8 Amazing Festivals that you must attend!
May 1-31, 2014 Gilroy's Spring Wine Trail - Gilroy, California
Gilroy Wine Trail ticket gives it's holder a discount at participating
winners and businesses. Spring Wine Trail tickets are valid in May. A
whole month to enjoy all participating wineries, taste your favorites
and enjoy exclusive discounts!
May 3-4, 2014 19th Annual Clayton Art & Wine Festival - Clayton, Calif
along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California's
wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine
artisans and unique craft exhibits. Youngsters will love Kiddieland
with lots of games and fun. Listen to non-stop live entertainment while
you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from the International
Food Court. Take a few minutes to visit the fascinating Clayton
Historical Society on Main Street. It's a fun day that the whole family
can enjoy and the event is free.
May 9-10, 2014 9th Annual Paradise Chocolate Festival - Paradise, Calif
a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge in the foothills of
the Sierra Nevada Mountains and overlooking the Sacramento Valley.
Chocolate Queen pageant, Chocolate Chase fun run, Chocolate Cuisine
Challenge and more. A benefit for non-profit youth organizations on the
May 10, 2014 The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting - Petaluma, California
Annual event. Feel the heat as restaurants, businesses, clubs and
individuals compete for the top chili and beer honors in Northern
California. Sample gourmet, homemade, and veggie chili recipes, and stay
for outdoor music, dancing and world class beers. This event benefits
Cinnabar Theater Youth Program.
May 10-11, 2014 BerryFest - Roseville, California
Celebrating the harvest of the Strawberry with great food, contests, exhibits and entertainment all Mothers Day weekend.
May 17, 2014 9th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival -San Francisco, California
partnership with a local non-profit organization, Uncorked is a public
event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine
from throughout Northern California. Activities for the event will take
place throughout the courtyards of Ghirardelli Square as well as extend
onto Beach Street adjacent to the Square. Beach Street will be closed
to traffic for the event to provide room for wine and food purveyors.
Tasting tickets for Uncorked are $50 and include a souvenir wine glass
and unlimited tastings. All other activities at Uncorked are free of
charge for attendees. There is no admission fee to enter the event.
Other activities include cooking demonstrations by renown Bay Area
chefs, seminars such as “Wine 101” and “Chocolate & Wine Pairings.”
The event will also have great musical entertainment. (also: www.ghirardellisq.com/events ) Attendance: 7,500.
May 30-June 1, 2014 BottleRock Napa Valley Music & Food Festival - Napa, California
ultimate celebration of music, wine, food, comedy, and beer, bringing
today's hottest talents to the heart of Downtown Napa. The lineup is
filled with more than 60 artists and 12 top comedians. Dozens of Napa
Valley restaurants and chefs will provide the ultimate variety of
offerings for food lovers throughout the festival, and wine aficionados
will enjoy samplings from over 40 top wineries in a region known for
May 31-June 1, 2014 33rd Annual Art & Wine Festival - Walnut Creek, California
annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek has grown from humble
beginnings to one of the East Bay’s greatest outdoor festivals,
attracting over 100,000 visitors yearly. Free admission and shuttle!
Over 100 Wines and beers, plus the popular craft beer garden is back!
Two stages of live entertainment. And enjoy a Dixieland Jazz Band while
strolling through 200 Arts and Crafts Booths, The kids will have a
fantastic time in the Kid Zone. It’s the Walnut Creek Chamber Art and
Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. The whole family is
sure to have a great time. Attendance: 100,000