San Mateo County Event Center: May 2014 Events

Posted on April 9, 2014


May Events

Newsletter Sign-ups and Monthly Free Parking Pass Drawings!

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Our Monthly Contest enables you to engage and interact with us more frequently!  Like us on Facebook (San Mateo County Event Center) or follow us on Twitter (@SMEventCenter).  The more you post and comment with us, the more times you are entered for the month’s drawing!  Winners will be drawn on the Third Wednesday of each Month.  Names will be announced in our Monthly Newsletter and notified via email, Facebook or Twitter.

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May 3 & 4 and 10 &11, and 24 through 26, 2014:  Northern California Volleyball Association, Expo and Fiesta Halls


2013 marked the 31st year anniversary of the NCVA servicing Northern California from the Oregon border to Bakersfield including Northern Nevada.  NCVA’s Power League consists of a two day Qualifier and a two day Region Championship both held in a state of the art convention centers with top trained referees in addition to three league tournament days in between. Power League produces some of the top teams at the USAV Junior National Championship level year after year.

Admission: FREE!

Dates and Time:  Sat and Sun:  8:00 am  — 5:30 pm

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

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May 13 and 27, 2014:, Cypress Hall


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

Dates and Times: May 13 & 27 —  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

May 17 & 18:  Maker Faire Bay Area

maker faire 2014

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.  For more information, please visit:

Date(s) and time(s) of Event:  May 17, 2014 10:00am-8:00pm and  May 18, 2014 10:00am-6:00pm

Parking:  $20, cash per vehicle in our Saratoga lot and in Palm Avenue garage.  Information on alternative free parking locations with shuttle service is available at:

May 30 through June 1, 2014 :  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, May 30  12pm – 6pm / Saturday, May 31 10am – 6pm / Sunday, June 1 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

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

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