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10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival

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Salsa Tasting | Event Schedule | Sponsors 

Salsa-Icon-150x170Saturday, September 30, 2017
Salsa Tasting from 12:00-5:00pm*
Downtown Redwood City- map

Check out the Salsa Festival 10th Anniversary Party starring the Spanish Harlem Orchestra on Friday, September 29th at the Fox Theatre!

Redwood City is fired up for its 10th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from noon until 8:00pm.  Salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting are at the forefront, featuring three stages with a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Reggae. Our Salsa Tasting & Competition unites amateur and professional Salsa Chefs seeking fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory, and showcases succulent salsa for festival-goers to sample and take part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12:00-5:00pm, but it’s best to arrive early to be sure to try them all! Along with an array of salsa choices, local restaurants also offer their scrumptious fares throughout the day. This free festival also boasts public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tasty salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a fine time for the entire family from noon until 8:00pm. So bring your dancing shoes!

* Salsa Tasting end times vary from booth to booth depending on how many gallons are made.

Music spread throughout downtown!

  • Courthouse Square Salsa Stage
  • Latin Jazz Stage
  • Reggae Stage

Competitions galore -

Public Salsa Tasting from 12:00-5:00pm

  • People's Choice Award
    1. $500 prize and award for 1st place
    2. $350 prize for 2nd place
    3. $250 prize for 3rd place
  • $250 prize and award for "Best Mild" salsa
  • $250 prize and award for "Best Hot" salsa
  • $250 prize and award for Best Decorated Booth

Fun activities for the entire family!

  • Hands-on FREE Art Projects
  • Tequila Tasting
  • Microbrew Tasting
  • Children's Play Area

Culture abounds in Downtown!

  • City and Community Booths
  • Local food vendors offering their delicious fares

Encompassing 11 city blocks of Downtown Redwood City, the event takes place on Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton and on the beautiful Theatre Way, all of which will be pedestrian-only. Downtown Redwood City, with its lively and active music, theater, dining, and shopping scene, is truly the heart of the city and has grown to be the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula. Plus, Redwood City’s Caltrain station is just a short walk from Downtown and the festival. Join the community on September 30th and celebrate the culture and heart of the SF Peninsula with Redwood City’s 10th Annual Salsa Festival!

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Redwood City’s Salsa Festival is proud to be supported by the following sponsors: 

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