The City of Dublin celebrates food, wine, art and music at its fifth annual Splatter event on Saturday, September 17, at Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway. The event begins at noon and will conclude with an evening dance party concert by Livewire starting at 7 p.m.. Admission to the festival is free; however, there is a charge for children’s carnival rides and games.
Splatter is known for its fun, family-friendly art activities, unusual art installations, artist demonstrations, live music and dance performances and cooking demonstrations, craft and culinary marketplace, wine and beer tasting, and diverse food offerings.
New this year, the event will offer open-air Tasting Gardens, instead of a closed Tasting Pavilion. In response to survey feedback from last year’s event, guests can come and go more easily between the wine and beer tasting area and other activities at the festival. Guests will have more flexibility to purchase just the number of wine and beer tasting tickets they wish and buy food for cash directly from the vendors of their choice. Restaurants and food vendors offering smaller, less expensive tasting portions will be noted on the menu boards and maps.
Complimentary shuttles will run every 20 minutes from the Carl Zeiss Meditec parking lot at 5160 Hacienda Drive and the Dublin Park & Ride lot at Koll Center Drive and Tassajara Road. Guests are also encouraged to bike to the festival. Complimentary, secure bike parking will be offered at the Emerald Glen Tennis Court.
Splatter is produced by the City of Dublin’s Parks and Community Services Department, with sponsorship support from local businesses. For more details or information on how you can get involved, call (925) 556-4500 or visit dublinsplatter.com.