SALINAS, CA – On May 3-5, 2013, the National Steinbeck Center presents its 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival to take place at 1 Main Street in Salinas, California with tours and activities in locations that so inspired John Steinbeck’s writing.
The chosen theme for this year is ‘Home,’ taking you to unique locations like Marks’ Ranch off Highway 68 for an afternoon barbecue, and indulging you in a beer-tasting feast with Steinbeck themed foods in Cannery Row.
Be astounded when our Steinbeck scholar in residence Susan Shillinglaw reveals secrets about John Steinbeck’s life and wives and engage your senses with award winning playwright Octavio Solis whose talent has bestowed him international recognition.
One of the tours will take you to Ricketts’ Lab for a private look at this place filled with history. In addition, an array of tours will be offered throughout the 3-day weekend to explore the places and people Steinbeck wrote about in his books.
The 33rd Annual Steinbeck Festival is ‘Old Home Week’ for Steinbeck lovers from across the world and down the street. John Steinbeck was born, raised and buried in the town of Salinas, California that is now home to the National Steinbeck Center. This is a great opportunity for all to celebrate the communities of Salinas and beyond.
The 2013 Steinbeck Festival will include these highlights:
• Play in the Pastures of Heaven: Opening Night Reception - Friday, May 3.
• Talks about Steinbeck, his homes, life and loves - Saturday, May 4.
• Books, Beer & Bubbly by the Bay: VIP Reception in Cannery Row - Saturday, May 4.
For a detailed itinerary, hotel accommodations and special packages, visit our website http://www.steinbeck.org/
About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located at One Main Street in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. It is a museum and cultural institution with a mission to engage people in the exploration of culture, issues and the arts relevant to our times, inspired by the words of John Steinbeck. The Center offers multiple visitor experiences: