Labor Day weekend is traditionally the end of summer and that means the end of art festivals. There are several going on this weekend worth noting and taking some time to enjoy. The big ones in San Mateo County have been around for a long time and are well worth your time to go and enjoy.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary is the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival and it’s gotten better every year, so it’s become a “do not miss event”. Art, crafts, and the usual fair items are for sale along with loads of food and fun. This is a wine tasting event, so there will be wines (and beers) to taste as you eat your way down Broadway. It’s an all day event form 10 AM until 5 PM and the weather is going to be picture perfect. So don’t miss it! It’s FREE for the looking if you are budget conscious.
Head to Woodside and the 47th Annual Kings Mountain Art Fair for another FREE festival. This is considered one of the top five best art festivals in California. Kings Mountain is a 10 mile stretch along Skyline Blvd above Woodside. Parking is always a challenge and they offer shuttle service to the fair. This fair was started in 1963 as a way to support the Kings Mountain volunteer fire department and now not only supports that but also the school. It’s a juried show with first rate artists who have competed for the ability to show and sell. You can see the art under the redwoods, and wander around eating wonderful food and having a good time. Plan to come early because parking is a challenge. You can find this either from highways 84 (Woodside Rd) or 92 turning at Skyline and heading south.
The 40th Annual Greek Festival is also taking place this weekend in Belmont. This is the annual event held at the Church of Holy Cross at Ralston and Alameda de las Pulgas. It has a $5 admission for adults, seniors and youth 13+ are $2.50 and is a major fundraiser for the church. You can eat, drink and dance Greek dances and have a great time. There are Arts and Crafts and events for children, too. This runs all weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Click the coupon on the left for a larger one so you can get $1 off admission. This is a huge event and always attracts large crowds. Parking shuttles are run for free so look closely at the map for where to park.