September 10-11, 2022
Thankfully, at long last for live events and communities everywhere and all they nourish by bringing people together with inspiration and joy, ”the times, they are a-changin'” as the great Bob Dylan wrote and sang in his uniquely signature way.
This year's 50th Anniversary Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Spectacular is “A Festival Like No Other”, more than ever. Held on September 11-12. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the festival takes place on Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue.
An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant multicultural downtown Mountain View vibe. It’s Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival, voted Best Festival by readers of Metro for more than a decade, and it's a spectacularly fun celebration.
Join in the fantastically festive fun – our top shelf festival lineup features:
- Stellar non-stop live music all weekend on the Facebook Concert Stage with Knee Deep, Sacred Fire Band, Livewire, The Houserockers, Country Cougars, Groove Ride and The Megatones.
- 150 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares in our Art With A Soul Show.
- Fabulously curated festival food offerings in Mobile Eats Alley with with food trucks, booths and carts plus artisan specialty food purveyors sprinkled in among the arts and crafts vendors.
- Sip and savor from our Delightfully Deelish Drink menu with premium wines and sangria, world-class craft beer, hard seltzer, signature craft cocktails, and Pathwater – 100% responsibly and locally sourced in a reusable aluminum bottle. Enjoy your favorite beverage in a beautiful, collector-item wine or beer glass adorned with this year’s stylish festival logo.
- Action-packed Kidz Fab Funzone with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, hands-on art, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos and face painting, dazzling nail art, and tons of fun for kids.
- Plus Cornhole Corner game area, home and garden exhibits, green products, health and wellness displays and sweet sponsor swag giveaways.
Groova-licious Musical Mix ... Catch Stellar Live Music and Entertainment EverywhereMountain View’s longtime signature event, the Art & Wine Festival was launched in 1971 as the first major fund-raiser for the Chamber of Commerce. Today, it is considered one of the nation’s top art festivals. Realizing the goal of its founders, the festival provides a consistent stream of revenue that helps fund Chamber programs throughout the year. Proceeds are invested in carefully crafted programs that help strengthen and bring together Mountain View’s diverse community. The Chamber in concert with its Foundation works to partner with businesses, local schools and nonprofits through various programs. The Chamber’s Foundation (MVCoCF.org) provides diverse programing aimed to help different areas of the community. These programs include Leadership Mountain View (lmv.education) which develops well-rounded and thoughtful leaders to move the community forward, Scholarship Mountain View, which supports scholarships for local high school students pursuing a degree, and I Love Mountain View (ilovemv.org) which acts as the virtual visitor center for the city.
Groova-licious Musical Mix ... Catch Stellar Live Music and Entertainment Everywhere
Get your groove on! Get ready – the greatest two days of live music Mountain View has ever experienced is coming with sensational bands performing the Recology Concert Stage in Civic Center Plaza and multiple locations throughout downtown.
Extraordinary Art, Fine Crafts – Bring a Reusable Shopping Bag!
California Artists brings its world-class stable of professional artists and fine craftmakers to showcase their extraordinary work. Shoppers will find thousands of handcrafted items by America’s best artists and craftmakers while browsing among 500 well-stocked booths featuring original work in glass, ceramics, metals, fiber, leather, wood, jewelry, and fine art. Beautiful vases, clocks, dishes, wall and table decorations, paperweights, stained and beveled glass, etchings, sculptures, photography, oil and watercolor paintings, beadwork, gold and silver jewelry, vests, handbags, hats, wallets, footwear, and waterfalls will be among the thousands of one-of-a-kind items available.
Fabulously Festive Food
Festival eateries will be serving up a world of flavorful fare — organic fresh fruit pops, non-alcoholic Piña Coladas served in real pineapples and coconuts; crispy corn dogs, beer battered garlic, crab and truffle fries; succulent chicken and pork on-a-stick, teriyaki chicken rice bowls, chicken over noodles; Indonesian satay chicken and meats, fried noodles, egg rolls and pot stickers; Polish and chicken-portobello sausages; spicy hot links, sweet chicken-apple sausages, all-beef organic hot dogs, deluxe garlic fries; smoked turkey legs, fried calamari; teriyaki chicken kabobs, traditional gyros with sliced tomatoes and refreshing yogurt-cucumber-garlic tzatzki sauce; fried chicken tender plate with fried mozzarella sticks, French fries and jalapeños; French crêpes made to order; savory Belgium sugar waffles with a variety of toppings, chocolate dipped frozen fruit kabobs and ice cream bars, whole fruit mmoothies; mint chocolate chip, jamoca almond fudge, rainbow sherbet and Oreo cookies & cream ice cream; 20 flavors of authentic Hawaiian shave ice, fresh-squeezed lemonade, kettle corn, caramel kettle corn, roasted peanuts and more.
Delectably Delicious Drink
Festivalgoers can enjoy enjoy premium fine wine, seasonal craft beer, low-carb hard seltzer, refreshing sangria, Bellinis, and signature festival cocktails — deelish Summer Breeze Mules (vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice and ginger beer) plus classic Bloody Mary’s and refreshing, handmade margaritas made from fresh fruit purees. Beer lovers will be in hops heaven with the assortment of world-class brews. For aficionados of fine wine and bubbly, there will be a premium selection of easy-drinking varietals from around the world as well as delicious Sangria … a premium selection of truly luscious vintages from several world-class winemakers. Sip and savor a taste of Venice with a Bellini, a refreshing, lovely mixture of Prosecco and nectar! Cool off, replenish and hydrate with a bottle of PathWater, 100% responsibly and locally sourced water in an aluminum reusable bottle. Sip your favorite beverage in a beautiful, collector-item wine or beer glass adorned with the stylish festival logo.
