Festival-goers heading to the 9th Annual Salsa Festival in Redwood City will have a little extra pep in their step if they take public transit and avoid traffic congestion and parking headaches.
The free event will take place from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. this Saturday, and will include multiple music stages featuring performances from Salsa, Jazz and Reggae bands, plus tasting stations where attendees can sample a wide variety of salsa concoctions.
Taking place over 11 blocks in downtown Redwood City, the Salsa Festival is just a short walk from the nearby Redwood City Caltrain Station. Caltrain’s weekend schedule offers hourly service, plus four Baby Bullet trains, so attendees will have plenty of travel options for the event.
Additionally, multiple SamTrans buses serve Redwood City, including Route ECR, which operates every 20 minutes during the weekends.
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.
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