Downtown Alameda’s Spring Festival Brings Weekend Fun To Mother’s Day

Downtown Alameda Spring FestivalPlan to attend Downtown Alameda’s 17th Annual Spring Festival. The free two-day street fair will be bringing arts, crafts, music, and a whole lot of excitement to the downtown district. The event takes place on May 13 and May 14 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day.

Downtown Alameda’s Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition in Alameda and the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular street fair offers something for everyone… over 150 quality arts and crafts booths, continuous live music that will get festival-goers dancing in the street, interactive activities for all ages, mouth-watering festival foods, and local craft beer and wine sales.

Children will have fun in a special kids’ zone on Alameda Avenue. Adults can quench their thirst at one of the beverage booths serving local craft beer from Alameda Island Brewing Company and outstanding wines from Rock Wall Wine Company.

With over 150 art and craft booths and more than 50 retail shops open for shopping, Downtown Alameda will be the perfect place to find a gift for Mom… or maybe you would like to bring Mom to the celebration for a mimosa and lunch at one of the downtown district’s many restaurants.

Enjoy a level of festivity that is beyond what you have seen before with more room to stroll among the displays and more room to dance in the street!

Event Highlights:

Arts & Crafts… Stroll among 150 arts and craft booths offering unique and handcrafted items including ceramics, metal art, paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more. Premium vinegars and gourmet fudge will also be available for purchase.

Live Music… Enjoy nonstop live music on two stages as talented musicians perform everything from bluegrass to classic rock, and from funk to fusion jazz. This year’s featured line-up includes some of the Bay Area’s most exciting tribute bands: Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers), Joyride (The Cars), and Zebop! (Tribute to Santana).   [view the 2017 music schedule]

Kids’ Area… A special area for kids and their families on Alameda Avenue will feature bounce houses, bungee jumping, climbing walls, giant slides, face painting, and WaterBallerz — the exciting activity where kids can run, jump, flip, and float on water.

Festival Food & Drink… Satisfy your taste buds with a great selection of festival favorites such as Lockeford Sausage, corn dogs, gyros, fried calamari, teriyaki chicken, tamales, beef skewers, funnel cakes, and more. Quench your thirst at one of the three booths serving local craft beer, regional wine, and bubbly mimosas (this is for those who are 21+, of course).

Shop Downtown Alameda… Explore Alameda’s vibrant downtown district and discover the wonderful variety of shops, restaurants, and personal services. Many of the businesses will be offering weekend specials during the street festival.

Free, secure bike parking will be available at the event near Alameda Bicycle. There couldn’t be a better way to experience the festival than before or after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda.

For more information about Downtown Alameda’s 17th Annual Spring Festival, call (510) 523-1392 or visit the official event page:

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