Art and Wine Faire

Fun for the Whole Family!
Art & Crafts • Festival Food • Craft Beer, Wine, Mimosas • Three Music Stages • Kids' Area • Bounce House • Waterballerz

Voted “Best Event in Alameda” by Alameda Magazine readers, the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is one of Alameda's biggest FREE events. The street festival takes place each year during the last weekend in July.

35th Anniversary Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire
Come join us on July 27 & 28, 2019!

Enjoy the summer sun and island breeze at Alameda's biggest free street festival of the year! The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone -- over 250 artisans, festival foods, locally crafted wine and beer, continuous live music on three stages, as well as kids’ areas with games and carnival rides.

There is sure to be something for the entire family. Festival-goers can also enjoy a stroll along Alameda’s vibrant and historic commercial district where unique shops and restaurants will be offering event specials throughout the weekend.

The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is always free to attend. The fun happens in Alameda's historic downtown Park Street district from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

Volunteers:
Interested in volunteering at the Art & Wine Faire? Click Here

Vendors:
Interested in being a vendor or performer? Click Here to contact our event producer.

Sponsorship:
For sponsorship opportunities and other information, call (510) 523-1392 or email events@downtownalameda.com.

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire 2019

View photos of the 2018 Art & Wine Faire, compliments of Melissa Neveu Photography.

Downtown Alameda 35th Anniversary Art & Wine Faire
July 27 & 28, 2019

MORE ACTIVITIES = Local Area to feature Discover Downtown!

MORE PURCHASING POWER = Credits Cards accepted at beer & wine booths!

Come see what's new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer!

Arts & Crafts… Stroll among the 250 arts and craft booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Live Entertainment… Each day offers continuous live entertainment on three stages as Bay Area favorites perform classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz, and soul. Featured performances include some of the Bay Area's best tribute bands. (view music schedule)

Alameda Alley... An expanded area on Central Avenue will be packed with family-friendly activities, an outdoor dining area, and local talent on our new third stage programmed by legendary Alameda musician Jim Parodi and sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway. New this year is Discover Downtown, an area where you can sit and enjoy your food, watch demonstrations, gather info about promotions, talk to merchants, and learn more about the marvelous array of downtown businesses.

Kids’ Area and Carnival Rides… Two fun-packed places for the kiddos! Alameda Avenue is the spot if your kids like to bounce, flip, twirl, or roll. There will be a selection of games, bounce houses, bungee jumpers, face painting, puppet shows, children’s entertainment, and the popular Waterballerz. Additionally, there’s plenty of thrills at the carnival rides set up near Lincoln Ave with favorites like Frog Hoppers and a ferris wheel.

Festival Food… Chow down on a fan favorite Lockeford Sausages and wash ‘em back with an ice cold smoothie. Follow your nose to find other favorites including hand-dipped corn dogs, fresh kettle corn, gyros, roasted corn, BBQ oysters, mango sticks, curly fries, teriyaki chicken skewers, dole whips, and more.

Craft Beer & Wine... For the 21+ crowd, there will be multiple beverage booths serving local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and local handcrafted wines by Rock Wall Wine Company. Refreshing mimosas will also be available for purchase.

Poster Art Exhibit... View 35 years of history! A showing of colorful posters from past Art & Wine Faires will be on display at Autobody Fine Art (1517 Park Street).

Shop Downtown Alameda… More than 400 businesses are located in the island’s walkable downtown district. Festival-goers can enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown where unique shops, amazing restaurants, and other services are abundant and will be offering event specials throughout the weekend.

Free Valet Bike Parking... Secure bike parking will be available at the event, in the Vietnam House parking lot. There couldn't be a better way to experience the street fair than by taking a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda on your way to or from the event.

ATM's... ATMs Unlimited will have ATM machines in convenient locations near each of the four beer/wine/mimosa ticket booths on Park Street as well as in the new Alameda Alley area on Central Ave.

Parking and Transit… It’s easier than ever to attend the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. AC Transit has routes across the island and provides bus transfers from Fruitvale BART. If you drive, parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage and on nearby streets. Getting Here

Share Your Photos... While at the event, share your photos using hashtags #artwinefaire #downtownalameda on your favorite social media sites:

www.facebook.com/DowntownAlameda
www.instagram.com/DowntownAlameda
www.twitter.com/DowntownAlameda

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Public Notice: Alameda is a smoke-free city. Smoking is prohibited in all public spaces within the commercial district.

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire - 2019 Music Schedule

Enjoy music and entertainment on THREE stages!

 

SATURDAY - JULY 27, 2019
ENCINAL STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - NOON SAVANNAH BLUGRASS Bluegrass
1:00pm - 3:00pm THE SPAZMATICS Ultimate 80's New Wave Show
4:00pm - 6:00pm PETTY THEFT Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
BUENA VISTA STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - Noon LORENZO WOOD Local Singer/Songwriter
1:00pm - 3:00pm LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' Doobie Brothers Tribute
4:00pm - 6:00pm SAN FRANCISCO AIRSHIP Jefferson Airplane Experience

ALAMEDA STAGE
@ Park Street & Central Ave - programmed by Alameda musician Jim Parodi and sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway.

