This Weekend – September 17 & 18, 2005
The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, held each year on the third weekend in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the five biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. More than 80,000 attended in 2004, strolling among stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews. Non-stop musical entertainment on three stages throughout the weekend helps spark the block party ambiance. In 2002, the Connoisseur’s Corner debuted, highlighted by cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s best chefs and featuring a “Premium Wine Pavilion” offering tastes of some of the world’s finest wines.