Fun Activities (and Savings) at Summer Fest

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In addition to being a great place to catch three days of non-stop music, Summer Fest also provides attendees with the chance to step away from the music and still have fun. Whether it’s taking a close look at fast cars or trying your hand at an obstacle course, we have plenty of activities this year that will help you stay active or let you chill out.

Read on to find out what exciting activities some of our Summer Fest sponsors will be providing.

Kaiser Permanente Main Stage

In conjunction with our 25th anniversary, Kaiser brings their Thrive campaign center stage. Expect lots of Main Stage movement all weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, Kaiser will be conducting a hula hoop contest. The contestant who actively hula hoops the longest each day will earn a special prize. After some active hooping, grab a banana from one of KP’s brand ambassadors and take a look at the body paint and spin art exhibitions they will have on display. Be sure to visit our new Family Fun Zone at the back of Plaza de Cesar Chavez, near our AT&T Next Gen Stage, where kids can try their hands (and feet) at Kaiser’s obstacle course.

In the spirit of the groove, Friday night is our official Kaiser Dance Party, led by the funk and R&B sounds of Bootsy Collins and Con Funk Shun. But don’t expect the movement to stop Saturday or Sunday – Kaiser is also promoting dance breaks, conducted with the help of the World Famous Rick and Russ Show, who will be keeping the Main Stage crowd going between acts.

There’s An App For That: PayPal Discounts at Main Stage 

If you love saving a few bucks whenever you can, get a head start today and download the PayPal app before you arrive at Summer Fest. With the app, you’ll be able to enjoy exclusive discounts on everything from merch to drinks.

When you’re at the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage, use PayPal to save $5 off your $20 drink ticket purchase at our Main Stage beverage booth. Better yet, save $10 on ANY PayPal Jazz Store purchase, where SJZ hats, t-shirts, hoodies, chairs, blankets and more will be on sale. Make sure to have a look at our 25th anniversary commemorative book, available for just $10. If you pick it up and pay with the app, you’ll walk away with our book for free!

PayPal is also sponsoring our VIP area, located just across the street from the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage. In addition to access to our preferred seating directly in front of the Main Stage, VIP’s can enjoy sidewalk seating and catered food and drink. Our PayPal VIP section will open Friday evening for those lucky 3-day VIP pass holders and run for the duration of Summer Fest.


SJZ Speakeasy Brings Tito’s Handmade Vodka to Plaza de César Chavez

Tito’s is back, and they’re ready to help us make an historic splash in Plaza de Cesar Chavez!

For the first time in the history of Summer Fest, we will be serving spirits at the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage. Drop by our brand-new SJZ speakeasy to sip three cocktails served with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. We will be serving a vodka cran, a vodka Red Bull and the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Dog, a refreshing pairing of Tito’s and grapefruit soda.

In addition to these vodka drinks, we will also be serving select whiskey cocktails. The SJZ speakeasy will be open all weekend.

Test Drive Your Next Car at Summer Fest

We’re excited to bring Chrysler on board for our special 25th anniversary! Stop by their booth at the Salsa Stage and sign up to test drive one of their new models. You’ll receive a $10 Visa gift card just for test driving.

Need a Charge? Speed Things Up At Verizon

Verizon moves to the Salsa Stage this year after their Main Stage tent activation last year. If you love fast cars, don’t pass up the chance to see the Indy car they’ll have on display – unfortunately, you won’t be able to test drive this speedster!

Should you need to charge your phone or smart device, Verizon will also have charging stations on hand.

Don’t miss out on these fun activities paired with world-class music — click here to buy tickets to Summer Fest.