FROM CALTRAIN COMMUNICATIONS STAFF The annual Silicon Valley Pride Festival and Parade takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26. There will be plenty of festivities, special guests and food vendors. Enjoy the Trans and Friends Rally, Saturday, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., in celebration of transgender and gender non-binary community. After the rally is the Night Festival, “Fantasy.” This special event will be held from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., with attendees encouraged to wear costumes. The Pride Parade itself is being held Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be performers, food trucks, a cocktail lounge, high-tech pavilion and more. The day festival is free if you go to the Trans and Friends Rally and $5 otherwise. All the fun can be found at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose. Take Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon Station then board VTA Routes 902 or 201. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Save time while purchasing your ticket with the new Caltrain Mobile ticketing app. Tickets are not sold onboard but can be purchased at vending machines at the stations. Clipper card users are reminded to tag on and tag off. Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can only be purchased through ticket machines onsite. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day. Parking permits cannot be purchased on the Caltrain Mobile app. For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit www.caltrain.com.