I LOVE a good festival. Beer Festivals, Art & Wines, Street Fairs, you name it. The sun, the greasy, sweet of corn dogs, and the delicious beverages – you can’t beat it!
The season is just kicking off – and I’ve had a blast at the 2 festivals I attended.
Festival: Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
Date: 18 April, 2015 (every year in April)
Location: Downtown Martinez, CA
Cost: $35 – buy in advance – they sell out!
Highlights: Good beer (though I wasn’t overly impressed – I thought the 2014 selection was better) good food (we indulged in a Indian Tika Masala wrap – YUM), free shuttle from Concord Bart.
Bummers: There’s just so many people, and it’s a relatively small space, you need to get there about an hour early – the line to get in gets insanely long!
Festival: Walnut Creek Art & Wine
Date: 30 & 31 May 2015
Location: Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek
Highlights: Good beer & wine, lots of good food options, great music playing all weekend, variety of arts & crafts, kids area, dogs welcome, free shuttle from Walnut Creek Bart and Shadelands Business Park.
Here’s some other festivals I plan to attend:
Todos Santos Music & Market Series – http://www.cityofconcord.org/page.asp?pid=3000
Every Thursday Evenings, May – September, Todos Santos Park, Concord, CA
First Fridays in the Park – http://visitmurphys.com/first-fridays-in-the-park/
Operation Red, White and Brew – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/operation-red-white-brew-wine-craft-beer-tasting-event-benefiting-contra-costa-blue-star-moms-tickets-16213403727
June 28, 2015 in Martinez, CA
Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (my favorite!) – http://www.lafayettechamber.org/events/art-wine-festival/
September 19 & 20, 2015
Here’s some links to how I find out about what’s going on:
If you have any event suggestions, or other ways to find out what’s going on in your area – please share!