The Downtown Alameda Business Association wishes each and everyone of you a happy and safe Fourth of July!
We hope you’ll find your way to Downtown Alameda on July 4 to view one of the longest Independence Day parades in the nation. The Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade is one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area and begins at 10:00am on the corner of Park Street & Lincoln Avenue.
Watch as over 170 entries and 2,500 participants travel along Park Street before heading to Webster Street. You’ll see a unique variety of hand-decorated flatbeds, antique cars, marching bands, dance troupes, cheerleading squads, bicyclists, musicians, clowns, costumed characters, and dancing horses. The participants come from Alameda and all around the Bay Area.
The performances, cheering, and flag waving are especially exciting along the first stretch of the parade. So, for optimal viewing, plan to arrive well before start time to grab a front row seat along Park Street. And, if you’re in want of a refreshment or are looking to do a little shopping, you’ll find plenty of businesses open in Alameda’s downtown district.
There’s also a 5K run and walk that follows the parade route, starting in front of 1417 Park Street at 9:00am — an hour before the parade.
After the parade, stick around Alameda’s vibrant downtown district for lunch and more shopping before heading over to Alameda Point for the inaugural Alameda Coast Guard Festival that will be held at Pier 3 from Noon to 4:00pm. Enjoy live music and activities for all ages, view a collection of floats from the parade, and witness Coast Guard exhibits and rescue demonstrations. You’ll also find a number of Downtown Alameda businesses at this event: Bowzer’s Pizza will be selling pizza by the slice and Lucky 13 will be there with their beer truck.
Find more details at www.alamedaparade.com.
Celebrating More Milestone Anniversaries
As we prepare for the Fourth of July festivities in Alameda, there’s another reason to celebrate our nation’s independence… the existence of local, independent businesses that embody the spirit and individuality of our country.
Congratulations to the Downtown Alameda businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries this month. To all of you independent business owners, we celebrate you!
Agatha Sembajwe, Accounting Solutions
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