelry, Antique Toys & Playthings, Books, Ephemera, Country Store & Coin-Op. Whether you are a connoisseur or just starting to buy, you will find a home at Hillsborough. Proceeds from the Show support our Veterans by the work of United Voluntary Services at 44 VA Medical Centers throughout the United States.

Date(s) and Time(s):  

Friday, April 25 11:00am-8:00pm / Saturday, April 26 11:00am-7:00pm / Sunday, April 27 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission:  $10 Adults, $8 Seniors (65+)

For Discount Coupon and Show Information:

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 25, 26 &27:  New Living Expo, Fiesta Hall

new living expo

Connection Mind, Body, and Spirit. See 180 Booths, hear over 100 speakers, and enjoy music. We have been serving the Bay area for over 25 years. Lectures, Panels, Workshops, and Yoga classes are all going on during the 3 days of the expo. Come hear speakers like Dick Gregory, Terry Cole Whittaker, Master Sha, John Gray, Dannion Brinkley. Listen to Music, a Yoga Fashion Show,  and Wine/Beer garden. Get your favorite speaker to sign your books.  For more information, visit:

Date(s) and Time(s):

Fri April 25 4:00pm-10:00pm / Sat April 26 10:00am-8:00pm / Sun April 27 11:00am-7:00pm


1-Day Pass: $15.00

2-Day Pass: $25.00

3-Day Pass: $30.00

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

April 25, 26 & 27:  The Next LeveL Dance Competition, Redwood Hall

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A nationwide touring dance competition that is open to ALL styles of dance.  At this family event, local dance teams and dance studios are invited to compete.  Throughout the day the kids will dance with a few award ceremonies in between events.  For more information, visit:

Dates and Times:  

Fri April 25 5:00pm-10:00pm / Sat April 26 8:00am-10:00pm / April 27 9:00am-9:00pm

Admission:  FREE!

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

About the San Mateo County Event Center:

San Mateo Event Center is the Bay Area’s top destination for events, meetings, promotions, and special events – from 15 in small meetings up to 50,000 campus-wide.

Offering expansive space, lush landscaping, and flexible amenities conveniently located 20 minutes from all major cities.  Call us today! 650-574-3247

New!  Now Serving your Food and Beverage Needs!

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San Mateo Event Center’s newest addition, Creative Touch Catering, is proud to offer in-house services for all your unique Food & Beverage needs. For inquiries, please