Alameda Pride 2022
The first Alameda Pride is here! The weekend of events kicks off with a Friday Night Pre-Pride Party @ The Fireside Lounge, includes a Saturday Morning Pride Run starting @ The Elk's Lodge, with the main event on Saturday called "Pride in the Park" @ Chochenyo Park. Plus enjoy a Saturday Afternoon Happy Hour @ Club House Sports Bar, a Saturday Evening Park Street Pride Strut and a Pride Block Parade on Alameda Avenue.
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.
2022 Special Events
Pride in the Park
A family-friendly event celebrating LGBTQIA communities with performances, music, and food at Chochenyo Park on Saturday, October 8. Co-sponsored with ARPD.
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. The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 23.
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 26, 2022.
Shop, Sip, Gather Together
From Shop Late Thursdays to our popular Hot Cocoa Crawl, downtown merchants have plenty to offer for a festive holiday shopping experience. Santa and his elves will be out and about handing out treats.
Downtown businesses are open with care. Of utmost importance is the safety of you and the community.
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.
SOLD OUT! 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 4, 2022.
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 prices. This year's event took place March 25 - April 3, 2022.
Island City Waterways ArtWalk: Park Street
Join Rhythmix on a sonic journey down Park Street on Friday, May 6, 2022 connecting cultures through the sounds of Zimbabwean mbira, Puerto Rican plena, American Tribal Style belly dance, Detroit blues, and students on strings. Each performance presents a mix of styles, combining traditional and modern elements with a unique Bay Area twist.
Downtown Spring Scavenger Hunt
Have fun doing this family-friendly outdoor scavenger hunt. Search the downtown window displays to find all the items needed to create a colorful spring basket. Submit your online entry May 1-15, 2022 to receive a prize.
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 Monday, July 4. Organized by ARPD. Get Details
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 on Saturday, August 20. Enjoy an afternoon filled with food, drink, and live music while learning about the unique styles of Northern California breweries and local chefs.