2023 Salinas Valley Food & Wine Culture

Experience the Tastes, Sights, and Sounds of the Unique Salinas Valley Food & Wine Culture

We will celebrate the bounty of the Salinas Valley this August when the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival returns to Oldtown, Salinas / Salinas City Center. The Food & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 11:30AM-3:00PM.

Main Street will be filled with wine tasting stops, food sampling stations, live music, artist/artisan vendors, and the opportunity to experience world-class wines, craft beers, and gourmet foods. Admission to the main festival is free. Purchasing a ticket includes wine and beer tastings along with samplings of culinary delights from local chefs, caterers, and restaurants.

Ticket Prices Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival – August 5th, 2023

LOCATION: Oldtown Salinas

April 15 – May 1 (Earlybird): $65

April 15 – August 5 (Military): $55

May 2 – July 21 (Presale): $75

July 22 – August 5: $85


In support of US Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel within our community, Festival tickets for service members (past and present) may receive a discounted price (our best offer) on August 5th, 2023. To receive this discounted price, please show proper military ID when purchasing tickets on Festival day.

Thank you for your service!

*The Military discount is available for online purchases here.



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With love, respect and compassion, Dorothy’s Place provides essential services and transitional support to people experiencing the injustice of homelessness and extreme poverty.

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No one realizes until they are here to witness it and hear testimony from the impoverished people we serve that struggle daily with chronic homelessness just how horribly inadequate, degrading, and scary life is for these people.

They’re here, existing moment to moment, believing in their home community, but numb from being threatened, insulted, and hassled by those that should be providing help.

We’re here to love and assist them in the way that THEY want, through consumer-driven social case management, healthcare coordination, housing navigation, and assistance after tenancy.

Our goal is to incorporate employment opportunities and permanent supportive housing into our array of services, and to ensure our community affords good health and the safety of housing to everyone.



It is the vision of the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra to live, to love, and to work in harmony; to serve the marginalized, to create partnerships that are mutually liberating, and to pursue social justice with respect and dignity for all, in the spirit of St. Francis and Dorothy Day.

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To learn more go to https://www.dorothysplace.org/.