Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538
The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10am – 6pm. The largest free street festival west of the Mississippi with activities and entertainment for all ages. This year’s festival will have over 500 top-quality artisan booths, gourmet food trucks and booths benefiting the local non-profits and community, beer, wine and margaritas in branded glasses, and continuous live music on two stages. A festive combination of street performers includes face painters, henna tattoos, balloon artists and more, and the fabulous Kid City will amuse the youngest festival-goers with lively rides, games and shows.
The Fremont Festival of the Arts is produced by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. The more than 500 Artists Booths will showcase only handmade works of art crafted by talented artists from all over. From paintings and drawings, to jewelry and clothing, to household decorations and furnishing, every piece of beautiful art sold at the Fremont Festival of the Arts is a unique or rare find with many being one-of-a-kind pieces.
The Gourmet Marketplace will be selling ingredients and condiments such as unique rubs, spice blends and marinades, designer oils and vinegars, and flavorful chutneys and relishes. The ultimate foodie will also appreciate perusing the handmade pastas and jerkies, varietal honeys, seasoned and candied nuts, and a wide variety of delectable desserts. Wine, beer and margaritas are $6 with the purchase of a $7 festival-branded glass. There will even be fun kids cups for slushies.
In addition, the Festival will offer a variety of food for sale, including famous fair favorites such as funnel cakes and Philly Cheese Steaks. Food Trucks will be on hand selling the hottest in street food and food-truck cult favorites. Many of the food booths for the Festival are run by local non-profit organizations that use this opportunity as one of their major fundraising sources each year. Over the past three decades, an estimated $11 million has been raised at the Festival for the local community and non-profits.
A special Business Marketplace is not to be missed! Festivalgoers can benefit from special deals and promos offered by participants, as well as some free prizes and giveaways! Businesses may include a gym or healthcare facility, a school or newspaper, and an animal shelter or home remodeling company.
The youngest Festival attendees will get to experience the fabulous Kid City with activities and performers just for kids. Kid City will feature magicians, jugglers, balloon animals, carnival rides, arts & crafts and so much more.
The Fremont Festival of the Arts will take place on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in Downtown Fremont, on Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue. Admission is free. For more information and an updated list of vendors and entertainment, visit the Festival website: fremontfestival.net.
36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts
Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 3
11-11:45am Angel Keyn
2:15-3:45pm BeauFunk feat. Michael Jeffries
4:15-5:45 Fred McCarty
Sunday, August 4
10:30-11:45am Gilbert Leon
12:15-1:45pm Idea Band
2:15-3:45pm Evan Thomas Blues Band
4:15-5:45pm Cisco Kid
Paseo Padre Stage
Saturday, August 3
11-12:15pm The Taphandles
12:45-1:45pm The Mundaze
2:15-3:45pm Jewels Hanson
4:15-5:45pm Sacred Fire Band
Sunday, August 4
11-11:45am One More Time
12:15-1:45pm Chrome Deluxe
2:15-3:45pm The Rave Ups
4:15-5:45pm Project 4
Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenues
Free - All ages and open to the public
MORE INFO: Visit fremontfestival.net for more information and an updated list of performers