‘Taste of Huntington Beach’ serves up 13th annual event for Children’s Library

On Sunday, April 28 from noon till 4pm, the Taste of Huntington Beach will mark its 13th annual food festival featuring over 50 eateries, 30 wineries and breweries, silent auction, live entertainment and more – all to raise funds for the Huntington Beach Children’s Library.

This year’s event again will be held at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex located at 18100 Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach. There will be plenty of free parking as well as valet. Taste tickets are $50 for general admission or $80 for a VIP ticket. This year, the Taste offers a $55 designated driver ticket and a $75 designated VIP driver.

As the restaurants and wineries are judged and awarded with such titles as “Best Taste” and “Best Booth Decoration”, entertainment this year will be provided by the Tijuana Dogs, with a return engagement from last year.

Bill Parker, Taste of HB Event Chair, explains that the participating eateries donate their time and food, so all event proceeds directly benefit the children’s library. Unlike other “taste” events in Orange County, the Taste of HB is “charity-driven, with unlimited tastes per ticket” rather than “pay as you go.” And with the closure of the Taste of Newport, the Taste of HB is sure to be even more popular than ever for fans of food festivals.

The Taste has generated over $300,000 since its inaugural event in 2000, and has helped fill budget shortfalls that have at times amounted to upwards of 80 percent in cuts.

For tickets or information, visit TasteHB.com or stop by the Huntington Beach Central Library at 7111 Talbert Avenue in Huntington Beach.

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