Hundreds more are expected to descend upon downtown Livermore for the final day of the 18th annual Livermore Wine Country Festival.
The festival will stretch along First Street from the Vine Theater all the way down to Maple including the new Livermore Valley Plaza and The Bankhead Theater, according to Livermore Downtwon Inc., which puts on the event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Thirty of the Livermore Valley's finest wines will be represented at the event including John Christopher Cellars, Page Mill Winery, Garre Vineyard and Winery, Big White House, John Evan Winery and Pleasanton's Mitchell Katz Winery.
This year, local microbrews including Lagunitas Brewing Company and Schooners Brewery, will also be featured giving beer connoisseurs the opportunity to discover a new brew. Second Street, sponsored by Marcel Orthodontics, will be filled with kids activities from K to N Street. J Street Jam will take place on J Street between First and Second Street, with Tricycle Races for Dad and fun for the kids, sponsored by Woopsiedaisy Toy Shop.
This year's festival will be alive with music with local musical talent at two stages, located on Livermore Avenue across from Blacksmith Square and on First Street next to the Vine Center. The stages will feature local bands including El Desayuno and CoverGirlz.
For a complete listing of festival activities visit www.livermoredowntown.com