Steinbeck Festival

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Steinbeck Festival

August 2 - August 3

The annual Steinbeck Festival is a literary celebration of John Steinbeck’s enduring legacy. The Steinbeck Festival has taken place for the last 38 years in and around SalinasThe Festival is a dynamic, spirited, and challenging exploration through talks, films, performances, and exhibits.  It is open to the public and intended to instruct, entertain, and connect like-minded Steinbeck lovers and newbies.

 The 2019 Steinbeck Festival, “In Search of America” revisits John Steinbeck’s 1962 book, Travels with Charley and invites participants to reflect on American culture and identity.

Each year the Festival explores a new theme relating to the life and works of Salinas native, John Steinbeck.

The 2019 Festival will be held on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019.


Program Schedule

Friday evening, August 2nd, 2019

Saturday, all day, August 3rd, 2019.

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Ticket Information

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Lodging & Sustenance

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Directions & Parking

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The Steinbeck Festival is generously supported by the following sponsors: