the annual - Ukulele Festival of Northern California

'Ukulele Festival of Northern California Celebrating 20 Years

Free entrance to Food and Arts & Crafts Vendors, opens at 9:00 am.Free parking on Sunday. here: Chabot College Campus 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA


Promoting and perpetuating the playing of 'ukulele music and culture.

The 20th 'Ukulele Festival of Northern California is the
'Ukulele Image - longest running'ukulele festival on the mainland. This local event has attracted 'ukulele enthusiasts from British Columbia (Canada), to North Carolina, to the Islands of Hawai'i, as well as local talent throughout California.

When: Sunday, April 6,[masked]:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission tickets to the performances in the auditorium:  

All Day in-&-out privileges for all day competition performances  - - --  -
$10 advance purchase online thru 3/20/14. - google the event & you can order  on line

$15 after 3/20/14, at the box office only


Theatre box office will open at 9:45 am
Theatre doors will open at 10:15 am
General Seating: 1 ticket per person 5 years old and over
No food, drinks, flash photography, video, cell phone or audio taping permitted in the theatre.


Free entrance to Food and Arts & Crafts Vendors, opens at 9:00 am.
Free parking on Sunday. here: Chabot College Campus 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545

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  • UKULELE L.

    Chabot Uke Fest 2014 is the first event of this nature I have attended. I wanted to see what instruments and music styles were being played and how the stage crew pulled it off. There was a variety of music styled but seemed to be mostly Hawaiian. Obviously it's about the ukulele but the advanced groups used six stringed guitars. Bass was greatly enhancing wherever used. I really enjoyed the group with the slide guitar and electric bass. I was able to chat with Art, acoustic electric bass, and Chris, upright bass (miced) and got an informative and interesting perspective.

    April 7

    • Marilu

      This was/is small - this is/was an event where Uke clubs perform - - and everyone is carrying a Uke - or so it seems - - - was it six string guitar or Uke - - I also enjoy the "slide guitar" - - Pleasanton is more for the serious - and is bigger with more variety. Each group and each event is interesting for different levels interests - AND - that's why I try to go to a couple each year - - HOWEVER - I hope no one was disappointed - - -

      April 7

  • Marilu

    Chabot College is a small event - but I enjoy it -
    get's ya in the mood for -
    Mother's Day @ Pleasanton Fair Grounds - - -
    AND - - it's always difficult to "meetup with friends, etc" at one of these events - -
    sooooo - IT IS WHAT IT IS (my favorite attitude and thought for life) - - -

    I'll be posting that event along with the Wine Country Uke Fest - - - check it out and put it on your calendar.

    Chabot is the first one of the year for me - Get's me in the Mood
    then - -
    I hang out in Pleasanton and just "soak up the ambiance" - -

    April 7

  • Marilu

    Should we try to set a time -- maybe in front of the auditorium - - - and just say "Hi" or meet and have a little lunch together (food vendors are usually good)- there's a grassy area -
    Lot's of music books - Hawaiian "stuff" - some
    "bargains" (usually) - - - -

    March 31

    • Marilu

      I'm thinking YOU and I were the only ones that actually went to the festival - No One Else Has Commented -

      1 · April 7

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did go, and bought t-shirts in the Kamaka booth. I was also late (around 12PM) so I didn't buy ticket to go to the concerts. Just hung around outside and ate lunch.

      April 7

  • Cindy L.

    I enjoyed the festival but arrived too late for lunch. We can meet in person another time.

    April 7

  • Marilu

    OH - I see there's a few "newbies" - I'm going to take a class (don't know the instructor - but friends have taken guitar lessons from him and been happy) - - -

    At any rate - here's the "skinny" - REGISTRATION - Palo Alto Adult Ed -[masked] - $72.00 - 9 weeks beginning 3/20 - Thursday's 7-8 p.m. AND here's the instructor's e-mail [masked] (and that's his name) - He's been associated with the music store on Castro in Mt. View. - -

    March 8

    • Marilu

      He teaches thru Palo Alto Adult Education & I'm sure he'll do it again at the end of this series - - I think there will be one - mornings in Redwood City soon - a very easy going/helpful teacher - - but mornings.

      1 · March 31

    • Marilu

      You should try to go to the San Jose Uke Group's "get togethers" Gillian (and her group is great - - and - - she always does a short beginners sequence at the beginning -

      1 · March 31

  • Marilu

    Should we try to set a time -- maybe in front of the auditorium - - - and just say "Hi"
    or meet and have a little lunch together (food vendors are usually good)- there's a grassy area -
    Lot's of music books - Hawaiian "stuff" - some
    "bargains" (usually) - - - -

    March 31

  • Marilu

    Glad to meet some "ukers" at the event - - It's a lot of "everything" - - all the Uke Clubs/etc will perform in the auditorium - (others will just be on the grass - stummin' and there's food, books, uke's, lai's, etc. etc. - - I always feel it's the "bestest" of money spent on Uke Entertainment stuff - - some professional performances are better -= BUT - for all around "hanging out" - - This is the Place To Be !!

    March 8

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