High Above the Faire

Perched atop the Ferris wheel at last weekend’s Art & Wine Faire on Park Street, Chris Bennett snapped this photo of the festivities. The weekend drew a massive crowd to Downtown Alameda for live music, fair food, rides and other fun. Classic Alameda traditions like dancing to local cover bands and other talent; enjoying a “giant brat;” or browsing an extensive selection of local arts and crafts for sale. Sunday’s Alameda Fire Department Pancake Breakfast also drew hungry families to Fire Station No. 1 to raise funds for the Elisa Ann Ruch Foundation. This marked the Faire’s 34th year.

Photos courtesy Downtown Alameda Business Association    Last weekend’s Art & Wine Faire provided fun for thousands of visitors to Downtown Alameda. The kids’ section on Alameda Avenue offered rides including a festive passenger train.
Photos courtesy Downtown Alameda Business Association    The “Alameda Stage” at Central Avenue and Park Street offered a taste of local talent including singer-songwriter Paul Manousos.