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2019 Salsa Festival: Tastings & Salsa Dancing & Competition | Redwood City

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there will be fees for tasting.

Courthouse Square | 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA


Redwood City is fired up for its 12th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from noon until 8 pm.

The city is going to be sizzling with a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family.

2019 Redwood City Salsa Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Noon to 8 pm
Downtown Redwood City
FREE, but bring some cash for tasting

2019 Event & Entertainment Schedule

  • Courthouse Square (Salsa) Stage

Noon: Edgardo Cambon y Candela
2:00 pm: Carlos Xavier y Su Orquestra
4:00 pm: Jesus Diaz y Su QBA
6:00 pm: Salsa Tasting Winners Announced
6:15 pm: Orquesta Taino

  • Latin Jazz Stage

1:00 pm: Kat Parra Latin/World Ensemble
3:00 pm: Orquesta Dharma
5:00 pm: John Calloway with the Latin 7

  • Reggae Stage

Noon: THRIVE
2:30 pm: Native Elements

-Jefferson Avenue
Noon-5:00 pm: Salsa Tasting Competition Public Tasting

-Hamilton Street
Noon-7:00 pm: Micro Brew Tasting
Noon-7:00 pm: Tequilia Tasting

-Middlefield Road
Noon-6:00 pm: Kid Zone

Featuring three stages with a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Reggae. The Salsa Tasting & Competition unites amateur and professional Salsa Chefs seeking fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory, and showcases succulent salsa for festival-goers to sample and take part in the judging.

Public tasting is from noon -5 pm, but it’s best to arrive early to be sure to try them all.

Along with an array of salsa choices, local restaurants also offer their scrumptious fares throughout the day. This free festival also boasts public Hands-on Free art projects, Tequila Tasting, Microbrew Tasting and a Children’s Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more.

There will also have great prize bounties for the winners for those who wish to join the competition.

-Salsa Tasting Competition- Call For Entries
(Deadline for entry is August 30, 2019)

Teams make 10 gallons of Salsa on site, and can enter the salsa challenge as an individuals, or businesses. Choose between the categories of Mild and Hot.

The festival goers will be able to purchase a tasting kit in order to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Salsa will be judged by a qualified panel of judges based on aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste and after-taste. This panel will also judge each team booth for Best Decorated.

Redwood City’s Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tasty salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a fine time for the entire family. So bring your dancing shoes.


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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there will be fees for tasting.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Live Music, Peninsula
Address: 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

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