Park Street is putting the finishing touches on preparations for this weekend's 28th Annual Art & Wine Faire, an Island tradition that draws crowds of local residents and visitors to Alameda.
This year's street fair runs Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include live music, kids’ area, art and craft vendors, food vendors, and beer and wine sales. Shops and restaurants will be offering weekend specials.
Some 250 arts and crafts booths will be set up between Encinal and Buena Vista avenues, offering items that range from ceramics and metal art to paintings, photography, wood crafts, toys, handbags, clothing and jewelry.
There will continuous live entertainment on two stages both days, with Bay Area bands playing classic rock, bluegrass, funk, jazz and soul. The line-up includes Zebop! Tribute to Santana, California Dreamin’, Boptropolis, and Alameda rockers The Mighty Neptunes and Spill the Wine.
A special area for children and their families on Alameda Avenue will feature bounce houses, a giant slide, slot cars, face painting and a petting zoo. Amusement rides will be set up near the corner of Park Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Food dished up to festival goers will include corndogs, gyros, roasted corn, fried calamari and funnel cakes. There will be four beverage booths serving beer, mimosas and a selection of local Rock Wall wines.
Free, secure bike parking will be provided at the corner of Park Street and Webb Avenue.
The Park Street Art & Wine Faire is free to the public. For more information, call (510) 523-1392 or visit www.ShopParkStreet.com/artwine.html