Downtown Alameda Filled with Summer Activities

Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire on Park Street 2019

School break is almost here and it’s time for families to make summer plans. Get ready to shop, play, eat, and learn in Downtown Alameda while enjoying art, music, and more. Our historic business district is full of fun things to do this summer.  

Alameda 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4th, 10:00am

Alameda’s parade is one of the largest in the nation and it starts on Park Street at 10:00am. The Alameda R.A.C.E. is a 5K run/walk that starts at 9:00am in front of Lauren’s Closet (1420 Park Street) and follows the Alameda parade route. For optimal viewing of the activities, arrive well before the start time to grab a front row seat on the curb. Details and parade route: www.alamedaparade.com (Note: Volunteers are needed for the parade: www.alamedaca.gov/parade)

Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market
Sunday, July 7, 10:00am-6:00pm

See over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free outdoor art festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists while enjoying art demonstrations, poetry, live music performances, kids creative activities, and open studios. The outdoor festival takes place in the lot of Studio 23 near the intersection of Oak Street and Encinal Avenue. Details: www.alamedaartfair.com

35th Anniversary Art & Wine Faire
July 27 & 28, 10:00am-6:00pm

Come see what’s new at the Art & Wine Faire and stay to enjoy all that Downtown Alameda has to offer! Visit local shops and restaurants while browsing over 250 art and craft booths; dance the day away in front of three music stages. The expanded area on Central Avenue features local talent on the third stage, lots of dining tables, and family-friendly activities. Details and music schedule: www.DowntownAlameda.com/artandwine

Alameda Mini Maker Faire at Alameda Point
Sunday, August 11, 10:00am-4:00pm

FREE, all-ages event where makers, businesses, artists, DIY enthusiasts, and crafters showcase their work. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience interactive exhibits and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of the maker community. The Alameda Mini Maker Faire is a collaboration between Downtown Alameda Business Association, West Alameda Business Association, and the City of Alameda. More information: www.alameda.makerfaire.com