Big Truck Bonanza Set for Saturday at City Hall

File photo  No child can resist the excitement of pretending to drive a fire truck. The City of Alameda’s special Big Truck Bonanza this Saturday will give local children and their families the chance to explore many different city vehicles in a safe, secure setting.

Big Truck Bonanza Set for Saturday at City Hall


The Alameda Free Library, in collaboration with Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Police Department, Alameda Public Works Department and Alameda Municipal Power, invites families to spend an afternoon exploring some of the city’s big trucks. The Big Truck Bonanza is slated for Saturday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, located on Oak Street, between Santa Clara and Lincoln avenues.

The bonanza is a biennial event at which kids and their families can meet city staff and their trucks in a safe, non-disaster related setting. City agencies will bring a variety of vehicles, including a fire truck, street sweeper, derrick digger, backhoe, bucket truck and patrol SUV, for children to touch, climb on and explore. 

Staff from each department will be on hand to answer any questions families may have. 
The event is free, but a liability waiver is required and may be filled out at the venue. 

City Hall is served by AC Transit routes 21 and 51A. Bicycle parking will be available at the event. 

For more information on this and other library programs, visit or call 747-7777.