People sipping wine at the 2022 Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music in Downtown Novato

Enjoy Your Weekend at the 2022 Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music in Downtown Novato!

2022 Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music is here!   

You would know about the Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music if you have been living in Novato, California, for some time. We are happy to announce that the 38th annual festival is presented by the Novato Chamber of Commerce and produced by Eckerstrom Productions. And admission is free. Yes, you read that right. Just walk in and enjoy your weekend with us! Read this blog by Novato Toyota to learn more about the 2022 Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music!    

The festival has been a mainstay of the North Bay community for 38 years. And following the trend, this year’s event returns on the third weekend in June this year on Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th. The two-day free festival includes live music, vendor booths, food, craft beer, and premium wines. The event begins both days at 11 a.m., culminating on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.   

People dancing to the tunes of a DJ at a festival

Music Line-up For 2022 Novato Festival  

A host of artists will perform this year. There will be simultaneous performances in four different areas- the Hennessey Funds Stage at Redwood, the 3rd street, 5th street, and 7th street! Some of the performers are:  

Day 1 Day 2 
The Humdinger Band Jerry Hannan Band 
Outer Bounds Spike Sikes and
His Awesome Hotcakes 
Catfight Heartless 
AZ/DZ Mustache Harbor 
Petty Theft James M. Harman 
Douglas Cross Chaz Gunter 
James Patrick Regan Sandy Geller 
Chaz Gunter Clay Bell 

Wine tasting and Other Fun Activities at Novato Festival  

Of course, there is plenty of wine and microbrews to choose from, as well as a wide variety of festival fare ranging from crab fries, teriyaki chicken kebobs, and corn dogs to turkey legs, snow cones, tri-tip, and kettle corn. Sabe Beverages will also be serving up excellent margaritas this year. Bank of Marin, Thompson Builders, and Atria Tamalpais Creek are sponsoring commemorative beer and wine glasses for $6.  

Pouring red wine into a glass at a festival

In the children’s area sponsored by Community Action Marin & North Marin Community Services, the popular Piccolo Puppet Show, featuring three shows of Punch & Judy style puppet shows, as well as a bungee jump and waterballz, will be back for the kids.  

So, are you prepared to have an entertaining weekend lined up with a series of activities? Get in your Toyota and drive out to Downtown Novato. But before that, do not forget to check for more information about volunteering or performing! We hope to see you there with your friends and family!