Whether you are a wine connoisseur, a micro-brew lover, an art buff or just interested in lounging in the grass listening to good music, the annual Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Art & Wine Festival has something for you. The first weekend in June, since 1981, the Chamber has celebrated this popular event with the community. The festival has been recognized by the Contra Costa Times as the East Bay's Best Outdoor Festival. The Art & Wine Festival attracts over 100,000 people to the beautiful Heather Farm Park during its two-day run. The event features wines from local and regional wineries, as well as beers and malt beverages from major breweries and smaller local microbreweries. Dozens of local restaurants share their favorite delicacies, and 200 artists create a colorful tent city at the festival each year. For more information go to www.artwinefestivalwc.com.
Mark your calendars — the 2016 Art & Wine Festival dates are Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.