2019 Festival Dates
The seventh annual 2019 Redlands Festival of the Arts will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25-26 in Smiley Park. Kicking off the event is our new Festival Concert Salute to the Troops, Friday, May 24, at 6 pm, featuring the Highland Music Company performing on the Redlands Bowl Stage.
The Festival’s Juried Art Show and Art in the Park will be open starting Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, from 10 am to 5 pm. There is no admission charge, but please donate to our student artist grant awards program. Click here to email us for information.
Artist applications for the 2019 Festival are now open at www.zapplication.org.
Come see over 100 artists at the Festival, with many of them competing in our nine-category juried art show in: ceramics, digital, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Watch for details about the artists selected for the 2019 Festival next Spring
Click here to learn more about the 2018 artists.
The Artists Reception is a great way to meet the artists and learn more about their work. The details will be announced soon. Click here to email us for more information as it becomes available.
Art In The Park
Be sure to visit Art In The Park on the Festival grounds, which is sponsored by the Redlands Art Association.
Watch for details next year about the 2019 entertainment line-up.
Clear here to see the Festival’s 2018 fabulous live musical entertainment line-up.
Food, Beer and Wine Garden
Cousins Lobster Truck, Mill Creek Barbecue, Kona Ice and more favorites were back. When hunger and thirst call, we’ve got you covered with tempting cuisine, local favorite beers and wine. Click here to see “what’s cookin” at the Festival. We’ve also added extra seating too.
Festival guests who stop by our Community Exhibits will learn more about Redlands and all the local activities and services that benefit families young and old in the area:
- Associates of the Redlands Bowl
- Get your new season brochure
- Museum of Redlands-The MOR
- Learn how to get involved
- Read for Life by Sunrise Rotary
- Free books for kids
- Redlands Art Association
- Learn more about the local art scene
- Redlands Cultural Arts Commission
- Learn all Redlands has to offer
- Redlands Historical Museum
- Find out about our new home
- Redlands Symphony
- Visit the kids instrument petting zoo
The Festival is held in shady Smiley Park between the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Redlands Police Annex gardens.
Free parking is available on West Citrus Avenue at the Redlands Mall and across the street from the mall next to the post office. Additional parking is available at the city lot on Citrus Avenue and many nearby streets.
See the map below to explore downtown Redlands, including the Smiley Library, Smiley Park and the Lincoln Shrine.
The festival is easily accessible from eastbound Interstate 10 by taking the Orange Street exit or from westbound Interstate 10 by taking the Sixth Street exit.