Foster City Chamber of Commerce presents

cityFEST 2017

June 3 - 4th

 Foster City Chamber of Commerce presents cityFEST, the 45th Annual Festival – June 3 – 4 2017!

Please join us for Foster City’s largest event.  It kicks off on Friday evening, June 2nd, with the Carnival and a special kick off event!  The Carnival will run all weekend and the festival  – including the arts & crafts booths, food vendors and live music will run Saturday & Sunday.

Shell Blvd is closed from E. Hillsdale Blvd south to Balclutha and is lined with over 175 vendors! The food court with a variety of different dining options is located in the Senior Wing parking lot, and is adjacent to the Meadow.

Festival glasses and tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths next to the beer and wine booths.  There will be some great craft beers and excellent local wines.

We hope to see you there!


Join the exciting team at 2017 cityFEST

Get involved! Here’s How:


Interested in being a sponsor of cityFEST? Sponsorships at different levels are available now. Contact the Chamber for more information.


This event is made possible by the generous donation of volunteer time. Businesses and individuals interested in being involved in this community event can volunteer to: help with set-up; pouring wine or beer; selling tickets, glasses, stocking the booths during the event; tear down & clean-up. This event is a lot of fun and a great team building activity. Volunteering at cityFEST also offers an easy way to get your business advertised in the community. For more information on specific volunteer opportunities, please contact the Chamber.

Curiosity Zone – Powered by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

Continuing this year the Curiosity Zone featuring interactive hands-on activities, demonstrations and special exhibitions for people of all ages.  Some of the 2016 participants included: IBM, Gilead, HP, CuriOdyssey, Hiller Aviation and the Techshop. Space is limited, if you are interested in participating in the curiosity zone, please contact the Chamber. 

foodFood Vendors

Each year a diverse selection of food is offered. Last year we featured cheese steaks, turkey legs, ribs, Hawaiian barbeque, tri tip barbeque, East Indian cuisine, Gyros, the ever popular potato twists, fries of all flavors, roasted corn and the very popular Firehouse Chili, just to mention a few. If you are interested in joining the fun and participating with a unique food option, sign-ups began online in January at

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Last year’s Festival featured 150 vendors making it the biggest yet, early sign-ups have this event selling out again this year. We continue to reach out for new vendors. If you are interested in participating, vendor sign-ups are now open at and scroll down to cityFEST 2017.

Entertainment:  cityFEST LIVE!

The Meadows will rock with cityFEST LIVE!


12:00 – 2:00     Red Vinyl

2:30 – 4:30      Patron Latin Rhythm

5:00 – 8:00      92South


12:30 – 2:30     Toree McGee

3:00 – 6:00      Pure Ecstasy

Also performing on the Amphitheater Stage between 11am & 2pm, talented community groups in Foster City and neighboring communities will have the opportunity to share their talents and skills. If you belong to a group or are a solo act that would like to perform, call the Chamber of Commerce.

Beer & Wine

Back by popular demand, attendees will be able to purchase commemorative beer glasses, stemmed and stemless wine glasses. Purchase of glasses and tickets for wine & beer pours will be available at 2 booth locations around the fair.  The tasting sessions are currently underway.  Check back for the final selections!!!

Carnival & Midway – provided by Butler Amusements


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The great draw for kids of all ages is the carnival & midway. It kicks off cityFEST on Friday June 2nd starting at 5pm and the fun keeps going until 11pm on Friday night. The same extended hours continue on Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.  Discount POP (Pay One Price) Wristbands are available at the Foster City Recreation Center and at the Foster City Chamber of Commerce for $25 until 4pm on Friday, June 2nd.  Once the carnival opens at 5pm on Friday, POP Wristbands will be available at the carnival for $30.

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