Spring Festival

Fun for the Whole Family!
Art • Crafts • Food • Beer, Wine and Mimosas • Live Music • Kids' Area • Bounce Houses • Entertainment

The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother's Day tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular event takes place on Park Street every year during the second weekend in May.

The next Spring Festival is May 12 & 13, 2018.

Bring your mom and the whole family to Alameda’s celebration of spring during Mother’s Day weekend. Take a stroll through Downtown Alameda's Historic Park Street District and check out the terrific variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts booths, live music, as well as a play area for kids.

For latest updates, become a fan of Downtown Alameda's Spring Festival Facebook Page.

The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is located on historic Park Street, between Encinal Ave and Lincoln Ave. Getting Here

Secure valet bicycle parking is available at 1522 Park Street (Alameda Bicycle).

Interested in being a vendor or performer at our street fair? Click Here to contact our event producer.

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

 

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

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Alameda's Spring Festival for Families. Mother's Day Weekend

Downtown Alameda's Spring Festival
May 12 & 13, 2018

The annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 150 vendors and more than 50 unique shops, this is a perfect place to find a gift for Mom. Or maybe you would like to bring Mom for a mimosa and lunch at one of the district’s savory food establishments.

The free street fair offers fun for everyone in Downtown Alameda! People enjoy coming out for the music, food, kids' area, beer and wine sales, and the terrific selection of gifts for Mom. Located on Alameda's historic Park Street, event hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

Don’t miss the Downtown Alameda Spring Festival!

Arts & Crafts... Stroll among 150 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 two stages with talented musicians performing everything from bluegrass to classic rock, and from funk to fusion jazz. (view last year's band schedule)

Kids’ Area... A special area for kids and their families on Alameda Avenue features bounce houses, slot cars, face painting, and a climbing wall. Back again this year… WaterBallerz! Kids and adults alike will also have fun watching puppet shows and listening to musical performances.

Festival Food & Drink... Satisfy your taste buds with a great selection of festival favorites such as Lockeford Sausage, corndogs, fried calamari, teriyaki chicken, beef skewers, funnel cakes, and more! Premium vinegars and gourmet fudge will also be available for purchase. For the over-21 crowd... Quench your thirst at one of the three booths serving craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Co., regional wines by Rock Wall Wine Company, and bubbly mimosas.

Discover Downtown Alameda... Downtown Alameda offers a variety of the best restaurants and shops. Stroll through the historic Park Street district to look for businesses offering free raffles, give-aways, and weekend specials during the Spring Festival.

Free, secure bike parking will be available near Park Street. There couldn't be a better way to experience the festival than after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda.

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Downtown Alameda's Spring Festival - 2017 Music Schedule

Look for this year's schedule to be posted in April.

SATURDAY - MAY 13, 2017
ENCINAL STAGE
Time
Band
Type of Music
10:00am - NOON
SAVANNAH BLU Bluegrass
1:00pm - 3:00pm
LONG TRAIN RUNNING Doobie Brothers Tribute
4:00pm - 6:00pm
BEN LUIS GROUP Smooth Jazz
LINCOLN STAGE
Time
Band
Type of Music
11:00am - 1:00pm FU MAN CHU Fusion Jazz
2:00pm - 5:00pm RAG TAG ALLSTARS 70's and 80's Classic Rock

SUNDAY - MAY 14, 2017

ENCINAL STAGE
Time
Band
Type of Music
10:00am - NOON
HUMANISTIC Original Jazz Funk
1:00pm - 3:00pm
ZEBOP! Santana Tribute Band
4:00pm - 6:00pm
FU MAN CHU Fusion Jazz
LINCOLN STAGE
Time
Band
Type of Music
11:00am - 1:00pm JOYRIDE The Cars Tribute Band
2:00pm - 5:00pm RAG TAG ALLSTARS 70's and 80's Classic Rock

Shop Downtown Alameda! Spring Festival Specials

Stroll through Alameda’s downtown business district to explore the wonderful variety of shops and restaurants. Many of the businesses will be offering weekend specials during the Spring Festival. Look for free drawings and giveaways at businesses throughout the downtown area! This is a sample list from previous years:

  • Alameda Cinema Grill (2301 Central Ave) Mother's Day Brunch ALL WEEKEND! Reservations: 510-769-2160
  • Alameda Personal Training (1412 Park Street) Event-Only Special: Get up to 23% off group fitness classes (TRX, circuit, Zumba). Come see our new location.
  • Bead Inspirations (1544 Park Street) Free introduction to jewelry-making classes at 1:15 each day followed by free beading studios. There will also be in-store specials.
  • C'Era Una Volta Ristorante Italiano (1332 Park Street #D) Special Chef's Menu for Mother's Day including children's menu, a la carte, and fixed price options. Noon-6:30pm.
  • Daisy's (1347 Park Street) Lots of Mother's Day items at 25%-40% off.
  • LanVie (1419 Park Street) Save 20%-50% off contemporary apparel and accessories for Mother's Day.
  • Ozone (1431 Park Street) Sale on skateboards... $5 off purchase of deck and $10 off purchase of complete with any GREEN TAG.
  • Tootsies (1350A Park Street) "Spin the Wheel" to receive discounts or free goodies with any in-store purchase. Look for our popular Tootsies Grab Bags for sale in front of the shop...  all bags are $10 and have goodies worth at least 3-4 times the value.
  • Twirl (1424 Park Street) Kids can enjoy making Painted Pots and Planting for small fee as well as face painting.
  • We Are Hair (1343 Park Street) Unbelievable bargains on tables outside (hint: Mother's Day gifts).

Look for this year's special offers and happenings to be posted at the beginning of May...