May 13th, 2023

Noon – 5pm

Main St, Half Moon Bay

Tickets on Sale Now

Join us on Saturday, May 13, for the second annual Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival. Sample from 40+ renowned California wineries and enjoy nationally-known jazz artists including Paula West, the Marcus Shelby Quintet, and the John Santos Sextet. Top Coastside food vendors such as Sam’s Chowder House and Breakwater BBQ will be serving up delicious cuisine and a wide variety of local brews and ciders will be on tap in the craft beer garden. The event will take place from 12-5 p.m. along Half Moon Bay’s charming and historic Main Street.

Taste Outstanding California Wines

The Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival features some of California’s finest wineries. We believe some of the best wine in the world comes from California, and we hope you’ll come sample them for yourself. When you arrive, you’ll get a commemorative stemless wine glass, tasting tickets, and wristband – then you’ll be free to explore the many winemakers that will line Half Moon Bay’s historic Main Street. Click here to see the full list of wineries scheduled to pour .

Experience World-Class Jazz

Some of the finest jazz musicians in the world call the San Francisco Bay Area home, and it’s an honor to bring them downtown for the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival. Artists scheduled to appear include John Santos Sextet, Paula West, Marcus Shelby Quintet, plus a few other local favorites that will be announced soon.

John Santos Sextet

Seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. Photo: Tom Ehrlich

Paula West

Paula West is known for her rich, powerful contralto voice and for her highly nuanced interpretations of an extraordinarily eclectic selection of songs.Photo: James Berry Knox

Marcus Shelby Quintet

Marcus Shelby is a composer, bassist, bandleader, and educator. He is a figure synonymous with Bay Area jazz and the spirit of collaborationPhoto: Tom Sieu

Food Court

With all of that wine tasting and music, you’re going to get hungry, so we’ve assembled a food court where you can purchase food from some of our favorite local eateries. 

Beer and Cider Garden

It’s a wine and jazz festival, but if wine isn’t your thing, or you’re just craving a cold one to wash down that delicious food from the food court, beer and cider will be available for purchase from a some great local breweries and cideries!

Upgrade to VIP

The VIP lounge experience includes a curated, highly selective tasting of wines that won’t be available at the main event, paired with exquisite appetizers. Chef Pablo Estrada of Fattoria e Mare is preparing a menu of small bites that showcase the best that California has to offer, utilizing organic and sustainable ingredients sourced from local vendors. We’ll be posting more details about the wine and food we’ll be serving in the VIP area as we get closer to the event.

Bring your best friends and make the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival a luxurious, day-long outing. VIP guests will enjoy access to the lounge throughout the event, and may come & go until 5:00pm, which makes for a truly luxurious addition to an already-fabulous Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival experience.

VIP ticket price of $125 includes general admission to the main event, VIP seating for the Main Stage, and access to the VIP Lounge and all food and beverage in the VIP area.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and community partners. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s event, use our contact form to request more information.

Get Tickets

Choose your ticket level and number of tickets below, then click the “purchase tickets” button to begin checkout.

Details Price Qty
General Admissionshow details + $55.00 (USD)  
Taste 2gether – General Admission for Twoshow details + $100.00 (USD)  
VIPshow details + $125.00 (USD)  
Music Onlyshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

Want to taste more? Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the event, 5 tastes for $20. Additional tastings are only available to General Admission and VIP ticket holders.