Streets — and glasses — filled

A large crowd turned out for the second annual Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Festival on Saturday. Clay Lambert / Review

The second Half Moon Bay Wine and Jazz Festival brought thousands of people to the city’s downtown on Saturday and observers would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wasn’t enjoying their taste of the San Mateo County coast.

A steady stream of visitors walked Main Street between Mill and Correas streets, visiting booths with 40 California wines and listening to jazz that was worth the trip all by itself. The event benefited from a chamber-of-commerce day with bright sun and temperatures in the mid-60s.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

(4) comments


Hmmm. Not a Word about Jazz or music?


It would be helpful for the organizers to share on their website that people can still access the food court and beer/cider areas without needing a general admissions ticket.

Zack B

Yes, a nice event but at $55 per person general admission and $125 per person for VIP, but at these prices it excludes a lot of local people. Perhaps it should have been held at the Ritz.


No, it shouldn't. You could just stay home and relax. It costs a lot in liability insurance alone to put on these events and obviously they were enjoyed by many and HMB tax revenues went up. This was not billed as a low income fund raiser.

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