Hotel and Concert Deals for San Jose Mariachi Festival Sept. 21-27 Will Entertain Families for Less

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The San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival invites families to get away for Mexican cultural celebrations in Downtown San Jose this fall, with great deals on hotels, restaurants and concerts.

The San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival features great entertainment, workshops in Mexican music, dance, slow food cooking, sustainable design and a free community fair.

The San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival invites families to get away for Mexican cultural celebrations in Downtown San Jose this fall, with great deals on hotels, restaurants and concerts. The Festival includes workshops in Mexican music, dance, slow food cooking, sustainable design and a free community fair.

For the week of September 21 - 28, families can take advantage of special festival rates at San José hotels and receive a special welcome package designed exclusively for the festival. Enclosed in a hand-made artisan-crafted pressed tin box, the special souvenir and entertainment gifts will announce 'Welcome to San José'. As part of the Mariachi Travel promotion, a complimentary historic commemorative festival poster will be provided to travelers who book their hotel rooms online at sjtix.com or call 408 792 4176.

Also, local restaurants have partnered with the festival to offer dining experiences:

The Grille on the Alley, on the first floor of the San José Fairmont Hotel, is offering one free appetizer for the table, up to $15.00 in value, with the purchase of dinner and ticket stub from any Mariachi concert.

Paolo's special dinner is on Friday, September 25 for one night only. Before hearing the wonderful music of Joan Baez, one of the best folk artists of all time, enjoy a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu at Paolo's, one of San Jose's finest restaurants, for only $50 per person when you purchase a ticket to Joan Baez. Paolo's is literally steps away from the concert venue, with ample parking options. Simply call the SJTix.com box office at 408-792-4176 for a special concierge service for this magical night only.

Hotel rates include:

The Wyndham San José: To book a room for only $84 for a single, or $94 for an executive king, or $114 for a suite at the Wyndham, call 1-800-WYNDHAM or (408) 453-6200 or go online to http://www.wyndham.com. The Wyndham is the official hotel of the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival Workshops, and is by far the cheapest and most convenient lodging for Festival Workshop students. By hopping on the light rail, it's also quick and easy to take public transportation from the Wyndham San José to any of the great Mariachi Festival concerts.

The Fairmont San José: For the best accommodations downtown San José has to offer, try our official hotel sponsor, the Fairmont San José. Starting at just $109 for standard rooms, $139 for deluxe rooms, $209 for Suites, and $239 for Deluxe Suites call 1-800-346-5550. Located right across the street from the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, just blocks from the Center for the Performing Arts, and less than a mile from the HP Pavilion, the Fairmont is the most luxurious and convenient place to stay for all the San José Mariachi Festival concerts. Staying at the Fairmont for the Festival is affordable as well.

Purchase a VIP package which includes a Fairmont hotel room for $139 and the best concert seats to either Evening with Joan Baez, Mariachi Goes to the Movies both at the Center for the Performing Arts, or a concert tribute to Concert Tribute to Cesar Chavez, with special guests Los Lobos and Carlos Santana at HP Pavilion. Go to sjtix.com for more on packaged deals.

Check out http://www.sanjosemariachifestival.com and click on "Travel" for special hotel weekend and dining packages and concert information. Remember to tell them you're coming to the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival to get the special discounted rates.

San José's Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival is the largest in the country and the creative director is Linda Rondstadt.. The concerts feature such guest stars such as Joan Baez, Aida Cuevas, Los Lobos, Carlos Santana, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, and Mariachi Cobre. The festivities also include: the Benjamin Bratt movie 'La Mission', will be screened at the Downtown San José Camera Cinemas;a blockbuster art exhibition, for the first time in the United States in over 60 years, featuring the murals created by the Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias from the 1930 California Exposition; and the Feria del Mariachi at San José's Plaza de Cesar Chavez, including three stages of Mexican regional and traditional music, folk dancing, family activities, artisans, Mexican food and much more. Thanks to a generous contribution from Target, this year the outdoor feria is free to the public.

If you have more questions about staying in San José for the Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival, please feel free to call us at 800-MHC-VIVA or email info(at)mhcviva(dot)org. We'll look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Contact:
Jill Arnone
The Arnone Group
Office: (408) 298 8905
Cell: (408) 315 5121

Jeanne Sullivan
San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cell: (650) 215 8156

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