11th Annual Salsa Festival set to sizzle in downtown Redwood City

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Things will heat up in Redwood City this Saturday.

The 11th Annual Salsa Festival is set to take place from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown Redwood City, bringing salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting and three stages with a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Reggae. The music will be spread throughout downtown, including at Courthouse Square, site of the Salsa Stage.

The festival encompasses 11 pedestrian-only blocks downtown, including Broadway between Middlefield and Hamilton and on the Theatre Way.

The event features a salsa tasting competition featuring both amateur and professional salsa chefs. Festival-goers will be able to sample competing salsas from noon to 5 p.m. and can take part in judging for the competition. Public Tequila Tasting, as well as a Microbrew Tasting, will also take place, and local restaurants will offer their fares throughout the day.

Along with free hands-on art projects, a Children’s Play Area will feature bounce houses and much more. Here’s a schedule as provided on the city’s website.