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Alameda International Film Festival

Alameda’s premier cultural event returns to the historic Alameda Theatre and Cineplex over President’s Day weekend 2023.

With 45 feature and short films from around the globe, AIFF 2023 promises to be a thrilling cinematic ride! Dozens of filmmakers will be attendance over four days of screenings, panels, and parties!

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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.

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2023 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 event takes place March 3 - 12, 2023.

Whiskey Stroll

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 takes place Friday, March 24, 2023.

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 takes place on Tuesday, 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.

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.

Autumn Wine Stroll

Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting local wine selections paired with yummy bites and unique pouring locations. 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 25, 2023.

Hot Cocoa Stroll

A variety of businesses will offer a warm welcome and a delectable assortment of sips & nibbles. There’ll be live music and activities on Alameda Avenue. 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. Date TBA.

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Welcome Friends

Downtown businesses are happy to see you again.

You can support local businesses by shopping, dining, making appointments, and purchasing gift certificates.

Downtown Events

Check our downtown calendar for online and in-person events hosted by local businesses.

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