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Sip, Savor, Discover: Autumn Wine Stroll is Back!

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Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting exquisite wines at the return of the Downtown Alameda Autumn Wine Stroll on Saturday, October 21, from 12:00-4:00pm. Enjoy an afternoon filled with good vino, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of featured wineries and local chefs.

The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit 12+ unique downtown shops and spaces to enjoy premium wine tastings from a fantastic selection of wineries. And while at select locations, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs.

Ticket prices include a collectible tasting glass, premium wine tastings at 12+ unique downtown businesses, hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs at select locations, a commemorative guide and exclusive offers. 

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (September 2023)

Happy Fall! We’d like to introduce the newest Downtown Alameda businesses to open, and others that are in the works.

New Downtown Businesses:

Bullseye Glass, 1911 Park Street
Bay Area destination for the full line of Bullseye sheet glass, stringer, frit, and powder – plus all the tools you need to work with them. They also offer classes and open studio access for all levels to empower anyone to create with color and light.

Hummus Republic, 2402 Central Avenue
Fast casual modern Mediterranean kitchen specializing in flavorful and healthy customizable “build your own” wraps, pitas or bowls. Plus they offer unlimited toppings!

Lao and Sushi Bistro, 1305 Park Street
Offers the unique experience where you can enjoy a wide variety of flavorful Lao favorites and fresh Japanese dishes. Where else can you order some nam kao or a bowl of kao soy gai with a side sushi roll?

Park Social, 1222 Park Street
Cannabis boutique and lounge centrally located in the heart of Alameda’s downtown district offering a hand-picked selection of premium cannabis products in a classy, playful space nostalgic of the roaring 20’s. 

Park St. Vintage, 1322 Park Street
Vintage consignment shop located in the heart of the district showcasing vintage curators, collectors, artists and makers. In addition to clothing, they have vintage home goods and handmade pieces from vendors who come from near and far.

Signal Coffee Roasters, 2318A Central Avenue
At SIGNAL’s second Alameda cafe location, they feature their SIGNAL brand house roasted, small batch coffee, along with custom blended specialty drinks, and gourmet pastries.

Tasty Point, 2412 Park Street
At Tasty Point, everyone gets their own hot pot! Try the Taiwanese Spicy Hot Pot or the Tom Yum Shrimp Hot Pot for something different.

More Businesses in the Works:

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Authentically, Alameda!

What an incredible weekend and turnout for the 36th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire! We are grateful to the vendors who participated in the inaugural, Authentically, Alameda! area and we hope the community will continue to support the businesses, vendors, organizations and sponsors.

Vakob studio
NAlameda Architectural Preservation Society
NAlameda Boys & Girls
VAlameda Candle
NAlameda Dragon
NAlameda Family Services
SAlameda Island Brewing Company
SAlameda Municipal Power
S/BBerkshire Hathaway Home Services
VBoheme by
SBrand Marinade
SCarefree Boat
SCity of Alameda
VColin Yeo Exists
NCommunity Action for a Sustainable
SDashe Cellars
SDrawbridge Cellars
SEckerstrom Productions
NForward Alameda
NFriends of the Alameda Library
NGirl Scouts
VGolden Snails
VGood Life Roots
VIsiko Wear
VJewelry Designs by
VJing Candle Co.
SLaunch, Alameda Waterfront
NLeague of Women Voters of Alameda
VLinked & Co Permanent
VLittle Arts by Olive
BMagpie &
VMDS – Manino Leather
VMegan Makes
BPark Social Cannabis
SProvident Credit Union
NRhythmix Cultural
BSwings and Wings
VTeampedia LLC +
NThe Foodbank
BThe Massage
BThe Sewing Room
VThe Wormhole Mural Squad
BTo Herb With
VTrifoxatops Illustration & Pet Portraits
SUrban Legand Winery
S/BWachira Wines
SWeed Law Group, PC

B = Downtown Business

N = Nonprofit Organization

S = Sponsor

V = Vendor

For all other vendors that were along the Park Street area of the Art & Wine Faire, please email:

Sip, Savor, Discover: Rock & Roll Beer Stroll Returns!

