Photo by Marcie Taylor.

Tick Tock. In just two weeks we will be enjoying the 17th Annual Taste of Huntington Beach. This event showcases over 50 of the best of Huntington Beach’s culinary talents and the region’s top wineries and breweries.

Taste of HB food
Photo by Marcie Taylor.

For one all-inclusive price, guests will be enjoying unlimited tasty bites and beverages from some of the area’s finest establishments. There will be a bevy of silent auction items, a raffle, Live Entertainment by Ramsey Brothers Band and the celebrity guest judge will once again be Simon Majumdar from Cutthroat Kitchen.  Awards will be given out for “best of” in numerous categories.  Some exhibitors have interactive displays and many offer free giveaways. It's also a great place to meet friends and to people watch! The proceeds from the event will go to the Children’s Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library, a local non-profit charity.

Taste of HB couple

Mark your calendars, as the event will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex (Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue).  The festivities will begin at 12:00 p.m. for the general public and run until 4:00pm. There is also an exclusive VIP Reception will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Taste of HB Dukes

"If you like great food, wine and beer, you'll love the annual Taste of Huntington Beach.  We are the area's premier tasting and sipping event! For just one entry price, you get unlimited sips and tastes from over 40 restaurants, 15 wineries, and 20 breweries, entertainment by a live band and lots of fun in our laid-back Huntington Beach style. The Taste of HB is the place where good food, great spirit and friendly people meet. It’s one great price for one great cause folks!"
Dan Page, Chairman of the Taste of Huntington Beach

Taste of HB beerPhoto by Marcie Taylor.

General admission tickets are $70. This includes four hours of: unlimited tastes of food from more than 50 restaurants, sips of wine from California and boutique wineries, samples of beer from premier and craft breweries and live entertainment.

Taste of HB platePhoto by Marcie Taylor.

Well worth the additional $20 are the VIP tickets, which are $90. This includes all of the above general admission perks, plus: an exclusive VIP reception, including food and drink available only to VIP’s from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a 30-minute early entry into the main Taste tent (at 11:30 a.m.), a VIP tote bag, a VIP party plate, free valet parking plus other special VIP perks and a commemorative 2017 glass wine glass (available when leaving The Taste event).

Taste of HB TablePhoto by Marcie Taylor.

To see the incredible list of participating restaurants, wineries and breweries and of course, to purchase tickets, please visit General admission tickets will be available at the door, however ticket prices will be higher than pre-sale purchases.


Guests can find free parking in the Sports Complex and the Library parking lots. Valet parking will also be available for $5 the day of the event for general admission guests. Valet Parking is free for VIP ticket holders. (Note: The setting is on a grassy field so wear comfortable shoes. Seating at tables outdoors is limited but you’re welcome to bring blankets and stadium chairs. Backpacks and purses are all subject to being searched.)

About Friends of the Children’s Library

The Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL) is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit; tax-exempt # 27-1284763. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). Since 2001, the Taste of HB has helped the FOTCL raise more than $500,000 for the Children’s Department of the HB Public Library.