October 2, 2012 > Sausage and Suds
Sausage and Suds
By Mahima Goel
The smell of sizzling sausages and the sight of froth atop a mug of classic beer - the location can only be the annual "Sausage and Suds Music Festival" in San Leandro. Held this year on Sunday, October 7, festival organizers plan to continue its tradition as the largest free music festival in California. Hosted by the San Leandro Downtown Association, fun, games, and music is also on tap to please all ages.
Originally started in 1997, "Sausage and Suds Music Festival" kicked off a celebration when San Leandro was named the "Sausage Capital of the State" by the California State Legislature; the community gathered to party. Today, true to its origins, the Sausage and Suds Music Festival incorporates good food, music and an opportunity for civic organizations to meet the general public.
Children will be entertained in their own haven known as "Kids Fun Zone," featuring inflatable rides, a large climbing wall, and even a bike rodeo for those that prefer a bit more adventure.
Zumba dance lessons kick off the day at 10 a.m. and live music of The Coburns starts at 11:30 a.m.; Tasche and Avance and the return of the Spazmatics will follow.
Sausage and Suds promises to be a day of music and fun amid a plethora of sausage dishes and over 30 ice-cold beers. Don't miss it!
Sausage and Suds Music Festival
Sunday, Oct 7
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Parrott Street, San Leandro
(Between E. 14th St. and Washington Ave.)
10 a.m.: Zumba dance lessons and class
11:30 a.m.: The Coburns
1:15 p.m.: Tasche
3 p.m.: Spazmatics
4:45 p.m.: Avanche