Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival

June 7, 2025 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival is returning for its third year and is bigger and better than ever.  The main event takes place on Saturday, June 1 from 12-5 p.m. on Half Moon Bay’s historic Main Street. Wine and music lovers will enjoy tastings from a wide selection of California wineries, renowned jazz artists, local food, and a craft beer & cider garden.

Taste An Extensive Array Of California Wines
With their purchase of a ticket, wine enthusiasts have the opportunity to sample a “Taste of California,” with varietals from 50 winemakers representing key appellations across the state, including Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Lodi, Santa Cruz Mountains, and more.

Listen to World-Class Jazz on the Streets
Open to the public will be the Main Stage, adjacent to historic Main Street, featuring world-class jazz artists specially curated by legendary jazz musician, bandleader, composer, and educator, Marcus Shelby.

  • Jahari Stampley, a 24 year old piano prodigy from Chicago, is the winner of the Herbie Hancock Institute International Competition and is considered one of the fastest rising stars in jazz.
  • Vocalist Dr. Kim Nalley has been called “legendary” and “San Francisco institution” and is a fixture of the San Francisco jazz scene with her 3½ octave range and incomparable stage presence.
  • Howard Wiley is a Resident Artistic Director at SFJazz and has been heralded as “the most prodigious Bay Area saxophonist of his generation.” He has performed at jazz festivals worldwide, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Fest, Cape Town Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and SXSW. Including the Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Festival’s artist in residence, tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman.
  • Ayo Brame, at only 16 years old, is a talented, up-and-coming saxophonist out of Oakland, California and has been labeled “an emerging force” in jazz.

In addition, local jazz bands will perform at various points along Main Street throughout the day.

Enjoy Premier Cuisine, Beer & Ciders From Local Vendors
A multitude of top food trucks and specialty vendors will be serving delicious fare to pair with the wine & jazz. Fresh seafood, barbeque, and much more will be available for purchase. Attendees will also be able purchase a variety of craft beers and ciders from 10 different Bay Area breweries and cideries.