Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Noon – 5pm

Main St, Half Moon Bay

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Join us on Saturday, June 1, for the third annual Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival. The 2024 lineup of wineries and performers will be announced soon. 

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. This listing is still expanding, we add new wineries as they are confirmed.

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. The Artistic Director of the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival, Marcus Shelby, is assembling a roster of world-class performers for the event, and the line-up will be announced soon.

Past performers at the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival include Paula West, John Santos Sextet, Marcus Shelby Quintet, A Tribute to Bobby Hutcherson, El Guajiro, Brian Andres Trio, Sammi Joy, and the Half Moon Bay High School Jazz Band.

Marcus Shelby

Artistic Director Marcus Shelby is a composer, bassist, bandleader, and educator. He is a figure synonymous with Bay Area jazz and the spirit of collaboration.

El Guajiro

EL GUAJIRO is a quartet performing classic romantic boleros and Latin standards with a Cuban twist.

Sammi Joy

Sammi has performed, arranged, and wrote with pop legends like Paula Cole and Ivan Neville, and performed as a jazz vocalist.

Brian Andres Trio

Original compositions and exciting new arrangements of jazz and Latin standards.

HMBHS Jazz Band

The Half Moon Bay High School Jazz Band kicks off the event with a selection of beloved jazz compositions.

Schedule

11:30 AMCheck In Begins
12:00 AMWine Tasting Begins
12:15 PMHMB High School Band (Main Stage)
1:00 PMEl Guajiro (Main St between Mill and Kelly)
1:05 PMMarcus Shelby Quintet (Main Stage)
2:00 PMSammi Joy (Main St and Miramontes)
2:15 PMPaula West (Main Stage)
3:00 PMBrian Andres Trio (Main St between Miramontes and Correas)
3:25 PMJohn Santos Sextet (Main Stage)
5:00 PMEvent Ends

Event Map

The event map below shows the approximate event layout. It is not to scale.

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. Barterra Winery, Caelesta Wines and Vineyard, Vocal Vineyards, and Schweiger Vineyards will all be pouring exclusive wines in the VIP area that are not available in the General Admission area of 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.

Premier Partners

Community Partners

Supporters

In Loving Memory of Harpo Marx

The 2nd Annual Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival is dedicated to the memory of Harpo Marx, who was so instrumental in getting the first festival off the ground.

In Café Society, Harpo created a gathering spot for neighbors, a home for lovers of jazz and all of the arts, but above all, a place where all of us could count on a friendly smile and a kind word. He will be deeply missed.

Supporting Education

The Half Moon Bay Downtown Association is excited to be partnering with the Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) for this event. CEF is a non-profit organization that operates independently – but in partnership with – the Cabrillo Unified School District for the benefit of enriching educational excellence for the students attending our local public schools.

CEF will be a beneficiary of the festival with donations going toward the growth of the endowment and toward programs supporting creative arts and music. 

Get Tickets

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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.