Celebrate the local, farm-to-table experience of fresh avocados off the tree paired alongside incredible live entertainment and festival life at the 2016 Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Street Festival. This year, the annual festival will return on Saturday, September 10th.
The first-ever Taste of the Grove event will kick off the street festival on Friday, September 9th by offering guests an intimate cocktail evening at the picturesque Morro Bay avocado farm called Packing Shed. The evening will offer avocado-themed dishes of local favorites, informative sessions with area farmers and chefs, in addition to wine and brewery pairings. Some of the local chefs and restaurants to look forward to include Divine Street Catering, Fig Good Food, Flora and Fauna, Olea Farm, Trumpet Vine Catering, Thomas Hill Organics, Two Cooks and more.
On the musical landscape, here is what to expect:
- Black Market Trio (10:30 to 11 a.m.): The Latin-jazz trio has been known to pump up the beat throughout the Central Californian counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey
- Bear Market Riot (12 to 1:30 p.m.): The band blends a range of tones from folk to hip-hop into a contagious sound
- Próxima Parada (2 to 3:30 p.m.): The Californian folk and soul band aims to match the energy of prime avocado and margarita tasting time.
- The JD Project (4 to 5:30 p.m.): The JD Project brings the festival drift into night life a driving force of rock, blues, soul, and country.
- Zongo All Stars (6 to 7:30 p.m.): Voted best local band in SLO County for two years in a row, the final headliner electrifies the dance floor with a unique blend of Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean, funk, reggae, calypso sounds that the eccentric band affectionately refers to as “CaliCubano.”
Purchase tickets online beforehand or buy an admission ticket at the door. General admission for the street festival only costs $5.
Don’t miss a chance to enjoy some of California’s local favorites: fresh avocados off the grove, refreshing margaritas, live music from local bands, and the beautiful Central Californian landscapes.