Customer Celebration Day in Downtown Alameda

We’re celebrating YOU!

The merchants in Downtown Alameda appreciate your support and would like to honor YOU, our valued customer. As a special thank you, we’re hosting a “Customer Celebration Day” on Saturday, September 24.

We invite you to take a stroll through Alameda’s historic downtown district for a day of fun. Participating businesses will be offering free giveaways, prizes, and special discounts. Plus, enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities on the sidewalks from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

So plan on visiting your favorite shops, restaurants, and services on Customer Celebration Day… and maybe even discover some new places along the way. Over 50 businesses will be participating!

Here’s a small sample of special activities:
* 10:00am-11:00am – Free Coffee and Tea Tasting @ Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden
* 11:00am-12:00pm –  Complimentary Croissants @ C’era Una Volta
* 11:00am-2:30pm – Meet the Minions – Photo Op @ Cinema Grill
* 2:00pm-4:00pm – Free Sangria Wine Tasting @ Bonne Vie Beer Wine & Fine Cigars
* 4:00pm-6:00pm – Free Face Painting @ Tucker’s Ice Cream

For a chance to win a fabulous assortment of gift certificates and goodies from downtown merchants, be sure to stop by one of our sponsoring businesses to pick up your free entry form — the grand prize is valued over $500!

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Shop Local Saturday – Find Deals in Downtown Alameda, November 28

Shop Local Saturday, Downtown AlamedaMake local businesses a part of your holiday tradition and let our merchants help you find your holiday gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, wine, and much more! You’ll find a wonderful collection of shops and restaurants here in Downtown Alameda.

Did you know that when shopping local, a greater share of every dollar spent is recirculated into the local economy? By shopping or dining at a small business in Alameda, you’re not only showing your support for local businesses but you’re also investing in our island community and preserving Alameda’s unique charm.

Be an Alameda Island Shopper! We invite you to “Shop Local Saturday” on November 28 when businesses throughout Downtown Alameda will be offering special discounts, free treats, and fun activities:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Customer Celebration Day in Downtown Alameda

Downtown Alameda Customer Celebration Day 2015 posterThe merchants in Downtown Alameda’s historic business district appreciate your support and would like to honor YOU, our valued customer.

As a special thank you, we are celebrating “Customer Celebration Day” on Saturday, September 12. Participating businesses will be offering free giveaways, entertainment, and special discounts from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

We invite you to stroll through Alameda’s historic and vibrant downtown district to visit your favorite shops, restaurants, and services. Enjoy the entertainment and activities on the sidewalks and maybe even discover some new places along the way.

Look for the balloons in front of participating businesses.

For a chance to win a wonderful assortment of gift certificates and goodies from local businesses, be sure to stop by our information table at 1419 Park Street (in front of Park Street Plaza) to enter the FREE DRAWING. The grand prize is valued over $250!

Plan Your Visit

While exploring the shops and restaurants in Downtown Alameda you can enjoy musical entertainment, vintage fashion shows, jewelry demonstrations, and belly dancers. Plus, you can enjoy free treats along the way…

  • 10:00-11:00am, Start your stroll with a free cup of coffee or tea at Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden.
  • Noon-1:00pm, When you’re ready for a break, find your way to C’era Una Volta for free cannoli and receive a free tote too.
  • 1:00-4:00pm, After lunch, head over to Bonne Vie for a free Prosecco tasting (21+ only).
  • 2:00-4:00pm, Don’t forget dessert — for a little family fun, stop at Twirl for a free cupcake decorating activity.

Visit our event page for the complete list of activities and locations: Event Schedule

Look for the Balloons to find Special Promotions
(click on each name for address and info about the business) 
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Music and Promos at the Downtown Alameda Spring Festival 2015

This week’s happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

Downtown Alameda Spring Festival 2015The annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival takes place this weekend! People enjoy coming out for the music, the food, the kids’ area, the craft beer and regional wine sales, and the terrific selection of gifts for Mom.

The FREE street fair features over 150 vendors in the street along with a unique selection of independent shops and eateries in the heart of Downtown Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District. No wonder Mom likes to attend this event! Maybe you would like to treat her to a mimosa and lunch at one of the district’s savory food establishments.

But the festival isn’t just for Mom. It’s fun for everyone!

Each day offers live entertainment on two different stages. Take your pick as some of the best Bay Area musicians perform everything from bluegrass to classic rock, and from fusion jazz to funk. This year’s line-up also features some of the region’s most popular tribute bands.  See the schedule posted below for times and locations.

