Don’t miss Downtown Alameda’s 16th Annual Spring Festival! The two-day street fair brings arts, crafts, music, craft beer, regional wines, and a whole lot of fun to Downtown Alameda!
This year’s FREE street fair will be held May 7 and May 8 on Park Street. Hours run from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.
With over 150 street vendors and more than 50 retail shops, this is a perfect place to find a gift for Mother’s Day. Or maybe you would like to bring Mom for a mimosa and lunch at one of the downtown district’s many restaurants.
There’s certainly something for everyone at Downtown Alameda’s Spring Festival…
Arts & Crafts… Stroll among 150 arts and craft booths featuring handcrafted items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.
Live Music… This year’s line-up features a range of music styles on two stages, including some of the Bay Area’s most popular tribute bands: Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles), Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers), Joyride (The Cars), and Zebop! Tribute to Santana.
Kids’ Area… A special area for kids and their families on Alameda Avenue features bounce houses, slot cars, climbing walls, giant slides, facepainting, and WaterBallerz! Kids and adults alike will have fun listening to local children’s dou The Dilly Dallies. In addition, students from New Style Motherlode Dance will take a turn on the main stage to show off the latest hip hop moves and modern dance styles.
Festival Food… Satisfy your taste buds with a great selection of festival favorites such as Lockeford Sausage, corndogs, gyros, fried calamari, teriyaki chicken, tamales, beef skewers, funnel cakes, and more! Premium vinegars and gourmet fudge will also be available for purchase.
Beer & Wine… Quench your thirst at one of the three booths serving local craft beer, regional wines, and bubbly mimosas. This year’s featured beer provider is local brewer Alameda Island Brewing Company. Look for signature flavors such as Cavanaugh Kolsch, Neptune’s Pale Ale, and Alameda’s IPA at each of the beverage stations.
Discover Downtown Alameda… Stroll through Alameda’s historic downtown business district to explore the wonderful variety of shops and restaurants. Many of the Downtown Alameda businesses will be offering weekend specials during the Spring Festival. Look for free raffles and giveaways at businesses throughout the downtown area!
Free, secure bike parking will be available 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.
For more information about the popular street festival, call (510) 523-1392 or visit the official event page: www.DowntownAlameda.com/Spring-Festival
Spring Festival Treats From Our Local Businesses
Treat yourself to eats, drinks, and shopping galore! Many of the Downtown Alameda businesses will be offering weekend specials for savvy festival-goers. Check out this sample list and make plans to visit our local businesses:
Bead Inspirations – Sidewalk sale! Lots of unique, ready-to-wear jewelry, with earrings starting at just $5! Sign up for our free Introduction to Jewelry Making classes to be held Saturday & Sunday, 12:15-12:45pm and 3:15-3:45pm.
Bonne Vie – Enter our free raffle for a chance to win a gift basket with 4 bottles of wine and a wine game. Shoppers will receive 10% off all purchases in the store.
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden – Enjoy Mother’s Day menu specials.
Lost City Antiques – Special sales items can be found on tables outside the shop. Come inside to find 10-50% off select items.
Ozone – Get 25% off all clothing and 10% off all custom complete skateboards.
The Artistic Home Studio & Boutique – We’re celebrating our 3-year anniversary with a raffle, prize give-aways, and refreshments! Drop in anytime on Saturday or Sunday to stencil a canvas bag ($20), make a mosaic pendant ($10), or paint a picture frame ($10) — no reservations needed.
Toy Safari –
Hay May is for horses! We will be holding a special kids rodeo with a Breyer horse show, plush pony rides, a (toy) petting zoo and equestrian arts and crafts!
Urgent Care Center of Alameda – Receive 15% discount off botox and dermal filler treatments for appointments made by May 14.
We Are Hair – To celebrate our 30 year anniversary, receive 30% off all haircare products (including Aveda)! We will also have many items on sale in front of the salon.
Yoga Alameda – Bring your mother to any class for free on Mother’s Day.
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You’ll always find great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! To learn more about the businesses and events in Downtown Alameda, visit our new website: www.DowntownAlameda.com.