Vanguard at Santa Clara’s Art & Wine Festival

Aug 28, 2018 | Community Arts, Events, News, Santa Clara Vanguard, Vanguard Cadets

The Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival returns on September 15 & 16 to celebrate 38 years of bringing our community together! With nearly 60,000 people in attendance each year, this annual event features the talents of local and regional artists with 165 arts and crafts booths to visit, 25 community food vendors, six vintners pouring fine wines, a large shaded beer garden, and stellar live entertainment on three different stages.

While you’re there, be on the lookout for our Vanguard Music and Performing Arts booth where you’ll find all the latest information on our local community arts programs, as well as audition information for the Vanguard Cadets and Santa Clara Vanguard.  You will also have the special opportunity to enjoy a performance by the Santa Clara Big Band as they take the Central Park Pavilion Stage to perform on Sunday, September 16 at 11:30 AM!

This event is such a great opportunity promote everything VMAPA has to offer, but we need your help! If you are interested in managing our booth and sharing your Vanguard pride, CLICK HERE and sign up for a shift. Throw on your favorite Vanguard gear, hand out some flyers, and share your love for our organization with the community.

If you have any questions about how you can help, email Patty Ratsamy at!

Festival hours:
Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 16, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Santa Clara Central Park
909 Kiely Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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