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Fremont Festival of the Arts

  • Downtown Fremont 39488 Stevenson Place Fremont, CA, 94539 United States (map)

The Fremont Festival Of The Arts Is The Largest Free Street Festival West Of The Mississippi.

The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10am – 6pm.   The largest free art, wine and music 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, 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, psychic readings 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 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 partners for the Festival are run by 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 communities.  

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 4 and Sunday, August 5 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in Downtown Fremont, on Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue.  Admission is free.  

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