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It’s back! Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting local beer selections paired with yummy bites at select pouring locations at the Downtown Alameda Rock & Roll Beer Stroll. Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, drink, and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of Northern California breweries and local chefs. The fun happens Saturday, June 17, 1:00-5:00pm.

The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit 13+ unique downtown shops and spaces to enjoy premium beer tastings from a fantastic selection of Northern California breweries. And while at select stops, guests will enjoy a savory or sweet bite perfectly paired with each beer. 

Ticket prices include a collectible tasting glass, premium beer tastings at 13+ unique downtown businesses, a delicious bite at select locations prepared by a downtown eatery, a commemorative guide, as well as goodies and prizes from downtown businesses.

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Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is Back!

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Welcome Back! We’ve missed you! You’re invited to join the celebration and enjoy the return of Alameda’s largest outdoor summer street festival! The long awaited 36th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone — over 250 art & craft vendors, festival foods, craft beer and wine, music performances on three stages, and interactive kids’ areas with games and carnival rides. The fun happens on July 29 & 30 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day and is FREE to attend. 

“We are delighted to announce the return of a local tradition – the 36th Anniversary of the wildly popular Art & Wine Faire! After a three year pause, we are eager to reintroduce an event that has been bringing visitors and residents together to enjoy our vibrant downtown district since 1983. The streets and sidewalks are filled with gotta-have art, one-of-a-kind treasures, and tasty treats.” says Kathy Weber, Executive Director of the Downtown Alameda Business Association. “Let’s celebrate together on July 29 & 30 as we welcome guests from all over the Bay Area to our island community and show them our favorite places in downtown.”

Expanded for 2023:

Authentically Alameda: With the iconic Alameda Theatre sign as the beautiful backdrop, this expanded area on Central Avenue between Park and Oak Streets features a third music stage sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway. Programmed by Alameda musician Jim Parodi the stage highlights Alameda’s professional and amateur talent. This area promises to showcase local talents in a number of ways! In addition to spotlighting Downtown businesses, Alameda artisans, purveyors and community groups will abound. The enlarged outdoor dining area is the place to relax and enjoy all the food and drink that the festival has to offer. 

Art & Wine Faire Highlights:

Art & Crafts Vendors… Bring your wallet because you won’t want to leave empty handed after shopping over 250 eye-popping arts and craft booths with offerings like ceramics, metal art, paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, and jewelry.

Live Entertainment… Each day provides continuous live entertainment featuring classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz, and soul. Notable entertainers include some of the most popular tribute bands in the Bay Area: Petty Theft (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Swampers (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers), and Aja Vu (Steely Dan and Chicago). Performing a variety of music are Spazmatics (Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show), Bobby Young Project (Blues, Classic Roc, Funk), Savannah Bluegrass (Bluegrass) and the talents of singer/songwriters, Zack Fennie and Drew Harrison.

Festival Foods… Chow down on a fan favorite Lockeford Sausages and wash ‘em back with an ice cold lemonade or craft beer. Follow your nose to find other favorites including hand dipped corn dogs, fresh kettle corn, gyros, roasted corn, BBQ oysters, mango sticks, curly fries, teriyaki chicken skewers, dole whips, and more.

Craft Beer & Local Premium Wine… For the 21+ crowd, there will be four beverage booths serving local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and premium handcrafted wines by Alameda’s Wachira Wines, Urban Legend, Dashe Cellars and nearby Drawbridge Cellars.  Refreshing mimosas will also be available for purchase. Prices are $6 for commemorative glasses and $7 for beer and $10 for wines.

Enjoy all of 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.

It’s easy to get to the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. AC Transit provides routes across the island that stop right at the festivities, with bus transfers available from Fruitvale BART. Free secure bike parking is also available at the event. 

For more information, visit the official event page or email

The annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is presented by the Downtown Alameda Business Association and produced by Eckerstrom Productions as a fundraiser for the district. Proceeds help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe.

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