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Happening in Downtown Alameda

Looking for things to do in Alameda? Mark your calendar for the year's biggest and best events taking place here, in Downtown Alameda!

Upcoming Events

Downtown Egg Hunt - CANCELED

Children and their families are invited to take part in a Downtown Egg Hunt on the Saturday preceding Easter. Over 25 businesses participate by providing free treats and family activities.

Downtown Alameda Spring Festival - POSTPONED

Art, crafts, and wine! The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother's Day tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular street fair takes place on Park Street every year during the second weekend in May. Next Event: TBA

Alameda Fourth of July Parade

The Alameda 4th of July Parade is one of the largest Independence Day parades in the nation. The best viewing spots can be found on Park Street at the beginning of the parade. More info coming!

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire

Voted “Best Event in Alameda” by Alameda Magazine readers, the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is Alameda's biggest annual street fair. This popular event takes place the last weekend in July. Next Event: July 25-26, 2020.

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show brings over 400 classic vehicles to Alameda’s historic Park Street district. The one-day event usually takes place on the second Saturday in October. Next event: October 10, 2020

Halloween Treats

Downtown Alameda merchants are delighted to provide a safe place to trick-or-treat on Halloween day. Kids in costume can collect sweet treats from participating businesses. More info coming!

Eat, Shop & Be Merry in Downtown Alameda

From Shop Late Thursdays to our popular Hot Cocoa Crawl, downtown merchants have plenty to offer for a festive holiday shopping experience. Also look for Santa to be out and about in the downtown district. To make shopping downtown easier, the parking meters are FREE every weekend. More info coming!

Shop Local: Small Business Saturday

Show support for local businesses and your community by shopping and dining locally on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Businesses throughout the district get into the spirit of Small Business Saturday with special offers, free treats, and other activities. Date: November 28. More info coming!

Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Enjoy performances from community groups and special guests followed by the tree lighting ceremony. Activities take place in front of City Hall. Date: December 5. More info coming!

Hot Cocoa Crawl

Do the Hot Cocoa Crawl with family and friends. Visit participating businesses for complimentary hot beverages and special offers. While strolling the district, and vote on your favorite downtown holiday window display. Date: December 5. More info coming!

Past Events

Downtown Whiskey Stroll

Stroll our historic downtown district while tasting premium handcrafted whiskeys paired with yummy bites at ten unique pouring locations. Learn about top NorCal distillers as they showcase their unique brands. Date: March 6, 2020.

Alameda Restaurant Week

Alameda Restaurant Week is an 11-day event celebrating the culinary delights of our island city. Enjoy Alameda’s dining scene by visiting your choice of over 30 participating restaurants offering prix fixe menus and specials. Visit any six restaurants between January 16 and 26 to be entered for a chance to win over $1,000 in Alameda restaurant gift cards.

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2nd Fridays

Whether your interest is in art or having fun shopping and dining, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during 2nd Friday ArtWalks.

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