Please note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order, all in-person events have been paused until further notice.
We encourage you to support local businesses during this time.
Alameda Restaurant Week
Alameda Restaurant Week is an 11-day event in January that celebrates 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.
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. Next Date: TBA
Downtown Egg Hunt
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
Bring mom and the whole family to Alameda’s celebration of spring. Stroll through Downtown Alameda and enjoy a wonderful variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts booths, live music, as well as a play area for kids.
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.
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. Details for the online experience to be announced.
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 takes place on the second Saturday in October.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.