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Celebrate Independence Day… the Alameda Way

Alameda Porch of July decorating contest

There’s no parade this year, but businesses and residents citywide are still getting creative and showing their community spirit! 

Many of the businesses in Downtown Alameda will be open on July 4, although some will have limited hours. If you’re yearning for a cool refreshment, you’ll be delighted with the number of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and bubble tea shops to choose from. There’s also a number of downtown restaurants offering special Fourth of July menus with BBQ favorites.

Join us in celebrating Independence Day… the Alameda Way!

Porch of July 2021

Storefronts, homes, and even cars are being decorated throughout the city and prizes are being awarded in several categories: Most Star-Spangled Spirit, Postcards from Alameda, Fun in the Sun, Boogie on the Bay, and People’s Choice Award. (ABM Computers , The Katz Meow Antiques, and Magpie & Thorn are official entries in Downtown Alameda.)

Public viewing is encouraged between Noon and 7:00pm on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. And votes can be submitted online.

Come enjoy the patriotic displays throughout this island city and vote for your favorite

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July 4th Starlight Movie and Band

On Sunday evening, the celebration continues at Alameda Point. Enjoy live music by local bluegrass band Jubelee, followed by a free outdoor screening of Pixar’s Onward. Gates open at 6:00pm, the band performance starts at 6:45pm, and the movie will start around 8:30pm. Bring your chairs and blankets! View Details

The Porch of July events are coordinated by Alameda Recreation & Parks, the City of Alameda, and FunAmeda Productions.

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