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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Chicken Wing Competition & Tasting from 12:00-5:00pm*
Magic Lantern 3D Light Show at 8:30pm
Downtown Redwood Citymap

Redwood City celebrates its Sesquicentennial year in style, starting with a special 150th Festival and Flower Extravaganza. This free downtown event features three stages, along with attractions such as a Flower Extravaganza & Flower sale; Live Music; a Historic Fashion Show; 1850’s Pioneer Camp; Kids Love Trucks Area; Art on the Square; and an evening 3D Digital Light Show. Plus, amateur and professional Barbeque Chefs will compete at the Redwing Chicken Wing Competition for fun, prizes and major bragging rights! Lastly, there will be an Adult Tasting area, delicious ethnic food, FREE hands-on art projects, and a Children's Play Area, complete with bounce houses, and much, much more!
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Festival - 12:00-9:00pm
Tasting - 12:00-5:00pm
Courthouse Square

Part of the 150th Anniversary Festival, Redwood City hosts a Chicken Wing Tasting and Competition. Sign up your team to compete for prizes up to $1,000! Wings PROVIDED, just bring ingredients to make your wing coating recipe!more button



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Courthouse Square (map)

Courthouse Square will be transformed into a festive, beautiful, and fun setting in celebration of this important patriotic holiday in the Mexican culture. Kids and families will love the Hands on the Arts crafts area, everyone will enjoy trying authentic Mexican food from local restaurants, and there will be an authentic Flag Ceremony conducted by Consul General de Mexico. The Square will be filled with colorful and glamorous Ballet Folklorico dancing, live Mariachi music, and a very special live performance by a great musical act. This is a FREE community celebration! 


Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2017
Courthouse Square (map)

For the fourth year, Redwood City brings Oktoberfest to Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting and live entertainment with AlpinersUSA and The Golden Gate Bavarian Club. Join friends and neighbors in a huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent on Courthouse Square - complete with over 1,100 feet of "family style" bench seating, lots of fun and merriment, music, dancing, contests, cold beer and other beverages, food, and more! 



Saturday, September 30, 2017
Downtown Redwood City

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 10th annual Salsa Festival! Multiple music stages will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more.