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City of Santa Ana
Tuesday October 1st, 2019 :: 01:36 p.m. PDT


Savor Santa Ana returns Saturday, October 12th

All-ages food festival features fall carnival, tastings from 40+ unique, local and Michelin-rated restaurants and bars:

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County’s premier all-ages sidewalk food festival featuring more than forty tastes from downtown Santa Ana restaurants, Savor Santa Ana, returns Saturday, October 12th.

At Savor Santa Ana, sample tastes from unique, local and Michelin-rated restaurants and bars throughout downtown Santa Ana. Live musicians and local youth performance groups will perform in pop-up shows along the sidewalks, and a trolley will provide free rides around downtown. The theme will be "Fall Food Carnival," featuring fire dancers, mystique, and fall food flavors.

This marks the seventh Savor Santa Ana festival for downtown Santa Ana, serving thousands of visitors since 2014. Organizers expect to sell the 150,000th tasting ticket this October, a milestone reminiscent of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the City of Santa Ana this year.

Savor Santa Ana tickets are just $10 for 5 tasting tickets. Tickets are available online for pre-purchase at, and are available cash-only onsite at Savor Santa Ana. The event takes place Saturday, October 12th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm in downtown Santa Ana.

“Savor Santa Ana is about experiencing food all over downtown,” said Ryan Smolar, event organizer and Lead Consultant to Downtown, Inc., a nonprofit association representing more than 600 downtown Santa Ana restaurants, offices, and retailers. “Whether you know downtown a little or a lot, this is a chance to explore, eat, and have fun with friends and family.”

Downtown Santa Ana (DTSA) is emerging as Orange County’s “favorite food district” with two food halls and dozens of food cuisines including northern and central Latin American dishes, millennial-generation experimental foods, modern Filipino, wine bars and bistros, and central and southeast Asian traditional and fusion fares.


★ Alta Baja Market: Adovada Tacos, Frito Pies, Mera Mera Micheladas ★ Blackmarket
Bakery: Pumpkin Pie Tarts, Banana Split S’mores, Lemon-Lime Tarts ★ Chunk N Chip: Chipotle Peach Ice Cream Sandwich with Honey Biscuit Cookies ★ Dos Chinos: Curry Tacos ★ Irenia Restaurant: Mani (Filipino Peanut Snack) ★ Good Beer Company: OC Craft Beer ★ Copper Door: XOXO Ice Cream Float Cocktail


-- Restaurant Tastings and East End Incubator Kitchen Tastings
-- Fall Food Carnival with fire dancers
-- Free Trolley Rides
-- Live Music and Youth Group Performances
-- Cool craft beer and cocktails for the adults!
-- New Restaurants like El Indio Botanas y Cervezas, Next Round DTSA and classics like Chapter One: The Modern Local and The Good Beer Co.


Get 5 tasting tickets for $10, and use your senses (or our handy map!) to guide yourself around downtown Santa Ana. Buy tickets online in advance at

Tickets will also be available for purchase during Savor Santa Ana at two locations: East End: 4th and Spurgeon, and West End: 4th and Broadway. Ticket booths will open at 5 pm and will be CASH ONLY. For questions, please email


Media Contact: Ryan Smolar, Event Producer
Ph: (213) 268-4924 / Email:

City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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