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Celebrate start of summer: Second annual San Mateo SummerFest will include music, food, activities
June 20, 2014, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

The second annual San Mateo SummerFest runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.


With the temperatures beginning to rise, so begins the second annual SummerFest in downtown San Mateo.The street festival, presented by the Downtown San Mateo Association and produced by Steven Restivo Event Services, runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The Downtown San Mateo SummerFest will feature arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, food, drinks, live entertainment, kids activities and more.“It’s a great way to start the summer,” said Jessica Evans, executive director of the Downtown San Mateo Association. “Saturday is the summer solstice and this festival is geared towards kids and families. While there will be lots of other things happening downtown this summer (like Concerts in the Park and the Bacon & Brew), this is the only two-day street festival in San Mateo — it’s a wonderful way to celebrate with our community.”There are some added touches to the fest this year too, including an expansion to North B Street between Baldwin and Tilton avenues. This block will feature kids’ activities and rides. There will also be a kitchen demo stage with local restaurateurs giving demonstrations on how to prepare their signature dishes, free samples included.The event will have 165 exhibitor booths selling handmade crafts, art, clothing and other items, including Bamboo World, Table of Light Jewelry, Fairies and Feathers, Kathy Kamei Designs and the Bend Soap Company. There are two stages — the main stage and the community stage by the transit center, which will feature local dance and music. There will be 15 food booths, along with wine and beer gardens.In terms of the musical entertainment, the soul band Con Bio will play the main stage at B Street and Sixth Avenue noon-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the San Mateo School of Rock will take the community stage at B Street and Baldwin Avenue 1 p.m.-2 p.m. that day. Jazz artist Dave Costa will take the main stage noon-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, while The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel will be on the community stage from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.For those looking for eats, Maui Wowi will be serving up smoothies, spring rolls and pot stickers, while Aroma Concessions will have crab cakes, barbecue oysters, fried calamari and other items, while those with a sweet tooth can head over to Endless Summer Sweets for funnel cake, kettle corn and cotton candy.Evans has high hopes for this year’s festival and is looking forward to showing those from outside San Mateo the downtown.“Last year, a lot of the festival attendees were from outside San Mateo, and it was such a nice way to show off our community to the neighbors,” she said. “I hope visitors and residents alike find time to explore our historic downtown after the festival — there’s something for everyone.”The event is free and open to the public. It takes place on B Street, between Tilton and Sixth avenuesFor more details about the Downtown San Mateo SummerFest, including feature activities and vendors visit SRESproductions.com or call (800) 310-6563. angela@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 105

 

 

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