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ANIMALS | LEAVE THEM HOME!

Please, for the sake of the animals, leave your pets at home! The crowds, the heat, and the County / City health codes PROHIBIT ANIMALS from this community event.

Festival of Art, wine music brings you a Bohehmian style street festival in the heart of the North Bay. Downtown Novato turns into a FREE concert for two days along with a wide selection of local microbrews and prohibited smoking vaping laws faq pot cannibis smoking tobaco elegant wines from the esteemed Northern and Central California Wine regions as well as international selections. Your North Coast Riviera tour doesn't end there; enjoy the arts, crafts and skills of the locals at this great fair which spans the guantlet from live wreathes to metal art to comforts that no home should live without, even in the wildly minimulist style of ourTrek WV CabCorp Valley memorial Spnsor booth modern era. Join us for the annual Marin Sonoma North Bay Festival of Art, Wine and Music. Mobius Rose Chardonnay Pinot Sauvingon Gris Cabernet Chardonnay Blanc 2012 2016 2017 2019 Mantra Wines Novato Chamber FAWM Festial

ALL SMOKING STRICTLY PROHIBITED

In accordance with Novato City Ordinances and in respect for friends, neighbors, and families, ALL SMOKING IS PROHIBITED! This extends to ALL forms of smoking including (but not limited to) e-cigs and vape-pens. 

VOLUNTEER CHECK IN

Volunteers should check in to the Volunteer HQ at First and Grant in the 'old Pini Hardware Building' There, you will receive your commemorative t-shirt and volunteer lanyard!

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FESTIVAL TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

There is NO official designated Festival parking. Please check out the transportation resources available below!

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LOST & FOUND | at Volunteer HQ

Please check for / bring lost items at the Volunteer HQ at First and Grant. DO NOT BRING ITEMS TO THE POLICE BOOTH

animals prohibited permitted festival chamber art wine music

ANIMALS | LEAVE THEM HOME!

Please, for the sake of the animals, leave your pets at home! The crowds, the heat, and the County / City health codes PROHIBIT ANIMALS from this community event.

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BIKE | PARK FOR FREE & SECURLY

Thanks to Novato Theater Inc. you can now bike and securely park your bikes at the Festival of Art, Wine & Music. Parking available at First Street

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LOST FAMILY MEMBER

Lost Family members can be taken to the Novato Police Booth at First Street. Please check there for your lost loved-ones!

What can we help you with today?

If your business is looking to get noticed than you want to check out the Festival of Art, Wine & Music. The Novato Chamber's annual festival draws anywhere from 60,000-80,000 attendees--that's a lot of potential new clients to meet. Nonprofits enjoy huge crowds at the annual event, so consider investing some marketing budget to increase your brand recognition. Showcase your community spirit and get into Marin County's largest Festival. For nonprofits or municipal agencies, the Festival of Art, Wine & Music offers an excellent opportunity to expand your recognizability in the community. 

Statistics

Over 6,000 beverage glasses (commemorative wine or beer) are purchased for the event. 

The Festival, especially in warmer years will go through 3 tons of ice. 

Over +200 volunteers over the course of the weekend, set up the week before, and take-down on Monday morning. 

For energy, staff and committee members munch on red-licorice. In any given year, staff will go through anywhere from 3-4 five-lbs tubs of the snack.

At one point, one the #NovatoFAWM has commemorative champagne flutes. 

The Festival goes through about 150 of wine each year.

At points in its history, sponsors included: Southwest Airlines, Snapple, Budweiser, Cacti

Over the course of the weekend, 50-65 kegs of beer will be consumed. 

The Festival has only taken ONE year off. In 2007, due to the reconstruction of Grant Avenue, the Festival of Art, Wine and Music took a single year hiatus.

It is not only about showcasing your business to over 80,000 people; it is also about welcoming guests from all over California to Novato and showcasing our North Bay community.

We are proud to showcase local businesses and leaders at the Festival. We welcome all people and organizations to join us for the day of festivities to showcase our Chamber's best asset...our community.

Novato Chamber
807 DeLong Avenue
Novato, CA 94945
NovatoChamber.com | VisitNovato.com
p) 415.897.1164 | f) 415.898.9097

 

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Kids Activites

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General questions about the Festival of Art, Wine & Music?

If you have a question about the largest annual event in Novato, please contact the Novato Chamber of Commerce! Click the photo to the right to email them directly.