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Downtown Alameda Rock & Roll Beer Stroll Returns!

By Alameda | May 20, 2024
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It’s back! Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting local craft beer selections at the Downtown Alameda Rock & Roll Beer Stroll. Enjoy an afternoon filled with drink, live music, and a few tasty bites while learning about the unique styles of Northern California breweries and local chefs. The fun happens Saturday, June 22, from 1:00-5:00pm.

The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit 12+ unique downtown shops and spaces to enjoy premium beer tastings from a fantastic selection of Northern California breweries. And while at some of the stops, guests will enjoy a savory or sweet bite perfectly paired with each beer. 

Ticket prices include a collectible tasting glass, premium beer tastings at 12+ unique downtown businesses, a delicious bite at some locations prepared by a downtown eatery, a commemorative guide, as well as goodies and prizes from downtown businesses.

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Downtown Alameda Spring Market

By Alameda | April 16, 2024

Bring the family down to our inaugural Spring Market on Saturday, May 4th from 12-5PM! It will feature curated vendors & purveyors with goods and foods for sale, interactive community booths, live music, spring vibes and tasty beverages for everyone’s enjoyment.

Saturday, May 4th from 12-5PM 

Event happens rain or shine!

We will feature as many of our local artisans, purveyors and vendors as possible. You can find out more information and sign up for a booth here: Vendor Online Application – Spring Market.

The event will be Saturday, May 4th from 12-5PM and will take place on Central Ave (between Park and Oak), in Parking Lot C and onto Alameda Ave.

Spring Market FAQs:

What are the hours of the event?

The event takes place 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, May 4th, 2024.

How many arts and crafts vendors are at this event?

45+ craft vendors. 

Do you accept credit cards?

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

Where are the ATMs located?

There are no additional ATMs at the event this year – a few banks have ATMs in the district. 

Where are the porta-potties located?

At Alameda Ave & Park Street, near 2325 Alameda Ave. 

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 residential streets.

I have a bike, where can I park it?

Free, secure parking is available in the bike parking area near the Eagles Hall (2305 Alameda Ave).

I lost my phone/wallet/purse/jacket/other. Do you have a Lost & Found?

Found items will be taken to the Beverage Booth at the corner of Central & Park (near 1365 Park Street). 

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 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.

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.

In Memory of Maggie Adams

By Alameda | April 4, 2024

We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Maggie Adams, owner and creator of Magpie & Thorn. Our hearts go out to her husband, children, staff, friends and all those who knew and loved her.  She was a bright and dynamic member of our community who led with enthusiasm and joy. We will miss her friendly light.

In that spirit of kindness and friendship we will share opportunities to help her family as they are available.

Friends and neighbors of Maggie’s family have opened a GoFundMe to support the family for the cost of the funeral services and support for the children’s future. Please consider donating whatever you can to Maggie’s family as they attempt to deal with the devastating loss of their mother and wife.

We will miss you Maggie.

Sip, Savor, Discover: 6th Annual Whiskey Stroll

By Alameda | March 12, 2024

It’s back! Sip and stroll your way through our historic downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites at select locations during the 6th Annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll. Enjoy an evening filled with food, drink, and entertainment while learning about the unique styles of California distillers and local chefs. The popular event returns on Friday, March 22, 6:00-9:00pm.

The Alameda Strolls are a great way to discover new places and support local businesses. Ticket holders will visit 12+ unique downtown shops and spaces to taste small-batch whiskeys from a fantastic selection of California distilleries. And while at select stops, guests will enjoy a savory or sweet bite perfectly paired with the whiskey. 

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New Businesses in Downtown Alameda (January 2024)

By Alameda | January 17, 2024
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Happy New Year! We’d like to introduce the newest Downtown Alameda businesses to open, and others that are in the works.

New Downtown Businesses:

Back & Body Sports Wellness, 2421 Encinal Avenue Unit B
Dr. Banks treats patients of all activity levels and integrates a unique approach to patient care by incorporating various treatment methods including Graston, active myofascial release, in conjunction with adjustments of the spine and extremities as needed. Dr. Banks prioritizes a collaborative approach by working directly with patients to meet their activity goals.

Fikscue Craft BBQ, 1708 Park Street
Indonesian-Texan barbecue restaurant, infusing smoke into Indonesian flavors. This is Fik and Reka Saleh’s first brick-and-mortor after three years as a pop up running on delivery and online pick up orders. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm, or until sold out.

Francesca Ricci Floral Art, 1311 Park Street
Custom, one of a kind floral pieces. Francesca’s work is infused with her deep love of California. Creating bold botanical designs sometimes subtle and sometimes whimsical brings her so much joy and allows her to share the surrounding beauty with the world.

MO’s Wine Bar, 1515 Park Street
MO’s is a new neighborhood wine bar in Alameda, focused on women owners and producers, where you can enjoy quality wine, beer and locally sourced food in a friendly atmosphere. Just Pop in!

Treats by Mrs. T, 1311 Park Street
After rediscovering her love for baking in 2020, Mrs. T began offering her signature cookie to friends & neighbors in their hometown of Alameda. Quickly gaining a following of repeat customers, word of these delectable delights started to spread, and Treats by Mrs. T was born.

More Businesses in the Works:

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