How about treating yourself to some eats, drinks, and shopping galore? Many of the businesses will be offering weekend specials for savvy festival-goers. Check out our sample list of specials and make plans to step inside the businesses and take a look around.

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Downtown Alameda’s 15th Annual Spring Festival

Music Schedule and Business Specials: https://parkstreetbusiness.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/

Downtown Alameda Spring Festival 2015The 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Go Warriors! Free Live Simulcast at Alameda Theatre

The Warriors 2017 playoff games are once again being shown on the big screen! Tickets are $6 and proceeds go to the Warriors Community Foundation. Visit the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex website for an updated schedule… www.alamedatheatres.com

Check out this film clip from previous years: http://bit.ly/warriors-watch-parties

Alameda Theatre & Cineplex has been selected as one of three Golden State Warriors “Watch Party” locations for viewing the NBA Finals LIVE. The theatre is teaming up with the Warriors to offer FREE admission to view the games on the theatre movie screen beginning Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm.

Fans will also have a chance to win special giveaways such as Warriors merchandise, Warriors t-shirts, and Theatre movie tickets… to name a few.

Warriors NBA Playoffs at Alameda Theatre

Alameda Cinema Grill will be offering bar and menu specials such as “3-Point Punch Cocktail” and “Steph Curry Noodle Bowl.”  Fans can also celebrate at Cinema Grill Bistro & Bar after the game and continue to enjoy game day discounts and win Warriors merchandise. A percentage of the sales from the special menu will be donated to the Warriors Community Foundation.

Alameda Cinema Grill specialsDowntown Tip: The first 50 Cinema Grill pre-game guests will receive a surprise Warrior’s gift awaiting their arrival! (Alameda Cinema Grill opens at 5:00pm.)

The Theatre Snack Bar will be selling movie snacks as well as Cinema Grill wine, beer and pizza. In-Seat Service will be available to those who request “reserve” seating. Perhaps a Warrior’s Girl will deliver your order!

So go enjoy the NBA Finals in style… recliner seat; 50′ Hi-def cinema presentation; In-Seat Service for snacks, beer, and wine; Warrior freebies; and FREE Admission!

Alameda Theatre & CineplexLook for more Golden State Warrior games to be shown on the big screen… Warrior games will be presented on the big screen until the last Warriors game — hopefully the Championship Game.

For ticket information, visit the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex website at www.alamedatheatres.com

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Join the Easter Bunny on an Easter Egg Hunt in Downtown Alameda

Grab a basket (and the kids) and come out to enjoy the search for prizes and treats in Downtown Alameda!

Downtown Alameda Easter Egg HuntShops and restaurants in the Historic Park Street Business District invite families to join in on a special Downtown Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. All ages are welcome… some businesses will even have special treats for parents.

The event is free, but bring your own basket.

Follow the Bunny Trail…

Start the egg-hunt by searching for colorful “Bunny Banners” posted in the windows of participating businesses. Find a Bunny in the window and that’s your clue there is a special treat waiting inside.

With more than 20 local businesses participating, kids will have an opportunity to gather a basketful of treats.

Meet the Easter Bunny on Park Street…

A visit with the Easter Bunny will make this family egg-hunt even more special. For a memorable holiday photo opportunity, plan to make a stop at Daisy’s (1347 Park Street) where the kids can meet the Easter Bunny in person.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with other merchants on events that bring families to Park Street. It’s especially fun to see the huge smiles as youngsters go door-to-door looking for treats,” says Barbara Mooney, this year’s event organizer.

To find the special treats, hop on down to Downtown Alameda on April 4 and look for Bunny Banners in the windows of these participating businesses:  Read the rest of this entry »

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There’s No Place Like Downtown Alameda for the Holidays

This week’s happenings in the Park Street Business District: View Calendar

The Historic Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do for the entire family! Enjoy holiday shopping, dining, movies, and more… right here in Downtown Alameda.

Santa Is Coming To Downtown Alameda’s Park Street!

Santa GreetingSanta Claus will be roving in the Park Street Business District on December 13 and December 20. Shoppers and diners of all ages are encouraged to take a “selfie” with Santa and then share it with family and friends! (Don’t forget to bring your camera or cell phone.)

Santa will also be making a number of scheduled stops during his downtown visit. Bring the kids to share their holiday wishes with Santa and receive special treats from the following businesses:

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