This Saturday, a 25-year long-standing tradition of celebrating all things local and gathering with our friends, neighbors, and visitors is taking place. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the treasured Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival is back! True to its roots, this 25th-anniversary celebration highlights the best of our region. You’ll be able to enjoy incredible local wine, craft beverages, mouthwatering food creations, while supporting small businesses and artists. In true Atascadero spirit, the proceeds raised here go back to supporting local. From supporting our Charles Paddock Zoo to equipping our Chamber team and allowing us to continue to serve and support local businesses that hire and buy local, every ticket goes back to our amazing community.

This year, the team and Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee have taken this celebration of local a step further. We’ve invited local businesses to host activities that range from Inflatable Axe Throwing to Photo Booths to wine glass painting. Not only does this add to the fun, but it also provides a unique opportunity to engage with fantastic local businesses.

The team and I didn’t stop there. As you may have heard, over 60 award-winning wineries, breweries, cideries, and more from the Central Coast are joining us at the festival. With unlimited tastings, you have a rare chance to experience what local businesses around the coast are crafting. (It’s some pretty phenomenal wine!) As you sip, you can peruse through local art or goods. Or, you can take your wine and dance the afternoon away at one of the three stages set up for local bands.

I hope you’ll be able to join us this Saturday, June 25, as we celebrate our local community at the 25th anniversary of the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival at Atascadero Lake Park, located on 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, California, 93422. You can purchase your tickets ahead of time for $70 (and that comes with unlimited tastings) by clicking here or visiting Or you can purchase your ticket for $80 at the gate on the day of the event. Get ready to raise a glass to another amazing Atascadero community celebration!

-Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO

Josh Cross

President & CEO of the Atascadero Chamber | Josh Cross

Josh Cross is a longtime Central Coast local, having grown up right here in Atascadero. He has a strong knowledge of governmental and community issues, in addition to economic development. Previously he worked as the Director of Economic Development for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and has always been passionate about the incredible work Chambers can do for their community.