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Voted “Best Event in Alameda” by Alameda Magazine readers, the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is one of Alameda's biggest FREE events. The street festival takes place each year during the last weekend in July.

37th Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire
Come join us on July 27 & 28, 2024!

Enjoy the summer sun and island breeze at Alameda's biggest free street festival of the year! The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone -- over 200 artisans, festival foods, locally crafted wine and beer, continuous live music on three stages, as well as a fun kids’ areas.

There is sure to be something for the entire family. Festival-goers can also enjoy a stroll along Alameda’s vibrant and historic commercial district where unique shops and restaurants will be offering event specials throughout the weekend.

The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is always free to attend. The fun happens in Alameda's historic downtown Park Street district from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

Vendors and Musicians:
Interested in being a vendor or performer? Click Here to apply with Eckerstrom Productions.

Local Alameda Area: (Central Avenue between Park & Oak Streets)

Vendors- Are you a local, Alameda artist or maker interested in being a vendor? Click Here to apply with Downtown Alameda.

Performers- Are you an Alameda local interested in performing on the Local Alameda Stage. Contact Jim Parodi if you, or someone you know, would be interested in sharing their talent info@artisanburlwood.com.

Volunteers:
Interested in volunteering at the Art & Wine Faire? Click Here

Sponsors:
For sponsorship opportunities and other information, call (510) 523-1392 or email kathy@downtownalameda.com.

2024 Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

2024 Sponsorship Commitment Form 

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Downtown Alameda 37th Annual Art & Wine Faire
July 27 & 28, 2024

Come see what's new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer!

Arts & Crafts… Stroll among the 200 arts and craft booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Live Entertainment… Each day offers continuous live entertainment on three stages as Bay Area favorites perform classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz, and soul. Featured performances include some of the Bay Area's best tribute bands.

Local Alameda Area... An expanded area on Central Avenue will be packed with family-friendly activities, an outdoor dining area, and local talent on our new third stage.

Kids’ Area… Park Street is the spot if your kids like to bounce, flip, and twirl. There will be bungee jumpers, face painting, puppet shows, and children’s entertainment. 

Festival Food… Chow down on a fan favorite Lockeford Sausages and wash ‘em back with an ice cold smoothie. Follow your nose to find other favorites including hand-dipped corn dogs, fresh kettle corn, gyros, roasted corn, funnel cakes, mango sticks, curly fries, teriyaki chicken skewers, dole whips, and more.

Craft Beer & Wine... For the 21+ crowd, there will be multiple beverage booths serving local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and local handcrafted wines.

Shop Downtown Alameda… More than 400 businesses are located in the island’s walkable downtown district. Festival-goers can enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown where unique shops, amazing restaurants, and other services are abundant and will be offering event specials throughout the weekend.

Free Valet Bike Parking... Secure bike parking will be available at the event off Alameda Avenue in the Authentically Alameda area. There couldn't be a better way to experience the street fair than by taking a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda on your way to or from the event.

Parking and Transit… It’s easy to attend the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. AC Transit has routes across the island and provides bus transfers from Fruitvale BART. If you drive, parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage and on nearby streets. Getting Here

Share Your Photos... While at the event, share your photos using hashtags #artwinefaire and #downtownalameda on your favorite social media sites:

www.facebook.com/DowntownAlameda
www.instagram.com/DowntownAlameda

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Public Notice: Alameda is a smoke-free city. Smoking is prohibited in all public spaces within the commercial district.

Thank you 2024 Sponsors!

Proceeds from the event help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe. Thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting this event:

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire - 2024 Music Schedule

 

SATURDAY - JULY 27, 2024
SANTA CLARA STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - NOON THE LOST CATS Local Band - Classic Rock & Blues
1:00pm - 3:00pm LIFE IN THE FASTLANE Eagles Tribute
4:00pm - 6:00pm THE SPAZMATICS Ultimate 80's New Wave Show
CLEMENT STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - Noon SAVANNAH BLUGRASS Bluegrass
1:00pm - 3:00pm HEARTLAND ROCK Tribute to Springstein, Mellencamp, Bob Seger
4:00pm - 6:00pm EVOLUTION Journey Tribute
SUNDAY - JULY 28, 2024
SANTA CLARA STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - NOON DREW HARRISON Local Singer/Songwriter
1:00pm - 3:00pm LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' Doobie Brothers Tribute
4:00pm - 6:00pm ZEBOP! Santana Tribute Band
CLEMENT STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
11:00am - 1:00pm ROCKY MICHAELS Indie Folksinger/Songwriter
2:00pm - 5:00pm POP FICTION Hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and beyond!

