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"The Last Blast of Summer"
September 2-3, 2017 10am to 5pm
Broadway Avenue, Millbrae, California
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Quick Facts

46TH MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL
September 2-3, 2017 – 10AM to 5PM
Huge Mardi Gras-Style Festival of Music, Art, Food and Fun
Labor Day Weekend

WHAT:

WHAT:

festival streets filled with fun

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer. The festive spirit and flavor of the “Big Easy” is coming to the Bay Area! The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming downtown Millbrae into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and signature craft cocktails, artisan specialty food, “Hops Haven” microbrew tasting tent with tasty seasonal craft beer, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show” and tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line, wild and wacky “waterballerz”, thrilling carnival-style rides and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.

Stellar Live Music … ten big-name bands playing an eclectic mix of 70’s disco, hip-hop, 80’s pop classics, 90’s party music, R&B, soulful Motown, groovy funk, rock and roll, spicy Cuban, zydeco, swing and jazz non-stop on stage and street throughout downtown. The blockbuster entertainment lineup includes Zepparella, The Houserockers, Pacific Soul Band, Neon Velvet, Stompy Jones, Sol Peligro, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and HeartStrings Music.

Fine Art & Cool Crafts ... 250 professional artists and craftmakers show original work in wood, leather, ceramics, metal, textiles, graphics, glass, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, photography, watercolor and oil painting, and clothing.

Streets Filled With Talent Showcase … sensational young performers strut their showstopping music and dance in this Millbrae’s Got Talent-style showcase.

Action-Packed Kids’ Playland ... tons of fun and games with the awesome 200’ zip-line that flies zippers over the crowd on Broadway, wild and wacky Waterballerz, Mobile Rock’s gripping 24-foot climbing wall and super fun bungee jump, monster inflatibles and bouncers, ultra thrilling carnival rides, face painting and temporary tattoos.

Fabulous Food ... half-pound, “Kick Ass” smoked pork and beef sausages slathered with grilled onions and sauerkraut, curly fries, fried zucchini, tri-tip sandwiches and turkey legs, Portobello mushroom sandwiches, sublime garlic fries, lamb and chicken in a pita or atop fluffy rice with yogurt-garlic tzatziki sauce, handmade falafel sandwiches, fried calamari marinated in Key lime wiith lime-watercress pesto, fries with crabmeat or freshly chopped garlic, teriyaki chicken-on-a-stick, vegetarian chow mein, lumpia, gyros, tri-tip tacos, quesadillas, garlic fries, sweet/sour/garlicky chicken grilled on a stick and served over noodles, atop rice, or tucked into a wrap, crab stacks, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes with fresh fruit and whipped cream, grilled Colby jack cheese sandwiches on double-thick Texas toast, old-fashioned corn dogs, crispy-sweet onion rings, roasted fresh corn and baked potatoes, kettle corn, fruit smoothies, bubble teas and the hot new dessert craze—mangonada, mango sorbet with chopped fresh mango and a generous sprinkling of chili salt, Dippin’ Dots mini ice cream orbs in flavors from cookie dough to banana split, ice cream made on the spot with liquid nitrogen ranging from cookies-and-cream to salted caramel ice cream, fluffy, custom-flavored shaved ice, icy Italian fruit sorbetto in popsicle form jazzed up with nutty and chocolaty dipping and topping options, espressos, lattes, iced chai tea, fruit-, coffee- and chocolate-based smoothies.

Deelish Drink … for the first time, a signature festival cocktail – a refreshing Honeycrisp Apple Mule (Skyy Honeycrisp Apple vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger beer) plus margaritas made from fresh fruit purees – mango, strawberry, cucumber jalapeno and traditional lime – as well as premium fine wine and refreshing, seasonal craft beer.

Hops Haven, a shaded oasis to sit down and take a break, returns to host a Microbrew Tasting Tent featuring delicious seasonal brews from assorted small craft brewers.

Artisan Specialty Food ... an array of artisan-produced specialty food sprinkled throughout the event provides the perfect opportunity to sample and purchase small-batch, handcrafted edibles as well as meet and chat with the actual producers. Custom infused balsamic vinaigrettes, balsamics, maple syrup and oils,gourmet Brownies, and now award winning FRESH Handmade Organic ice cream, gourmet toffees, brittles, caramels, apples, giant marshmallows, cookies, fudge, and the world’s best chocolate dipped caramel apples, locally-grown, hand-packed nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes and candy along with nut and fruit gift sampler trays, flavorful licorice ropes imported from SPAIN and ITALY “stuffed” with a soft candy filling along licorice bites, belts and straws, fancy lollilops, twisteroos, flavored almonds, cashews, pistachios, and pecans, … family recipe dips, spices, sauces, garlic mushrooms, stuffed olives, mustards, pickled garlic, green beans and asparagus, fruit butters and marinades, the world’s finest beef jerky plus tender roasted corn nuts, authentic, traditional Chinese herbal teas, the world’s finest beef jerky, tender roasted corn nuts, California grown pomegranate fruit spread, molasses,  syrup, marinade, grilling sauce, grenadine, balsamic vinegar.

The Classically Cool Car Show … featuring vintage touring cars, custom hot rods, sleek sports cars, super cool low riders with live music, microbrew tasting tent and more.

Viva Plastic! Pay for drink tokens and glasses using any major credit card at the Token/Glass booths spread throughout the festival. We’re set up with Square! It's quick, it’s easy, it's convenient, it’s awesome!

WHEN:

WHEN:

September 2-3, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

WHERE:

WHERE:

On Broadway (one block west of El Camino Real), between Victoria Ave. and Meadow Glen, downtown Millbrae, California. From Highway 101 or 280, take the Millbrae Avenue exit west to El Camino Real north. Get directions.

NO PETS:

NO PETS:

Pets are not allowed at the festival. Be kind to your pet companions (ie. dogs), and leave them in the comforts of their own home.

INFO-LINE:

INFO-LINE:

650-697-7324

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INSTAGRAM:

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TWITTER:

TWITTER:

@miramarevents

LOCATION & DATES

Broadway Avenue
(between Victoria and Meadow Glen)
Millbrae, California

September 2-3, 2017
10am – 5pm

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