Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at the 12th Annual Park Street Spring Festival (Alameda)

Park Street Spring Festival 2012The annual Park Street Spring Festival has become a Mother’s Day weekend tradition in Alameda and the San Francisco Bay Area. Located on Alameda’s historic Park Street, weekend activities include art and craft vendors, live music on two stages, kids’ area, food vendors, and beer and wine sales. The Alameda street fair will be held on May 12 and May 13 and hours run from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

The Park Street Spring Festival is fun for the whole family! People enjoy coming out for the music, food, kid’s area, beer and wine, and an excellent selection of gifts. With over 150 vendors, this is a perfect place to find a gift for Mom. Or maybe you would like to treat Mom to a mimosa and lunch at one of the district’s food establishments. Don’t miss it!

Arts & Crafts… Stroll among 150 arts and craft booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Live Entertainment… Each day offers continuous live music on two different stages. Bay Area favorites will perform a wide range of music such as classic rock, bluegrass, funk, and soul. The line-up features Savannah Blue, Boptropolis, Tia Carroll & Hard Work, and Zebop! Tribute to Santana. Local Alameda bands include Spill the Wine, The Beer Detectives, Studio O, and Rene Escovedo & The Fuse!

Kids’ Area… A special area for kids and their families on Alameda Avenue features bounce houses, giant slide, slot cars, face painting, and a petting zoo.

Park Street Spring Festival

Festival Food & Drink… Satisfy your taste buds with a great selection of festival favorites such as Lockeford Sausage, corndogs, gyros, roasted corn, fried calamari, teriyaki chicken, tamales, beef skewers, funnel cakes, and more! Premium vinegars and gourmet fudge will also be available for purchase. Quench your thirst at one of the three booths serving beer, wine, and bubbly mimosas.

Ride Your Bike to the Festival… Free, secure bike parking will be available at the street fair. There couldn’t be a better way to experience the festival than after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda.

Park Street Spring Festival

Shop Park Street… Festival-goers are encouraged to “Shop Park Street.” The business district offers a variety of great restaurants and charming shops and many of the businesses will be offering weekend specials during the Spring Festival.

The Park Street Spring Festival is free to the public. For more information, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com/springfestival or become a fan of Spring Festival Spring Festival Facebook page to receive updates and learn more about the bands.

About the Park Street Business District

The Park Street Business District is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of Alameda, California and is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 400 businesses are located in the shopping district including a variety of restaurants, gift stores, clothing stores, collectible and re-use boutiques, professional and personal services, and the Historic Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. Parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage located near the corner of Central Ave and Oak Street, and on nearby streets.

To view this week’s calendar highlights, visit www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook and Twitter.

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