Music Schedule and Business Specials: https://parkstreetbusiness.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/
The annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition in Alameda and the San Francisco Bay Area. The two-day street fair attracts over 50,000 people each year to the beautiful island community of Alameda.
Weekend activities include art and craft vendors, live music, food vendors, beer and wine sales, and a special kids’ area. This year’s event will be held in Downtown Alameda on May 9 and May 10. Hours run from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.
The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival can be fun for the whole family! With over 150 street vendors set up along Park Street and more than 50 unique retail shops, 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 many food establishments.
Come join the fun!
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 Music… Each day offers continuous live entertainment on two stages with talented musicians performing a wide range of music such as classic rock, bluegrass, funk, and soul. This year’s line-up also features some of the Bay Area’s most popular tribute bands: Journey Revisited, Stealin’ Chicago, Zebop! Tribute to Santana, Revolver, and Rock of Ages.
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. Then quench your thirst at one of the three booths serving craft beers, regional wines, and bubbly mimosas.
Kids’ Area… A special area for kids and their families features bounce houses, slot cars, climbing walls, giant slides, and facepainting. Back again this year… Kids can experience the thrill of walking on water with WaterBallerz!
Shop Downtown Alameda… Stroll through Alameda’s historic downtown commercial district to explore its unique variety of charming shops and tasty restaurants. Many of the businesses will even be offering weekend specials during the Spring Festival. Stop by our information booth to spin the wheel for a chance to win great prizes — every spin is a winner!
Free, secure bike parking will be available near Alameda Bicycle at the corner of Park Street and Webb Avenue. There couldn’t be a better way to experience the festival than before or after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda’s island community.
The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is free to the public. People enjoy coming out for the music, food, beer and wine, kid’s area, and the terrific selection of handcrafted gifts. For more information, call (510) 523-1392 or visit www.ShopParkStreet.com/springfestival.html
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New Name for Park Street Business Association
Have you noticed that the term “Downtown Alameda” is being used a lot in these posts? Well, the Park Street Business Association will soon have a new name, a new logo, and a new website.
“The new name is more indicative of what our association is about. Together, we are not just Park Street — we are the entire ‘Downtown Alameda’ district,” says Robb Ratto, Executive Director of the organization soon to be formerly known as the Park Street Business Association.
Alameda’s downtown association is comprised of over 425 businesses located along Park Street from the Bridge to San Jose Ave, as well as the side streets from Oak Street to Broadway.
Can you guess the new name? Come find out more by visiting our information booth at the Downtown Alameda Spring Festival!
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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our website: www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.