Enjoy the summer sun and experience island fun at one of Alameda’s biggest and best events! The 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire features over 250 art & craft vendors, mouth-watering festival foods, local craft beer and wine, live music on three stages, and two kids’ areas with games and carnival rides. Festival-goers will enjoy a stroll in Alameda’s historic downtown district where unique shops, restaurants, and services will also be offering specials throughout the weekend.
The 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone and is FREE to attend. The fun happens July 29 & 30 from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.
Music is always a big draw at the annual street fair. Bay Area favorites will be playing classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz, soul, and salsa on THREE different stages this year. The featured bands include a fabulous line-up of the area’s most popular tribute bands.
Making their first-time appearance in Alameda is Natural Wonder, the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience. Whether it’s the Motown-era hits, the fusion-flavored 70’s platters, or Stevie’s modern masterpieces, Natural Wonder will recreate the look, feel, and sound of a Stevie set with a seemingly unending barrage of hit songs. (complete music schedule)
Also new this year… a third stage near the corner of Park Street and Webb Ave will be part of a block party presented by Habanas Cuban Cuisine. Enjoy international spirits and cuisine while listening to lively salsa music. There will also be free prizes and give-aways every hour.
For the 21+ crowd, there will be multiple beverage booths selling local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and premium wines by Alameda’s Rock Wall Wine Company. They’ll be bringing some of their latest flavors to the street.
Satisfy your taste buds even more with festive food favorites such as Lockeford Sausage, corn dogs, gyros, roasted corn, BBQ oysters, curly fries, funnel cakes, and French beignets.
While enjoying the entertainment, take time to browse the plethora of arts and craft booths that will be displaying and selling fanciful items. You’ll find ceramics, metal art, paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more. Local vendors include Honour Brand, Sweet Charlie Boutique, and Sawn Custom Woodwork.
An interactive area for kids and their families has been created on Alameda Ave with bounce houses, games, face painting, children’s entertainment, and that wacky attraction… Waterballerz! Kids will also thrill at the carnival rides set up on Park Street, from the Classic Teacup Spinners to the Frog Hopper. Enjoy entertainment and laughs created by The Dilly Dallies as they sing about life as parents and kids.
Free, secure bike parking will be provided in a new, larger location in the Vietnam House parking lot, across the street from Alameda Bicycle. There couldn’t be a better way to experience the festival than after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda!
The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is presented by the Downtown Alameda Business Association as a fundraiser for the district. Proceeds help keep Downtown Alameda “clean, green, and safe.”
Come see what’s new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer. More info: www.DowntownAlameda.com/art-wine-faire
Downtown Tip: Look for even more information in the official Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire Program to be published by Alameda Sun.
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