Foster City Chamber of Commerce presents cityFEST, the 46th Annual Festival – June 2 – 3 2018!

Please join us for Foster City’s largest event – cityFEST 2018 –  June 1st – 3rd!  This year the festival kicks off on Friday evening, June 1st, with the Carnival.    The Carnival will run all weekend and the festival  – including arts & crafts vendors, the curiosityZONE (powered by STEAM), beer & wine booths, food vendors and live music will run Saturday & Sunday.

Planning is already underway.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, vendor, performer or volunteer, please contact the Foster City Chamber of Commerce.

Get involved! Here’s How:


Interested in being a sponsor of cityFEST?  cityFEST LIVE? Or the curiosityZONE?  Sponsorship packages  and custom options 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.

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

Continuing this year the CuriosityZONE features interactive hands-on activities, demonstrations and special exhibitions for people of all ages.  Some of the 2017 participants included: IBM, Gilead, CuriOdyssey, Hiller Aviation, ZOOX, ONO 3D, Podo Labs, Science from Scientists, The Ed Foundation and Kids Connection.  Space is limited so please contact the Chamber to reserve your spot!

Food 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 begin online in January at

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Last year’s festival featured over 130 vendors.  Early sign-ups have this event selling out so sign up early!  We have a lot of loyal and returning vendors, but we are always interested in bringing in new vendors with unique products. Vendor sign-ups open in January  at – scroll  to cityFEST 2018.

Entertainment:  cityFEST LIVE!

The Meadows will rock with cityFEST LIVE!

Band selection will be completed in January 2018.  If you would like to be considered for our main stage, call the Chamber of Commerce.

Also performing on the Amphitheater Stage between 11am & 2pm, talented local acts 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 1st 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 1st.  Once the carnival opens at 5pm on Friday, POP Wristbands will be available at the carnival for $30.

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