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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

San Ramon Art And Wind Festival

The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival, the BEST festival in the East Bay, is scheduled for Sunday and Monday May 24th & 25th in San Ramon's Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. from 10am to 5pm both days.

The festival will feature an early morning hot air balloon launch on Monday, May 25th at 6am. Bring the family for a spectacular close up view of 6 hot air balloons as they lift slowly into the sky.

Shop for handmade items at over 150 arts & crafts booths featuring a wide range of artwork including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, toys, hand painted clothing, stained glass, music, photography and more.

Kites are one of the main attractions of the event. There will be kite flying demonstrations by professionals from all over the country, free kite making workshops for youth, and lots of kites to buy. After purchasing or making your own kite, spend some time enjoying the beautiful San Ramon Central Park and perfect conditions to practice flying a kite.

There will be entertainment on three stages and an expanded interactive kid's activity area with Inflatable Bouncers and Slides, Rides for the little ones, Face Painting, Rock-Climbing Wall, a Train Ride and crafts for kids.

Take a break from all the fun and enjoy great food provided by area non-profit groups. This year we will have 23 food booths operated by local non-profits that raise much needed funds for their organizations. There will be gyros, peach cobbler, caesar salad, tri-tip sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, ice cream, sushi, hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, nachos and more. Last year the non-profit groups who participated collectively earned over $70,000.

The Art & Wind Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Chevron and our gold level sponsors Windemere and Comcast. Silver sponsors of this year's festival include the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, KKIQ, Contra Costa Times/San Ramon Valley Times, and the San Ramon Marriott Hotels.

More information on the various events and times can be found at the San Ramon website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very little actual art. Mostly mass produced crap. Go to any of the Art & Wine/Wind festivals in the area and you will see the same crap over and over again. What happened to actual art? Why not highlight some of the local artists in the area by contacting local art associations and providing them a free booth or aisle. I did notice the Bay Area Woodturners Association had a booth - way off to the side.

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