Stephen’s Meat “Dancing Pig” Sign Relocation Celebration
Date and location
Sat, November 19, 2022, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- 3:00 - 5:30 pm: Vendor booths and demos (indoor at the Firehouse)
- 5:15 pm: Neon relighting ceremony (outdoor)
- 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Demos and reception (indoor at the Bay Area Glass Institute)
History San Jose Park
at 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA
Celebrate the iconic Stephen’s Meat Products sign temporary relocation to History Park San José on Saturday, November 19, from 3 - 7 pm. Hosted by San José Preservation Action Council, PAC*SJ and History San Jose, this evening celebration will feature sign-inspired artist demos, exhibits, and a holiday art and gift market from 3 - 5:30 pm inside the History Park Firehouse. The relighting of the beloved Dancing Pig sign will take place at 5:15 pm and will be followed by a reception from 5:30 - 7 pm.
Removed in October from its original location on S. Montgomery St. near Diridon Station, the historic neon sign will be on public exhibit at History Park and will permanently return to Downtown West post construction.
Originally installed in 1948, the sign marks where the Stephen’s Meat Products sausage factory once stood, and over the years has become an important part of San José’s rich history.
The November 19 event will mark the iconic sign’s past while commemorating its continued importance as a part of San Jose’s future.
- Preservation Action Council of San Jose
- History San Jose
- Heather David/San Jose Signs Project
- Brush House Art & Design
- Bay Area Glass Institute
- Suhita Shirodkar/Vintage Signs San Jose
- Eddie Ramirez
- Alyssa Wigant
- ...and more!
Visit the PAC*SJ Party at the Pig event website to learn more.