Savory City Artisan Specialty Food
For foodies, it doesn’t get any better than the artisan-produced specialty food available at the festival. It’s a great opportunity to sample and purchase these incredible edibles as well as chat with the actual producers — custom infused balsamic vinaigrettes, balsamics, maple syrup and oils, gourmet toffees, brittles, caramels, apples, giant marshmallows, cookies, fudge, and the world’s best chocolate dipped caramel apples, 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, tender roasted corn nuts, gourmet dips, soups, desserts, dry rubs, California grown pomegranate fruit spread, molasses, syrup, marinade, grilling sauce, grenadine, 100% Grade A pure honey harvested from their own bees, beeswax candles, bee pollen, royal jelly and honey soap, French artisan gourmet gift boxes, the world’s finest estate grown 100% Kona coffee and macadamia nuts from the Big Island will be among the mouth-watering offerings to take home and savor.
Super Duper Kids’ Park and the Facebook Community Stage
Action-packed Kids’ Park will keep youngsters plenty enthralled with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24-foot rock climbing wall, monster inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos, face painting, create-your-own bracelets and sand art creative cards, kids clothing and toys, hair clips, hats and sunglasses, children’s books and puzzles, and elaborate French hair braiding! The Facebook Community Stage returns with a dazzling array of gifted young performers who will strut their showstopping stuff in front of a live audience in this “Mountain View’s Got Talent” style showcase.
Xfinity Pigskin Party Lounge, Cornhole Corner and Stay Cool Misting Tent
Sports fans will have a place to relax and watch NFL and NCAA football and MLB pennant races on a giant LED screen in the Xfinity Pigskin Party Lounge. Centrally located in a new spot at Church and Castro (in the Wells Fargo lot), there will be plenty of seating, festive food and drink, Stay Cool Misting Tent and Cornhole Tossing game area. It’s the perfect spot to kick back and take a break while you enjoy a great day at the festival. Plus you can rinse off and refresh under the light spray in the Stay Cool Misting Tent!
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle – Bring a Reusable Shopping Bag!
The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is partnering once again with Recology Mountain View and the City of Mountain View to promote and encourage Zero Waste. Specially marked free-standing containers will be positioned at 75 different receptacle stations throughout the festival pedestrian route for recycling glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard; as well as for composting food scraps (including meat and bones), paper plates, bio-degradable cups, chopsticks, skewers and napkins. There will be large recycling and compost containers in strategic behind-the-scenes locations for event staff, vendors and sponsors to utilize.
Festival organizers are also encouraging the use of public transit, bicycles and car pools to cut down carbon emissions and vehicular traffic. The festival will be partnering with PathWater, selling its 100% responsibly and locally sourced water in an aluminum reusable bottle.
KMVT Broadcasts Live!
KMVT 15 “Mountain View Community Television” invites YOU to "SPEAK OUT" on TELEVISION at their booth during the festival! Drop by any time on Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 5pm to speak out, ON CAMERA, on ANY topic of your choice for 1-2 minutes. Your comments will be broadcast on KMVT Channel 15, in Mountain View, Los Altos, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale and you will receive a link to the video to view online. In addition to SPEAK OUT, KMVT15 will be airing LIVE interviews on Sunday with local community partners, City Council members, and non profit representatives, as well as show producers and KMVT’s Executive Director. Stop by the booth to see live television in action and just say hello! The broadcast booth will be located at Church and Castro Streets, in front of Wells Fargo.
We’re fully set up using the Square platform and iPads to easily, efficiently and safely process cashless debit and credit card payments and pay apps at our beverage tents for drinks and glasses. Cash payments will also be accepted.
Ride Caltrain, VTA Light Rail or Bus service to the festival – you’re dropped off at the festival doorstep!
Get Public Transit Details
The festival’s designated ride sharing drop-off / pick-up location is at the City lot # 8, on Hope Street near West Evelyn Avenue.
Avoid the traffic congestion and ride your bike! There are ample bicycle parking racks throughout downtown Mountain View – click on the following link for the bicycle parking rack online locator map. Caltrain is in the process of upgrading its bike lockers to e-lockers that are available on a first come, first served basis at the Mountain View Station (the festival doorstep). The lockers keep your bike, helmet, bike bags, and gear fully secure. Caltrain recently installed 16 bike lockers at the Mountain View Station. The standard rate is 5 cents/hour and night and weekend rates (during the festival) are 2 cents/hour – deal of the century! Customers can sign up for a bikelink account online and either get a prepaid card mailed to them or link their account to their Clipper Card. Those who choose to link their account to their Clipper Card will receive credit for 100+ free hours the first time they use a Caltrain owned locker!
Parking is available on streets and public parking parking facilities surrounding the downtown area. There will also be designated free parking lots.
Get Parking Details
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will be running its regular weekend schedule with Bus and Light Rail service to Downtown Mountain View. Ride VTA Light Rail (exit at the Mountain View Transit Center) or VTA Bus Lines 22, 32, 35, 81 and 522 to the Festival. Please note Bus Line 32 does not operate on Sundays. For your free trip plan, call (408) 321-2300, or visit www.vta.org.
For Caltrain information, call 800-660-4287 or visit http://www.caltrain.com. Caltrain and bus service drops riders off at the Mountain View transit center, just steps from the primary festival entrance at Evelyn Avenue and Castro Street.
Castro Street will be closed to traffic from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue for the two-day festival.
No Pets, Please
Pets are not encouraged at the festival with warm weather, food and large crowds making it an uncomfortable experience for pets. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home.
The festival will be held on September 10-11. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival takes place on Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue. Admission is free.