7 Reasons Why the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (Sept 15-16) is the “Best of the East Bay”  

Award-Winning Art, Wine and Music Festival: 2 Days, 4 Live Stages, 20+ Cover Bands, 300+ Artist Booths, KidZones, plus Great Food, Wine & Beer. 1 Block from BART. Free Admission. 

Best of the East BayDon’t miss the East Bay’s favorite end-of-summer party! Voted “Best of the East Bay”, Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 15 (10am-7pm) and Sunday, September 16 (10am-6pm) in Lafayette, CA. 

Here are the top 7 reasons why the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is so popular:  

  1. Location: Beautiful downtown Lafayette, steps from BART, 2 blocks off Hwy 24, and an easy walk or shuttle ride from complimentary Festival parking. Close to bike trails, no-charge bike valet provided.  See Getting Here ...
  2. Continuous Music & Dancing – No Cover Charge: Room to dance to Bay Area’s best headliner cover bands, including The Sun Kings, Annie Sampson, Deep Blue Jam, The Spazmatics, East Bay Mudd, Neon Velvet, The Big Jangle, Toree McGee, Bob Athayde, ZEBOP!, Extra Large, Sunny and the Black Pack, 3day Weekend, Juke Joint, Rock City, The Ripplers, and Bay Bridge Beat.  View full music schedule ...
  3. Wine & Beer: Wide selection of California varietals served throughout the Festival footprint. Connoisseurs -- Step into the Premium Wine Pavilion for high-end wines most people never get a chance to taste.  View wine and beers at this year's festival ...

  4. Food: Choice is everywhere, including Festival Food (food trucks and food booths) and Lafayette’s top restaurants located within the Festival’s footprint, on Restaurant Row.  What's to eat? ...

  5. Original Fine Arts & Crafts: 300+ local and regional artists' booths, including the “Local Artists Alley,” which showcases Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda fine artists. 

  6. Family + Dog Friendly: People move to Lafayette for the family lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that this is a family friendly festival, starting with the three Kid Zones and the Family Stage. There is also plenty for family dogs to see and smell, plus easy access to Festival water bowls. Should I bring my dog?

  7. Budget Friendly – and a Good Cause: Festival proceeds support Lafayette Chamber’s many programs, Lafayette Partners in Education (“LPIE”), and other local non-profits, but much of the Festival Experience is free, including the music.   


About The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Organizers and Sponsors 

1. The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event that promotes Lafayette’s Downtown and raises money for local education, the Lafayette Chamber and other local non-profit organizations. 

2. The event is produced by the Lafayette Chamber in partnership with the City of Lafayette and Eckerstrom Productions. 

3. Sponsors include Xfinity, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, Yelp, and Mechanics Bank. View all our sponsors ...


The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, now in its 23rd year, will be held on Saturday, September 15 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 16 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). The Festival is free to attend and just steps from Lafayette BART.

Click to view the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2018 Music Schedule (please note, schedule subject to change.)