33rd Annual logoThe Fremont Festival of the Arts
August 6 & 7, 2016 : 10 am - 6 pm

About the Festival


The Fremont Festival of the Arts is celebrating 33 years of fun in the sun! The Fremont Festival of the Arts is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River.

Time, Location

Dates: Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
Location: Downtown Fremont

Cool things about the Fremont Festival

The Festival of the Arts Keeps Getting Greener and Greener!

Picture of compost container

The Chamber of Commerce continues its efforts to make the Festival of the Arts more environmentally friendly.

At the 2016 Festival of Arts, we will once again provide three types of waste disposal bins - for organic waste, recyclables, and plain-old-trash in order to divert the maximum amount of material from the landfill. Collection centers will be located strategically throughout the Festival in the intersections where food courts are located.

We also know that it is not always easy to determine which waste goes in which container, so City of Fremont Environmental Services staff will be on hand to help educate Festival patrons on what goes where, aided by a team of volunteers from local non-profit organizations.

All food vendors at the Festival will serve food in recyclable or compostable containers, instead of Styrofoam takeout containers.

Help us make this festival our greenest yet, and have fun in the sun!

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Festival Fun Facts

• 2016 marks the 33rd anniversary of the Festival of the Arts. The first festival was held in 1983 in the Fremont Hub.

• There are 18,526 ice cream bars consumed at the festival.

• The Festival of the Arts is the largest two-day street festival west of the Mississippi with an attendance of approximately 385,000 and at least 650 artisans.

• We pour an average of 23,552 mugs of ice-cold beer during the festival.

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The 2016 Fremont Festival of the Arts is produced by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. 39488 Stevenson Place, Suite 100, Fremont, CA 94539