Downtown Alameda Filled With Art, Music and Summer Fun

Make plans to shop, play, eat and learn in Downtown Alameda. The district is alive with several new restaurants (and even more on the way) and fun things to do this summer.

Love Our Island Art Walk: Radical Beauty, Part 3. This Friday evening, 6 to 9 p.m. Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association present three hours of art and music along Park Street. The event is free and open to the public. Three new art installations will be revealed in storefront spaces, along with six live musical acts right on the sidewalk. See more details and a map at rhythmix.org/love-our-island-art-walk.

Alameda Summer Art & Maker Market. On Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. come see more than 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists! Visitors to the fair will be treated to live art demonstrations, live music performances, art cars on display, kids creative activities, a group art show and open studios. The free outdoor festival takes place outside Studio 23 near the intersection of Oak Street and Encinal Avenue. Details can be found at alamedaartfair.com

Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade. On Wednesday, July 4, at 10 a.m. Come to Downtown Alameda to view one of the largest Independence Day parades in the nation. The Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade is one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area and it starts right on Park Street. For optimal viewing, arrive well before the start time to nab a front row seat on the curb. Details and the parade route are available at alamedaparade.com

Alameda Mini Maker Faire at Alameda Point. On Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first-ever Alameda Mini Maker Faire will take place. It’s a free, all-ages event for makers, businesses, artists, DIY enthusiasts and crafters to showcase their work. Experience interactive exhibits and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of the maker community. More information is available at www.alameda.makerfaire.com

34th Annual Art & Wine Faire. Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dance the day away in front of four music stages while browsing more than 250 art and craft booths. Headliners on the two main stages include Swingtown (all the way from Florida) doing a Steve Miller & Peter Frampton Tribute, Celebration Day doing a Led Zeppelin Tribute, and Long Time doing a Boston Tribute. The Salsa Stage presented by Habanas Cuban Cuisine will again be located at the corner of Webb Avenue and an expanded space on Central Avenue will feature a fourth stage with local music programmed by Alamedan Jim Parodi. 

View music schedule and other details at www.DowntownAlameda.com/art-and-wine-faire.

About Downtown Alameda. Discover great food and drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda. Learn more about downtown businesses and happenings at DowntownAlameda.com.