Downtown Alameda Spring Festival 2016

Arts and Entertainment

May 2, 2016

From: Downtown Alameda Spring Festival

 The annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother's Day weekend tradition the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 150 vendors and more than 50 unique shops, this is a perfect place to find a gift for Mom. Or maybe you would like to bring Mom for a mimosa and lunch at one of the district's savory food establishments.

The free street fair offers fun for everyone in Downtown Alameda! People enjoy coming out for the music, food, kids' area, beer and wine sales, and the terrific selection of gifts for Mom. Located on Alameda's historic Park Street, event hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

 Arts & Crafts... Stroll among 150 arts and craft booths with items ranging from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing, jewelry, and more.

Live Entertainment... Each day offers continuous live entertainment on two stages with talented musicians performing everything from bluegrass to classic rock, and from funk to fusion jazz. This year's line-up also features some of the Bay Area's most popular tribute bands: Zebop! Tribute to Santana, Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles tribute), Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers tribute), and Joyride (The Cars tribute).

Kids' Area... A special area for kids and their families on Alameda Avenue features bounce houses, slot cars, face painting, and a climbing wall. Back again this year… WaterBallerz! Kids and adults alike will have fun listening to local children's dou The Dilly Dallies as they sing upbeat songs about life as parents and as children.

Music Schedule:

May 7, 2016:

Encinal Stage
10:00am - Noon: Savannah Blu - Bluegrass
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Joyride - Tribute to The Cars
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Ben Luis Group - Smooth Jazz
Lincoln Stage
10:00am - Noon: The Newtones - Jazz
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Motel Drive - Rockabilly
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Zebop! - Santana Tribute Band

May 8, 2016:

Encinal Stage
10:00am - Noon: The Pine Needles - Bluegrass/Folk/Jazz
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Fu Man Chu - Fusion Jazz
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles Tribute

Lincoln Stage:
10:00am - Noon: Savannah Blu - Bluegrass
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Tia Carroll - R&B/Soul
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers Tribute

Date: May 7-8, 2016

Location: Park Street between Encinal and Lincoln Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Cost: Free
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