Fall Festivities Taking Place in Downtown Alameda


There are quite a few cool events happening downtown this fall. Spiritous beverages, art, film and trick-or-treating are all on the way to Downtown Alameda this season. 

Downtown Spirits Stroll Tickets On Sale Now
On Friday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. taste a handpicked selection of premium small-batch vodkas, gins, whiskeys, bourbons and more from Northern California distilleries paired with yummy bites prepared by local eateries. Enjoy live music and beautiful art installations along the way then complete the evening with a late-night meal at one of the participating restaurants offering “after-stroll” specials. 

Today is the last day to get tickets for $40; price increases to $50 starting tomorrow. Tickets include tastings at up to 10 unique pouring locations, a collector’s tasting glass and a commemorative guide. 

Purchase tickets at www.downtownalameda.com/stroll.

Love Our Island Art Walk
Coinciding with the Spirits Stroll on Friday, Nov. 2, 6 to 9 p.m. Park Street will come alive with art and music from all corners of the world and the East Bay as Rhythmix Cultural Works presents “Radical Beauty, Part 6.” Enjoy music from Appalachia to the Middle East while visiting businesses located north of Lincoln Avenue. Stop to view new art installations displayed in unique storefront spaces by visual artists Malcolm Kenter and Ginny Parsons, plus Alameda Education Foundation’s Art Across the Island.

More information and a map are available at www.rhythmix.org.

Alameda International Film Festival Weekend
On the weekend of Nov. 2 though 4, at various times, The Alameda International Film Festival will be rolling out the red carpet! Enjoy original, independent features, documentaries and amazing short-film programs. 

This year’s Opening Night Gala features a tribute to Robin Williams with a 25th Anniversary Screening of Mrs. Doubtfire preceded by a live interview with cast members Scott Capurro (Aunt Jack), Terry McGovern, Dick Bright and Geoff Bolt. 
Tickets are on sale now at www.alamedafilmfest.com.

Halloween Tricks and Treats 
Have some Halloween fun with downtown businesses this holiday. 

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 9 p.m., dress up for a Karaoke Halloween Costume Contest at the Lemon Tree, 2542 Santa Clara Ave. 
  • Monday, Oct. 29, bring a pumpkin to carve into a spooky jack-o-lantern at Lost Weekend Lounge, 2320 Santa Clara Ave. anytime between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. Cool patterns and tools will be provided.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, between 3 and 6 p.m. (or until they run out of candy) the businesses in Downtown Alameda are delighted to provide a safe place for young kids to trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Participating merchants will be handing out candy to children in costume.
  • Also on Oct. 31, party it up from 7 to 10 p.m. at Studio 23, 2309 Encinal Ave., during the art gallery’s fifth annual BlackLight Art Show and Halloween Party.

More about Downtown Alameda 
Discover great food and drink establishments, charming shops, friendly services and fun things to do in Downtown Alameda! Learn more about the businesses and fun happenings at www.downtownalameda.com.