Make plans to attend the 39th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. An annual crowd-pleaser, there is something for everyone at Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival.
The festival features a variety of venues, which include 600 professional artists and craftmakers displaying their creations, entertaining live music with headliners The Groove Kings and Department of Rock, the new Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with giant screen TV, tasty food and drink including premium wines, microbrews, mojitos (yummy) and margaritas. There will also be health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits and a special memorial ceremony to honor the heroes from 9/11. And they haven’t forgotten about the kids; your little ones will find an action-packed Kids’ Park with the School of Rock Stage, climbing wall, amusements and decorative body art to keep them entertained.
So much entertainment that we hope 2 days is enough time to cover all the festivities. And the best part…admission is free.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
when: September 11-12, 2010 – 10 AM to 6 PM
where: On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue Downtown Mountain View, California
Event map to help you get around the festival.
Note to self: wine tasting doesn’t have to be a snobby and uptight affair. It can be fun, filled with food and friends and sunshine! Apparently, every year there is a Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. This year’s festival was over the weekend of September 12th and 13th and took place right on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View, making it super convenient.
I was really impressed by the scope and size of the festival. There was so much art I hardly even knew where to start looking, but once I did I was immediately immersed in the day. After a few glasses of wine I wanted to take home pretty much every piece I cam across. Luckily, I brought friends to remind me of my common sense. And I only picked up a couple of pieces, but there is nothing like an art fair to help you decorate your new house, right?
In addition to the great art and wine there was food and music. The food tastings were a lot of fun, but only further wet our appetites for some of the cool restaurants on Castro Street. We popped in about mid-day to help level ourselves out hunger wise and alcohol wise and enjoyed the people watching from our slightly removed vantage. Moving here from the city, I really thought I’d have to give days like this up, but more and more Mountain View is surprising me and turning out to be just as great as the city. I guess, maybe the only bad thing about this would be that since it’s a smaller area you might accidentally make a fool out of yourself while intoxicated in front of people you know instead of complete strangers. But then again, that means there is someone to carry you home.