Leave the stress of work behind by using Caltrain and SamTrans to attend the 46th annual Millbrae Art and Wine Festival.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3 and 4, downtown Millbrae is expected to draw massive crowds for the event, which offers food, live music, art and Mardi Gras-style fun. The festival also includes a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, artisan specialty foods, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, the “Classically Cool Car Show,” and fun activities for kids.
Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, the festival is named the “Last Blast of Summer” to commemorate the end of the season. Admission is free, and festivities will be held on Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen Avenue, one block west of El Camino Real.
With a variety of public transit options in the Peninsula, attendees looking for an easy trip to Millbrae have many choices available to them. SamTrans Route ECR provides service between Daly City BART and the Palo Alto Transit Center, and buses run every 20 minutes on weekends.
Festival-goers can also take Caltrain’s to the Millbrae Transit Center, which is less than half a mile from the festival location. With trains running every hour, passengers will have plenty of opportunities to use Caltrain as their choice of transportation to the Art and Wine Festival.
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at station ticket machines. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 79 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.