Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
May 30, 2016 08:42PM
● By Becky Coburn
Calling all SummerAti!* Kickoff summer at the 35th annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. Admission is free! Heather Farm Park will be filled with more than 250 arts and crafts booths, live music, craft brews, wine tasting, dozens of food options, a Kids Zone and more. This year, everything gets kicked up a notch with several new features, including Keith Sayers’ highflying, freestyle motocross performances all weekend. Guests will also enjoy Premium Collection, a new fine art area coupled with fine wines and a collection of single malt scotches for tasting.
Get your groove on with nonstop live music from local favorites on both festival days: Mustache Harbor, Fito Reinoso, Big Band Beat, Neon Velvet, Lumberyard, PUSH, JC Smith Band, and Civic Arts Jazz Band. New this year, the Rising Stars Stage will showcase up-and-coming talented performers. From Studio A Dance Team and Mystique Ballroom to High Five Music Academy, Stars 2000, and Diablo Women’s Chorale, the Rising Stars Stage will provide non-stop entertainment throughout the festival. Olympic Champions Walnut Creek Aquanuts will make a “splash” with two special appearances.
Youngsters of all ages will enjoy the Kids Zone, loaded with activities. New this year, a 90-foot super slide will provide super high sliding fun for all ages. Children are also invited to participate in a festival favorite dubbed Water Bobbles, as well as gemstone mining, a climbing wall, face painting, and a plethora of carnival games. The conductor of the delightful Art & Wine train will take passengers for scenic tours around the lake.
Free, continuous shuttles are available from Shadelands Business Park. BART riders, take the free shuttle from the Walnut Creek BART station. Paid parking is available on site.
*Are you the SummerAti? Sum´mer · a´ ti, noun (plural): connoisseurs of summer who guide the artistic, social, and gastronomic elements required for serious summer fun.
For more information, visit www.artwinefestivalwc.com or call 925.934.2007.