The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival (May 30 – 31, 2015) is a free annual event featuring non-stop local and Bay Area music and entertainment, arts & crafts from more than 200 artisans, award-winning local and regional wines and microbrews, ethnic and traditional festival food.
This East Bay festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors over the weekend. Popular attractions are the Premium Wine Tent, the expanded Children’s Area, and the Grape Stomp Competition where you can dye your feet purple.
WHAT: The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival free admission. Wine/beer tasting and glasses for purchase.
WHEN: May 30 – 31, 2015 (Saturday 11am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm.)
WHERE: Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 (at Ygnacio Valley Road).
SAVVY TIPS: To help make your festival experience a little savvyier …
- Glasses and pour tickets — Souvenir wine and beer glasses and pour tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $7 each. Best deal is on the “value added packages” that include multiple glasses and tickets.
- Parking — Paid parking is available on-site for an $8 vehicle fee. Parking from the shuttle lot is free.
- Shuttle — Free shuttle buses run continuously during the festival from Shadelands Business Park (corner of N. Wiget Lane & Mitchell Drive).
2015 ART & WINE FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 30, 2015
- 12-2pm: Sol moves the crowd with a Latin infused blend of rock, funk, and salsa
- 2:30-4:30pm: Delta Wires packs a Big Band sound with harmonica and horns; inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame
- 5-7pm: Unauthorized Rolling Stones is the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band
- 11:30am-12pm: Walnut Creek’s Foothill Middle School Jazz Band
- 1-2:30pm: Fu Man Chu keeps the jazz groovin’ with its trio of top notch local musicians
- 3-4:30pm: PUSH performs classic American rock ‘n’ roll led by KGO-TV news anchor Dan Ashley
- 5-6:45pm: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums get everyone dancing with blues, swing, jazz and rare gems inspired by the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s
Sunday, May 31, 2015
12-1:30p.m: JC Smith Band mixes jumpin’ blues with old-school soul
2-4pm: House Rockers brings an impressive 10-piece band playing rock and soul
4:30-6pm: Love Fool plays pop hits from the ‘80s, mega dance hits and rock anthems from the ‘90’s to now
12-1:30pm: Key Lime Pie delivers rock and funk with a Latin twist 2-3:30 p.m.: Revolver rocks 60’s music only