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"The Last Blast of Summer"
September 1-2, 2018 10am to 5pm
Broadway Avenue, Millbrae, California

Please note this information is from the 2017 event although the dates are correct for 2018.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2018 event.

quick facts about the Millbrae festival

Quick Facts

48TH MILLBRAE ART & WINE FESTIVAL
September 1-2, 2018 – 10AM to 5PM
Huge Mardi Gras-Style Festival of Music, Art, Food and Fun
Labor Day Weekend

WHAT:

WHAT:

Miss California 2016

Let the good times roll! The festive spirit and flavor of the Big Easy is coming to the Bay Area! The 48th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer coming up September 1-2, is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming the city into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, Art Explosion – a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Honeycrisp Apple Mules – the signature craft cocktail, the Forty Creek Whisky sampling lounge, trailer and cornhole game area, Hops Haven microbrew tasting tent, the Classically Cool Car Show, plus Savory City artisan specialty food purveyors, tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line soaring over Broadway, wild and wacky waterballerz, exciting thrill rides, 100-foot Super Slide, a rock climbing wall and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.

Stellar Live Music and Entertainment Everywhere … get ready – the greatest two days of live music Millbrae has ever experienced is coming with 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 dynamite music lineup includes Zepparella, East Bay Mudd, Boombox, Cisco Kid – War Tribute, Sang Matiz, Lumberyard, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and HeartStrings Music.

Art Explosion – 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 Stage … 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.

Fabulously Festive Food ... Mexican-inspired fresh-fruit hand-cut fruit cups, blended fruit drinks, oxtail chicken pepper soup, lamb, chicken, salmon and shrimp with jerk sauce, dirty rice, coconut beans, Caribbean salad, half-pound, “Bad 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 with 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, grilled chicken and garlic-tossed fried tofu rice in noodle bowls and spinach-tortilla wraps, deep fried tofu tossed with garlic and finished with sweet & sour or teriyaki sauce, beef, lamb and chicken gyros, roasted fresh corn and baked potatoes, oxtail chicken pepper soup, cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies kettle corn, wild cherry, blue raspberry, root beer, tiger's blood, lemon lime, and watermelon snow cones, fluffy, custom-flavored shaved ice, grilled Colby jack cheese sandwiches on double-thick Texas toast, crispy corn dogs, onion rings, all-natural popsicles and ice cream sandwiches made with local, organic, and fair-trade fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Deelish Drink … enjoy signature cocktails – deelish Honeycrisp Apple Mules (Skyy Honeycrisp Apple vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger beer) plus classic Bloody Mary’s and  refreshing, handmade margaritas made from fresh fruit purees – mango, strawberry, cucumber jalapeno and traditional lime – as well as premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer. Beer lovers will be in hops heaven with the assortment of world-class brews –– Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Angel City IPA, Blue Moon Belgian White and Coors Light. For aficionados of fine wine and bubbly, there will be a premium selection of easy-drinking varietals from California: Mondavi Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and White Zinfandel plus Cupcake Kenwood Brut. For Italian wine lovers,  there’s delicate and refreshing Leonessa Pinot Grigio along with lovely, well-balanced Rocca Sangiovese. New to the fiesta this year: Bass Note Sangria, full flavored and so, so delicious! Made with California wine and blended with fresh fruit juice, cane sugar, herbs, and spices to create a whole new Sangria experience. Enjoy it in three extraordinary flavors – Blackberry Sage, Cherry Lime Almond, and Peach Tarragon. Cool off with refreshing Honey Green Tea, Half Lemonade/Half Tea and Pomegranate Blueberry Herbal Tea from Honest Tea, enjoy a bottle of Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water, 100% natural and bottled at the source or savor an iced illy espresso-style coffee drink – your choice of Cappuccino, Caffe Latte or Caffe Vanilla Affogato. Sip your favorite beverage in a beautiful, collector-item wine or beer glass adorned with the stylish festival logo.

Hops Haven, a shaded oasis to sit down and take a break, returns to host a Microbrew Tasting Tent featuring delicious seasonal brews several of the top craft brewers in the world: Pyramid Apricot, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Boston Brewing Truly Spiked & Sparkling, Anchor Brewing Los Gigantes, Napa Smith Golden Gate IPA, Drake’s Dennoginizer Double IPA, Lost Coast Great White, Califcraft The Bay, Green Flash Nouveau Tarte, Ballast Point Unfiltered Sculpin, Boulevard Brewing Tank 7 and Anderson Valley Summer Solstice.

Savory City - 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. Custom infused balsamic vinaigrettes, balsamics, maple syrup and oils, gourmet Brownies, award winning handmade organic ice cream, locally-grown, hand-packed nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes and candy, nut and fruit gift sampler trays, flavorful licorice ropes imported from Spain and Italy “stuffed” with a soft candy, 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, handmade almond toffee, authentic, traditional Chinese herbal teas, the world’s finest beef jerky, tender roasted corn nuts, gourmet dips, soups, desserts, dry rubs, California grown pomegranate fruit spread, molasses, syrup, marinade, grilling sauce, grenadine, balsamic vinegar, family of sauces & pickled products, delicious French-style pies made from seasonally available, locally grown, organic or natural fruits, delicious, creamy, handmade caramels, raw, unfiltered, 100% Grade A pure honey and the world’s finest Kona coffee.

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.

WHEN:

WHEN:

September 1-2, 2018 (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:

Pets are not encouraged at the festival with warm weather and large crowds. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home.

INFO-LINE:

INFO-LINE:

650-697-7324

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TWITTER:

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LOCATION & DATES

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

September 1-2, 2018
10am – 5pm

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