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Spring Scavenger Hunt: April 1-11, 2021

Have fun doing this socially-distanced scavenger hunt. Search the window displays in Downtown Alameda to find the items needed to create a colorful spring basket. Find all 8 items for a chance to win a gift card to a favorite business.

Kids can join the fun by downloading a coloring page full of hints. In addition, businesses are extending the fun by offering treats and special promotions.

The hunt is on! Do the scavenger hunt in one day or take your time!

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Spring Stroll Scavenger Hunt

April 1-11, 2021

Have fun doing this socially-distanced scavenger hunt. Search the window displays in Downtown Alameda to find the items needed to create a colorful spring basket. Find all 8 items for a chance to win a gift card to a favorite business.

Kids can join the fun by downloading a coloring page full of hints. In addition, businesses are extending the fun by offering treats and special promotions.

Do the scavenger hunt in one day or take your time.

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2021 Events

Dates for each event will be announced later. As we evolve out of the pandemic we are looking to offer new, safe, and community-minded events that comply with health orders.

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Downtown Spring Scavenger Hunt

Children and their families can have fun doing this socially-distanced version of our popular Easter Egg Hunt. Search the window displays to find the items needed to create a colorful spring basket. The activity is available April 1-11. Get Details

Downtown Stroll

Stroll the downtown district while stopping for refreshing beverages served at a variety of unique outdoor locations. The format of this event is tentative, based on social distancing requirements; date is TBD for 2021.

Halloween Treats

Downtown Alameda merchants look forward to providing a safe place to trick-or-treat on Halloween day. Kids in costume can collect sweet treats from participating businesses. The format of this event is tentative, based on social distancing requirements; date is TBD for 2021.

Shop Local: Small Business Saturday

Show support for local businesses and your community by shopping and dining locally on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Many businesses throughout the district get into the spirit of Small Business Saturday by offering special promotions. The format of this event is tentative, based on social distancing requirements; the next event date is November 27, 2021.

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. Look for Santa and his elves to be out and about handing out treats. The format of this event is tentative, based on social distancing requirements; date is TBD for 2021.

Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

Enjoy performances from community groups and special guests followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony. Activities take place in front of City Hall. The city-sponsored event is TBD for 2021.

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, remember to vote on your favorite downtown holiday window display. The format of this event is tentative, based on social distancing requirements; date is TBD for 2021.

Please note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all large events have been canceled for 2021 and smaller events are yet to be determined.

We encourage you to continue supporting local businesses during this time by shopping, dining, making appointments, and purchasing gift certificates

2022 Events

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. This city-sponsored event is held annually in January. Thanks to all who supported our restaurants with take-out and delivery in 2021!

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. Postponed until 2022.

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. Postponed until 2022.

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire

The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has been happening on Park Street for over 30 years and is Alameda's biggest annual street fair. Enjoy the summer sun with a weekend full of arts, crafts, music, food, and drink. Postponed until 2022.

Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show brings over 400 classic vehicles of all types to Alameda’s historic Park Street district. You'll get a close look at vintage roadsters, classic coupes,  hot rods, and even a few antique trucks. Postponed until 2022.

Please note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all large events have been canceled for 2021 and smaller events are yet to be determined.

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Downtown businesses are open with care. Of utmost importance is the safety of you and the community.

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Downtown Events

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