Performers include Emily Price, Amber Marie Knezevic, Gypsy Fire, 009, Flunch, and more! Click for Schedule

SUNDAY - JULY 28, 2019
ENCINAL STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
10:00am - NOON DREW HARRISON Local Singer/Songwriter
1:00pm - 3:00pm ILLEAGLES Eagles Tribute
4:00pm - 6:00pm WONDER BREAD 5 Premier 70's & 80's Party Band
BUENA VISTA STAGE
Time Band Type of Music
11:00am - 2:00pm FOG CITY SWAMPERS Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute
3:00pm - 5:00pm ZEBOP! Santana Tribute Band

ALAMEDA STAGE
@ Park Street & Central Ave - programmed by Alameda musician Jim Parodi and sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway.

Performers include Amber Marie Knezevic, Front Porch Blues, Ellene Holt, Chris Johnson, and more! Click for Schedule

Shop Downtown Alameda! Art & Wine Faire Specials

Discover all that Downtown Alameda has to offer! Explore the fabulous food and drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services, and fun things to do. Many of the businesses will be offering weekend specials during the Art & Wine Faire.

  • Autobody Fine Art (1517 Park Street) Celebrating 35 Years in Alameda! Free Art & Wine Faire Poster Gallery Showing!
  • C'era Una Volta (1332 Park Street #D) 15th Anniversary Celebration! Come to the Party & Launch our New Cocktail Bar. $5 drink and food specials during the Faire.
  • LanVie (1419 Park Street) 20% off regular priced clothing sale during the event weekend 7/27-7/28.
  • Lashfab (1421 Broadway) Grand Opening Special: Founding memberships to the first 50 new clients. Classic, Hybrid or Volume with unlimited fill-plans.
  • Lost City Antiques (1519 Park Street) Selected items are 10 - 50% off.
  • Ozone (1431 Park Street) 10% off all custom complete skateboards. All clothing is Buy 2/Get 1 FREE (equal or lesser value).
  • PEDAL Cycling Alameda (1525 Park Street) UNLIMITED classes for the month of August for only $145 (save $35)! Includes indoor cycling, yoga and Tabata.
  • Sole Desire Shoes (1330A Park Street) Spin The Wheel for an extra discount on your purchase... $10, $15, or $20 off depending on your good luck.
  • The Hobnob (1313 Park Street) All weekend long, enjoy AYCD mimosas for $14 when you purchase an entree.
  • Tootsies Alameda (1350 Park Street) Come in and get great deals all weekend. In-store specials of up to 50% off and our popular Tootsies Grab Bags for sale!

Look for more Art & Wine Faire special offers and happenings to be added before the event... 

FAQs

Where does the event take place?
Vendor displays are located on Park Street, between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave. Additionally, there is a new expanded area on Central Ave called Alameda Alley that features a local talent stage sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway with a large outdoor dining area.

What are the hours of the event?
The event takes place 10:00am - 6:00pm both days. This year's event is July 27 & 28, 2019.

How do I volunteer for this event?
Volunteers help make the event happen! Volunteers are needed in all areas of operations including beverage booths, volunteer check-in, general operations, Alameda Alley assistance, sponsor hospitality, and flyer distribution. Sign Up Here

How many arts and crafts vendors are at this event?
Over 250 artisans booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

How do I apply to become a vendor or performer?
The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is produced in partnership with Eckerstrom Productions. Click Here for information and application.

How do I apply to become a sponsor of this event?
Just give us a call. We’d love to talk to you about ways to promote your commercial business to the tens of thousands of people who attend each year. Call 510.523.1392 or email events@downtownalameda.com.

Where are the stages located?
See schedule above for list of times at each of these stages:
> Encinal Ave & Park Street
> Buena Vista Ave & Park Street
> Central Ave in the newly expanded Alameda Alley.

Where are the beer, wine, and mimosa booths located?
> Between Redwood Square Alley and Central Ave, near Tomatina (1338 Park St.)
> At Central Ave and Park Street, near The Star Pizza (1400 Park St.)
> Between Times Way and Lincoln Ave, in front of Vietnam House (1527 Park St.)
> Between Lincoln Ave and Pacific Ave, in front of Walgreens parking lot (1600 Park St.)

What beers will be on tap?
We're serving local craft beer favorites from Alameda Island Brewing Company:
> Cavanaugh Kolsch - A light beer for summer; the bright gold color and slight fruit notes are balanced with soft malty sweetness.
> Hef-D (Hefeweizen) - A traditional Bavarian style wheat beer with notes of clove spice and banana.
> American Pale Ale - Grapefruit nose with a balanced malt bill and a citrus punch; moderate bitterness throughout.
> Alameda’s IPA - The East Coast approach to this style shows off balance by utilizing a strong malt backbone while retaining huge bitterness.

