The Millbrae Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our 50th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival. With nearly 300 artists, 20 food vendors, sensational live entertainment on 2 stages, a Kids’ Playland with rides and attractions, engaging sponsor presentations and 5 locations along Broadway to purchase wine, beer, sangria and champagne — there’s something for EVERYONE!
Not only is the Art & Wine Festival a great place to shop for unique items and gourmet food treats, it’s the perfect way for the Chamber of Commerce to showcase Millbrae’s downtown merchants and many great restaurants. We encourage you to shop and dine in Millbrae while you’re here!
Along the festival route, stop by our microbrew beer tasting tent “Hops Haven” in the city parking lot in the 200 block of Broadway (Millbrae Farmers' Market lot). While there, check out the “Classically Cool Car Show”. You'll find classic cars and street rods plus tables where you can relax while listening to live Classic Rock 'n' Roll performed by Gary Pellegrini’s popular ‘Loudin’ Cleer’ band.
Further down Broadway at the north end (near Meadow Glen Ave), you’ll want to make time to see the many gifted young entertainers performing on the “Streets Filled with Talent Community Stage” sponsored by South San Francisco Scavenger Company.
Proceeds from the festival help fund the Millbrae Chamber’s mission of work, which includes funding popular annual community events, funding the Chamber's high school scholarship program for Mills High School students, advocating for and representing local businesses and continuing the Chamber’s work of promoting the community and serving as a resource. To learn more about Millbrae Chamber of Commerce visit their website at www.millbrae.com.
Through the dedicated efforts of the Festival Committee, generous donations of time from our long-time community volunteers along with support, assistance and donation of services from the City of Millbrae and Millbrae Square Shopping Center, we are able to bring you the Bay Area’s BIGGEST & BEST Labor Day Weekend event!
Special thanks to the following people for their efforts with this year’s event: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office with Millbrae Police Bureau Chief of Police Services Captain Paul R. Kunkel, Dan Bennett, Logistical Support Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Services; Central County Fire Department - Fire Chief John Kammeyer and Fire Prevention Specialist Darrick Figg; The City of Millbrae – The Mayor and City Council, City Manager Tom Williams, Millbrae Public Works Engineering & Corp Yard Staff, Millbrae Recreation Specialist Erik Vorsatz; Environmental Programs Mgr. Shelly Reider, Millbrae Chamber of Commerce CEO Lorianne Richardson; Millbrae Chamber Exec. Asst. Genevieve Diep; Volunteers Linda Maule & Lisa Charney; Ray Fucini and Boy Scout Troop #355, South San Francisco Scavenger Company President Doug Button and Sustainability Mgr. Teresa Montgomery. And Millbrae Community Television / North Peninsula Media Center for their promotion, live coverage and videos.
Huge thanks and gratitude to our many outstanding corporate sponsors, whose generous support helps make our festival possible. And of course we wouldn't have a festival without our fantastic festival exhibitors.
We welcome you and hope you enjoy everything our festival has to offer. Please be kind to your pets – it’s crowded! leave them home. Put on your sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable shoes, bring your own reuseable shopping bag and COME HAVE FUN!
We hear from so many people that they’ve never seen a community so supportive of its hometown festival. Millbrae is very special.
Lisa Fitzgibbons Charney
Millbrae Art & Wine Festival Chair
Managing Owner, Millbrae Jewelers