 

FAQs

Where does the event take place?
Vendor displays are located on Park Street, between Central Ave and Clement. Additionally, there is a new expanded Local Alameda area on Central Ave that is authentically Alameda and features local makers and a local talent stage with a large outdoor dining area.

What are the hours of the event?
The event takes place 10:00am - 6:00pm both days. This year's event is July 27 & 28, 2024.

How do I volunteer for this event?
Volunteers help make the event happen! Volunteers are needed in all areas of operations including beverage booths, volunteer check-in, general operations, Alameda Alley assistance, sponsor hospitality, and flyer distribution. Click Here for more information, or to sign on to help.

How many arts and crafts vendors are at this event?
Over 200 artisans booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

How do I apply to become a vendor or performer?
The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is produced in partnership with Eckerstrom Productions. Click Here for information and application.

How do I apply to become a sponsor of this event?
Just give us a call. We’d love to talk to you about ways to promote your commercial business to the tens of thousands of people who attend each year. Call 510.523.1392 or email kathy@downtownalameda.com.

Where are the stages located?
See schedule above for list of times at each of these stages:
> Santa Clara & Park Street
> Clement & Park Street
> Central Avenue & Oak Street

Where are the beer and wine booths located?
> At Central Ave and Park Street, near Peet's Coffee (1365 Park St.)
> Between Times Way and Lincoln Ave, in front of Vietnam House (1527 Park St.)
> Between Buena Vista Ave and Pacific Ave, in front of The Marketplace (1650 Park St.)
> At Eagle Ave and Park Street in front of Rob's Garage (1800 Park St.)

How much is beer and wine at the event?
Prices are $7 for commemorative glasses and $10 for drinks. You must have an official Downtown Alameda glass to be served. A glass from a previous year is OK.

Do you accept credit cards?
We now accept credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay at each of our beverage booths. Craft and food vendors have their own payment process and most of them accept cards.

Where are the porta-potties located?
> Municipal Parking Lot A behind Lauren’s Closet
> Santa Clara Ave by the stage
> Lincoln Ave & Park Street by the kid's area sidewalk
> Marketplace parking lot
> Buena Vista Ave & Park Street
> Eagle Ave & Park Street
> Clement & Park Street

I have a bike, where can I park it?
Free, secure parking is available in the Authentically Alameda area, off Alameda Avenue.

How do I get there?
Direction to Alameda are on our website: www.DowntownAlameda.com/explore/parking-transit/

What are recommended public transportation options?
Downtown Alameda is accessible via AC Transit with frequent connections to Fruitvale BART (online trip planner). Ride-share options like taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also terrific resources.

If getting a ride, where should I be dropped off?
Ride-share options like taxis, Uber, and Lyft, or friends are terrific ways to get to the event. Eligible riders can call Paratransit. A few ideas for drop off or pick up are:
> The Linoln Gas Station located at 1541 Park Street has an area your driver can pull right into. This area is near the Kids Carnival.
> The CVS located at 2314 Santa Clara on the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street has space where your driver can pull right into.

Where can I find parking?
The Civic Center Parking Structure is located at 1416 Oak Street, within easy walking distance of our check-in location. You can also find parking on nearby streets.

Where can I find Accessible Parking?
The Civic Center Parking Structure is equipped with an elevator and accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities. Another City operated surface parking lot in the Downtown District area with several handicapped spaces: Lot A is accessed from Park Ave between Central Ave and Santa Clara Ave. Additionally, there are a few handicap street parking spots on Lincoln Ave next to the Alameda Free Library.

Are dogs allowed?
The festival can get crowded and really hot on paws. If you must bring your dog, please keep your furry friend on a short leash or plan to carry him/her.

I don't like crowds, so when is a good time to visit?
Saturday and Sunday mornings provide excellent opportunities to stroll the event before the really big crowds arrive.

I lost my phone/wallet/purse/jacket/other. Do you have a Lost & Found?
Found items will be taken to event headquarters located at Keller Williams (2437 Santa Clara Ave).

I lost my kid. Where do I go to get help?
Alameda Police Officers are patrolling the event area. If you do not see uniformed officers, call 911 or go to the nearest stage or beverage booth where an event volunteer can contact the police for you. To help locate your child quickly, give the name of your child and describe what he/she is wearing.

I'm volunteering at the event. Where do I check in?
Volunteer check-in and event headquarters is located at Keller Williams (2437 Santa Clara Ave).

Is this event a fundraiser?
Yes! Proceeds help the Downtown Association accomplish its goals and objectives of keeping the district economically sustainable and thriving for businesses, the community, and visitors. A portion of beverage sales are placed in a special fund for projects that help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe for all to enjoy.

Event happens rain or shine!

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