Just got back from trying to get to your art and wine festival. The streets around downtown were so clogged up with cars that I am sure residents had problems getting into their own driveways. When we eventually found a public parking lot we discovered that it was coned off at the first entrance. We then discovered there was a $5 parking charge. This is appalling as Mountain View must have been getting $$$$ from the festival and charging for parking on what are usually free lots just meant that the cars parked on residential streets instead for free. If I was a local resident I would have been very upset.
Anyway, we couldn't find free parking, so went elsewhere for our afternoon art purchase. Sorry.