Street Fair Loaded With Crafts, Food, and Music

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire 2018Enjoy the summer sun and experience island fun at one of Alameda’s biggest and best events! The 34th Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire will be loaded with art & craft vendors, mouth-watering festival foods, local craft beer and wine, live music on three stages, and two kids’ areas with games and carnival rides. Festival-goers will also enjoy a stroll in Alameda’s historic downtown district where many of the unique shops, restaurants, and services will be offering specials throughout the weekend.

When you combine our lovely weather, live music, refreshing libations, games and rides, and your favorite fair food all wrapped up in Alameda’s beautiful island surroundings, you have a must-attend event. The 34th Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone and is FREE to attend. The fun happens July 28 & 29 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day.

Each day offers nonstop live entertainment. Swingtown is coming all the way from Florida to perform a tribute to Steve Miller & Peter Frampton on Saturday starting at 1:00pm. Some of the Bay Area’s best tribute bands will also be here to get the crowds dancing in front of the stages. (view music schedule)

Thanks to Coconut Cay SkyJuice, the new acoustic Alameda Stage will be bursting with local music programmed by Alameda guitarist Jim Parodi. Catch performances by Alameda amatuer and professional musicians including solo artists Drew Harrison, Michael Barrett, and Paul Manousos, and bands Flunch and Wicked Lobstah.

Bring your wallet because you won’t want to leave empty handed after browsing over 250 eye-popping artisan booths with everything from ceramics, metal art, paintings, and photography, to wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, and jewelry.

Also for the 21+ crowd, there will be four beverage booths on Park Street selling local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and premium wines by Alameda’s Rock Wall Wine Company. Refreshing mimosas will be available too.

Alameda Avenue is the spot if your kids like to bounce, flip, twirl, or see the world through a giant bubble. There will be a selection of games, bounce houses, face painting, puppet shows, children’s entertainment, and the popular Waterballerz. The Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire also provides plenty of thrills in the rides area on Park Street with favorites like Teacup Spinners and Froghoppers. 

Free, secure bike parking will be provided in the parking lot of Vietnam House. There couldn’t be a better way to experience the festival than before or after a pleasant ride along the charming streets of Alameda!

The annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is presented by the Downtown Alameda Business Association as a fundraiser for the district. Proceeds help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe. Come see what’s new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer.

Info and music schedule: www.DowntownAlameda.com/events/art-and-wine-faire/