For the 29th year, streets in central Fremont will close as thousands gather to celebrate the Fremont Festival of the Arts this weekend.
The two-day event is the “largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River,” according to the event website, and attendance is expected to total nearly 400,000 people.
From carnival rides and crafts to art for sale, live music, wine and beer, there is sure to be a number of activities for the entire family. The festivities will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5.
The event, which debuted in 1983 and was held at the Fremont Hub, stretches from Paseo Padre between Mowry and Walnut avenues to State Street between Mowry and Beacon avenues and Capitol Avenue.
Fremont Festival of the Arts will feature (click each link for more information):
- Kid City: An area where youth can enjoy rides and games.
- Music: Free live entertainment.
- Artists: A wide array of items that can be purchased.
- Gourmet Marketplace: Food and treats, from pastries to jerky, to buy for your home.
- The Wine Garden presented by GROCO: Tickets to the garden includes premium wines, a buffet lunch, a preferred parking space and more.
- Business Alley: A trade show of numerous local businesses.
- Food: And lots of it.
- Wine, Beer, Margaritas: Selection will include wines from numerous wineries within the state and country as well as draft beers, including Coors Light, Pyramid Hefeweizen and Lagunitas IPA.
The cost for a wine glass, beer mug or margarita cup – which can be kept as a souvenir – is $6. Cost for one pour of wine, beer or margarita is $5.
Attendees can pay to park in a field near Mowry Avenue and Paseo Padre in front of Washington West but free street parking should also be available around the area.
See a video from the 2011 Fremont Arts and Wine Festival in the media gallery above.
Patch will have a booth at the Festival of the Arts, so feel free to stop by and take your chance in winning free Patch swag.