The Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival is a free annual event in May that features 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: Every year in May. Follow the link above to the official event website for this year’s date/time updates.
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, here are the details and prices from pervious year. (Check the event website for updates.)
- 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).