What wines will be poured?
We're serving local premium wines from Rock Wall Wine Company:
> 2017 Kristen's Viognier - This lush white wine boasts flavors of peach, honeysuckle, lychee, mandarin orange, and salted caramel cupcake.
> 2016 Montepulciano (red wine) - This delicate beauty has aromas of cherry vanilla, pomegranate, rose petal, and sage followed by flavors of strawberry rhubarb and plum raspberry.
> 2017 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine - Refreshing flavors of grapefruit, lemon zest, honeysuckle flower, Asian pear, Granny Smith apple, white peach, and orange blossom.

How much is beer, wine, and mimosas at the event?
Prices are $6 for commemorative glasses and $7 for drinks. You must have an official Downtown Alameda glass to be served. A glass from a previous year is OK.

Do you accept credit cards?
We now accept credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay at each of our beverage booths. Craft and food vendors have their own payment process and most of them accept cards.

Where are the ATM's located?
Outdoor ATM's are provided in convenient locations by our trusted downtown business ATMs Unlimited:
> In the newly expanded Alameda Alley area on Central Ave.
> In the Kids Zone located on Alameda Ave.
> In the Carnival Area on Park Street near Walgreens.
> Within a few feet of each of the three beer and wine sales booths.

Where are the porta-potties located?
> Corner of Encinal Ave & Park Street by the main stage (one ADA Accessible)
> Fire Department driveway at Encinal Ave and Park Street (one ADA Accessible)
> Kids Area on Alameda Ave (three regular and one ADA Accessible)
> Municipal Parking Lot A behind Lauren’s Closet (two regular and one ADA Accessible)
> Webb Ave near Habanas Cuban Cuisine (two regular and one ADA Accessible)
> Corner of Lincoln Ave & Park Street (one ADA Accessible)
> Marketplace parking lot (three regular and one ADA Accessible)
>Corner of Buena Vista Ave & Park Street (one ADA Accessible)

I have a bike, where can I park it?
Free, secure parking is available in the parking lot of Vietnam House (1527 Park Street).

How do I get there?
Direction to Alameda are on our website: www.DowntownAlameda.com/explore/parking-transit/

What are recommended public transportation options?
Downtown Alameda is accessible via AC Transit with frequent connections to Fruitvale BART (online trip planner). Ride-share options like taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also terrific resources.

If getting a ride, where should I be dropped off?
Ride-share options like taxis, Uber, and Lyft, or friends are terrific ways to get to the event. Eligible riders can call Paratransit. A few ideas for drop off or pick up are:
> The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex located at 2317 Central has a convenient pull off area right in front. This area is near the center of the Art & Wine Faire known as our "Alameda Alley."
> The Union 76 gas station located at 1541 Park Street has an area your driver can pull right into. This area is near the Kids Carnival.
> The Arco gas station located at 1260 Park Street on the corner of Encinal Avenue and Park Streethas space where your driver can pull right into. This area is across the street from our Encinal Music Stage.

Where can I find parking?
The Civic Center Parking Structure is located at 1416 Oak Street, within easy walking distance of our check-in location. You can also find parking on nearby streets.

Where can I find Accessible Parking?
The Civic Center Parking Structure is equipped with an elevator and accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities. The City operates two surface parking lot in the Downtown District area with several handicapped spaces: Lot A is accessed from Park Ave between Central Ave and Santa Clara Ave; Lot C is accessed from Central Avenue between Oak Street and Park Street. Additionally, there are a few handicap street parking spots on Lincoln Ave next to the Alameda Free Library.

Are dogs allowed?
The festival can get crowded and really hot on their paws. If you must bring your dog, please keep your furry friend on a short leash or plan to carry him/her. You will find water for your pet at many businesses along Park Street and be sure to stop by Marina Village Vet’s booth.

I don't like crowds, so when is a good time to visit?
Saturday and Sunday mornings provide excellent opportunities to stroll the event before the really big crowds arrive.

I lost my phone/wallet/purse/jacket/other. Do you have a Lost & Found?
Found items will be taken to event headquarters located at RE/MAX Tribute (2437 Santa Clara Ave).

I lost my kid. Where do I go to get help?
Alameda Police Officers are patrolling the event area. If you do not see uniformed officers, call 911 or go to the nearest stage or beverage booth where an event volunteer can contact the police for you. To help locate your child quickly, give the name of your child and describe what he/she is wearing.

I'm volunteering at the event. Where do I check in?
Volunteer check-in and event headquarters is located at RE/MAX Tribute (2437 Santa Clara Ave).

Is this event a fundraiser?
Yes! Proceeds help the Downtown Association accomplish its goals and objectives of keeping the district economically sustainable and thriving for businesses, the community, and visitors. A portion of beverage sales are placed in a special fund for projects that help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe for all to enjoy.

Event happens rain or shine!