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Join us for our 37th Year of the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire!

You’re invited to join the celebration of Alameda’s largest outdoor summer street festival! The 37th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone — over 200 art & craft vendors, festival foods, craft beer and wine, music performances on three stages, and interactive kids’ areas with games and carnival rides. The fun happens on July 27 & 28 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day and is FREE to attend. 

“We are delighted to invite the community to join us for the 37th Anniversary of the wildly popular Art & Wine Faire! We are eager to host an  event that has been bringing visitors and residents together to enjoy our vibrant downtown district since 1983. The streets and sidewalks are filled with gotta-have art, one-of-a-kind treasures, and tasty treats.” says Kathy Weber, Executive Director of the Downtown Alameda Business Association. “Let’s celebrate together on July 27 & 28 as we welcome guests from all over the Bay Area to our island community and show them our favorite places in downtown.”

Expanded for 2024:

Authentically, Alameda!: With the iconic Alameda Theatre sign as the beautiful backdrop, this expanded area on Central Avenue between Park and Oak Streets includes the tree-lined lot and Alameda Avenue. Featuring a third music stage programmed by Alameda musician Jim Parodi the stage highlights Alameda’s professional and amateur talent. This area promises to showcase local talents in a number of ways! In addition to spotlighting local musical talent, Downtown businesses, Alameda artisans, purveyors and community groups will abound. The enlarged outdoor dining area is the place to relax and enjoy all the food and drink that the festival has to offer. 

Art & Wine Faire Highlights:

Art & Crafts Vendors… Bring your wallet because you won’t want to leave empty handed after shopping over 200 eye-popping arts and craft booths with offerings like ceramics, metal art, paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, and jewelry.

Live Entertainment… Each day provides continuous live entertainment featuring classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz, and soul. Notable entertainers include some of the most popular tribute bands in the Bay Area: ZEBOP! (Santana Tribute), Life In The Fastlane (Eagles), Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers), Evolution (Journey) and Heartland Rock (Springstein, Mellencamp & Bob Seger). Performing a variety of music are The Spazmatics (Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show), Rocky Michaels, Savannah Blugrass (Bluegrass), Pop Fiction (Hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s and beyond!) and our favorite local talents, The Lost Cats and our favorite Sun King, Drew Harrison. 

Festival Foods… Chow down on a fan favorite Lockeford Sausages and wash ‘em back with an ice cold lemonade, local wine or craft beer. Follow your nose to find other favorites including Paella, fresh kettle corn, gyros, mini donuts, gourmet chicken wings, mango sticks, curly fries, teriyaki chicken skewers, Dole Whip, and more.

Craft Beer & Local Premium Wine… For the 21+ crowd, there will be four beverage booths serving local craft beers by Alameda Island Brewing Company and premium handcrafted wines by Alameda’s Wachira Wines, Urban Legend Winery, Dashe Cellars and nearby Drawbridge Cellars. 

Fun Kids Area… Park Street is the spot if your kids like to bounce, flip,and twirl. There will be bungee jumpers, carnival rides, and face painting along with children’s art activities by Alameda’s Messy Makers art studio

Enjoy all of 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.

Event co-producer Chelley Dallara of Eckerstrom Productions says, “This is one of my favorite events. When you combine lovely weather, live music, refreshing libations, and your favorite festival food all wrapped up in Alameda’s beautiful island surroundings, you have a must-attend event.”

It’s easy to get to the Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire. AC Transit provides routes across the island that stop right at the festivities, with bus transfers available from Fruitvale BART. Free secure bike parking is also available at the event. 

While at the event, share your photos using hashtags #artwinefaire and #downtownalameda on your favorite social media sites: and

For more information, visit the official event page, or email

The annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire is presented by the Downtown Alameda Business Association and produced by Eckerstrom Productions as a fundraiser for the district. Proceeds help keep Downtown Alameda clean, green, and safe.

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event.

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