What's going on in West Alameda?
Tuesday and Saturday Mornings Year-Round
Get the freshest in produce, flowers, baked goods, fish and more at
our twice-weekly farmers' market at its new location in the parking lot
off Haight Avenue just east of Webster Street, year-round, rain or
shine. Support local and organic growers!
Location: Haight & Webster
|Tuesdays • 9:00 a.m.-1
Saturdays • 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
at the Cove
What better way is there to spend the second Friday night of June, July, and August than to attend the free concerts at Crab Cove, alongside the picturesque bay? These summer afternoons and early evenings are ours to enjoy, relaxing with family and friends. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and an extra layer in case the bay breezes kick up.
Pre-concert entertainment at Crab Cove Visitor Center and food sales begin at 4:30 p.m., with bands performing from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On tap: family-friendly entertainment, music, food and beverages. No alcohol, please. Dancing is part of the fun. Crab Cove Visitor Center at 1252 McKay Avenue will be open during the concerts and will provide activities that will keep youngsters from 3 to 12 occupied as the music plays, with nature crafts on the deck, a scavenger hunt inside and fish feeding at the five aquariums.
Concerts at the Cove is sponsored and produced by the Rotary Club of Alameda, East Bay Regional Park District, and the Regional Parks Foundation. Proceeds go to scholarships for Alameda students and grants to Alameda-based nonprofit organizations.
Location: Crab Cove, McKay & Central
Fleetwood Mask • Friday • June 14, 2013 •
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Bob Claire Orchestra • Friday • July 12, 2013 •
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Battle of the Bands: Bear Lincoln, Rudolph, Soulstice • Friday • August 9, 2013 •
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
of July Parade
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a good old-fashioned parade? The charm of Alameda Mayor’s 4th of July Parade is that it is small-town America with handmade floats and local participants waving our patriotic flags of national pride. Our homegrown parade is a wonderful mix of costumed children, seniors in classic cars, high school bands, civic leaders, military and civilians, patriotically decorated floats, animal entrants, all coming together to celebrate our nation’s birth. More than 20,000 people from around the Bay Area are drawn to Alameda for the festivities: families, military members, visitors, local residents, all looking to relax, have fun, and experience hometown hospitality. A highlight is the awarding of prizes for best entries at parade’s end on Webster Street and Haight, site of the Mayor’s reviewing stand. Let’s celebrate the Fourth!
Location: Parade route includes Webster Street from Central Ave to Lincoln. Mayor's reviewing stand is at Haight and Webster Street. For more information go alamedaparade.com
|Thursday • July 4, 2013
• Parade arrives on Webster Street at around 11 a.m.
Neptune Beach Community Celebration
The Neptune Beach Community Celebration recalls a popular destination for the Alameda amusement park known from 1917 to 1939 as Neptune Beach, coined “Coney Island of the West.” Old-fashioned rides evoking that period include a Ferris wheel, a 100-foot slide and pony rides; other modern rides add to the fun. The celebration offers something for everyone, including art and craft booths, music, history, nature activities, and good food and drink.
Crab Cove Visitor Center provides nature-related activities and programs. A number of musical groups entertain, including each year’s winner of the Battle of the Bands at Alameda’s Concerts at the Cove. See program schedule. Alameda author Julia Park Tracey reads a passage about the Roaring Twenties, and local historians Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos conduct a history walk pertaining to the Neptune Beach era. The Rotary Interact Club provides free bike parking. Bus and auto traffic is rerouted.
Webster Street restaurants boast diverse cuisines, such as: Mexican, Far Eastern/Asian, French, Italian, Indian, and Peruvian, among others. Other restaurants and food booths offer additional taste treats, and local wineries supply beer and a selection of wines.
The Alameda Chamber of Commerce produces the Annual Neptune Beach Community Celebration.
Location: Webster Street in the Heart of Historic West Alameda
Saturday • September 7, 2013 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday • September 8,
2013 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
on Webster Street
Come to Webster Street for Trick or Treat from noon to 4pm. Children in costume up to age 12 will be welcome. Participating merchants will post a sign in their windows or on their doors.
Location: Along Webster Street
October 31, 2011 • 11 am - 3 pm
Santa on Webster
A visit from Santa, tree trimming, carols, crafts and Christmas cheer.
Location: Trans Pacific National Bank, 1442 Webster St.
|Saturday • December 14 • 1pm - 4pm
Alameda Business Association (WABA) Mixers
Join other business people working to make West Alameda the best
that it can be. Mix, mingle, nosh, hear speakers on local issues
and sip wine from the no-host bar with your West Alameda merchants
and neighbors. Don't miss it!
|Held monthly on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Please join us!
February 27, 2013 • 1400 Bar & Grill, 1400 Webster St.
March 27, 2013 •
Citibank, 1526 Webster St.
April 24, 2013
• Rosenblum Cellars, 1900 Main Street
May 22, 2013 • Otaez, 1619 Webster St.
June 26, 2013
• Fireside, 1453 Webster St.
July 24, 2013
• The Diaper Connection, 1513 Webster St.
August 28, 2013
• TPNB, 1442 Webster St.
September 25, 2013
• Back to Life Wellness Center, 1505 Webster St.
October 23, 2013
• Hawthorn Suites (WABA members only), 1628 Webster St.
November 27, 2013
• To be announced
• joint mixer with the Chamber of Commerce, Greater Alameda Business Association and Park Street Business Association; To be announced