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California's Great America Kicks Off Summer with Red, White & Brews Event

May 25, 2018

The hometown celebration is back for the second year on June 2-3 and June 9-10

SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America is kicking off summer with Red, White & Brews, a hometown celebration of Americana food and fun, for the second year. On Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, and Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, guests can enjoy gourmet food, local beer and wine, live entertainment, outdoor games and activities, and a fireworks finale each night.

Red, White & Brews will bring the Hometown Square area of the park to life with gourmet bites. Tasting cards will be available for just $30 per person (8 selections per card) to sample savory items that include Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs, Smoked Brisket and Mash with Crispy Onions, Bacon Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs with Tricolor Relish, Roasted Corn with all the fixings and a range of tasty sliders. There will also be delicious dessert offerings, including Jumbo S’mores, Banana Cream Pie Parfaits and Petite Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Beer and wine tasting cards, $30 per person for six, six-ounce samples, will give guests who are 21+ access to 15 Northern California wines and 25 regional brews, including a special “RailBlazer IPA.”

The San Jose Brew Bike will be on hand to take guests through the park each day, providing up to 15 spots for those who wants to view Great America while sipping and cycling (with a designated cyclist at the wheel, of course). Hometown Square entertainment will feature oversized board games, free balloons for kids, giant Adirondack chairs for lounging and photo opportunities, and more. A lineup of local bands will perform rock and country music throughout the day on an outdoor stage in front of the Great America Theater, and dueling pianos will be positioned in the gazebo to play between sets. 

To learn more about the event, purchase Season Passes or check operating hours, please visit

About California’s Great America and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
California’s Great America is a 100-acre theme and water park located in Santa Clara, Calif. As Northern California’s premier amusement park, featuring thrill rides, live entertainment, and the Boomerang Bay water park, California’s Great America is the top destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels. For more information, see