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Coming Soon: Bike Festival April 29, Art & Wine Faire July 29, 30

Alameda festivals are back! The popular Bike Festival, with everything from bike rodeos, food trucks, and live music, is happening on April 29. And the downtown Art & Wine Faire, Alameda’s biggest free street event of the year, is set for July 29 and 30.

Alameda Post - The poster for the Bike Festival

Bike Festival

Perfect for all ages, the Bike Festival on Saturday, April 29, has an impressive list of free activities for bike fans of all ages, from free bike repairs and bike rodeos to an electric and cargo bike expo, food trucks, live music, workshops, and much more.

Workshops include Kids Learn to Ride,10 a.m. to noon; Family Cycling Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Urban Cycling 101 for adults and teens (1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Pre-registration is required for all of the workshops. Visit the Alameda Bike Festival page on the City of Alameda website for details.

Bike Walk Alameda is hosting the electric and cargo bike expo, which will exhibit a variety of bikes, including front-loading tricycles, front-loading cargo bikes, and longtail bikes, among others. They especially hope to feature bikes that help people with mobility challenges.

Alameda Bike Festival is on Saturday, April 29, at Ruby Bridges Elementary School Blacktop, 351 Jack London Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For those who would like to ride their bikes to the festival in a group, Bike Walk Alameda is hosting a ride to for people of all ages and cycling abilities. The ride group will meet at 11 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

Art & Wine Faire

Alameda Post - the poster for the Art and Wine Faire

You know it’s summer in Alameda when Park Street is closed off for the last weekend in July and the entire area is filled with arts, crafts, and food vendors; local craft beer and delicious wine; continuous live music on three stages; and kids’ areas with free games and fun.

Back after a three-year hiatus, this year’s Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire, on July 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will adjust its footprint a bit, running from Clement Avenue south to Central Avenue. There will be a “Local Alameda Area” on Central Avenue between Park and Oak streets, prominently featuring the iconic Alameda Theatre sign as a beautiful backdrop. This area will also feature a stage that will showcase local talent. If you or someone you know would be interested in performing on the Local Alameda Stage, email [email protected].

Info for vendors: Downtown members may reserve a 10×10 space in the Local Alameda Area on Central Avenue for $50 (rental of a 10×10 tent, table and chairs is $200 extra). Alameda makers will be featured in the Central Parking Lot and Alameda Avenue areas. The fee to participate in this area is $125 (rental of a 10×10 tent, table and chairs is $200 extra). Sign up here to participate: 2023 Art & Wine Faire: Local Alameda Area Vendor Application. Space is limited, so please register early. To reserve booth space on Park Street, apply with Eckerstrom Productions.

Want to help? To learn more about becoming a volunteer, email [email protected]. To join the planning committee or to learn more about sponsorship and visibility opportunities, email [email protected].

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