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Salsa Festival

  • Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States (map)

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 9th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. Multiple stages featuring a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz and Reggae, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth-watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm, but come early to be sure to sample the most popular! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features 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 savory salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.

* Salsa Tasting end times vary from booth to booth depending on how many gallons they make.

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, much of the event takes place on Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton and on the beautiful Theatre Way. Theatre Way and parts of Broadway will be pedestrian-only, making this a family-friendly event not to miss! Downtown Redwood City, with its lively and active music, theater, dining, and shopping scene, is truly the heart of the community and is know as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula. Plus, Redwood City’s Caltrain station is just a short walk from Downtown and the festival. Be a part of the community with Redwood City’s Salsa Festival and celebrate the culture and heart of the SF Peninsula. 

Need help getting here? Click here for parking & public transportation information.

Earlier Event: September 20
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Later Event: September 27
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