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PortFest Among Bay Day's Four Anchor Events on Saturday, October 7

Save the Bay's second annual Bay Day, Saturday, Oct. 7, the same as Port of Redwood City's PortFest, salutes numerous public events that day that celebrate the Bay.  PortFest is one of Bay Day's four anchor events.  Link to events. 
The Port of Redwood City is a gold sponsor of Bay Day.

PortFest, a free community celebration of the working and recreational waterfront in Redwood City, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Full details at

Two popular Bay Area bands will be performing free.  Here's what you need to know about them:

The Fog City Swampers , who will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., have been rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Expect to hear classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and many more. The four-member band's song list:

The Touch of Class Band , which will perform from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m., was formed in 1984 with the vision of combining vocal harmonies, a heavy horn section, and choreography together. The band is a 10-piece high energy show band that has performed throughout the Bay Area and Tahoe for the past 15 years. The versatile singing group performs R&B / funk along with oldies and standards. J.D. Hill is the founder and leader of The Touch Of Class Band. Their song list:

Redwood City Upcoming  Sesquicentennial  Events 
  • Courthouse Square 
For the fourth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with more than1,100 feet of "family style" bench seating;  lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more! Opening with a new Happy Hour Seating on September 21st (Music with the Internationals, Beer & Food Only) , plus five Festival Seatings through Sunday, Sept. 24th, the huge decked-out Oktoberfest tent will transform Courthouse Square this fall, for revelers of all ages to enjoy.  

  • Live Music with The Internationals (9/21 only)
  • Brimming Steins of Delicious Brews on Tap
  • Traditional German Oktoberfest D├ęcor
  • Tasty German Delights featuring pretzels & brats
More information:

"Squatters to Suburbs: The story of Redwood City's Neighborhoods"
  • Peninusla Covenant Church, 3560 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. 
Come hear the real stories of Redwood City's neighborhoods from John Shroyer, a local Realtor, and historian; Sandy Nathan, author and daughter of builder Andy Oddstad; and, Don Warren, Redwood Shores developer.

Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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