Redwood City hosts its fifth annual Salsa Festival on Sept. 29. Encompassing 11 city blocks in downtown Redwood City, the event is a showcase of homemade and professionally made salsa, premium tequila, food and lots of live music.

Amateur and professional salsa chefs will compete for prizes at the Salsa Tasting and Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from noon to 5pm. Local restaurants and food vendors will also offer food throughout the day.

For kids, there will be a free, hands-on art project and a children’s play area with bounce houses, carnival rides and other activities. Three stages will feature Latin rock, salsa and Latin jazz music all day long and into the evening. Go to for more info.

Wine Walk

The Downtown Campbell Business Association will hold its sixth Wine Walk on Sept. 19, from 5 to 9pm. Buy a ticket, and you can walk down Campbell Avenue and sample wines from a number of local winemakers, including Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Bargetto Winery and Aver Family Vineyards. Each winery will have a small tasting station set up in downtown stores.

Participating shops will be open late for the event. Attendees can also take a chance in the Wine Walk Drawing to win bottles of wine from several wineries participating in the event. Pouring locations will offer light appetizers and live music as well.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are all on sale now. Go to to purchase tickets and for more information.