Fremont Festival of the Arts
The Fremont Festival of the Arts is one of the hottest and most heavily attended arts festivals in the country. Known colloquially as the biggest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi, the Fremont Festival of the Arts covers over four miles of Downtown Fremont with art, music, food, drink, activities for kids, and fun for everyone from the smallest in your family to the biggest.
When we say “heavily attended,” we mean it. Reaching towards 400,000 visitors during the two festival days, this is an event that has more than proven itself to be a crowd pleaser. This year, as the festival coincides with the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Fremont Festival will also be showing the ceremony in all its glory on a 15-foot HD television screen, so you can still enjoy the festivities without missing the historic moment taking place.
Other attractions to the Fremont Festival of the Arts include:
Non-stop music on multiple stages, featuring bands such as: Garage Band Academy, Stereo Bounce, Paseo Padre, Jukebox Heroes, Rachel Steele & Road 88, Jinkx-Jones, Zydeco Flames, Earthquake, and Evolution.
More than 600 artists booths which sell handmade and unique items like jewelry, clothing, wall hangings, and paintings that are sure to become the next priceless memento in your home.
Business Marketplace: You may be on a vacation, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still interested in getting a great deal on home remodeling, healthcare, or a gym membership! The Business Marketplace caters to those who are looking for something a little more practical from the arts festival and maybe a chance to meet some of the Bay Area’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
Street Performers: Whether you are in the mood for a psychic, a henna tattoo, or some goofy balloon animals, the are enough performers to go around.
Additionally, there will be scores of gourmet food booths and food trucks, wine from vineyards like Cupcake, Beringer, and Mondavi, and plenty of local brews.
The Fremont Festival of the Arts takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th, in the sunny and beautiful Downtown Fremont, only a short drive from San Francisco.