Downtown Alameda Winter Market
Celebrate the season with sparkle & fun! Our inaugural Downtown Alameda Winter Market will welcome local vendors, entertainment, festive sips and delicious bites. As daytime turns to dusk, the lights start to twinkle and the Hot Cocoa Stroll will begin.
Join us on Saturday, December 2nd from 12pm-8pm.
As we evolve out of the pandemic we are looking to offer new, re-imagined events that will be safe for the community. Watch for more events and dates to be announced later.
2023 Special Events
Small Business Saturday
Show support for local businesses and your community by shopping and dining locally. Skip the malls and set aside online shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year's date is Saturday, November 25, 2023.
Hot Cocoa Stroll
A variety of businesses will offer a warm welcome and a delectable assortment of sips & nibbles. Join Santa as he strolls to sweet & treat locations throughout the district! Take your time while visiting the shops, restaurants, and other fabulous services located in Alameda’s downtown district. This year's Hot Cocoa Stroll will take place on December 2nd from 6pm-8pm, alongside our Winter Market.
Downtown businesses are happy to see you again.
You can support local businesses by shopping, dining, making appointments, and purchasing gift certificates.
Check our downtown calendar for online and in-person events hosted by local businesses.
Alameda Restaurant Week
Alameda Restaurant Week is a 10-day event celebrating the culinary delights of our island city. Enjoy Alameda’s dining scene by visiting your choice of over 30 participating restaurants and bars. Many of the restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and special dishes. This year's event took place March 3 - 12, 2023.
Sip and stroll your way through the downtown district tasting premium craft whiskeys paired with yummy bites at over ten unique businesses. Learn about top NorCal distillers and local chefs as they showcase their unique flavors. This year’s event took place Friday, March 24, 2023.
Rock & Roll Beer Stroll
Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting local beer selections paired with yummy bites at unique pouring locations. Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, drink, and live music while learning about the unique styles of Northern California breweries and local chefs. This year's event took place June 17 from 1pm-5pm.
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 along the first stretch of the parade. This year's parade took place on Tuesday, July 4. Organized by ARPD.
Art & Wine Faire
After a three year pause, the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is BACK for its 36th Anniversary, featuring over 200 arts, crafts and food vendors; local beer and wine; continuous live music on three stages; and two kids' areas. The event takes place July 29 and July 30 from 10am-6pm.
Pride in the Park
A family-friendly event celebrating LGBTQIA communities with performances, music, and food at Chochenyo Park. Co-sponsored with ARPD. This year's event is taking place on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Autumn Wine Stroll
Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting local wine selections paired with yummy bites at unique pouring locations. This year's event is taking place on Saturday, October 21 from 12-4pm.