The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival is coming to Lafayette, California on September 23rd and 24th, 2023. The festival is 10am to 7pm on the 23rd and 10am-6pm on the 24th.
The annual festival–which was briefly paused during Covid-19 but has since come back in full force for its 26th year–takes over the whole downtown in a massive celebration of local art, music, crafts and, as the name implies, wine.
What to Know About the Festival
Admission to the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival is free, and the festival takes over much of the city.
Parking can be a big challenge. One great solution is to park in Pleasant Hill or Orinda and take BART into Lafayette.
You can also ride BART to the festival from around the Bay Area. And if you’re planning to enjoy some wine, BART also makes a great way to safely get back home, too!
What To See and Do
In the past, the Lafayette California Art and Wine Festival has featured local crafts vendors, live music, local food, plenty of wines to taste and buy, and even some fun rides.
There has even been a petting zoo in previous years!
In previous years, the festival included a little train that drove kids around in the circle in a downtown parking lot (thrilling for the 5 and under set), a giant slide in Fiesta Square, and more.
There are four stages and over 15 bands playing at the festival. The list of sponsors is too long to include in full, but includes organizations like Safeway, BMO, Diablo Foods, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Mechanics Bank, the Lafayette Park Hotel, and more.
You can learn more about the festival on the festival’s website at https://lafayettefestival.com/