Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll
Sip and stroll your way through the downtown district tasting premium craft whiskeys paired with yummy bites at select locations. Ticket holders receive a collectible tasting glass, whiskey tastings at 12+ unique downtown locations, small bites prepared by local chefs at select stops, and a commemorative guide.
Join us on Friday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm.
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.
2024 Special Events
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 Alameda Restaurant Week will take place from March 1-March 10, 2024.
Sip and stroll your way through the downtown district tasting premium craft whiskeys paired with yummy bites at 12+ unique businesses. Learn about top California distillers and local chefs as they showcase their unique flavors. This year’s event will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024.
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 will take place on Thursday, July 4. Organized by ARPD.
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. Date TBA.
Art & Wine Faire
Enjoy the summer sun and island breeze at Alameda's biggest free street event of the year, featuring over 200 arts, crafts and food vendors; local beer and wine; continuous live music on three stages; and two kids' areas. The event will take place July 27 and July 28 from 10am-6pm.
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. Date TBA.
Pride in the Park
A family-friendly event celebrating LGBTQIA communities with performances, music, and food at Chochenyo Park. Co-sponsored with ARPD. Date TBA.
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 30, 2023.
Celebrate the season with sparkle & fun! The Downtown Alameda Winter Market will welcome local vendors, entertainment, festive sips and delicious bites. Date TBA.
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.
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.